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Auction of Amazing Gingerbread Art

Bidding Closes December 15 Yes, this amazing image of Tryon Palace, sitting in the window of Bella’s Cafe, is a work in gingerbread! And you can add it to your own holiday decorations! The New Bern Historical Society is holding a silent auction on site with bidding running through December 15th inside Bella’s Café. This […]
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Weekend Roundup: Things to do in and around New Bern

Weekend New Bern NC
7th: Pearl Harbor Remembrance Ceremony, 11:00 a.m. at the North Carolina History Center. Call 252-639-3500. 7th: Live Window Displays, 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. in participating businesses in Downtown New Bern. 7th: Rob Lightber Live, 7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. at BrÜtopia Brewery. Call 252-631-5142. 7th – 9th: The Nutcracker Ballet, Fri: 7:30 p.m.; Sat: 2:00 p.m. & 7:30 […]
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Gingerbread Awards Presented at Festivities

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People’s Choice and Heritage Auction Still to Come The New Bern Historical Society presented the first batch of Gingerbread House Contest Awards at the Beary Merry festivities on Friday.  An excited crowd anticipated the results as Executive Director Mickey Miller announced the winners and invited the crowd to see all of the gingerbread houses which […]
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New Bern and Beyond Podcast for December 3, 2018

New Bern Now Podsquad
Episode 106 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, Kathy Morrison (New Bern Historical Society), Colleen Roberts (City of New […]
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Giving Tuesday 2018 – Meet our Local Non-profits

Giving Tuesday New Bern 2018
Every year, Tharesa Lee and the New Bern Area Chamber of Commerce Non-profit Council’s NewBernGIV3 Committee spearheads the Giving Tuesday event as they come together to give thanks! Giving Tuesday is a Global Day of Giving that is celebrated on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving as it kicks off the charitable season of giving. We’re very […]
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“The Holly & The Ivy” Holiday Homes Tour

The Holly and Ivy Tour Holiday Homes Tour
December 8th from 10:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Historic Downtown New Bern and Ghent The New Bern Woman’s Club invites you to join them in a favorite holiday tradition on Saturday, December 8th when they present their 20th annual The Holly & The Ivy Holiday Homes Tour.  Stroll through the streets of downtown New Bern […]
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New Bern and Beyond Podcast – November 19, 2018

New Bern Now's Podsquad
Episode 105 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, Kathy Morrison (New Bern Historical Society), Colleen Roberts (City of New […]
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Special Edition of New Bern’s Ledger Magazine

New Bern Ledger Magazine - Special Edition
We’re excited to announce the publication of a Special Edition of New Bern’s Ledger Magazine. This one is unlike no other! The Interactive Edition is available now, view it here. With so many people suffering in the aftermath of Hurricane Florence, we wanted to highlight people, organizations, and business who have stepped up and displayed countless […]
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Weekend Roundup: Things to do in and around New Bern

Weekend New Bern NC
16th: Lunch and Learn: Decorating Through the Ages, 12:00 p.m. at the North Carolina History Center. Call 252-639-3500. 16th: Hairspray Auditions, 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. at the Masonic Theatre. Presented by RiverTowne Players. Call 252-633-3318. 16th: Spare Change Live, 7:30 p.m. at Blackbeard’s Triple Play Restaurant and Bar. Call 252-635-3322. 16th: Explorations in the Arts: Highland Echoes – […]
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