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Happy Earth Day 2019

Mayor Dana Outlaw - Earth Day Proclamation
Today marks the 49th Anniversary of Earth Day! Earth Day was declared by Senator Gaylord Nelson on April 22, 1970. Let’s reflect on his statement almost half a Century ago. He said, “Our goal is not just an environment of clean air and water and scenic beauty. The objective is an environment of decency, quality […]
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New Bern Elks Lodge Selects New Officers

New Bern Elks Lodge
At a recent meeting of The New Bern Elks Lodge #764, new officers for the year beginning April 2019 were selected.  Named Exalted Ruler for the Lodge was Dale Petrangelo, formerly “Esteemed Leading Knight”, a member since 2007 when he and his wife, Terry, moved to Fairfield Harbour. Pictured here surrounding ER Dale are (top […]
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Bern Garden Plein Air Event

Bern Garden Plein Air Event
New event features artists creating on site at three locations 9 a.m. – 1 p.m., May 18th Bank of the Arts, 317 Middle St Join us for the first ever Bern Garden Plein Air Event from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on May 18th, 2019. This new event will feature artists of all mediums creating […]
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St. John Passion Choral Performance

Christ Church New Bern NC
On Good Friday, April 19, Christ Church will be presenting the St. John Passion by Bob Chilcott. A “dramatic yet optimistic retelling of the Passiontide Story,” the performance features Dan Palimetakis (Evangelist), Christopher Short (Jesus), Joseph Morris (Pilate), Luana Palimetakis (Soprano), Marcia Linder-Badgley (Organist), as well as the Christ Church Parish Choir. The performance is […]
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New Bern Now and Beyond Podcast for April 11, 2019

New Bern Now's Podsquad
Episode 115 Today we talked about community news from locals; along with businesses and nonprofits! We also talked about the latest happenings in and around town and went Staytrippin’, Daytrippin’, and Night Trippin’ to surrounding areas! During this show, New Bern Now’s Podsquad: Kathy Morrison (New Bern Historical Society), Rich Sheridan (Crystal Coast Discovery Map), […]
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Rhone Sisters’ Story at Two Heritage Homes Tour Sites

Carrie Rhone Smith and Charlotte Rhone
April 12-13 Tour in 5 Historic Neighborhoods The Rhone sisters, Carrie and Charlotte, two of four African American sisters, spent a lifetime working to serve the community. In the New Bern Historical Society’s April 12-13 Heritage Homes Tour, you’ll see two locations connecting to their history.  The first, the Isaac Smith House on Johnson Street.  […]
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National Trust for Historic Preservation Awards New Bern a Preservation Grant towards Flood Resiliency Planning

City of New Bern - National Trust for Historic Preservation
The City of New Bern has been awarded a $10,000 grant by the National Trust for Historic Preservation from its Preservation Fund. This grant will be used to create a flood resiliency plan for New Bern including its historic assets and historic districts. Flood resiliency planning will help New Bern reduce vulnerability to flooding during […]
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New Bern Now and Beyond Podcast for March 28, 2019

New Bern Now Podsquad
Episode 114 Today we talked about community news from locals; along with businesses and nonprofits! We also talked about the latest happenings in and around town and went Staytrippin’, Daytrippin’, and Night Trippin’ to surrounding areas! During this show, New Bern Now’s Podsquad: Kathy Morrison (New Bern Historical Society), Rich Sheridan (Crystal Coast Discovery Map), […]
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