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    Award could do much to boost Garner

    Congratulations to Garner, a finalist for the All-America City Award. The Wake County town is among about 30 hopefuls for the awards, which will be presented in June in Denver. Its competition, by the way, includes a number of towns in North Carolina, which says something about quality of life in...


    Public benefit should define health success

    Johnston Health leaders did not enter lightly into their partnership with UNC Health Care; in fact, they spent months conducting due diligence before settling on UNC. But like all business deals, the success of this one remains to be seen.


    No matter the tax, consumer always pays

    Garner leaders are worried that tax reform in the General Assembly could rob the town of 4 percent of its annual revenue. That’s a chunk of change, but our thinking is that Garner is fretting too much too soon.


    Visiting the place where trees talk

    People who live in Johnston County have many amenities nearby, in the Triangle and at the coast certainly but also within the county’s borders.


    Garner needs one more savings account

    Over the next few years, the town of Garner has lots of projects in the works.