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New Bern Now is a community website and magazine for New Bern NC and beyond. It was founded in April 2009 to provide a “One Stop, Information Shop” to help people find out what’s happening in our community along with creating a free business listing to help business owners who couldn’t afford to advertise.

New Bern High School Band Program

New Bern High School Band Program Receives Award through PIE

Partners In Education recognized New Bern High Band members Thomas Green and Josiah Arnold for performing at the #VirtualPIELuncheon. Thomas and his dad, Bill Green performed the National Anthem and Josiah Arnold performed an original piece, Simple Joy. Their performance earned their band program $600! Pictured are Kristen Graham, Bill Green, Thomas Green, Chris Elbing …

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North Carolina Coastal Federation

Coastal Stewardship Award Winners Selected

Ocean – The North Carolina Coastal Federation is honoring three graduating high school seniors with the 2020 Coastal Stewardship Award. Henry Ferrell of Wilmington, Ella Harlacher of Swansboro, and Dylan Gray of Hatteras have been selected to receive the annual award for their accomplishments and activities that make them great coastal stewards. The federation launched …

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Juneteenth of New Bern

Celebrate Freedom with Juneteenth of New Bern

Major General Gordon Granger and Union Troops arrived in Galveston, Texas on June 19, 1865. He brought the news that the war was over and persons held as slaves were free. In reality, President Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation ending slavery on January 1, 1863. To be honest, this was part of American History that I didn’t …

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MERCI Clinic

Make a Difference and Volunteer with MERCI Clinic

Do you want to do your part in helping keep this community healthy and strong? MERCI Clinic is actively seeking volunteers! We’re seeking all sorts of skills, from people with medical experience, to office staff, to those who help with recycling or the web site. Interested? Go to www.merciclinic.org and click on the volunteer tab. …

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She Changed The World

Charlotte Hawkins Brown Museum Celebrates “She Changed the World” Virtually

Gibsonville, NC – Charlotte Hawkins Brown was a woman to stand up and speak out, and in that spirit the Charlotte Hawkins Brown Museum (CHB) will present an online celebration of women’s activism June 15-22. The “She Changed the World” initiative celebrates the 100th anniversary of the passage of the 19th Amendment giving women, though not …

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Craven Community College

Craven Community College Names David L. Ward, Jr. Hall in honor of longtime advisor

New Bern, NC – The Craven Community College (Craven CC) Board of Trustees voted unanimously yesterday to name David L. Ward, Jr. Hall in honor of its longest serving “founder.” Ward was hired by the Board of Trustees as the college attorney on April 23, 1968. The college’s faculty, staff and students celebrate this date as …

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New Bern Now Podsquad - Episode 145

Living in New Bern Now and Beyond Show – Episode 145

We’re connecting you with the community by talking about the people, places, and local resources in New Bern, NC and surrounding areas! The Podsquad: Clay Jackson (Nurse Next Door), George Oliver (Oliver & Cheek), Colleen Roberts (City of New Bern) and I talked about all kinds of things related living in the greater New Bern …

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Restaurant

New Bern Restaurants Open with Phase 2 Reopening Status

Abbreviations stand for: DI – Dine In, T/O – Takeout, and DEL – Delivery Asian Canton Chinese, 4118 Dr MLK Jr Blvd., 634-1601  T/O China Garden, 1216 S. Glenburnie Rd., 637-8118   T/O China King, 133 Bridge Town Blvd., 636-3155   T/O Chinese Express, 3105 Neuse Blvd., 638-4122   T/O China Wok, 3321 Dr MLK Jr Blvd., 636-5288   T/O …

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Rivertowne Players

RiverTowne Players announces our first 10-Minute Summer Play Contest

Open to any New Bern area resident ages 13-18. Jury: Author and playwright Leslie Tall Manning and Author and screenwriter Ted Peterson Theme: Write a 10-minute (approximately 10-15 pages) play with no more than five characters and minimal set changes. Play must be original, unpublished and never performed publicly. Play subject matter should be age …

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Living Shoreline

Soundfront Property Owners Construct Living Shoreline

Wanchese, NC – The North Carolina Coastal Federation is working with soundfront shoreline property owners to install living shorelines that reduce erosion and maintain valuable habitat. In order to encourage estuarine shoreline landowners to install living shorelines, the federation is administering cost-share grant funds from the North Carolina Clean Water Management Trust Fund. The grant …

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