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Tuesday, April 25, 2017
By Aaron Moody amoody@newsobserver.com April 24, 2017 Residents can expect to see a new town hall, new sidewalks and parking options, a new dog park and other park improvements by the end of the year if the latest update on Garner’s 2013 bond program holds true. Those projects account for most of the things voters indicated they wanted when they passed a $35.7 million bond referendum ...read more
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Tuesday, April 25, 2017
By Aaron Moody amoody@newsobserver.com April 21, 2017 Garner Revitalization Association leaders presented a work plan for 2017 to the town council on Tuesday, even though it’s now well into spring. The presentation was actually a midway update on a two-year plan that helps the GRA earn its accreditation for the Main Street America program. Being a Main Street community makes Garner eligible ...read more
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Thursday, April 20, 2017
Garner girls soccer coach Jennifer Enyeart offers three adjectives when describing her underclassman-dominated forward group – young, small and fast. Certainly, speed is an asset on the soccer field, but youth and lack of size usually translates into a lack of success on the girls varsity soccer level. But that hasn’t been the case at Garner, where freshmen Olivia Stoltz, Anna ...read more
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Wednesday, April 19, 2017
The Town of Garner is looking for you to become involved in shaping our community. The Town appoints citizens to serve on a number of advisory boards and commissions. Citizens who serve on these boards and commissions perform a community service using their skills, interests and initiatives to make a difference. Whether you’re interested in community appearance, recreation activities or ...read more
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Wednesday, April 19, 2017
This year, Earth Day in Garner comes with options, all of them conveniently located in one spot. The town’s White Deer Park is set to play host to a trio of Earth Day events – a litter sweep, a celebration and a stargazing session – that begin at 9 a.m. and conclude at 9 p.m. Saturday. “The town places great importance on environmental sustainability initiatives and on ...read more
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Tuesday, April 18, 2017
During a weather delay, East Wake coach Jon Hasbrouck offered a bit of soccer wisdom when he crossed paths with Garner midfielder Lauryl Fright near the concession stand at Johnny Sasser Stadium. “Hey, you guys really don’t have to score any more goals on us,” Hasbrouck jokingly said to Fright, who wasn’t quite sure how to respond to the opposing coach’s suggestion. ...read more
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Tuesday, April 18, 2017
Garner’s Aaron Roberts knew it was time to deliver when the Trojans’ boys lacrosse team was down late to Wake Forest on March 16. “I just wanted to get through the game, I knew we could do it,” Roberts said. “I was glad I was able to get those opportunities to put it in the net.” What he didn’t know was that he and teammate Bailey Benjamin’s late ...read more
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Monday, April 10, 2017
Town Manager Rodney Dickerson has appointed Jeff Triezenberg as the Town of Garner’s planning director effective April 10. Triezenberg had been serving as the Planning Department’s interim director since Dec. 31, following the retirement of longtime director Brad Bass. Triezenberg joined the Town of Garner in December 2014 as assistant planning director. Prior to joining the Garner ...read more
Categories: Member News, Around Town
Friday, April 07, 2017
Empty out your closets, attics and garages and bring us your old technology! We’ll be collecting old computers, monitors, printers, televisions, gaming consoles and other unwanted electronics at our Technology Spring Clean on Saturday, April 22nd from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm at our headquarters at 800 Benson Road in Garner. WingSwept’s 9th Annual Technology Spring Clean is a public ...read more
Categories: Member News, Around Town
Thursday, April 06, 2017
The Town of Garner has three events planned to celebrate Earth Day on Saturday, April 22. Start your morning by helping keep Garner clean and green at Big Sweep/Litter Sweep. Volunteers are invited to meet at the Holly Shelter at White Deer Park at 9 a.m. to receive equipment and cleaning assignments. Pre-registration is encouraged by calling White Deer Park Nature Center at 919.661.6982. On-site ...read more
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Wednesday, April 05, 2017
By T.Keung Hui khui@newsobserver.com April 4, 2017 The Wake County school system announced Tuesday that James Sposato will become the new principal of East Garner Middle School. Sposato, who has been principal of Wakefield Middle School in Raleigh since 2010, will start at an undetermined date at East Garner with a salary of $94,545. He replaces Elena Ashburn, who was named the new principal of ...read more
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Wednesday, April 05, 2017
Spring Eggstravaganza Garner will hold its Spring Eggstravaganza Saturday, April 8, at Lake Benson Park, 921 Buffaloe Road. Here are the egg-hunt times by age group: ages 2 and younger, 10:30 a.m.; ages 3-5, 11 a.m.; ages 6-8, 11:30 a.m.; and ages 9-12, noon. In addition to egg hunts, the event will offer entertainment, games, crafts and food vendors. The rain date is April 9. Vigil in Garner The ...read more
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Tuesday, April 04, 2017
BY AARON MOODY amoody@newsobserver.com April 3, 2017 The Raleigh-Apex branch of the NAACP supported Garner police as they applied recently for a grant that would help purchase body-worn cameras for officers. More recently, the group offered to co-host a community meeting on Friday, April 7, to let people share their thoughts on the use of the technology. The meeting is set for 7 p.m. at Shalom ...read more
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Wednesday, March 29, 2017
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Wednesday, March 29, 2017
Country singer Scotty McCreery’s honors range from “American Idol” winner to three platinum singles to being named Country Music’s Hottest Bachelor. But the award he received Tuesday night holds special appeal for the North Carolina native: the Order of the Long Leaf Pine Award. It was presented at the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville, Tenn., by fellow North Carolina country ...read more
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Tuesday, March 28, 2017
The Town of Garner is proud to announce the opening of the new corporate headquarters for STOCK America, Inc.—a leading producer of sterilization equipment for the food and pharmaceutical industries—in Garner’s Greenfield Park North. The 17,000-square-foot headquarters brings $2.2 million in new investment as well as 15 jobs to Garner. “We are pleased to have STOCK America ...read more
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Tuesday, March 28, 2017
Food truck rodeo April 2 in Garner A food-truck rodeo is scheduled from noon to 5 p.m. Sunday, April 2, on Main Street from Griffin to Purvis streets in Garner. The following food trucks will be on hand: American Meltdown, Oak City Fish and Chips, The Humble Pig, Ty’s All Natural, Route Bistro, Chick-N-Que, Baguettaboutit, Not Just Icing, Hibachi Xpress, Sarge’s Chef on Wheels, Bam ...read more
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Monday, March 27, 2017
As the recent relapse into freezing temperatures melts away for good, the warmer weather ahead is certain to invite increased activity at Lake Benson. People make good use of the boathouse at the lake, which opened March 17 and will close at the end of October. But every year, the town encounters some people who are uncertain of the rules for accessing the lake for recreational purposes. ...read more
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Monday, March 27, 2017
Food truck rodeo April 2 in Garner A food-truck rodeo is scheduled from noon to 5 p.m. Sunday, April 2, on Main Street from Griffin to Purvis streets in Garner. The following food trucks will be on hand: American Meltdown, Oak City Fish and Chips, The Humble Pig, Ty’s All Natural, Route Bistro, Chick-N-Que, Baguettaboutit, Not Just Icing, Hibachi Xpress, Sarge’s Chef on Wheels, Bam ...read more
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Tuesday, November 10, 2015
By Tim Stevens There is no way that I know of to adequately convey the contributions that Faye Gardner made to our community. Her handiwork is on display every time a visitor pauses to read an inscription at the Garner Veterans Memorial and every time anyone notices Garner’s All-American City signs. Her efforts are apparent at the thriving Garner Chamber of Commerce and when Broadway stars ...read more
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