Garner http://wunc.org en Garner Loses Slim Jim And 600 Jobs With It http://wunc.org/post/garner-loses-slim-jim-and-600-jobs-it <p></p><p>The town of Garner in Wake County is preparing to lose its largest employer, ConAgra Foods. &nbsp;The company employed about 600 people in its Slim Jim plant there until the summer of 2009 when a fatal natural gas explosion killed four works and injured 67. But instead of rebuilding the plant where the explosion took place, ConAgra announced last year that it would be cheaper to close its Garner plant and move its operation to Ohio. Thu, 31 Mar 2011 10:00:00 +0000 Leoneda Inge 9222 at http://wunc.org Garner Loses Slim Jim And 600 Jobs With It Legislators Block Toll Road Route in Garner http://wunc.org/post/legislators-block-toll-road-route-garner <p>Legislators have passed a bill that would block transportation officials from considering a proposed route for a toll road through Garner. The so-called red route would essentially cut the town of Garner in half. State officials say they don't want to build the road on that route.</p> Fri, 18 Mar 2011 09:30:00 +0000 Jessica Jones 9317 at http://wunc.org Garner Citizen Halts Circulation http://wunc.org/post/garner-citizen-halts-circulation <p>A local newspaper called <span class="link-external"><a href="http://www.garnercitizen.com/">The Garner Citizen</a></span> is no longer circulating. Owners say their revenue wasn't keeping up with production costs. Officials with the Audit Bureau of Circulations say newspaper circulation nationwide dropped nearly 9 percent last year. The last print edition of the Garner Citizen was delivered yesterday morning. Founder and executive editor Barry Moore says the paper was losing subscribers as fast as it gained them:</p> Thu, 17 Mar 2011 21:00:00 +0000 Will Michaels 9318 at http://wunc.org