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Learn about 300+ years of history in New Bern, North Carolina!

Craven County’s 300th Anniversary Celebration – September 22, 2012

You are cordially invited to join Craven County in celebrating its 300th Anniversary on Saturday, September 22, 2012 at the New Bern Riverfront Convention Center. The celebration will feature community exhibits, lectures, family history displays, children’s activities, live entertainment and more. Craven County was founded in 1712 and named for William, Earl of Craven. Native […]
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Learn about the City of New Bern’s Branding Initiative!

Colleen Roberts and Laura Johnson Laura Johnson and I enjoyed talking with Colleen Roberts, Public Information Officer for the City of New Bern, to find out more about the City’s Branding Initiative. I have to admit, before our meeting, I didn’t agree with the City for hiring an outside firm to brand our town. […]
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Athens Theatre and New Bern Civic Theatre History

Construction began on the Athens Theatre at 412 Pollock Street in 1910. The doors opened April 11, 1911. Designed by architect Herbert W. Simpson, the Athens Theatre was a gala theatre for silent movies, Vaudeville, traveling theatre troupes and locally produced live productions. It was regarded as one of the most beautiful and best equipped […]
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Send us your information for October quarterly Ledger publication!

Listen to Laura Johnson’s interview with me about the Ledger airing on WNOS 105.9FM and 1450AM: It’s almost time for the next edition of New Bern Now’s Ledger Publication (October – December 2012)! Please send us your announcements and event information to be included in the upcoming edition no later than September 14th, 2012. […]
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