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Shamrock Hunt in Downtown New Bern NC

Celebrating St. Patrick with Downtown New Bern Shamrock Hunt

Video produced by WITN News Channel 7 Join Swiss Bear and the Downtown New Bern Business Council by celebrating St. Patrick during the month of March! This year, they’ve added a new Tradition, the Downtown Shamrock Hunt! Explore the unique shops, restaurants, and merchants and search for hand painted rocks by artists and …

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Beary Merry Christmas

Beary Merry Christmas Postpones Sledding & Shopping Sunday

Beary Merry Christmas (BMC) will be moving the 5th Annual Sledding & Shopping Sunday to Saturday, December 22. This is due to the increasing chance of rainfall this upcoming Sunday, the original date for the event. Amanda Banks, Beary Merry Chair says, “We have had to be prepared to shift our events all …

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New Bern NC

Parking in Downtown New Bern – Let’s Be Patient

Although there has been resistance to the recent enforcement of two-hour parking in Downtown New Bern, I’d like to remind everyone that we’re very fortunate because the issue means that more people are visiting our City. This will ultimately have a positive effect on economic growth and development. You may ask, if it’s …

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Susan Moffat-Thomas Retires

Swiss Bear bids Farewell to Community Leader, Susan Moffat-Thomas

Tom McGraw emceed the Retirement Celebration for Susan Moffat-Thomas. He shared his first experience with Susan in this special story with us. He said, Susan “paved the way” for the Ship Hauling Machine’s “ultimate installation in Lawson Creek Park as a tribute to New Bern’s longtime and somewhat forgotten ship building history.” Although …

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