• News for Community

    Monday, June 18, 2018
    Diane Bondurant with James W. Smith Elementary won a Spring Cycle PIE Grant, “Camping with Critters,” for $904.  This grant allowed every K-2 student at James W. Smith Elementary with the opportunity of observing, nurturing, and caring for a Painted Lady Butterfly. They each experienced the egg-to-caterpillar-to-chrysalis-to-butterfly-to-egg miracle!  For information on how you or your ...read more
    Categories: Community, Education, Press Release
    Thursday, June 14, 2018
    Chad Sittig is pleased to announce and welcome Patrick Bliss to the Sittig Agency as a new agent to the firm.  Patrick Bliss is a native of Oriental and now lives in New Bern with his beautiful wife and daughter. As a professional musician, actor, former business owner, and veritable jack-of-all-trades, he’s excited to bring his unique perspective and life experiences to helping others plan and ...read more
    Categories: Community, Chamber, Press Release
    Thursday, June 14, 2018
    CarolinaEast Emergency Medical Services receives American Heart Association’s Mission: Lifeline EMS Gold Plus Recognition Award (New Bern, NC) CarolinaEast Emergency Medical Services (EMS) has received the American Heart Association’s Mission: Lifeline® EMS Gold Plus Award for implementing quality improvement measures for the treatment of patients who experience severe heart attacks.  Every year, ...read more
    Categories: Community, Chamber, Press Release
    Tuesday, June 12, 2018
    Luncheon celebrates educators and ECU Pirate Nation!  More than 700 educators, business leaders, and elected officials filled the New Bern Riverfront Convention Center on Tuesday afternoon for the sold-out Partners In Education Spring Luncheon.   The annual event helps raise money for Craven County schools through PIE grant programs.  The organization, Partners In Education is the local ...read more
    Categories: Education, Community, Press Release
    Thursday, June 07, 2018
    Ed Bearss Presents Had I Been a Civil War Soldier July 22Renowned Historian Reflects on His WWII Experience  NEW BERN, NC, For those soldiers wounded in battle in the Civil War, often the outcome was grim. For those wounded in World War II, the outcome was far different. Renowned historian Ed Bearss was with the 3rd Marine Raider Battalion in the invasion of Guadalcanal and the Russell Islands, ...read more
    Categories: Community, Press Release
    Monday, June 04, 2018
    HOME Run for Habitat – A Game with the Down East Wood Duck to Support Habitat for Humanity of Craven County(New Bern, NC,) – Habitat for Humanity of Craven County is teaming up with the Down East Wood Ducks to support the building of houses in partnership with local families. The Wood Ducks game will be on Saturday, June 30, 2018 and you can buy reserved seating tickets at our ReStore in New Bern ...read more
    Categories: Community, Press Release, Fun Facts
    Thursday, May 31, 2018
    WNCT 9 On Your Side Reporter Courtney Allen, (left), Pastor Dr. Rodney Coles, (2nd, left), of Churches Outreach Network, Food Bank CENC Greenville-New Bern Regional Council member Jayne McGinn, and New Bern Mayor Dana Outlaw participated in the May 31, 2018 Stop Summer Hunger Kick Off at St. Andrews Lutheran Church, New Bern.  Stop Summer Hunger is an initiative of the Food Bank of Central & ...read more
    Categories: Community, Press Release
    Tuesday, May 29, 2018
    PepsiCo Foundation Gives Grants to Charities in New Bern, North Carolina – “Birthplace” of Pepsi-Cola The PepsiCo Foundation and Minges Bottling Group, Inc. issue $50,000 to benefit the Food Bank of Central and Eastern North Carolina’s Stop Summer Hunger Campaign and Swiss Bear’s Social Enterprise Job Training InitiativePURCHASE, N.Y. -- May 31, 2018 – Today, the PepsiCo Foundation, the ...read more
    Categories: Community, Press Release, Chamber, Human Interest
    Friday, May 25, 2018
    New Bern Then & Now, Again!Encore of Images of “Used to Be” from the New Bern Historical Society Collection  NEW BERN, NC, You’ve heard it, “used to be”. Captain Rattys 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 will reveal the past and current status of ...read more
    Categories: Fun Facts, Press Release, Community, Human Interest
    Thursday, May 24, 2018
    Neuse River Bait & Tackle, PointClickFish.com and New Bern Grand Marina Yacht Club have teamed up to bring you the 2018 King of the River Fishing Tournament August 4th and 5th. SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES ARE AVAILABLE BUT LIMITED.  CALL NOW IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO HELP SPONSOR THIS AMAZING TOURNAMENT!  We have created a 2 day Inshore tournament that any skill set can win.  Note-participant bags ...read more
    Categories: Community, Press Release
    Wednesday, May 09, 2018
    “Footloose on the Neuse” Summer Concert Series debuts on May 25thNew Bern, NC - The “Footloose on the Neuse” Summer Concert Series, presented by New Bern Parks and Recreation will premiere on Friday, May 25th at Union Point Park, 210 East Front Street in downtown New Bern.  This new, family friendly event includes live music on select Friday evenings throughout the summer from 6:30pm – 9pm.  ...read more
    Categories: Community, Press Release, Chamber, Fun Facts
    Wednesday, October 25, 2017
    October 24, 2017                                                                                            For Immediate Release  SECU Comprehensive Cancer Center Offering Support Group for Caregivers of Loved Ones With Cancer  NEW BERN, NC – The SECU Comprehensive Cancer Center at CarolinaEast Medical Center is pleased to offer a support group for caregivers of those affected by cancer. ...read more
    Categories: Community, Press Release, Human Interest
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