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Celebrate The Foundation of America – DAR Promotes Constitution Week 232th Anniversary

DAR Constitution Week
September 17- 23, 2019 There are two documents of paramount importance to American history: the Declaration of Independence, which forged our national identity, and the United States Constitution, which set forth the framework for the federal government that is still in use today. While Independence Day is a beloved national holiday, fewer people know about […]
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Should “The Podsquad” go on the Road?

New Bern Now's Podsquad
We’ve been thinking about taking New Bern Now and Beyond’s Podcast on the road for a couple of years now. We started recording in the Isaac Taylor House in 2014, thanks to Lisa Bisbee-Lentz and Mike Lentz. Last year, we relocated and went live in the Charles Tendell Studio on New Bern Live (located in […]
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New Bern Now and Beyond Podcast for August 8, 2019

New Bern Now Podsquad
Episode 123 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 Nighttrippin’! During this show, New Bern Now’s Podsquad: Colleen Roberts (City […]
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Fun Found Around Town August 8-14, 2019

Things to do in and around New Bern NC
Live Music Options At press time here is what we found for the week ahead. Always call the venue to confirm.   Thursday: August 8, 2019    Alisa Mike on stage at City Stage each Thursday 7-9 pm Captain Ratty’s Seafood & Steakhouse 202 Middle St (252) 633-2088 welcomes the music of Jason Addams aka The Mad […]
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Honour, The Musical Celebrates, Seeks Support

HONOUR the Musical
NEW BERN, NC – Bringing history to life through musical theater – what a concept!  The uniquely-New Bern production of Honour, The Musical will do just that, illustrating the iconic New Bern story of the Stanly-Spaight duel in a full-length musical theater production.  Written by New Bern author, historian, and journalist Bill Hand with music […]
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Craven County WWI Heroes to be Honored Sept 16

Craven County WWI Heroes
American Legion & New Bern Historical Society Join in Research NEW BERN, NC – The American Legion was founded by WWI veterans, and chartered 100 years ago on September 16th. In celebration and remembrance, the American Legion Post 539 and the New Bern Historical Society have partnered with the Craven County Department of Recreation and […]
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New Bern Now and Beyond Podcast for July 25, 2019

New Bern Now Podsquad
Episode 122 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 Nighttrippin’! During this show, New Bern Now’s Podsquad: Kathy Morrison (New […]
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Stedman Graham, Robert J. Brown to Present Lessons on Leadership and Identity at Tryon Palace

Stedman Graham and Robert J. Brown
New Bern, N.C. – Tryon Palace presents Stedman Graham and Robert J. Brown: Lessons on Leadership and Identity, at 7 p.m. on August 22, 2019, at the North Carolina History Center. The event will include a lecture presentation from both authors, a book signing opportunity, and a reception. Covering topics of leadership philosophy, identity creation, […]
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Fun Found Around Town July 18 – 24, 2019

Live Music Options At press time here is what we found for the week ahead. Always call the venue to confirm.   Thursday: July 18, 2019    Captain Ratty’s Seafood & Steakhouse 202 Middle St (252) 633-2088 welcomes the music of Patrick Reid for your dining pleasure. She will be performing from 6-9 upstairs in the piano bar. […]
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Christ Church to Present Piano Dedication Recital

Christ Church - Downtown New Bern NC
Performance to feature music of Mozart, Gershwin, Schubert, Milhaud and more New Bern, NC – Christ Church will formally introduce its recently obtained, full concert Yamaha grand piano with a dedication recital on Friday, August 2, 2019. The concert will feature duet pianists, Marcia Klinder-Badgley and Clifford Badgley, playing the music of Mozart, Gershwin, Schubert […]
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Tryon Palace Awarded Wells Fargo Grant for Cultural Arts Programming

Tryon Palace
The Tryon Palace Foundation is honored to thank Wells Fargo for their generous support of the Tryon Palace 2019/2020 Cultural Arts Series. The $5,000 grant, awarded in May 2019, will enable Tryon Palace to offer low-cost and free performances throughout the 2019 and 2020 programming calendar, with an emphasis on cultural diversity. “I am so grateful to Wells Fargo for […]
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