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Wednesday, May 24, 2017
Coffee house concert Mitch Hayes, 2016 Queen City Music Awards Americana/Folk Artist of the Year, and The Mitch Hayes Trio are set to perform at Lorraine’s Coffee House at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, May 25. Tickets are $8. Hayes currently has two songs in the the Friday Morning Quarterback top-100, “All Fall Down” and “Look at You.” For more information about the Garner ...read more
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Wednesday, May 24, 2017
The Garner Educational Foundation thanked its community volunteers during the annual luncheon for Schools and Community Organized to Read, or SCOR The GEF for more than 15 years has organized community members to volunteer 30 minutes each week to read with a second-grader in one of the eight elementary schools the foundation supports. The SCOR program for this school year had 57 volunteers who ...read more
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Monday, May 22, 2017
Many athletes say winning is the most important thing. David West actually put his money where his mouth is. Or less money, anyway. For two straight seasons, the Garner High product has signed for the veteran minimum to increase the chance he wins his first NBA title. Last year, that meant turning down $12.6 million from the Indiana Pacers and taking a $1.5 million deal with the San Antonio ...read more
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Thursday, May 18, 2017
The national nonprofit KaBOOM! has honored the Town of Garner with a Playful City USA designation for the fourth consecutive year. Garner was one of just 11 cities or towns in the state to earn the recognition this year, joining Raleigh and Durham as the only Triangle municipalities to be named a 2017 Playful City USA. Playful City USA honors cities and towns across the country for putting the ...read more
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Wednesday, May 17, 2017
Nine Wake County schools won’t change calendars in 2018 due to the uncertainty of how new state class-size limits will affect schools. School officials said Tuesday that a proposal to convert East Wake and North Garner middle schools and Banks Road, Carver, Lockhart, Rand Road and Vance elementary schools to a traditional calendar in 2018 won’t happen now. Also no longer under ...read more
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Friday, May 12, 2017
By T. Keung Hui khui@newsobserver.com May 11, 2017 Efforts are paying off in Wake County to make sure thousands of children from low-income communities get the books they need to help them develop a love for reading. Research shows that students at the 10 Wake County elementary schools who get 10 books to read through the annual WAKE Up and Read book drive are forgetting less over the summer. The ...read more
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Friday, May 12, 2017
By Aaron Moody amoody@newsobserver.com May 10, 2017 Town budget staff drew a salute of sorts from the town council for the amount of departmental funding requests pruned from the recommended budget for the fiscal year ahead. Collectively, the departments asked for $1.75 million worth of what Garner calls “decision packages” as part of a total budget request of $34.3 million. ...read more
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Friday, May 12, 2017
By Mike Mangan Correspondent May 10, 2017 Garner softball coach Moe Barbour readily admits that while his team’s pitching has been adequate, the Trojans have relied heavily on their offense this season. Sixteen times in 21 games this season, Garner has scored in double-digits, including Wednesday’s 10-3 victory over visiting Overhills in a N.C. High School Athletic Association 4A ...read more
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Friday, May 12, 2017
By David Justice Correspondent May 9, 2017 When Garner hosts Cardinal Gibbons Friday in the second round of the N.C. High School Athletic Association 4A baseball playoffs, Trojans coach Derik Goffena is looking for the same things he’s gotten all season from his young team that captured the Greater Neuse Conference title and produced a 5-4 first round win over Apex Tuesday afternoon at the ...read more
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Friday, May 12, 2017
Efforts are paying off in Wake County to make sure thousands of children from low-income communities get the books they need to help them develop a love for reading. Research shows that students at the 10 Wake County elementary schools who get 10 books to read through the annual WAKE Up and Read book drive are forgetting less over the summer. The literacy program’s success is being ...read more
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Thursday, May 11, 2017
2201 S. Wilmington St., Raleigh 200,000 sf subdividable space available for lease On the border of Garner and Raleigh Half mile from Downtown Raleigh Rali spur & yard storage Visable from I-40/I-440 Convenient to US-1, I-440, I-40
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Tuesday, May 09, 2017
Due to losing our building in a fire in March, Chason Diesel has relocated to 589 Old Roberts Road, Benson, NC 27504. Business is booming as usual and we miss Garner and Dynamic Drive [busiest street in town], but we will be back! Chason Diesel 589 Old Roberts Road Benson, NC 27504
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Monday, May 08, 2017
By Aaron Moody amoody@newsobserver.com April 27, 2017 The scene inside the South Garner High School media center on Thursday looked much like a business expo, and it almost was one. Participating vendors were there for the Trojan Business Alliance job fair, catered specifically to Garner High School seniors. For about 45 of those students, however, the event was the culmination of a ...read more
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Monday, May 08, 2017
By J. Mike Blake mblake@newsobserver.com April 27, 2017 Garner student manager Declan Newkirk inspired a football team, and a town with his enthusiasm and loyalty. And the rest of the state noticed. Newkirk, a senior on the autism spectrum, was named the N.C. High School Athletic Association Spirit of Sport award winner for the 2016-17 year. He will be honored at the NCHSAA Annual Meeting in ...read more
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Thursday, May 04, 2017
Wake County students can win prizes for themselves and their favorite teachers by posting selfies of themselves with their favorite educators next week. The Wake County school system is marking Teacher Appreciation Week, which runs from May 8 to May 12, with a teacher selfie contest. Students are asked to use the hashtag #ThankATeacher and tag @WCPSS and @WCPSSTeam when they post the photos on ...read more
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Monday, May 01, 2017
By Aaron Moody amoody@newsobserver.com April 28, 2017 A trial run at body-worn police cameras could begin within months. Police Chief Brandon Zuidema told the Town Council on Tuesday that with its approval, the trial period could begin in July or August. What remains: finishing touches to a policy for using the devices and final input from public partners. If all goes as planned, a final review ...read more
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Wednesday, April 26, 2017
Are you lookng for a fun and safe place for your child to go this summer while you work? Community of Hope Ministires has the perfect camp for you! Camp Good Hope Summer Camp is a fun, Christ-centered environment for rising 1st-7th grade children. Each week will feature a variety of exciting activities, including a field trip, centered upon the theme for the week. We also integrate scripture, ...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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