With a general election looming in less than two weeks, the North Carolina Museum of History welcomes David Gergen for a virtual discussion, David Gergen: Eyewitness to Power: The Essence of Leadership, Nixon to Clinton at 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 26. This program is free but is expected to sell out; register for tickets here. Join this virtual conversation as Gergen presents a bipartisan examination of recent political history—and what the current election means as a roadmap to key events in our nation’s history and its course for the future.  With an extensive career in the political field, both in the White House and as aRead More →

A gem in Historic Downtown New Bern The merchants and businesses of Craven Street have put together a special gift basket worth about $500 in merchandise and gift cards for one lucky winner. No purchase is necessary to win. Beautiful Craven Street in Historic Downtown New Bern is chock-full of wonderful experiences including dining, shopping, services, and ambience. While you shop, take a leisurely stroll past some of Downtown New Bern’s most distinctive and historic buildings. Sign up at sponsoring locations as often as once per day per location (scroll down for complete rules; download a list of sign-up locations and rules). Signups for theRead More →


To celebrate innovation, creativity, and the importance of North Carolina’s manufacturers, the NC Chamber is hosting a the statewide “Coolest Thing Made in NC” contest. “It’s past time to shine the spotlight on one of this state’s most vital industries,” the NC Chamber announced on a website, where you can now vote. After a public nomination and voting process, the NC Chamber will announce which product manufactured in the Old North State is truly the “coolest thing made in NC.” The finalists are (listed alphabetically): Artisan Leaf Handcrafted Tobacco Leaf Tables and Surfaces–Wilson Benevolence Farm Chamomile & Lavender Healing Salve–Graham Big Spoon Roasters Nut Butter–Durham Bosch StainlessRead More →

BEAUFORT, N.C. — Two sites in the North Carolina Maritime Museum System will open to the public next week. The North Carolina Maritime Museum in Beaufort, along with its Harvey W. Smith Watercraft Center, and the North Carolina Maritime Museum at Southport will open Thursday, Sept. 10, with some new procedures in place to help ensure the safety of staff and visitors, including: Limiting visitation at each site. Closing some areas and programs, such as interactive exhibits, group tours and in-person educational programming. Installing hand sanitizer stations and increasing the frequency of cleaning high touch public areas and restrooms. Installing protective barriers at the informationRead More →

Thinking of taking a trip to New Bern, but don’t know where to stay? No problem, ask Ellie. Want more information on retirement options? No problem, Ellie can be your guide. So, who is Ellie? Ellie is the first automated intelligence guide utilized by a destination marketing organization to navigate tourists through a town and it can be found on New Bern’s official tourism website. Seconds after arriving on New Bern’s website, Ellie is set to greet web users. “We have spent over 300 years preparing for your visit. Are you considering a visit to North Carolina’s first capital?” Ellie says. Upon accepting the invitation,Read More →

Note: Story updated with date and times. There will be a Chamber of Commerce Ribbon Cutting on Wednesday, Sept. 2 at from 5-7:30 p.m. for The Grill at Prohibition and Prohibition Drinks & Desserts. The ribbon cutting will be at 5:30 p.m. The business was badly damaged in a fire last May. Thursday marks the day the restaurant is back in business following renovations and repairs. “The Grill at Prohibition and Prohibition Drinks & Desserts is happy to announce they are back to normal operations with a new kitchen after the devastating fire that occurred earlier this year in May,” the restaurant announced in aRead More →

The second monthly Habitat for Humanity ReStore InStore Silent Auction opened on Tuesday, Sept. 1 at 10 a.m. and will close on Saturday, Sept. 26 at noon. This month’s auction features a water connection for many of the items presented.  There is no charge to register as a Bidder for one or more of the 19 items selected for this month’s Auction that are being displayed in a separate room at the ReStore, located at 930 Pollock St. in New Bern. Store hours for checking out the InStore Auction, and placing bids, are Tuesdays, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and Wednesdays through Saturdays, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. “Our firstRead More →

Special September topics include Living with Alzheimer’s — For Middle-Stage Caregivers RALEIGH, N.C. August 26, 2020 – While the on-going coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic still threatens the health of millions in this country and around the world, it continues to create additional challenges for people living with Alzheimer’s and all dementia, their families and caregivers, including 180,000 in North Carolina and their estimated 479,000 caregivers. The Alzheimer’s Association, Eastern North Carolina Chapter and the Alzheimer’s Association, Western Carolina Chapter are continuing to offer free virtual education programs and online support groups to help all North Carolina caregivers and their families. Launched in May in response to the impact COVID-19Read More →

On Aug. 3, the Habitat for Humanity ReStore, located at 930 Pollock Street in New Bern, introduced its first monthly ReStore InStore Silent Auction. This Friday, Aug. 28, is the last day to record bids on one or more of 18 distinctive items displayed in a special room for inspection. Those with winning bids will be called after this weekend and will have two days to stop by the ReStore to pay, with up to five days to pick up items. “This first month of our monthly InStore Silent Auction event has brought some new faces into the ReStore and we’ve had a chance toRead More →

New Bern Post asked its social media friends to tell us the funniest movie they have ever seen. We hope this list brings you joy and many hours of streaming entertainment. Here is the list (duplicates removed): Movie 43The Sweetest ThingBlazing SaddlesA Knight’s TaleThe PestBest in ShowThe ImpostersLost in AmericaMrs. DoubtfireFunny FarmYoung FrankensteinPineapple ExpressThis is the EndHow to get Ahead in AdvertisingKnocked UpLove & DeathDuck SoupUncle BuckTalladega NightsHistory of the WorldHigh AnxietyADDAMS FAMILYADDAMS FAMILY VALUESAnimal HouseAnnie HallAuthurStir CrazySee no Evil Hear no EvilThoroughly Modern MillieMurder by DeathPlanes, Trains, and AutomobilesHarry and the HendersonsLittle Miss SunshineRaising ArizonaMonty Python and the Search for the Holy GrailNight AtRead More →