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New Bern Now Podsquad - Episode 190

New Bern Now Podsquad – Episode 190

The Podsquad: Kathy Morrison (New Bern Historical Society), Talina Massey (Business Savvy) and Wendy Card, were joined by special guests Mari Schultz, Mari’s Hella Fat Food and The Garage and Marin Narron, Office Manager, Craven Arts Council & Gallery. We talked about New Bern’s arts and culture, businesses, history, upcoming events, outdoor life, …

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New Bern Board of Aldermen

New Bern’s “First” Leaders recognized during reopening of City Hall Courtroom

New Bern’s City Hall was damaged by Hurricane Florence in September 2018 and after months of renovation, the staff, contractors, and all involved did a terrific job restoring the Courtroom. The reopening and dedication ceremony took place last week, July 13, 2021. As the unofficial historian, Alderman Sabrina Bengel detailed the history of …

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Eddie Ellis

Live Presentations Return for New Bern Historical Society

Eddie Ellis Leads Off This Year’s Offerings It has been many months since we were able to attend live presentations and have a casual discussion with the presenter afterward. The New Bern Historical Society brings us back to lively learning and conversation with Eddie Ellis on Thursday, August 12 at 6:30 p.m. (doors …

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Ghostwalk Auditions

New Bern Historical Society looking for a few good ghosts, auditions July 21

The New Bern Historical Society is looking for a few good ghosts.  Whether you are a spirited novice or have lots of ghostly experience, the Historical Society wants you to portray the historic characters in this year’s Ghostwalk.   Ghostwalk brings to life noted personalities from New Bern’s past. There’s no need to worry …

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James Reed Lane

Walkability – Enhancing the Pedestrian Experience in Downtown New Bern

To create a downtown that will attract a diverse concentrated mix of uses and foster economic interaction among these uses, it is essential to encourage people through the downtown core on foot by establishing an attractive system of pedestrian connections. Pedestrian connections create a strong sense of community and walkability, an important goal …

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Shop Class New Bern

What’s What Around New Bern Weekend Edition — June 24 – 27, 2021

Good morning, New Bern Now Readers! Here’s a snapshot of what’s happening in and around town. Pic of the Day: Maurice “Mo” Howland and Gator at Shop Class, DIY Community Workshop, in New Bern, NC Bear Outlook Via National Weather Service Today: Sunny, with a high near 82. Light northeast wind increasing to 5 …

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Signs of History

Signs of History African American Heritage Trail

Some new signs in New Bern may have recently caught your eye. There are 16 sign panels that were installed of late that explain and interpret significant historic events, people and places that pertain to the African American heritage within the greater Craven Terrace/Dryborough neighborhood. You are invited to help dedicate the signs …

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North Carolina Symphony

North Carolina Symphony Returns to New Bern with Free Outdoor Concert

  Live music has returned in North Carolina—and this month the North Carolina Symphony is thrilled once again to perform free concerts in Chapel Hill and New Bern through the annual Concerts in Your Community series.  The orchestra performs on Tryon Palace’s South Lawn in New Bern (hosted by Tryon Palace and the …

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