Garner bidding for statewide glory

jwhitfield@newsobserver.comMarch 4, 2014 

— Here’s a cause everyone can rally around.

The town of Garner is in a popularity contest of sorts. The North Carolina League of Municipalities – sort of like a trade association for towns – has concocted its own tournament between 32 towns and cities across the state. The bracket-style tournament features towns as small as Lake Lure and Holly Springs (Garner’s first-round opponent) and as large as Hickory and Durham.

Run through Facebook, the contest allows voters to like the town of their choice, which equates to a vote. The winners of the contests in each round advance to the next round.

Voting is currently open – go to Facebook and search N.C. League of Municipalities. Once there, go to the photos section and click on the picture of Garner Mayor Ronnie Williams hanging out with Scotty McCreery to vote. Like the photo and you’ve voted.

You can also get to the page by clicking on the photo of Williams in a post on the Garner-Cleveland Record Facebook page.

As of 3 p.m. Tuesday, Garner was comfortably ahead of Holly Springs 168-67, but there’s a lot of time left before the first-round winners are selected.

The first round ends Friday.

The winner of the first round will square off against the first-round winner between Durham and Clayton.

Whitfield: 919-829-4823; Twitter: @easternwakenews

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