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City Prepares for Winter Weather

City of New Bern, NC
Winter storm warnings have been issued for eastern North Carolina, including New Bern, and the City is urging residents to take precautions. The forecast calls for rain, freezing rain, and several inches of accumulating snow Wednesday into Thursday.  Highest accumulations are expected along the Highway 17 corridor.  Near-freezing and below-freezing temperatures mean travel could become […]
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Martin Marietta Park in New Bern

Martin Marietta Park
The City of New Bern Board of Aldermen directed the city manager to move forward with finalizing a land donation agreement that will result in the City’s largest ever park.  Martin Marietta, the current owner of approximately 55 acres along S. Glenburnie Road (across from the NCDOT Bridge Maintenance office and formerly used as a […]
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City of New Bern Independence Day Festivities

City of New Bern, NC
Residents and visitors are invited to New Bern for the City’s annual Independence Day festivities and patriotic fireworks show. Events begin in the afternoon at Lawson Creek Park followed by fireworks in the evening that will be launched from the boat ramp at the east end of the park. This popular launch spot provides a […]
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New Bern and Beyond Podcast – December 19

New Bern and Beyond Podcast
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: Susan Moffat-Thomas, Rich Sheridan, Lisa Bisbee-Lentz, Wendy Card, and Special Guest Collen Roberts highlighted numerous businesses and non-profits […]
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New Bern’s Popular Riverwalk Extended

New Bern NC
The City of New Bern has recently completed an extension of its popular Riverwalk. On Wednesday, November 23rd, city officials and staff will recognize the completion of the project and officially open the new Riverwalk with a ribbon cutting scheduled for 12 p.m. The public is invited to attend. This extension adds 600 feet to […]
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City Preps for Hurricane Matthew

City of New Bern, NC
Although the forecast track for hurricane Matthew remains uncertain, the City of New Bern is taking steps now to prepare and is encouraging residents to do the same. National Hurricane Center meteorologists say the storm could pose a threat to the United States by week’s end, but forecast models vary widely as to where or […]
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Local Organizations Receive Grants

City of New Bern, NC
Three local organizations were awarded grants on July 6 as part of a special ceremony at the Neuse-Trent Housing Alliance meeting held at the United Way of Coastal Carolina located at 601 Broad Street. Religious Community Services (RCS), Neuse River Community Development Corporation, and Habitat for Humanity are receiving nearly $130,000 to help further their […]
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Notification of Wastewater Spill in Craven County

City of New Bern, NC
General Statue 143-215.1C requires that the owner or operator of any wastewater collection or treatment works to issue a press release when an untreated wastewater discharge of 1,000 gallons or more reaches surface waters. In accordance with that regulation, the following news release has been prepared and issued to media in the affected county: The […]
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New Bern Prepares for Wintry Weather

City of New Bern, NC
Residents should begin taking precautions ahead of winter weather expected in our area on Friday, February 12. Craven County is under a Winter Weather Advisory that began earlier today and lasts through 12:00 AM Saturday. Forecasters are predicting light snow beginning Friday morning, changing over to a mix of sleet, freezing rain, and rain in […]
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New Parks & Recreation Website

New Bern Parks and Recreation
The New Bern Parks & Recreation Department debuts a new website designed to increase user-friendliness and offer modern online amenities to the customer. The website is NewBern-NC.org/parksrec. City staff have been working with RecDesk, a company that produces web based solutions for recreation departments and other organizations, for several months to build the site and […]
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Impending Sale of NCEMPA Assets to Duke Energy Progress

City of New Bern, NC
City of New Bern studies impact of change in wholesale electric costs As the sale of generating assets of the North Carolina Eastern Municipal Power Agency (NCEMPA) to Duke Energy Progress nears completion, the City of New Bern is studying how this sale might impact wholesale electric costs. The City believes this impending sale will […]
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Leprechaun Leap for Organ Transplant Surgery

Thrillseekers, this one’s for you! New Bern Parks & Recreation announces our first-ever Leprechaun Leap, on March 15 at 10am!  We challenge you to take a chilly dip into the frigid water at New Bern Aquatic Center, along with other warm-hearted people – all for the sake of those who desperately need organ transplant surgery. […]
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Take the City of New Bern’s Branding Survey!

Laura Johnson and I enjoyed catching up with Colleen Roberts, Public Information Officer for the City of New Bern, regarding the City’s branding initiative. Listen to the interview here: http://www.newbernnow.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/12/NBN-interview-colleen-roberts-122112.mp3 Since our last interview, Colleen said, “The City of New Bern has partnered with North Star Destinations Strategies and they came in for an in-market […]
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