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Team New Bern Now
Nancy Hawley, Wendy Card, Laura Johnson, Brad Poirier, Capt Dave Backus, Michelle Garren-Flye, Jane Maulucci, Blaine Staat, Heather Noto, Lovay Wallace-Singleton, and Penny Zibula

New Bern Now is a local independent news website, magazine, and podcast for New Bern, NC, and surrounding areas. Since 2009, we’ve grown into a multi-media company. Our goal is to connect you with the people, places, and things that enhance the quality of life for residents and visitors alike.

We welcome you to share your community announcements, non-profit/business news, and human-interest stories with us!

How? Send us up to 550 words in text format via email along with a photo/image and we will publish it on and share it in our daily emails and on our social media sites. If it’s about an event, we will also post it on our community calendar and talk about it during our podcast.

We love learning about all the interesting stories and happenings in New Bern and surrounding areas and we do our best to provide you with honest, unbiased, and relevant information on a daily basis. We credit our success to collaborating with others to provide valuable and positive local news and information.

Speaking of collaboration, we’re thrilled to announce that our team has grown!

Our Team: Brad Poirier of Bear City Impact and Captain Dave Backus of Cruise The Neuse Boat Tours are Journalists, Nancy Hawley is our Sales Director, Laura Johnson is our Special Advisor and Director for Magazine Distribution; Contribution Authors: Real Estate Corner with Blaine Staat of Weichert Realty – At Waves Edge, Veterans Corner by Lovay Wallace-Singleton of the Veterans Employment Base Camp & Organic Garden, Let’s Talk About It with Jane Maulucci of The Reactive Voice, Discovering Mindfulness with Heather Noto, Savvy Traveling Contributing Author, Penny Zibula of Six Legs Will Travel, and Literary Corner with Michelle Garren Flye of Next Chapter Books & Art.

New Bern and Beyond Podsquad
Laura Johnson, Susan Moffat-Thomas, George Oliver, Rich Sheridan, Colleen Roberts, Kathy Morrison, Lisa Bisbee-Lentz, and Wendy Card

The Podsquad: Susan Moffat-Thomas, Rich Sheridan with Discovery Map of the Crystal Coast, George Oliver of Oliver & Cheek, Colleen Roberts with the City of New Bern, Jane Maulucci, Laura Johnson, Kathy Morrison with the New Bern Historical Society, Blaine Staat, and Jeremy LeRay of New Bern Web Design.

New Bern Now is a subsidiary of NC Life Media, LLC. It was designed that way to allow for growth as we may create similar websites in other NC towns in the future.

We invite everyone to write articles, send us your pictures, and/or become part of our team to help us provide valuable information to our community!

Our core values are to educate, enrich, entertain, and enlighten readers with an unbiased approach. We don’t allow commentary that divides people as our goal is to help all of us get a better understanding of each other.

I’m grateful to our advertisers who trust in our efforts to promote our community. In the beginning, I didn’t have time, the know-how, or the resources to support a sales director. Times have changed! If you want to reach locals and visitors to New Bern, we are the only local news website, magazine, and mobile podcast in town with a healthy following on social media!

The magazine is distributed free of charge to numerous locations throughout the greater New Bern area and elsewhere. Readers can also access the current and archived digital versions online. Please let me know if you have any questions or if you would like to join our team!

Wendy Card,

Editor and Producer, New Bern Now