A Garner police officer whose boss said he was uncomfortable with him patrolling the streets is expected to hear soon whether he is off the force for good after being terminated last month. The town won’t say what Officer Guy White did to lose his boss’ faith and his nearly $68,000 job as a police officer.
Bluegrass singer and Garner native Lorraine Jordan and her band took home a couple of awards at the Nashville Society for the Preservation of Bluegrass Music Association awards in Nashville in February.
Southeast Raleigh has had quite a dynasty in Greater Neuse River 4A track and field. And that continued on Thursday, but while the girls’ team won in a blowout the boys needed about every point they got.
Harnett Central made up for its only runner-up finish of the season by picking up its sixth team win in Greater Neuse River 4A Conference boys golf, a five-stroke victory Thursday over Garner at River Ridge Golf Club.
Cleveland, the defending champion in the Two River 3A Conference, bounced back from a 1-0 loss to Erwin Triton the night before to stayed tied for second in the league with Triton at 4-2 behind unbeaten Corinth Holders. Smithfield-Selma dropped to 6-6-1 and 3-3 in the league.
Ten-time Grammy Award winner Bobby Hicks will be the guest of honor May 9 at a concert featuring a performance by the fiddle star and the music of Marshall Stephenson and the Blue Grass Train Band and others.
Clayton freshman Chris Riley advanced to the Greater Neuse River Conference boys’ singles final to position himself to duplicate the league title Klein Evans claimed for the school as a freshman in 2013.
Tyler Tilson cracked his fourth homer of the season and Thomas Coggburn was solid for six innings as the Wildcats rolled to a 9-3 win in their battle for first place in Greater Neuse River 4A Conference action on a mild Tuesday night.