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    Timber Drive accident prompts town response

    After a frightening accident involving a pedestrian on Timber Drive and Harth Drive on Oct. 16, town and county officials are seeking to improve pedestrian and student mobility near Aversboro Elementary.


    U.S. 70 project to finish ahead of schedule

    With repaving underway since Monday, construction on the U.S. 70 project at White Oak will conclude ahead of schedule in a few weeks.


    Police station alters priorities

    Garner’s town council voted to approve re-introduction of a few elements of the under-construction police station, including exercise equipment and exterior lighting that would illuminate a mural in front of the property.


    Alignment health centers focus on care coordination for seniors

    Three new health care centers will open their doors to some Medicare patients in January, as a part of an effort by UNC Health Care to keep seniors healthier and lower health care costs.


    Yard waste pickup begins Nov. 3

    The Town of Garner will begin its fall unprepared yard waste collection Nov. 3.


    Candidates collide over rail, transit plan

    In November 2011, Triangle Transit and Wake County staff presented the board of commissioners a detailed transit plan. In November 2014, voters will decide whether county commissioners acted too slowly on the plan or appropriately held back from making a move.


    Crawford: Barefoot picked wrong road for N.C.

    Sarah Crawford decries the Republicans’ new tax code, education funding, and refusal to accept federal Medicaid expansion dollars as particularly destructive to the middle class and the poor. She also criticizes the GOP environmental record, a stand her opponent Chad Barefoot has blasted ...


    Barefoot: Why turn back when moving forward?

    State Sen. Chad Barefoot believes Democrats such as his challenger Sarah Crawford want to about-face the state’s current economic recovery from the recession. He doesn’t see a good reason to do that.


    Garner Public Works earns rare honor

    The American Public Works Association honored Garner public works as the first in the state and 95th in the nation to earn accreditation, which APWA said recognizes agencies that go “beyond the requirements” of industry standards.


    Crime stats: Garner violent crime down

    Already lower than pre-recession totals, violent crime rates in Garner dropped further in 2013 according to the latest State Bureau of Investigation crime data. Internal reporting indicates a 2014 on pace to yield similar rates.

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