Education in New Bern

Find out the latest information about educational opportunities in New Bern, North Carolina!

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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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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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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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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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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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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Saint Paul Catholic School Gala

Annual Gala Fundraiser Held Digitally

School fundraiser brings in $63,312 for scholarships and computers COVID-19 couldn’t stop Saint Paul Catholic School’s 9th annual Reach for the Stars Gala from raising $63,312. This number includes sponsorships, donations, and the online auction with expenses taken out. These funds will go toward student scholarships and improvements in the school computer lab. On Friday, …

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PIE Spring Luncheon 2020

Virtual PIE Spring Luncheon – Friday, June 5, 2020

Do you have lunch plans this Friday, June 5th?  We want to encourage watch parties (with safe social distancing in mind), or if you can’t get out, in your home or office, of our #VirtualPIELuncheon! Post pictures (on June 5th, between noon – midnight) watching the event on social media with the hashtag #VirtualPIELuncheon and you …

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C Jones

From opportunities, come opportunities: The life and times of Curtis Jones

We all have moments in life that make us who we are. Curtis Jones was a black high school junior raised in Griffin, a small Georgia mill town. For him, that moment was when his French teacher was absent. Let’s set the stage. Jones grew up a poor, second-class citizen in the segregated South in …

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VEBCOG AGVET Program

VEBCOG AGVET Program: Easing the Transition of the Military Community into the Civilian Business Sector

New Bern, NC – On Monday, July 13, 2020 in New Bern, NC; Veterans Employment Base Camp and Organic Garden (VEBCOG), along with the University of Mount Olive’s Agricultural Department and North Carolina State University’s Farm School Extension, will begin the first session of the Agricultural Veterans (AGVET) training program.  This training program will be …

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