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Juneteenth Exhibition

Juneteenth by Lee Hood
New Exhibition by local African American Artists to focus on Freedom Craven Arts Council & Gallery is proud to present “Juneteenth” in the Main Gallery at Bank of the Arts for the month of June. Local African American artists will present their works celebrating the diversity and freedom inherit to the arts, and what Juneteenth […]
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2019 Juneteenth Celebration of New Bern

Juneteenth 2019
Uptown and Downtown New Bern, NC 6/17/19 – 6/23/19 #ProjectRestore and various community co-facilitators are proud to present “Juneteenth of New Bern” in numerous locations throughout uptown and downtown New Bern for more than a week during the month of June. With last year’s resurgence of Juneteenth in New Bern and Craven County, this year […]
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Historical Society Seeks a Few Good Ghosts

Ghostwalk Auditions
Ghostwalk Auditions, July 24 New Bern, NC – The New Bern Historical Society is looking for a few good ghosts.  Whether you are a spirited novice or have lots of ghostly experience, the Historical Society wants you to portray the historic characters in this year’s Ghostwalk.  Ghostwalk brings to life noted personalities from New Bern’s […]
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Auditions for HONOUR, the Musical

HONOUR the Musical
HONOUR, the Musical is a presentation with scripts and lyrics by local historian and professional writer Bill Hand with music composed by local musician/historian and well-known local performer, Simon Spalding. It, first, tells the story of the 1802 duel between Richard Dobbs Spaight and John Stanly and, second, that of one of Spaight’s slaves, Sarah […]
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New Bern Now and Beyond Podcast for June 6, 2019

New Bern Now's Podsquad
Episode 119 Connecting you with our community as we talk about the people, places, and the latest happenings in and around New Bern! During the show we talked about community news from locals; along with businesses and nonprofits! We also went Staytrippin’, Daytrippin’, and Night Trippin’! During this show, New Bern Now’s Podsquad: Colleen Roberts […]
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Fun Found Around Town June 6-13, 2019

Live Music Options At press time here is what we found for the week ahead. Always call the venue to confirm. Thursday: June 6, 2019   Captain Ratty’s Seafood & Steakhouse 202 Middle St., (252) 633-2088 offers the sounds of Chuck Phillips will play tonight from 6-9 pm upstairs in the piano bar. City Stage […]
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New Bern Historical Society Presents Annual Awards

New Bern Historical Society Annual Awards
NEW BERN, NC – The strength of any non-profit organization comes from the time and commitment of its volunteers. The New Bern Historical Society celebrated and recognized some of its legions of volunteers recently at their Annual Meeting and Awards Dinner held at the New Bern Golf and Country Club. Board of Directors President Joe […]
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Survey Says?

Mitchell Hardware and Accidental Artist
We want to know what you think about living in New Bern so we can provide information that your interested in. We would really appreciate it if you would take this short anonymous survey here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/TJXT7VK. If there’s something that we didn’t mention that you like to see more of, please let us know by […]
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Encore of World War I Presentation

Mark Sandvigen
May’s Sellout Program Will Be Presented Again by Mark Sandvigen July 10 NEW BERN, NC, It has been 100 years since World War I, the “War to End All Wars”.  Mark Sandvigen will join the New Bern Historical Society once again at the Chelsea Restaurant July 10 at 11:30am for Lunch & Learn with a […]
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Major Changes coming for New Bern Now’s Magazine

New Bern Now Magazine Logo
As we celebrate our 10-year Anniversary, as an independent community news and information source, we want to thank everyone who has been a part of making New Bern Now a successful local online news and information website, community magazine, and local podcast and radio show. In 2009, some people expressed their apprehension and thought I […]
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Fun Found Around Town May 30 – June 5, 2019

Live Music Options At press time here is what we found for the week ahead. Always call the venue to confirm. Thursday: May 30, 2019 Captain Ratty’s Seafood & Steakhouse 202 Middle St., (252) 633-2088 offers the sounds of Chuck Phillips will play tonight from 6-9 pm upstairs in the piano bar. City Stage New Bern  901B Pollock […]
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New Bern Now and Beyond Podcast for May 23, 2019

New Bern Now's Podsquad
Episode 118 Learn about the people, places, and all the latest happenings in and around New Bern! During the show we talked about community news from locals; along with businesses and nonprofits! Join as we go Staytrippin’, Daytrippin’, and Night Trippin’ to surrounding areas! During this show, New Bern Now’s Podsquad: Colleen Roberts (City of […]
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