On Saturday, March 6, Tryon Palace will present its new exhibit, “A Lasting Monument: Creating North Carolina’s First Permanent Capitol,” in the Duffy Gallery of the North Carolina History Center. The exhibit celebrates 250 years of Governor Tryon’s Palace, from 1770 to 2020. One of North Carolina’s most beautiful historic landmarks, the story of this elegant Georgian-style structure reveals a complex, multi-faceted journey through North Carolina’s history beginning in Colonial America as the Royal Governor’s residence and administrative building, and triumphing over tragedy through decades of American change, destruction and perseverance. The exhibit explores the process of establishing a permanent capitol in North Carolina, itsRead More →

Craven County Schools’ Tabari Wallace was named Special Adviser to the State Superintendent of Schools in the area of principal engagement. He will report to State Superintendent Catherine Truitt at the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction. “Wallace has been a vital school leader in our district since 2003 when he first served as an assistant principal,” Craven County Schools said in a release announcing the change. “He quickly demonstrated his passion for students and staff and was ultimately recognized by our district as our Craven County Principal of the Year and then the state when he was named the 2018 North Carolina State PrincipalRead More →

Coastal Carolina Regional Airport (EWN) is seeking $100,000 in pledges from the community that could lead to direct-flight service from New Bern to Dulles International Airport near Washington, D.C. EWN is applying for $1 million grant from the Department of Transportation Small Community Air Service Development Program (SCASDP) Grant. Background here. The deadline is Wednesday, Feb. 24, with $11,500 to go to reach the pledge amount. The airport has received 13 pledges so far totaling $88,500, with pledges coming from businesses, citizens, and counties. CarolinaEast Health Systems North Carolina Department of Transportation/Aviation Visit New Bern Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Advantage First Citizens Bank Gault AppraisalsRead More →

North Carolina Travels, a subsidiary of New Bern Post LLC, is partnering with Hulsey Media for it to manage travel information sections of the website for Western North Carolina including Asheville, Hendersonville, Boone, and numerous other destinations. Hulsey Media, https://hulseymedia.com/, is a local media and marketing company based in Hendersonville, N.C. Its titles include Asheville Ale Trail, Hendersonville Magazine, The Real Estate Book of Asheville/Hendersonville, Aging Resources, Healthcare Resources, Asheville.Apartments, Hendersonville Holidays, HomeTown Welcome New Mover Program, WNC Homeowners Resource Guide, and WNC Business Today. Hulsey Media marketing services include direct mail, social media, website development, SEO, email and targeted display advertising. North Carolina Travels (https://northcarolinatravels.com/)Read More →

In collaboration with The Blood Connection, the Tryon Palace Commission is hosting a blood drive on Thursday, Feb. 25, 2021, at The North Carolina History Center. The blood-drive will be held indoors in Lawson’s Landing (next to the Museum Store) from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.. Each life-saving blood donation from this event not only supports those in need but will raise $20 for the Tryon Palace Foundation. The Foundation supports Tryon Palace’s programming, education, and restoration needs. The $20 raised from your blood donation will help the Foundation sustain these important programs. To sign up for the blood drive and schedule a time slot,Read More →

Settlement agreement entered today affirms basis of PEN America’s challenge on behalf of its journalist members who were threatened and retaliated against by President Trump PEN America and its counsel Protect Democracy announced today that it has settled its 2018 lawsuit PEN America v. Trump with the United States government. The settlement agreement, entered today in the U.S. District Court of the Southern District of New York, leaves intact a March 2020 federal court ruling that upheld PEN America’s standing to pursue a challenge to President Trump’s threats and acts of retaliation against journalists and the media. The decision forms a pathbreaking precedent providing accountabilityRead More →

Craven County’s first COVID-19 case was detected in March 2020. Now, just shy of its first anniversary, the county has passed the 8,000 mark, with 8,012 lab-confirmed cases as of earlier today, Feb. 18, 2021. Also during that near-one-year time period, 113 Craven County residents died of COVID-19-related reasons. On the bright side, Craven County recorded 608 cases over the last 14 days. That’s a bright spot because the number of new cases over a 14-day period had been over 900 cases immediately following the Holidays. That means the county, like much of the rest of the nation, has gone over the post-holiday spike inRead More →

Tried By Fire, Inc., a local nonprofit committed to assisting women newly released from prison who need a safe home while they transition back into the community, has undertaken a fundraiser to support the renovation of My Sister’s House. Launched on Feb. 1, 2021, an appeal is being made for One Thousand One Hundreds in financial donations to raise $100,000 by April 30, the last day of National Reentry Week. “Our campaign for One Thousand One Hundreds is an appeal to the community to support this ambitious project to rehab an 80 year old house in the Duffyfield neighborhood of New Bern,” said the volunteerRead More →

Coastal Carolina Regional Airport (EWN) is pursuing a federal grant to recruit an air carrier to provide direct service from the Washington D.C. area. EWN plans to ask for $1 million over two years as a revenue guarantee for this new commercial air service. The grant is a part of the Department of Transportation Small Community Air Service Development Program (SCASDP). If successful, EWN will offer a two-year incentive program built around lowering the air carrier operating costs by waiving certain airport fees and actively participating in a marketing campaign to promote the new service. Airport Director Andy Shorter said “The grant program aligns perfectlyRead More →

If you are planning a wedding in the near future Tryon Palace is hosting a Pop-up Wedding Planning Event to ease your planning anxieties. Today’s restrictions and guidelines have not made wedding planning easy, and Tryon Palace’s wedding planners and event manager want to help you through this process. On Feb. 21, from 11 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Tryon Palace is hosting a Wedding Pop-Up Show, where couples can discuss their wedding ideas and plans with some of our recommended vendors, tour the venues and Gardens, and mark off a few items on the planning checklist. Vendors will be staged in Mattocks Hall – an open, airyRead More →