New Bern and Beyond Podcast for September 10, 2018

New Bern Now Podsquad

L – R: David Whitley, Eileen Bress, Rich Sheridan, Kathy Morrison, Susan Moffat-Thomas, George Oliver, Colleen Roberts, Cathi Miller, Clayton Cheek, Lovay Singleton, and Wendy Card

Episode 102

Find out the latest “positive” news and information about our beautiful and happening town of New Bern and Beyond. Beyond, meaning our travels throughout Eastern North Carolina!

During this show, New Bern Now’s Podsquad: Rich Sheridan (Crystal Coast Discovery Map), Susan Moffat-Thomas, Colleen Roberts (City of New Bern), Kathy Morrison (New Bern Historical Society) George Oliver (Oliver and Cheek, PLLC), and I talked about all kinds of positive things happening in our community on location in the Charles Tendell Studio located inside the O’Marks Bldg., 233 Middle Street Suite 107 in Downtown New Bern!

We were joined by Lovay Singleton, Karen Hacker, Eileen Bress, and David Whitley, and Nancy Melling.

Show Notes:

1:11 – Lovay Singleton, Veterans Employment Base Camp and Veterans Garden – 5th Annual Craven County Veterans Standdown

5:56 – Karen Hacker, DAV Chapter 40 – volunteers provide free transportation to VA medical facilities for Veterans

13:38 – New Bern Breakfast Rotary Club – Eileen Bress and David Whitley talking about Oktoberfest

19:17 – Nancy Melling, DAR Richard Dobbs Spaight Chapter – Constitution Week

26:28 – Daytrippin’

– Kayak the Salt Marsh (NC Maritime Museum)

– 3rd Annual Crystal Coast Volleyball Tournament for the United Way – Carteret County

– NC Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores

– Carolina Artist Gallery presents the Wild Horses of the Outer Banks – Fundraiser for Shakleford Horses

– Bryan Mayer at The Saltwater Grill in Swansboro

– NC Seafood Festival

– Fire Truck Pull during MUMFEST

– Swansboro Mullet Festival

– Old Front Porch Music Festival

– Jones County Heritage Festival

– White Oak Shores Bluegrass Festival

36:45: City Hall Update:

– Public Media North Carolina CARES

– Martin Marietta Park

– Friends of Kafer Park

– Crosswalk Signals

– Congratulations to Ben Quinn Elementary School

– Inspired Cupcakes by New Bern Parks and Recreation

44:15 – Three Guys Signs

44:35 – Next Best Thing Children’s Consignment Shop

45:00 – The Charles Tendell Show and Studio

46:15 –

46:48 – J & J Pressure Washing and Cleaning

47:38 – CarolinaEast Foundation and Dining Out Against Cancer

49:23 – New Bern Historical Society Updates:

– New Bern Then and Now Finale

– Lunch and Learn: Admiral Farragut presented by RADM Jay DeLoache, Retired

50:44 – Staytrippin’ in and around New Bern:

Peter and the Starcatcher

Nexus Poet’s Poetry Open Mike Night

Social Media Marketing – Small Business Roundtable

POW/MIA Remembrance Day

5th Annual Craig Brake Memorial Colors 4 Cancer

“Autumn Artists”

For You We Ride Poker Run fundraiser for breast cancer assistance charities

Concert for Cancer

Craven’s Got Talent

– Lewis n Clark’s Expedition: James Taylor & Carole King

Beethoven’s Fifth presented by the North Carolina Symphony Performance

54:57 – Events at Tryon Palace and the North Carolina History Center:

– Palace Pours: Wine-ing Down Summer

– African American Lecture Series

– Stand Up Comedy Show featuring Walk in Bathtub

– Lunch and Learn

– Revolutionary War Weekend

– Behind the Scenes: Costume Shop

56:02 – Live Entertainment and Music Options:

City Stage

56:27 – Interview with Brian Irving, Libertarian Candidate for the NC General Assembly’s Senate Seat 16

We’re excited to be teaming up with Randy Foster, as he’ll be editing the Ledger magazine so please send us your community news and event information by September 15th to be included in the Oct – Dec edition. Please give us a call at 252-259-6853 or send us an email at

Also, if you haven’t heard, Brad Poirier, owner Bear City Impact (web design and marketing) has joined New Bern Now’s Team as a Contributor. Brad will be doing a regular feature called Bear City Beat. He’ll be selecting feature stories from information submitted to us, so this is another great way to get your message out!

Please let us know if you’d like to join our Team as a contributor to educate, enrich, entertain, and/or enlighten our audience. It’s a win-win-win for everyone. The only requirement is that you agree to contribute an article or video once a month.

Special thanks to Mike Afflerbach, owner of New Bern’s News Talk Radio Station WNOS 103.9FM and 1450 for airing the Podcast every Wednesday at 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Also listen to our New Bern Live partners as their shows also air on WNOS (list schedule – Asked and Answered with Chris Ormond, The Charles Tendell Show, Men On Radio Offering Nonsensical Solutions (M.O.R.O.N.S.), and City Talk with Sabrina and Lee. (Did I miss anyone?)

And of course, let us know if you’d like to join us as a guest on the Podcast or have any questions, comments or suggestions by calling 252-259-6853 or sending us an email at

Tune into our latest Podcast episodes on our ITunes and Libsyn Channels. You can also listen to the show on New Bern’s News Talk Radio Station 103.9FM and 1450AM. Special thanks to Mike Afflerbach, owner of New Bern’s NewsTalk Radio Station for airing our Podcast every Wednesday at 8 a.m. and 5 p.m.

We’ll be back on September 24, 2018.

Join the New Bern Live Facebook group to learn about all the different citizen media resources that we have in our community and engage in the conversation.

Please let us know if you have any comments, suggestions, or would like to set up an interview and spread the word about a special event or other interesting topic. Send me an email or give me a call at 252-259-6853.

Wendy Card

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