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Tips for Becoming a New Small Business Owner

Congratulations on your decision to join the ranks of the Small Business Owners’ (SBO), not only in New Bern, but across the United States! As a fellow SBO, I would like to offer some basic tips to get you started: 1. Create a business plan, even if you’re not asking for financial support. If you …

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CarolinaEast Volunteer Award

Thank You CarolinaEast Health System’s Auxiliary Volunteers

Another visit to CarolinaEast Medical Center produced new insight into people who have committed their time to volunteer in our community. This time, the focus was on the Medical Center’s Auxiliary Volunteer Force. After meeting with the Health System’s Volunteer Manager, Ms. Jeanne Balaoing, I had an all new perspective of the volunteers dressed in …

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National Night Out

New Bern’s National Night Out Against Crime Prevention

A special “Thank You” goes out to the National Night Out (NNO) Committee, New Bern Police Department, City Officials, Neighborhood Watch Groups, and local residents for making New Bern’s NNO a great success! The NNO was developed to foster relationships between local law enforcement, community neighborhood watch groups, and local residents. Building relationships among these …

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Gray Ladies and Lads

Thank You Gray Ladies and Lads of the American Red Cross

Recently, I had the pleasure of meeting the Thursday morning shift of the Gray Ladies and Lads of the American Red Cross at CarolinaEast Medical Center (previously known as Craven Regional Medical Center). The Gray Ladies have been caring for patients in Craven County since 1951. The Gray Lads joined the Ladies about ten years …

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Hurricane Recovery

Flood Elevation Certificates may decrease Flood Insurance costs

The following is an example of a Consumer Tip submitted by a local business to help viewers choose the right products and services for them. Flood Elevation Certificates May Decrease Flood Insurance Costs If you live in a flood zone or know someone who does, the following consumer tip may help decrease flood insurance costs. …

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