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Raising the Cairo with Ed Bearss – Jan 13

USS Cairo Gunboat
Lost Ironclad Re-discovered It’s a treasure hunt story worthy of Indiana Jones, led by historian Ed Bearss. On Dec. 12, 1862, naval history was made when the Union ironclad USS Cairo (pronounced “KAY-row”), involved in the campaign against Vicksburg, was sunk in twelve short minutes in Mississippi’s Yazoo River. It was reportedly the first armored […]
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Weekend Roundup: Things to do in and around New Bern

Weekend Events New Bern
21st: Free Classic Christmas Cartoons Showing, 5:00 p.m. at the Bank of the Arts. Call 252-638-2577. 21st: Around the World in 80 Carols with Simon Spalding, 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. at Bella’s Café and Catering, 323 Middle St. Call 252-633-7900. 21st: Trainwreck Live, 7:30 p.m. at Blackbeard’s Triple Play Restaurant. Call 252-635-0322. 22nd: 12th Annual Santa Paws […]
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New Bern and Beyond Podcast for December 17, 2018

New Bern Now Podsquad
Episode 107 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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Auction of Amazing Gingerbread Art

Gingerbread House Art Auction
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

Carol More
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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