Owner and Editor, Wendy Card, founded New Bern Now during the great recession in April 2009. She saw the need and created a one-stop, information shop to help people find out what’s happening in New Bern and surrounding communities.
As a local independent newsroom, NBN produces in-depth and investigative journalism.
Wendy retired as a Navy Chief Hospital Corpman in 2007.
Co-Editor Todd Wetherington is an award-winning journalist and photographer with more than 20 years of experience at community newspapers.
He began his career freelancing for the Carteret News Times in Morehead City before heading north to take a position at the Roanoke Rapids Daily Herald. He moved back to his hometown of New Bern with his wife, Becky, in 2009 and spent the next seven years at the Duplin Times, covering the local government and school system beats and penning the music column “Bent Notes.” In 2017 he took a position at the New Bern Sun Journal, where he worked for six years as the government watchdog and social justice reporter. In addition to his journalism work, Todd is also the author of the short story collection, “Savages,” and is currently at work on a second book due this summer.
Executive Advisor Laura Johnson has dedicated countless hours to New Bern Now since 2009.