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Latest happenings and things to do in and around New Bern through June 10th

Neuse River - Union Point Park
5th: Jonkonnu Workshop, 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. at Tryon Palace’s Waystation. Call 252-639-3500. 5th: Behind The Scenes: Costume Shop, 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. at Tryon Palace’s Waystation.  Call 252-639-3500. 5th: Nexus Poet’s presents Poetry Open Mike with Katie Bowler Young, 7:30 p.m. at New Bern Arts and Wellness Center, 919 Broad St. 7th: Coastal Women’s Forum Annual […]
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New Bern Then & Now, Again!

New Bern Then and Now
Encore of Images of “Used to Be” from the New Bern Historical Society Collection You’ve heard it, “used to be”. Captain Ratty’s used to be Duffy’s Drug Store, Morgan’s used to be True Tread Tires, First Citizens Bank sits where used to be the Hotel Queen Anne. The New Bern Historical Society’s Curator Jim Hodges […]
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Latest Happenings and Things to do in New Bern through June 3rd

New Bern NC
May 1st – 31st: Tryon Civitan Food Drive benefiting Religious Community Services, drop off location is the UPS Store, 1822 S. Glenburnie Rd. Call 252-637-7500. 29th: Behind The Scenes: Museum Technology, 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. at Tryon Palace’s Waystation.  Call 252-639-3500. 31st: Knights of Columbus “Yard Sale”, Thurs: 7:00 a.m. – 12 :00 p.m.; Fri – Sat: […]
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Senators Burr and Tillis support F-35B Growth for Cherry Point

Allies for Cherry Point's Tomorrow
Washington, DC: North Carolina’s US Senators Richard M. Burr and Thom Tillis urged the Chairs and Ranking Members of the Senate Armed Services and Defense Appropriations Committees to purchase 93 F-35 fighter aircraft during the 2018-2019 federal fiscal year. This request, made in an April 11 letter to the Senate appropriators, would add 16 Joint Strike Fighters […]
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New Bern and Beyond Podcast for May 21st, 2018

New Bern and Beyond's Podcast
Episode 94 Find out the latest 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: Lisa Bisbee-Lentz (Greater Good Gallery), Colleen Roberts (City of New Bern), Kathy Morrison (New Bern Historical Society), Susan Moffat-Thomas, and I talked […]
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Latest Hapenings and Things to do in New Bern through Memorial Day

Things to do in and around New Bern NC
1st – 31st: Tryon Civitan Food Drive benefiting Religious Community Services, drop off location is the UPS Store, 1822 S. Glenburnie Rd. Call 252-637-7500. 22nd: Ceremony to Celebrate Bicycle and Pedestrian Access, 9:00 a.m. H.J. MacDonald Middle School, 3127 Elizabeth Ave. Presented by The City of New Bern. Call 252-639-2750. 22nd: Resource Information Fair, 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 […]
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Latest Events and Things to do in New Bern through May 20th

Trent River Railroad Bridge, New Bern, NC
1st – 31st: Tryon Civitan Food Drive benefiting Religious Community Services, drop off location is the UPS Store, 1822 S. Glenburnie Rd. Call 252-637-7500. 15th: Behind The Scenes: Gardens, 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. at Tryon Palace’s Waystation.  Call 252-639-3500. 15th: 2018 Salute to our Veterans, 6:00 p.m. at the Havelock Events and Tourist Center. Presented by the […]
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The 2018 New Bern River Homes Tour

New Bern River Homes Tour
Featuring Homes Never Before Open to The Public! The New Bern Preservation Foundation is pleased to present the 2018 New Bern River Homes Tour Friday and Saturday, May 18 and 19 from 10:00 AM until 4:00 PM, featuring beautiful waterfront homes along both the Trent and Neuse Rivers.  These architecturally significant homes have spectacular interiors […]
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Memorial Day Weekend 2018

Memorial Day
Point of interest: As a nation we celebrate two holidays honoring veterans. Memorial Day (we horror the fallen) and Veteran’s Day (we honor living veterans) Remembrances Day – May 26th (Saturday morning) 9 a.m. – 11 a.m. Sponsor: Girl Scouts Enchanting Waters Service Unit, New Bern supported by local Boy Scouts Troops. Location: New Bern […]
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New Bern and Beyond Podcast for May 7th, 2018

New Bern Now's Podsquad
Episode 93 Find out the latest 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), Colleen Roberts (City of New Bern), Laura Johnson (NewBernNow), and I talked about all kinds of […]
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Latest Events and Things to do in New Bern through May 13th

Aerial photo New Bern
1st – 31st: Tryon Civitan Food Drive benefiting Religious Community Services, drop off location is the UPS Store, 1822 S. Glenburnie Rd. Call 252-637-7500. 8th: Behind The Scenes: Gardens, 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. at Tryon Palace’s Waystation.  Call 252-639-3500. 8th: “Gentle On My Mind: Historical & Humorous Stories About Coastal Carolina” Featuring Mr. Rodney Kemp, 6:30 p.m. […]
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Nearly 50 Participate in Park Day

Park Day
Historical Society Thanks Volunteers On a perfect day, volunteers from throughout Eastern North Carolina pitched in to help at New Bern Battlefield Park. Working in partnership with the Civil War Trust, the Battlefield Park hosted Park Day, an event that combined work, learning and fun.  Nearly 50 volunteers of all ages picked up their rakes […]
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