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    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.


    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.


    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.


    Town’s flux continues with two departures

    Human resources director Mary Beth Manville and deputy town clerk Kimberly Moffett will both move on to new jobs shortly after the retirement of inspections director Sandy Teal and fire inspector Les Harmon.


    Garner officer helps set police camera guidelines

    Amid calls from national agencies to equip police officers with body-worn cameras, Knightdale police are ironing out wrinkles in their use of the new technology.


    Cash for space: town and YMCA mull partnership

    Town leaders and YMCA of the Triangle broached at Tuesday’s work session a previously broached suggestion that the town could ultimately contribute hundreds of thousands to the planned Garner YMCA in exchange for access to the facility.


    Select Garner companies reach Summit

    Alco Custom Cabinets, the Police Athletics and Activities League, and as usual Aversboro Coffee provided some highlights as the Garner Chamber of Commerce held its annual awards ceremony to recognize businesses that excel in the community

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