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.
Garner right fielder Jack Elliott’s best hit of the night was a two-run double in the fourth inning that tied Clayton 5-5 before he came home with the go-ahead run on designated hitter Cody Jones’ single.
Shaun Williams and Hunter Lesslie wanted the chance to play in the annual student-faculty basketball game at Garner High School a few years ago, just like any other Trojan who loves basketball would. And that — to be treated like anyone else is — is the simple thing any special needs student like Williams or Lesslie wants most from their school experience says Garner teacher Jane House.
With a pair of quick strikes, the Pirates managed to successfully pluck that thorn out from their side with a 2-1 victory that completed the season sweep of their rivals and put Corinth Holders in the driver’s seat for a potential league title of its own.
Garner held its 18th annual Relay for Life event Friday and Saturday. Garner’s teams raised more than $14,000 both days for cancer research in hopes to find a cure for the deadly disease that has killed so many. Garner teams have raised $132,758.95 for the year as of April 25.
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.
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.
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.