>Don’t Miss Elimination Round of the New Bern History Bowl

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The New Bern History Bowl kicked off its initial round of competition during the First Night Celebration. This educational and fun activity is part of the 300th anniversary calendar of events and inspires some “friendly” competition among teams while providing an informative course on New Bern history.

“I’m learning things about New Bern that I never knew” admitted Kevin Roberts, President of the New Bern Area Chamber of Commerce. “I’ve lived in the area all my life, but participating in the History Bowl has taught me there’s a lot more to learn,” he added.

Round Three of the competition was held on Saturday, February 6, when two teams competed for a “Play In”. The two lowest scoring teams from the practice round during First Night met for the chance to play in the March event. Pamlico Middle School Hurricanes and The Epiphany School participated in a 30 minute match with The Epiphany School emerging as the winning team.

The next competition will be held on Saturday, March 27, 2010 at 9:00 am in the Orringer Auditorium at Craven Community College. Eight teams will play in the elimination round. The public is invited to come out and encourage the teams as they compete for the History Bowl Championship.

Competing teams:
- HDRA (Historic District Residents)
- McCarthy Court Courtiers (McCarthy Court Residents)
- West Craven High School
- Ward & Smith, P.A.
- Berning Bears
- History-Onics
- Swiss Bear / Chamber of Commerce
- The Epiphany School

For more details about the New Bern History Bowl, please visit the 300th Celebration’s Website or call 252-638-9050

About New Bern Now
Editor-in-Chief, Wendy Card, founded New Bern Now in April 2009. There were a number of reasons she developed the website. While stationed in Washington DC, she had 30 days to transfer to Naval Hospital Cherry Point and didn’t know much about the area. She was frustrated because there wasn’t a central location on the Internet for information about New Bern. Wendy retired from the Navy in Oct 2007. When our economy dived, she was trying to find her way in life and decided to give back to the community by creating a website that provided a “One Stop, Information Shop” to help people find out what’s happening in our community along with creating a free business listing to help business owners who couldn’t afford to advertise.

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