Returning from Vacation in the Beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains

I’m back from my camping trip with my sister and her boyfriend in the spectacular Blue Ridge Mountains. I met them in Spruce Pine, NC (north of Charlotte) on Thursday. We camped out at Spruce Pine Campground and went “gemmin’”. If you’ve …

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New Bern’s F11 Fighter Jet – Restoration Project

Did you know that the F11 Grumman aircraft located on Dr. Martin Luther King Jr Blvd was dedicated to the city in 1973? Major General Paul Fontana, the Commander of MCAS Cherry Point, dedicated the jet to New Bern in recognition to …

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What is a Senior Independent Living Community?

I recently asked Ms. Diane McKeel of McCarthy Court Senior Independent Living, what a senior independent living community’s was to inform local residents and retirees thinking about moving to New Bern. Her response is as follows: “At McCarthy Court Senior Independent Living, …

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Historic New Bern Sunbelt Retirement Tour

Today, I had the pleasure to meet Mr. Whit Morgan, Realtor with New Bern Real Estate. During our meeting, I learned of a unique, personal tour of New Bern and the surrounding areas that Whit provides to Retirees. It’s called the “Historic …

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Support the Swiss Bear Downtown Development Corporation

Some people may associate the Swiss Bear Downtown Development Corporation (SBDDC) with New Bern’s Annual MUMfest and they should because it attracts thousands of residents and visitors to the MUMfest. Personally, I really look forward to this fantastic event every year! But …

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Let Me Introduce Myself

Many of New Bern Now’s viewers ask me why I don’t have a photo of myself or share more personal information about myself on the blog. The first thing that comes to mind is I’m not vain. I’m not saying that everyone …

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City of New Bern Runoff Election

It looks like New Bern residents will be at the voting both again, this time for runoff voting. It was unclear to me exactly what this voting method was because I’ve never encountered the situation. For those who aren’t familiar with the …

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