Ever hear of Leadership Craven? I’m a Leadership Craven alumni myself. Tuesday was Government and Media Day for Leadership Craven, and Tuesday evening the Class of 2018 attended the New Bern Board of Aldermen meeting. There have been more interesting meetings, but it was theirs. It was mine, too, the first board meeting I covered for New Bern Post and the first city council meeting I’ve covered as a reporter in 23 years. They went easy on me. Notable items Streets and roads Victor Taylor, Ward 2, who chose not to run for reelection, brought up an item off-agenda: the unsafe driving situation where Dr.Read More →

Annotated CITY OF NEW BERN now with Results! BOARD OF ALDERMEN MEETING OCTOBER 17, 2017 – 7:00 P.M. CITY HALL COURTROOM 300 POLLOCK STREET   Meeting opened by Mayor Dana E. Outlaw.  Prayer Coordinated by Alderman White.  Pledge of Allegiance. It happened Roll Call. All present Request and Petition of Citizens. Spoiler: Nothing happened Consent Agenda Consider Approving a Proclamation for Friends of Libraries Week. Consider Approving Extended Construction Hours for NC New Bern, LLC. Approve Minutes. Approved ******************** Presentation of 2017 Beautification Awards by New Bern Appearance Commission. Spoiler: If you haven’t heard about this, you weren’t nominated. See Winners Presentation by Craven County Alcoholic BeverageRead More →

Smart News about New Bern for grownups There are lots of sources for news about New Bern, but no one focuses on New Bern news the way I do: your local government, local news you can use, local commentary … in short, hyper local, micro-focused. More here.Read More →