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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.

The Duke Endowment

CarolinaEast Health System Receives Grant from The Duke Endowment for Paramedicine Program

New Bern, NC – The Duke Endowment have approved a grant to the CarolinaEast Foundation in the amount of $287,000 to fund the establishment of a community paramedicine program for Craven, Jones and Pamlico counties. The Duke Endowment is a private foundation that strengthens communities in North Carolina and South Carolina by nurturing children, promoting …

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Grills Fund for Main Street Revitalization

Swiss Bear Receives Main Street Grant for e-Commerce Marketplace

New Bern, NC – Swiss Bear Inc. is happy to announce that it is the recipient of a $10,000 grant for innovative revitalization efforts to address the current and/or legacy impacts of COVID-19. Eight accredited Main Street America Programs were selected to receive this grant from hundreds of applicants across the country. “These winning ideas represent …

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Past Photo from Memorial Day at New Bern National Cemetery

Memorial Day Wreath Laying Ceremony

On Monday, May 25th, 2020 the Craven County Veterans’ Council in coordination with the Craven County Commissioners will conduct a Memorial Day Wreath Laying Ceremony at the front of the Craven County Court House. Regrettably, it cannot be open to the public. We are conducting the ceremony at the County Court House due to the …

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NC Staying Ahead of the Curve

As Key Indicators Remain Stable, North Carolina Moves to Safer At Home Phase 2

Phase 2, Safer At Home, begins Friday, May 22 at 5 pm Raleigh, NC – Governor Roy Cooper and North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Dr. Mandy Cohen today announced that North Carolina will move into Safer At Home Phase 2 of lifting COVID-19 restrictions on Friday, May 22 at 5 pm. Read …

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Kim Briele

“The Battle of the Bears” brings Sporting Events back to New Bern

Last week I watched the Battle of the Bears and wanted to learn more so I reached out to Kim Briele to learn more about her efforts to bring sports, especially golf, back to our community during the pandemic. Kim Briele and her Team at LCA Advertising & Productions, Inc. along with Jerry Briele, General …

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CarolinaEast Health System

CarolinaEast Medical Center Updates on COVID-19 Status, Preparedness and Precautions

New Bern, NC – CarolinaEast Health System is entering Phase Two of reintroducing elective procedures. CarolinaEast leadership has developed a plan to incrementally resume these procedures with patient and staff safety remaining the highest priority. In late March, CarolinaEast postponed non-essential surgeries upon the recommendations of state and federal officials to allow for the unknown …

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Bate Foundation Grant

Bate Foundation Individual School Grant awarded through PIE

Ms. Jessica Coleman, Physical Education Teacher at J.T. Barber Elementary won a Bate Foundation Individual School Grant, administered through PIE. Students in grades K-5 completed a 3-week unit on Gymnastics. Students learned safety protocol for practicing each skill and the foundation skills to progress into more advanced skills. Students worked individually, in partners and in …

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City of New Bern

Apply for a Street Cafe Permit & Eat in the Street

In response to the evolving COVID-19 pandemic, the City of New Bern has amended its ordinance to allow for street cafes.  This concept aims to help restaurants citywide in their economic recovery from Coronavirus and allow them more room to serve patrons during the State of North Carolina’s Phase 2 reopening, while also exercising stringent …

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Restaurant

Successfully Reopening Your Business during the Pandemic

  Are you a local business owner? Do you feel like you’re doing your best to stay afloat during these arduous times? I’m only guessing that you’re beyond frustrated, anxious, or even angry. As a business owner during normal times, I spent hours learning how to improve operations. Then COVID-19 hit our community. Now, I’m …

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Donations to Religious Community Services

Donations to Religious Community Services Food Bank

CarolinaEast’s Food & Nutrition team has been collecting food, toiletry and other needed items in the CarolinaEast Medical Center Cafeteria for donation to Religious Community Services (RCS) food bank. CarolinaEast employees donated over 150 “Blessing Bags” for RCS shelter residents in addition to many bags and boxes of non-perishables. A group of Food & Nutrition …

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