New Bern Board of Aldermen Meeting ( photo)

Annexation, property sales and rezoning among items on Board of Aldermen meeting agenda – July 9

The Board of Aldermen will meet on July 9, 2024 at 6 p.m. in the City Hall courtroom in downtown New Bern, NC. Members of the public will be given four minutes to address the board during the “Request and Petition of […]
Rusting near PTAC units at New Bern Towers (Photo by

Updated: New Bern Housing Authority’s interim director reports water damage at New Bern Towers

Editor’s note: This story was updated to include response from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. An architect advises the housing authority to “promptly evaluate and address” moisture issues and water damage at New Bern Towers. Reginal “Reggie” Barner, the […]
Power lines near County Line Road in New Bern, NC. ( Photo)

New Bern’s Department of Public Utilities requests rate increase and adjustment riders, public hearing tomorrow

New Bern’s electric utility asks for a rate increase and adjustment riders to support cash requirements and invest in an aging infrastructure. The City of New Bern Department of Public Utilities is asking the Board of Aldermen for a 5% increase in […]
Properties owned by the Redevelopment Commission on Walt Bellamy Drive in New Bern, NC. (NBN Photo)

Details emerge on New Bern Redevelopment Commission’s deal with Housing Authority

The New Bern Redevelopment Commission made changes to the “Walt Bellamy Project” houses at the request of the New Bern Housing Authority, according to the NBHA interim executive director. The deal came to light during the Redevelopment Commission’s meeting on June 12, […]
East Rose Street in New Bern, NC.

New Bern Board of Aldermen authorizes execution of agreement with railroad

The New Bern Board of Aldermen agreed to pay $435,934 to lease a portion of the North Carolina Railroad Company’s property for a stormwater project. Grant funding that was initially designated for wetland mitigation fees could be used to pay for part […]
New Bern Board of Aldermen budget workshop meeting at Pleasant Hill Community Center. (NBN Photo)

City of New Bern’s proposed budget includes tax hike, electric rate increase coming

The City of New Bern’s proposed FY 2024-25 budget includes raising the ad valorem tax rate, solid waste rates and other fees. Electric rate increase coming. City Manager Foster Hughes presented the annual budget to the New Bern Board of Aldermen on […]
Intersection of Spring Green Pass and Onyx Lane in Carolina Colours.

City Planning and Zoning Board approves plans for residential projects in Carolina Colours

The New Bern Planning and Zoning Board approved the preliminary plan for phase four of Bayberry Park and the final plan for Chambray at Carolina Colours, which are adjacent subdivisions. Kendrick Stanton, land and community development administrator with New Bern Development Services, […]