New Bern Planning and Zoning Board look to form parking committee to address ‘development and growth’

The New Bern Planning and Zoning Board has taken the first steps towards forming a committee to address parking issues within the city.  During its Dec. 5 meeting, the board voted unanimously to act on a suggestion from member Rusty Ingram that …

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Craven County Commissioners approve $8.6M for new DSS expansion project

A total of $8.6 million has been approved for an upcoming project to expand Craven County’s Department of Social Services building.  A budget ordinance for the project in the amount of $8,681,861 was given the green light by the Board of Commissioners …

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Parents’ Bill of Rights, graduation requirements, among items on Craven County Board of Education Work Session agenda

The Craven County Board of Education will hold a work session on Dec. 12 at 8:30 a.m. in the Administrative Building meeting room at 3600 Trent Road in New Bern. The meeting will be livestreamed on Craven County Schools YouTube channel. The …

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Funds approved for new riverfront ‘living shoreline’ near Highway 17/70 off-ramp

A section of New Bern highway and a waterline damaged during Hurricane Florence will receive a unique form of protection from a $200,000 state grant. During the December 4 meeting of the Craven County Board of Commissioners, Chad Strawn, director of Planning …

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Future of New Bern business in doubt following property dispute with NC Railroad

A New Bern business owner is being forced to make a tough decision after receiving an ultimatum from the North Carolina Railroad Company — pay up or face legal action. When Maurice Howland, owner of the Shop Class community woodworking business, purchased …

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$1.6M contract approved to complete Phase 1 of Duffyfield Stormwater Project

A contract to complete Phase 1 of the ongoing Duffyfield Stormwater Enhancement Project has been approved by the New Bern Board of Aldermen. According to George Chiles, director of Public Works for the City of New Bern put the work out for …

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Wreaths Across America event returning to New Bern

Wreaths Across America event is set for Dec. 16 at New Bern National Cemetery, located at 1711 National Ave.   The ceremony will begin at 12 p.m. The name of each veteran buried at the cemetery will be read aloud, with a wreath …

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