Wake County school administrators have recommended vacuuming and sweeping schools one fewer day a week – a savings of $3.6 million – to help close a $17.5 million budget gap. The potential change is drawing concerns from some parents and teachers who say it could affect health conditions and put an extra burden on already busy teachers.
It seems that in all areas of the county, folks are celebrating the past. The Garner High School Class of 1966 will hold its 50-year reunion the first weekend of August. Garner High School graduates from the Class of 1966 will gather to see who traveled the farthest, who has been married the longest, who has the most grandchildren and who looks the same as when they were 50 years younger.
The U.S. Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals rejected a request to reconsider its July 1 ruling declaring the state legislature’s election maps for Wake County Board of Commissioners and school board to be unconstitutional. The decision lifts the order that had put on hold the panel’s ruling that the maps can’t be used in the Nov. 8 elections.
The Garner Economic Development has introduced new brochures to help would-be entrepreneurs start a business in Garner. The brochures are available in English and Spanish and can be obtained at Garner Town Hall (914 7th Ave.), the Garner Chamber of Commerce and online on the town’s new website under the Business Assistance tab.
Keni Harrison spoiled the big surprise she had for her family late Friday night in London. The one good thing about missing out on the Olympics was that it opened up a week in mid-August where she could do something she’s wanted to do for a while: visit her parents and 10 siblings back home in Johnston County.
The changes could also deflate a growing battle between public employers and the state retirement system over who should pay the cost of pension bills for highly paid employees whose impending retirements were triggering two pension caps
The Garner Nationals American Legion Baseball squad really doesn’t have a home. It’s a collection of players from schools across Wake County that don’t fit into a normal puzzle and they play all of their games basically on the road.
West Johnston High School has promoted assistant coach Josh Plisko to head coach of the Wildcats’ baseball program. Plisko has been a part of the West staff for the past two seasons under departing head coach Joey Worley.