Real Estate Corner with Laraine Mark

Laraine Mark, Broker/Realtor

Housing News Update Fannie Mae’s Home Purchase Sentiment Index rose 2.2% in April. Consumers grew more optimistic about the housing market. Five of six components that measure confidence in buying were up for the month. Forty-nine percent of those that do not yet own a home expect to purchase in the next 5 years. Ten […]




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Memorial Day Weekend Events in and around New Bern

Memorial Day Weekend

26th – 30th: National Vietnam Memorial Traveling Wall on display, Opening Ceremony on the 26th at 11:00am. Courtesy of the Otway Burns Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution and Big Rock at the Glad Tiding Church, 4621 County Club Rd., Morehead City. Call 252-636-5543. 26th: Bluesman Arthur Shuey in Concert, 6:00pm at the Trent River Coffee Company. Call […]




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Colonial Market Days: A Tryon Palace Renaissance Fair

Colonial Market Days

“Colonial Market Days: A Tryon Palace Renaissance Fair” comes to Tryon Palace June 3-4 for a weekend festival that celebrates the cultures and early inhabitants of North Carolina. Held in the spirit of a traditional renaissance fair, “Colonial Market Days” will feature the period of 1660-1720 with an outdoor market, encampments, and multiple performance stages […]




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Discover New Bern and Beyond Podcast – May 22nd

New Bern Now's Podsquad

Find out the latest information about our beautiful and happening town of New Bern and Beyond. Beyond, meaning our travels throughout Eastern North Carolina. Listen to our podcast show here: During this show, New Bern Now’s Podsquad: Rich Sheridan, Susan Moffat-Thomas, and Special Guest, George Oliver and I highlighted numerous businesses and non-profits in and […]




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Public Safety Awareness and Recruitment Day

Workforce Development

Join Craven Community College for the Public Safety Awareness & Recruitment Day on May 20, from 9:00am – 1:00pm at the New Bern Campus, 800 College Court. The purpose is to educate the public on public safety careers, available jobs and training. Public safety and emergency personnel, equipment and vehicles will be on display from the following organizations: […]




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Weekend filled with Events in and around New Bern

Weekend Events New Bern NC

19th: Lunch and Learn: Around the Tea Table, 12:00pm at the North Carolina History Center. Call 252-639-3500. 19th: New Bern Drum Circle, 6:30pm at Union Point Park. Call 252-649-1712. 19th – 20th: Catch Me If You Can, 7:30pm at the New Bern Civic Theatre. Call 252-633-0567. 19th – 20th: Annie Kids, 7:30pm at the Masonic Theatre. Presented by Rivertowne […]




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