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Friday, July 20, 2018
Standard & Poor’s Global Ratings on July 19 boosted its long-term rating from AA+ to AAA on the Town of Garner’s general obligation (GO) bonds. The rating upgrade comes less than a month before an approximately $4 million GO bond issuance by the Town. In summarizing its rationale for the improved rating, S&P said: “The rating action reflects our view of the town’s maintenance of extremely ...read more
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Wednesday, July 18, 2018
The Wake County Summer Food Program provides free meals to young people 18 and under who receive free or reduced-price meals during the school year. This year, Garner has its first open food site at Community of Hope Ministries (located on the First Baptist Church of Garner campus, 601 St. Mary's St., right off of Benson Road). Any eligible youth may attend for free meals; no registration or ...read more
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Wednesday, July 11, 2018
By Alexis Giannattasio Garner, N.C. – Trembling at her laptop, Garner Magnet High School’s 2018 Valedictorian Fahima Begum braced herself as she opened her Ivy League account. After months of waiting, she finally had answers.“I opened the email and it said, ‘Congratulations! Welcome to Harvard,’” Begum said. “I read it 15 times and started screaming.” Although Begum received acceptance and full ...read more
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Tuesday, July 10, 2018
From the Triangle Business JournalBy Lauren K. Ohnesorge A developer linked to Seattle e-retailer Amazon is finalizing plans with the town of Garner for “Project Axis,” a planned warehouse distribution facility at the old ConAgra site. Officials have not identified the tenant, and are quick to point out that Dallas-based Hillwood has also developed projects for several other companies, from ...read more
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Monday, June 25, 2018
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Monday, June 25, 2018
Harold Garner, Chamber Member and Executive Director of the Miss Garner Organization, has been presented the Four Points of the Crown Award by the Miss North Carolina Organization.  He received this prestigious honor on Friday evening, June 23 during the week of the 81st Miss North Carolina Pageant.  Harold has dedicated 50 years to the Miss Garner Scholarship Pageant and the Miss North Carolina ...read more
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Thursday, June 21, 2018
Please consider supporting Wake Tech’s next Employee Campaign by donating something of value that they can use as a “prize” for employees that choose to donate. This past year, nearly 70% of Wake Tech employees donated to back to college, representing approximately $100,000!  All of this money went to support student scholarships, departments and programs, and faculty/staff professional ...read more
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