50 Million Fish Kill on the Neuse River

After meeting with Larry Baldwin, Lower Neuse RIVERKEEPER, and Brian Westcott, Program Coordinator, I learned a great deal about how the greater New Bern community can help these hardworking men improve our Neuse River. Word of the recent 50 million fish kill resonates around town. It’s obvious that the time has come for …

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Executive Director of the Coastal Environmental Partnership named to Board of Directors of NC SWANA

Allen M. Hardison, Executive Director of the Coastal Environmental Partnership, has been named to the Board of Directors of the North Carolina Chapter of SWANA (Solid Waste Association of North America). SWANA is a non-profit, international educational organization serving individuals and communities responsible for the management and operation of municipal solid waste management …

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Sabrina Bengel for Mayor

Sabrina Bengel for First Ward Alderman

My record in this community demonstrates my ability to serve in a leadership position with a proactive style of getting the job done. I will support and continue working to make New Bern a better place to live and work. As your Alderman, I will commit to serving you with dignity and respect, …

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Lee Bettis

Lee Bettis for Mayor of New Bern

Lee Bettis, New Bern Mayoral candidate believes the role of the Mayor to be simply stated – Leadership. When asked his vision of New Bern, he stated “a city with a vibrant self-sustaining economy, a responsive and respected government and an involved and proactive citizenry”. This vision includes vital historic districts, a downtown …

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Cycling the MS Bike Tour at Age 80

It’s the bike stupid! Sounds trite but I really mean it. A road bike is the way to go for cross-country cycling. Years ago I wondered how folks could pedal mile after mile. I wanted to join group rides but I wasn’t sure I could keep up. It wasn’t until I entered the …

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MY PLAN FOR THE 4 YEAR PERIOD AS MAYOR OF NEW BERN

Guest Blogger: Mr. Frank Kerr, Candidate for Mayor 1. I will work with the city residents to lower the sewer and water rates. I will try to meet the officials of the other cities to develop a water and sewer district. The City of New Bern cannot furnish water and sewer for the …

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Free Health Insurance Plan for Alderman and Mayor Positions

After reading Alderman Dana Outlaw’s article dated September 14th on this blog, I received calls and emails from readers wanting clarification of the City of New Bern’s policy on health insurance for Mayor and Aldermen. This morning, I called the City’s Director of Human Resources and confirmed that the Mayor and Alderman may …

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