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Education in New Bern

Find out the latest information about educational opportunities in New Bern, North Carolina!

Explorer Alexandra Cousteau and her International Expedition Blue Planet Team visit New Bern!

Like her grandfather, the late-great Jacques-Yves Cousteau, Alexandra Cousteau is a Global Explorer and Advocate for our natural resources. She established Blue Legacy in 2008 to educate people about the importance of water and the impact humankind has on this vital resource. Alexandra Cousteau and her International Expedition Blue Planet team are traveling across our […]
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“Making Better Men One Dog at a Time”

We all make mistakes; some people make bigger ones by committing a criminal act. I don’t condone criminal behavior, but believe most people sentenced to a crime, pay their time, and receive professional treatment, should be given a “new lease on life”. This concept parallels the “New Leash on Life” (NLOL) program which rehabilitates dogs […]
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Wild Turkey Hunting in New Bern, NC

This is my first “wild turkey” hunting season without my big sister driving down from Western NY. My sister, aka “Darlene”, has been my “Confidence Factor”. Without her, I’ve never been alone in the Croatan National Forest for 24/7 for an entire week. She introduced me to this addicting sport of turkey hunting in 2002. […]
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New Bern Home and Garden Show

The New Bern Riverfront Convention Center was bustling with action this weekend! Consumers were searching for home and garden products and services. Some may say people attended for the “free gadgets”, but I’m an optimist and believe the majority of visitors wanted to know what area businesses have to offer. Knowing the cost of promotional […]
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Support the Swiss Bear Downtown Development Corporation

Some people may associate the Swiss Bear Downtown Development Corporation (SBDDC) with New Bern’s Annual MUMfest and they should because it attracts thousands of residents and visitors to the MUMfest. Personally, I really look forward to this fantastic event every year! But many people truly don’t understand the significant impact this non-profit organization has on […]
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50 Million Fish Kill on the Neuse River

After meeting with Larry Baldwin, Lower Neuse RIVERKEEPER, and Brian Westcott, Program Coordinator, I learned a great deal about how the greater New Bern community can help these hardworking men improve our Neuse River. Word of the recent 50 million fish kill resonates around town. It’s obvious that the time has come for local residents […]
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Cycling the MS Bike Tour at Age 80

It’s the bike stupid! Sounds trite but I really mean it. A road bike is the way to go for cross-country cycling. Years ago I wondered how folks could pedal mile after mile. I wanted to join group rides but I wasn’t sure I could keep up. It wasn’t until I entered the Senior Games […]
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Coastal Coalition for Substance Abuse Prevention

Coastal Coalition for Substance Abuse Prevention
The Coastal Coalition for Substance Abuse Prevention (CCSAP) covers Carteret, Craven, Jones, Onslow and Pamlico counties. We are working with the communities through county task forces to make significant policy changes and changes in the environment to reduce underage drinking, alcohol related car crashes and abuse of prescription drugs. This past summer, we took 25 […]
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