New Bern Now and Beyond’s Podcast for May 9, 2019

New Bern Now Podsquad
Wendy Card, Susan Moffat-Thomas, Tracey Stones, Colleen Roberts, Kathy Morrison, and Charles Tendell

Episode 117

Today we talked about community news from locals; along with businesses and nonprofits! We also talked about the latest happenings in and around town and went Staytrippin’, Daytrippin’, and Night Trippin’ to surrounding areas!

During this show, New Bern Now’s Podsquad: Colleen Roberts (City of New Bern), Kathy Morrison (New Bern Historical Society), Tracey Stones (, Susan Moffat-Thomas, Charles Tendell (New Bern Live), and I talked about the latest happening in our community on location in the Charles Tendell Studio located inside the O’Marks Bldg., 233 Middle Street Suite 107 in Downtown New Bern!

We were joined by Special Guest Mindy Moore, Pamlico Community College Small Business Center over the phone.

Special thanks to our Podcast sponsors, Jana and Steve Tyson with The Tyson Realty Group. Call 252-675-9595, visit them at 2301 Grace Ave. in New Bern.

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Show notes:

1:04 – The Tyson Realty Group

3:08 – Special thanks to our readers who support our efforts by donating as a Monthly Subscriber.

3:57 – Charles prepared to launch his boat!

5:07 – Catching up with the Podsquad

5:52 – City Hall updates from Colleen Roberts:

– North Carolina Supreme Court will be conducting hearings in New Bern for their Bi-Centennial Anniversary

– Decorative lights added to James Reed Lane and Bear Plaza

– New Bern Parks and Recreation is working on over 35+ events happening in parks through October

– Travel Matters

14:17 – New Bern Historical Society updates:

– Received the Dr. Gertrude S. Carraway Award of Merit for New Bern’s Civil War Battlefield Park

– Lunch & Learn: From Pleasure Craft to War Craft with Lindy Cummings

– A Distant Mirror Encore: Craven County and Reflections of The Great War with Mark Sandvigen

19:41 – Act of Brotherhood – U.S. WWII Peace Memorial Park in Japan

22:33 – Interview with Mindy Moore, Pamlico Community College Small Business Center

29:06 – Phone Scam targeting Seniors

33:50 – UPS Store of New Bern changes ownership

35:45 – Social Media Minute:

– Strengthening Youth through Scouting

– Cleaning up projects throughout New Bern

Pulling out for Parkinson’s – Bike Box Project

Small Business Success Spotlights

2nd Annual Neuse River Artists Studio Tour

MERCI Clinic updates: Medicare 101 and Bite of the Night

Tryon Civitan Charity Auction

– Confederate Memorial and Membership Drive

– White’s Opticians

45:22 – Status of Camping in the Croatan National Forest


48:00 – MOTHER LAND New Dances by Wendy Osserman and Danielle Madrid

48:23 – Free Diabetes Foot Screening

48:57 – ArtWalk – New Bern

49:14 – Dayton Vesper Piano Concert

49:39 – Bryan Mayer Live

49:57 – Mama Mia!

50:20 – Little Women the Musical

50:42 – 3rd Annual Night Out with The Arts

51:11 – Matt White and Friends Comedy Showcase

51:24 – Annual Blessing of The Fleet

53:33 – Viewing of Academy Award Nominated Documentary, “End Game”

52:40 – Free Workshop: Five Questions for a Better Garden

53:07 – Coastal Women’s Forum Luncheon with Guest Speaker Jill Thompson

53:18 – ”Wild About Girls Night Out” Networking Social

53:38 – Small Business Disaster Planning & Resource event: “Building Resilience Capacity for Natural Disasters”

54:04 – Lewis and Clark Live and Strung Together Live

54:28 – Fundraiser Gala: 2019 Father Daughter Dance

54:51 – Pancake Pursuit 5K & 10K

55:14 – Bern Garden Plein Air Event

55:38 – Free Horticultural Workshop

56:01 – At the Gallery: Steven Sodheim performed by Andrea Owens and Judy Harrison

56:15 – Concert in the Park

56:35 – Shannon Grace Live

58:50 – Tryon Palace Events:

– “Buzzing Bees, Blooms, and Garden Friends” Exhibit

– Garden Lecture Series

– Behind the Scenes: Gardens

– African American Lecture Series: The Maid Brigade

– Discovering Tryon Palace: Outlander in the Governor’s Palace

– Colonial Market Day

– Behind the Scenes: Costume Shop

58:45 – Daytrippin’ and Festivals:

– Mayfest in Pilot Mountain

Epicenter Fest in Rockingham

Nashville Blooming Festival

– Cleveland County Strawberry Festival in Shelby

Historic Carthage Buggy Fest

31st Annual Down Home Festival in Bessemer City

Beaufort Music Festival

Atlantic Beach Music Festival

– Bluegrass Island Festival in Manteo

Mustang Spring Jam in Corolla

NC Potato Festival in Elizabeth City

“Kings of Q” BBQ Cookoff and Festival in Ayden

1:03.07 – Festivals and Tourism

1:04.18 – B / S / H Ribbon Cutting and Dishwashing Plant Expansion Tour and Celebration

105.30 – Night Tripping:

– For Live Entertainment and Music, check out the happenings visit the NC Music Zone at

– Bob and Joanne Friedman’s New Bern Music Calendar Facebook page.

1:05.54 – The Charles Tendell Studio and New Bern Live

The Podcast also airs on New Bern’s News Talk Radio Station WNOS 103.9FM and 1450 every Wednesday at 8 a.m. and 5 p.m.

And of course, let us know if you’d like to join us as a guest on the Podcast or have any questions, comments or suggestions by calling 252-259-6853 or sending us an email.

Wendy Card