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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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New Bern and Beyond Podcast for November 5, 2018

New Bern Now Podsquad
Episode 104 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), Kathy Morrison (New Bern Historical Society), Colleen Roberts (City of New Bern), George […]
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Barbour Boat Enthusiast to Present at Tryon Palace

Barbour Boat Presentation
Joe Peacos, a Barbour enthusiast, will present a lecture discussing his experience and expertise in “Restoring a Barbour Boat,” a lecture at the North Carolina History Center, Saturday, November 10, at 2 p.m. Peacos has restored several Barbour boats to their former glory, and will share the restoration process for two of his boats, a […]
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Tar Heel Traveler Comes to New Bern

Scott Mason, Tarheel Traveler
Scott Mason Gives Historical Society’s Lore Lecture November 11 WRAL’s Scott Mason has been travelling throughout North Carolina since 1997 meeting interesting characters, learning fascinating stories and discovering delicious food. On Sunday, November 11 at 2 p.m. at the New Bern Historical Society’s annual Lore Lecture, he’ll share some of what he’s learned presenting Tarheel […]
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New Bern and Beyond Podcast for October 22nd, 2018

New Bern Now Podsquad
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, Colleen Roberts (City of New Bern), Charles Tendell (Charles Tendell Show), and I […]
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