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    Budget-starved Fire Chief suggests new revenue

    Garner Volunteer Fire and Rescue Chief Matt Poole regards fire funding levels as inadequate. So he’s working on finding new revenue on his own.


    Reviving the road to nowhere off 401

    At the Aug. 26 work session, the town agreed to move toward allowing that main road to go from a four-lane road separated by a median to a cost-saving two-lane road separated by a left-turn lane.


    Town sues homeowners over mosquitoes

    The town of Garner filed a lawsuit against residents alleging, among other nuisance ordinance violations, that the broken swimming pool had repeatedly relapsed into a mosquito breeding ground.


    White Oak a sign of Garner catching up

    The White Oak Crossing shopping center expansion – and in particular the retail giant that the developer landed to anchor it – could both signify a transformation as well as spur more of it in a town playing economic catchup to other rapidly-growing Raleigh suburbs.


    YMCA one-third to $7 million Garner facility goal

    More than $2.3 million has been raised or pledged to build a $7 million YMCA facility on Aversboro Road in Garner.


    East Garner finds a principal; Timber Drive loses one

    One Garner school gained a principal Tuesday while another lost one, and neither of those schools was the high school.


    Town completes set of downtown purchases

    Construction on the town’s $4.5 million police station begins Monday and land acquisition for the downtown plan has neared completion, according to a bond project update at Tuesday’s council meeting.


    Growth potential means navigating growing pains

    The 2014 Connect conference at the Grand Marquise Ballroom fixated on both Wake County’s and Garner’s growth and both its causes and effects relating to economic development, residential development, infrastructure and education.


    Garner fine-tuning ConAgra marketing

    Nearly a year after finishing clean-up and shifting into full-court-press-mode in marketing the former ConAgra site, the Garner has turned a few heads as it hopes to land its white whale: capital investment in advanced industry and high-paying jobs.


    Federal inspection flunks Forest Hills

    A June inspection by the federal department regulating subsidized low-income housing indicates conditions have deteriorated at Forest Hills Apartments in Garner. The assessment undercut claims of progress from the New York investment firm that bought the financially-distressed complex.

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