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New Bern Ledger Magazine: July – September online edition available now

New Bern's Ledger Magazine
We’re happy to announce that the 3rd Quarter 2017 Edition of New Bern’s Ledger Magazine is available now! You can download here or view by clicking here. Find out if your event, business, or non-profit is featured! The cover article features the New Bern Civitans, Tryon Civitans and the We Can Civitans. We also welcome new businesses/non-profits, highlight Arts, History, […]
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Action Packed Weekend Filled with Events in and around New Bern

Trent River Railroad Bridge, New Bern, NC
13th – 15th: East Coast Pepsi Connection’s 10th Anniversary Celebration at the Comfort Suites. Call 252-649-1717. 14th: ”Open Box” Exhibit by Artist Gee Vee Meyer during ArtWalk, 5:00pm – 8:00pm at Fine Art at Baxters Gallery. Call 252-634-9002. 14th: ArtWalk throughout Downtown New Bern, 5:00pm – 8:00pm, presented by the Craven Arts Council at the Bank of the Arts. […]
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New Bern and Beyond Podcast – July 10th

New Bern Now Podcast
Find out the latest information about our beautiful and happening town of New Bern and Beyond. Beyond, meaning our travels throughout Eastern North Carolina. Listen to our podcast show here: During this show, New Bern Now’s Podsquad: Susan Moffat-Thomas, Rich Sheridan, George Oliver and I were joined by special guests, Author Bill Furney and his […]
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Pepsi Collectors Plan Celebration in New Bern

East Coast Pepsi Connection
Who around here just loves their Pepsi-Cola?  These folks do too and a lot more… Well, they love Pepsi-Cola so much, they drink Pepsi and only Pepsi, they sit around and talk about Pepsi, they learn the history of Pepsi and they collect Pepsi memorabilia.  Yes, the tasty beverage, Pepsi-Cola, invented right here in New […]
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Weekend Filled with Events in and around New Bern

Fun in and around New Bern
7th – 9th: 2017 Hancock Regatta at Hancock Creek – MCAS Cherry Point. Call 910-622-6576. 7th – 9th: To Kill a Mockingbird, Fri – Sat: 7:30pm; Sun: 2:00pm at the New Bern Civic Theatre. Call 252-633-0567. 8th: Tryon Palace Gardens Lecture Series, 10:00am at the Cullman Performance Hall, North Carolina History Center. Call 252-639-3500. 8th: Colorfest 2017, 12:00pm – 5:00pm […]
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4th of July Weekend Events in and around New Bern

Weekend Events
June 30th: Ravenz Bru Band, 8:00pm – 11:00pm at the Harvey Mansion. July 1st: 5k Cancer Awareness Splash Dash Walk/Run, 8:00am at Union Point Park. Call 252-631-5187. 1st: Bike MS Fundraiser Car Wash and Raffle, 9:00am – 4:00pm at the Fairfield Harbour Community Center. Call 704-996-3865. 1st: Billy Holton and the Soul Shakers, 8:00pm at The City Laundry. […]
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July Happenings Live at The City Laundry

Live at The City Laundry
Wednesdays in July Pub Trivia with Austin Vaquilar at 7pm. Come and test your Trivia skills for an opportunity to win great prizes and have fun with friends! Join in the trivia tournament or find a nice cozy corner for a friendly game of Chess or Backgammon! Or bring the whole family to check out […]
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Tryon Palace Celebrates Independence Day

Independence Day Tryon Palace
Live reading of Declaration planned on historic site, music and food at North Carolina History Center Tryon Palace will host The Glorious Forth, a full day of events for visitors of all ages, starting at 10 a.m. on the Palace grounds and ending at the North Carolina History Center that evening with a waterfront fireworks […]
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New Bern and Beyond Podcast – June 26th

New Bern Now Podcast
Find out the latest information about our beautiful and happening town of New Bern and Beyond. Beyond, meaning our travels throughout Eastern North Carolina. Listen to our podcast show here: During this show, New Bern Now’s Podsquad: Susan Moffat-Thomas and I were joined by Leigh Ann Cook and Andy Shorter from the Coastal Carolina Regional […]
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Weekend Events in and around New Bern

Things to do in and around New Bern NC
23rd – 24th: Bridgeton Blueberry Festival at Bridgeton Harbor Marina, 1101 B St. 24th: Honey Bee Day, 8:00am – 12:00pm at Poor Charlie’s Antique Mall. Hosted by Craven-Pamlico Beekeepers Association. Call 252-474-4564. 24th: Cookies Around the World fundraiser with Interfaith Refugee Ministries, 8:00am – 2:00pm at the New Bern Farmers Market. Call 252-633-0043. 24th: 4th Annual Swing for Autism Golf […]
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The Sound of Music presented by RiverTowne Players

The Sound of Music
Music by Richard Rodgers Lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II Book by Howard Lindsay and Russel Crouse Suggested by “The Trapp Family Singers” by Maria Augusta Trapp RiverTowne Players is proud to present one of the world’s most beloved musicals, Rodgers and Hammerstein’s final collaboration, The Sound of Music. This classic musical will be performed July 21, […]
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A Historian Reflects on the Civil War

Ed Bearss
Ed Bearss Re-Scheduled for July 13 An American treasure, Civil War historian Ed Bearss was ready to speak to interested fans across eastern NC in January but the weather intervened. Now he is making a trip just to New Bern on Thursday, July 13. If you have interest in history, the Civil War, or exciting […]
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Tryon Palace’s Jonkonnu Workshops

Jonkonnu Workshops
Tryon Palace’s Jonkonnu interpretive performance group will hold free workshops for all ages interested in joining the troupe throughout the summer. Workshops will be held in the Waystation Auditorium on Tuesdays, from 1 – 3 p.m., June 20 to Aug. 8. A celebratory fusion of music and dancing, the 19th-century African American tradition of Jonkonnu […]
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New Bern and Beyond Podcast – June 12th

New Bern Now's Podsquad
Find out the latest information about our beautiful and happening town of New Bern and Beyond. Beyond, meaning our travels throughout Eastern North Carolina. Listen to our podcast show here: During this show, New Bern Now’s Podsquad: Rich Sheridan, Susan Moffat-Thomas, Lisa Bisbee-Lentz and I highlighted numerous businesses and non-profits in and around New Bern! […]
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