Lawson Creek Marshwalk Extension Project Phase 2 nearing completion

Work on phase two of the Marshwalk Extension Project at Lawson Creek Park is nearing completion, according to Colleen Roberts, public information officer for the City of New Bern. The project will extend the existing marshwalk approximately 300 feet to the water’s […]
New Bern Board of Alderman Meeting

Citizen input, annexations, parks and recreation on the agenda for New Bern Board of Aldermen

The New Bern Board of Aldermen will meet Tuesday, Jan. 9 at 6 p.m. in the City Hall courtroom located at 300 Pollock St. Items on the agenda include: -Petition of Citizens. Members of the public are allotted for minutes to speak. […]

Heir property and wills clinic will address legal problems for Craven County homeowners

Legal Aid of NC will host two free information sessions this month addressing the complex and often confusing issues of heir property, wills and advanced directives.  During the presentation, representatives from Legal Aid of NC will present information about what heir property […]

Craven County Commissioners acknowledge downtown parking issues near Tax Department

Changes to New Bern’s downtown parking may have caused some unexpected confusion for county residents trying to pay their property taxes this year.  During the Jan. 2 meeting of the Board of Commissioners, Chairman Jason Jones said he had received “a lot […]
Craven County Department of Social Services

Craven County DSS sees ‘staggering’ increase in Medicaid applications

Following North Carolina’s Medicaid expansion that went into effect Dec. 1, Craven County’s Department of Social Services has seen a nearly 100% increase in applications, according to DSS Director Geoffrey Marett.  Marett said the numbers were “quite staggering” compared to the same […]
Construction at Jack's Island in Lawson Creek Park. (NBN Photo)

City of New Bern budget discussions highlight new construction, increased debt

The New Bern Board of Aldermen kicked off city budget discussions with a look back at fiscal year 2023-24 spending and a glance ahead at major projects planned for the new year.  During the board’s Dec. 12 work session, Kim Ostrom, City […]
Downtown New Bern, N.C. (NBN Photo)

Year in Review 2023: New Bern and Craven County

As the year comes to an end, New Bern Now looks back on top stories related to New Bern and Craven County government we brought to you in 2023. New Bern Board of Aldermen -The empty lots located at 304 and 308 […]