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    U.S. 70 project hits main, cost overruns

    An unexpected conflict with a water main along U.S. 70 will cost the town an extra $49,000, a 17 percent increase on the bond-funded project to widen the road near Jessup Drive.


    Garner’s second high school officially under construction

    Ground had already been broken at the future site of South Garner High, but Garner and Wake County school system leaders held a symbolic, ceremonial photo op Wednesday morning to mark an occasion many say will alter the DNA of the town.


    Timber Drive bridge eastbound to close over weekend

    The eastbound side of Timber Drive east will close at about 7 p.m. Friday from N.C. 50 to White Oak Road for work to level the transition onto the bridge over Mahlers Creek. Work is expected to be complete by the end of the weekend.


    Ceremonial, real dirt moved on police station

    A dozen town leaders, police officials and political guests donned hard hats and tossed the symbolic dirt in a field near the new station at 912 Seventh Ave. as a few dozen watched. While the soil the chosen 12 stuck golden shovels into was just a dirt pile placed in some grass, in the background...


    Liquid growth: Increased capacity to allow residential growth

    Plants obviously need water to grow. It turns out housing does, too. During a public works committee meeting the town finalized a general plan to increase water and sewer allocation to allow for more rapid residential growth.


    Garner mental health facility scrutinized

    This past spring the state threatened to cancel its provider agreement with a Garner inpatient mental health institution, but the company made required fixes and never lost crucial eligibility to receive Medicaid dollars.


    Study jibes with Garner’s mixed-use plans

    A recent national survey seems to add validation to Garner’s long-range efforts toward mixed use development, and perhaps even suggest more; the study found that no type of neighborhood in the U.S. is more oversupplied than residential-only suburbia.


    Garner’s Beasley shifts from business recruitment to inspections

    Tony Beasley has shifted from economic development director to director of inspections, a move the town says maximizes Beasley’s unique qualifications. It also said it will not hinder economic developent efforts at a critical time given Beasley’s quarterbacking of the recruitment of...


    Trial for 2013 double-murder pushed back

    The trial of two teenagers who executed a couple in their Garner-area home in 2013 has been pushed back into next year as the defense for one of the youths has his client undergo a mental evaluation.


    WWII hero receives Bronze Star

    Jim Reynolds and two brothers accepted the Bronze Star – the nation’s fourth highest individual military honor – on behalf of father Simon Reynolds at a short ceremony in front of a few dozen people at the Garner Veterans Memorial.

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