Join the Craven-Pamlico Regional Library in a Digital Book Club of mythic proportions as we read “Big Fish” by Daniel Wallace. The event is Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2021 6 p.m. Register by emailing adultprograms@nbccpl.org or calling the New Bern-Craven County Public Library 252-638-7807. Digital copies of the book, both eBook and audio, are available forcheck out via Hoopla, and NCLive’s Homegrown Collection.https://library.biblioboard.com/home.Read More →

While some local counts may be cancelled due to regional COVID-19 rules, many community scientists across the hemisphere will carry on one of the longest-running wildlife censuses in a socially distanced fashion. For the 121st year, the National Audubon Society is organizing the annual Audubon CBC. Between Dec. 14 and Jan. 5, bird-loving volunteers will participate in counts across North Carolina and across the Western Hemisphere all while abiding by Audubon’s COVID-19 guidelines.  The 12 decades’ worth of data collected by participants continue to contribute to one of only two large existing pools of information notifying ornithologists and conservation biologists about what conservation action is required to protectRead More →

By the time Roberto Quinonez moved to North Carolina from Paraguay in the 1990s, he was a young man who already had experience working at Italian restaurants. He honed his cooking skills in an Italian restaurant in Tarboro, and by 1990 had met Sandy, a coworker. The two fell in love and later married, forming something that went beyond the usual marital partnership. With their combined experience and a dream, they moved to New Bern in 1997 and a year later started a restaurant they named for their first-born child. Paula’s Italian Restaurant & Pizza was first located off Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. BoulevardRead More →

Twenty-two members of Marine Wing Communications Squadron 28 from Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point took a guided tour of the New Bern Battlefield Park on Dec. 4, 2020 to learn about New Bern’s role in its first major engagement in the Civil War. The unit, known as the Spartans, viewed the fighting positions in the park while hearing tour guide Jon Miller describe how the battle unfolded. The tour was organized by CWO 3 Christopher Margoupis and the group was led by the squadron commander Lt. Col. Christopher Tsirlis. If you are looking for an outside experience during these COVID-19 times, or to simplyRead More →

Familiarity attracted Gretchen and Tracy Du Peza to New Bern in 2015 as they investigated their next venture: Inkeeping. New Bern was founded in 1710 by a Swiss baron who named the settlement after Bern, Switzerland, his ancestral home. “We lived in Switzerland for 13 years, so we appreciate the Swiss tie-in here,” said Gretchen. In January 2016, the Du Pezas bought the Downtown New Bern bed & breakfast then known as Harmony House, a distinctive and historic venue that dates back to 1850. They restored and upgraded the inn and reinstated its historical name, the Benjamin Ellis House. Benjamin Ellis House Bed & BreakfastRead More →

Habitat for Humanity’s ReStore InStore Silent Auction for the month of December is open until noon on Dec. 22. “This month features a number of local artists and we are hoping that these wonderful pieces will find their way into local homes over the holiday season,” said Evelyn Richards, ReStore Manager. Artists have donated their original works in a variety of media, including prints, watercolors, oils, and drawings. Other pieces have come from donations made to the ReStore that fit this month’s theme featuring art items. Starting bids for this month’s 16 items range from $15 to $150, so there is something in everyone’s priceRead More →

Studies show youth need outlet to fight decline in mental health Local soccer program Coastal United Soccer Association (CUSA) is keeping its seasons going by proceeding with tryouts for competitive leagues and registration for recreational leagues for the spring season. The board of directors fought hard for the season, believing that it is imperative for youth to stay active and have an outlet during the COVID-19 pandemic, where children of all ages have lost contact with many of their friends and in return, became depressed or even suicidal. To register for tryouts or the Spring Season, go to CoastalUnited.com. Dr. Amy James, a New BernRead More →

People go wild over Baker’s Kitchen’s Butter Syrup, but there is so much more. It’s hard to imagine how in the world a family business that started with sheet metal in the early 20th Century would get into the restaurant business—much less be so good at it. But here they are. The Bengel family was into several things: sheet metal for more than a century, a travel agency, New Bern’s Pepsi Store—even a Collegiate Summer League baseball team (the Morehead City Marlins).  They jumped into the restaurant business in 2012, taking over then-called Baker’s Square on Middle Street and rebranding it Baker’s Kitchen. (They alsoRead More →

Ten New Bern Bed & Breakfasts, restaurants, and entertainment venues are joining forces to help give you something to look forward to When COVID is OVER. Starting Monday, Nov. 30, 2020, New Bern Post will begin posting a series of 10 feature stories about event sponsors. Contained within those feature stories will be an online form where you can register for a drawing to win one of four fun packages: two overnight stays in New Bern for 2, and two day-out packages in New Bern for 2, including meals and entertainment. There are four packages available in all available in this sweepstakes event. You canRead More →

Giving Tuesday looks a little different this year, and Tryon Palace is on board for this unique approach to this special day when all are called to make a gift to causes near and dear to their hearts. Tryon Palace is participating in the global Giving Tuesday initiative and local Giving Tuesday events. All Giving Tuesday efforts will be available online and on social media platforms online, Instagram, and Facebook. Patrons’ support will go towards Tryon Palace’s continued efforts in preserving historic collection pieces, supporting their mission to connect all generations to North Carolina History. Show your support of Tryon Palace’s mission and work onRead More →