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Best Pandemic Distraction – Pets!

Jeanne and Davy
Take a lesson on being in the now It’s easy to get caught up in the fear, anxiety and stress of the COVID-19 pandemic but, I have decided to take a life lesson from my pets; I am focusing on the now. Pets are consistent in their routine; mine wake me up at 5 a.m. […]
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Handmade Cloth Masks and Face Coverings

Laura Johnson
When people need help, others step up to fill the needs! The need: Masks to help people reduce the risk of spreading or getting the Coronavirus. Some people may have never sewn before, especially face masks. Now they’ve mastered the craft and are donating them to healthcare workers, first responders, and others in need. We […]
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CarolinaEast Health System Staff Show Gratitude

CarolinaEast - Thank You
CarolinaEast Health System staff show sincere gratitude to our numerous community donors in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. We have received donations of Personal Protective Equipment, coffee, lunch, kind notes and more from many organizations and members of our amazing community. The support means more than you know! Submitted by: Brandy Popp, Manager, Public […]
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Coastal Federation Purchases Land on Bogue Sound

NC Coastal Federation
In Partnership with Carteret County, State and Federal Agencies and Lawmakers The North Carolina Coastal Federation partnered with Carteret County to acquire 76.25 acres of land in the community of Ocean on March 20, 2020. Located between the Morada Bay Subdivision and Red Barn Road, the property has a remarkable view of the Bogue Sound […]
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CarolinaEast Medical Center Updates on COVID-19 Status, Preparedness and Precautions

CarolinaEast Medical Center
New Bern, NC – CarolinaEast Medical Center has six confirmed positive COVID-19 test results as of Monday, April 6, 2020. CarolinaEast staff is taking all appropriate measures to care for the COVID-19 patients, including isolation, and will further update as the situation evolves. CarolinaEast officials have been and will continue to work closely with the […]
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New Bern Bear Photo Contest

Firemen's Museum Bear
Looking for something fun to do? Take a photo of your favorite New Bern Bear and send it us to be entered in our contest for it to be published in our upcoming magazine! All entries will be included in a drawing to win a prize. Deadline for entry is April 11 at 3:00 p.m. […]
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2020 Flood Hazard Changes for the City of New Bern

2020 Flood Hazard Changes - City of New Bern
On March 26, 2020, changes to the New Bern GIS Maps were published online. According to the ArcGIS StoryMaps website: storymaps.arcgis.com: “Starting June 19th, 2020, new Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRMs) will be in effect for all of Craven County, including the City of New Bern. The following sections and maps will provide general information […]
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International Paper Math & Science Grants

Congratulations from Craven Partners In Education
This is the third year the International Paper – New Bern Mill has partnered with Partners In Education to fund the Math & Science Grants. International Paper sees the need to assist Craven County educators to fund hands-on activities in math and science. This grant allows our teachers the opportunity to purchase materials for activities […]
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Free Online Career Planning Available for Eastern NC High School Students and Their Parents

Student Career Path Planning Program
Student Career Path Planning Offering Free Services For 30 Days Winston-Salem, NC – Eastern North Carolina high school students and parents now have the opportunity to turn some of their new-found time together into something positive and rewarding by opening the conversation about life after high school. The North Carolina based developers of the Student […]
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English Speaking Union Grant to Craven Partners In Education

English Second Language Class
A $1,000 grant was awarded to PIE from the English-Speaking Union for use in our English Second Language classes. This grant directly serves our students who are English Second Language students who are developing their English language fluency and learning about American culture. The English-Speaking Union employs English as a catalyst to foster global understanding […]
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Craven Animal Hospital COVID-19 Update

Craven Animal Hospital
As you may know we have been offering curbside service for the past week, we will continue to offer this service until further notice. We will only see essential appointments due to the Covid-19 pandemic. This decision was made in accordance with the governor’s “Shelter in place” order and the recommendation of the American Veterinary […]
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