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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.

NC Symphony - Timpani

North Carolina Symphony Debuts Virtual “Meet the Instruments!” Series

Raleigh, NC – “They’re big, shiny, and very heavy,” says North Carolina Symphony Principal Timpani Colin Hartnett, proudly. “Each one of these drums weighs about as much as I do, which is… close to 200 pounds,” he adds with a quick raise of his eyebrows and a smile toward the camera. From his home, Colin …

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NBPF First Place Exterior

The Nine Prize-Winning Photos 2020 Historic Home Photo Contest Winners in Three Categories

New Bern, NC – Winners have been selected for the 2020 Historic Home Photo Contest. Judges in the 2020 Historic Home Photo Contest today announced the winners. The New Bern Preservation Foundation, with sponsorships from Tryon Palace and ASAP Photo of Greenville, awarded First, Second, and Third Place prizes to entries in the Exterior Shot, …

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Greater Good Gallery inside the Isaac Taylor House

ARTwalk, June 12 at the Greater Good Gallery

The Greater Good Gallery will be hosting a final clearance sale during ARTWalk from 5 – 8 p.m. on Friday, June 12, 2020 at 228 Craven Street in downtown New Bern, NC. The event will feature oil paintings by Carol Jones and Lisa Bisbee Lentz. Prices will be significantly reduced to make way for a …

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NC Gover Roy Cooper

Governor Cooper Establishes Task Force to Address Racial Inequity in the State Criminal Justice System

Raleigh, NC – Governor Roy Cooper signed Executive Order No. 145 today, forming the North Carolina Task Force for Racial Equity in Criminal Justice. The task force will recommend solutions to stop discriminatory law enforcement and criminal justice practices, and hold public safety officers accountable. “We must acknowledge racial inequities in our systems of law enforcement and criminal …

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Gardening for Pollinators

Gardening to Attract Pollinators

When the coronavirus came into the picture and the stay at home order was issued; I decided to give gardening another try. I wanted to attract butterflies, so I started researching what flowers to plant. Knowing butterflies are pollinators and their population is declining, I learned more them than I expected to. When I think …

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Craven Smart Start

Pre-K Registration for Four-Year-Old’s Online until June 16

The Craven County School District is holding on-line registration for children who will be four years of age by August 31, 2020, for pre-kindergarten programs offered by Craven County for the 2020-2021 school year. The registration/application window will be available online until June 16th. Parents interested in applying should visit www.cravenk12.org/domain/251 and click on the …

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Juneteenth by Edna Stewart

Main Gallery: Through the Lens & Juneteenth

Bank of the Arts, 317 Middle St, New Bern June 1- June 30 Craven Arts Council & Gallery is proud to present two exhibitions in the Main Gallery for the month of June: “Through the Lens” and “Juneteenth.” These exhibitions were originally planned as separate exhibits, but due to the effects of COVID-19 on our …

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Mia Bunn

Send Us Your Photos for New Bern Now’s 2020 Graduate Wall

While walking around my neighborhood, I met Mia Bunn, who graduated from Johnson and Wales University in Charlotte, NC, with a degree in Baking and Pastry Arts and Food Service Management. She was celebrating this special milestone with her family when I asked her if I could take her photo. She inspired me to create …

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New Bern Now Podsquad - June 4

Living in New Bern Now Podcast – Episode 144

June 4, 2020 – 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: Randy Foster (New Bern Post), Peggy Barnes, 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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Students with drones

Toyota of New Bern Tech Grant Coding Takes Flight!

In the fall of 2019, Roger Bell New Tech Academy won a technology grant for $3,000 funded by Toyota of New Bern. The Roger Bell New Tech Academy students now, more than ever, benefit from innovative approaches to learning. Engaging tools make learning fun, especially in remote learning situations. The funds from this grant allowed …

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