235 Craven St, New Bern, NC 252-636-2430 Online Facebook Morgan’s Tavern & Grill incorporates three big ideas into its operation. First, they stand behind everything they do, from the food they serve, to the safety of their guests. Morgan’s food is made from the finest ingredients. Steaks are prepared in-house daily, and hamburgers taste so great because they are ground from that fresh steak. Locally sourced ingredients are used as much as possible. The seafood is caught by family companies, and the shrimp is locally-born. The back-to-back occurrence of Florence, Dorian, and, now COVID-19 have made the environment difficult for many downtown businesses. Morgan’s responseRead More →

The American College of Cardiology has recognized CarolinaEast Medical Center for its demonstrated commitment to comprehensive, high-quality culture and cardiovascular care. CarolinaEast was awarded the HeartCARE Center National Distinction of Excellence in October based on meeting accreditation criteria, and through their ongoing performance registry reporting. The ACC HeartCARE Center designation indicates that CarolinaEast has met a set of criteria, including participating in at least two ACC Accreditation Services programs, NCDR registries and targeted quality improvement campaigns. CarolinaEast currently has an ACC accredited Heart Failure Program, Cardiac Cath Lab and Chest Pain Center with PCI. “We take extreme pride in our excellence in heart care atRead More →

If you can’t come in, visit the website to place an order. The comprehensive site even includes an interactive bridal registry. You can follow Small Batch Gallery + Goods on Instagram, Facebook and Pinterest. Small Batch Gallery + Goods would not have been created without inspiration from Shannon LuQuire’s marketing consulting and design firm, Trade Ideas. The seed was planted when Trade Ideas’ clients needed some advice when choosing gifts for their own clients. As she helped them, LuQuire discovered she has a knack for curating thoughtful and original baskets, and Small Batch germinated into the fun, thriving shop on the second floor of theRead More →

You can schedule an appointment through the Blush Facebook page, by calling 252.497.8875, or shop here. Follow Blush on Instagram @blushboutiqueetsy. The space at 223A Craven Street is a beautiful, historic mansion built in the mid-1850s that has been carefully restored so that every detail adheres to the period. The boutique’s natural lighting is breathtaking, and the space is serene. It’s a storybook setting for Jean Lloyd’s Blush Boutique to nestle and thrive. Lloyd started out with an Etsy pop-up shop creating custom veils and headpieces which she still offers both online and in the shop. She wanted to bring unique designer gowns to New Bern,Read 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 →


ConventionSouth, a national multimedia resource for planning events in the South, present New Bern Riverfront Convention Center with a 2020 Readers’ Choice Award. “ConventionSouth readers and fans have voted to decide the best meeting sites in the South, and it is no surprise to us that New Bern Riverfront Convention Center has been selected to receive our annual Readers’ Choice Award,” said ConventionSouth Associate Publisher Ashleigh Osborne. “The value in receiving this prestigious recognition is that it comes from the United States’ top meeting professionals who hold events in the South. These planners demand the highest level of customer service and quality facilities, and theyRead More →

Contact509 Pollock St., New Bernhttps://aerienc.com/ 252-636-5553 There was no reason for Beth and John Blackwelder of Atlanta to question their timing when they bought The Aerie Luxury Inn & Event Center in New Bern, North Carolina, in late 2019. The city was thriving, and its cultural life and nightlife were taking off. Though a bit threadbare, the Aerie was an established brand in New Bern, a historic riverfront town founded in 1710 on just about everyone’s radar—retirees, history buffs, antiquers, veterans, boaters, outdoor lovers, and people who simply enjoy the area’s beauty. Just around the corner was COVID-19, which threw a monkey wrench into justRead 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 →

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 →

Lidl unveiled plans to add 50 new stores and 2,000 new jobs by end of 2021, but as part of its ongoing effort to prioritize the most convenient locations, Lidl also will close stores in Havelock and Shelby, North Carolina. All employees there will be given the opportunity to relocate to another store within Lidl’s growing store network. It will be opening two stores in Charlotte, and one each in Wilmington, Apex, and Burlington. Lidl closed its 2-year-old store in Kinston last year. It will keep stores in Greenville and Morehead City. The new stores will be located in Delaware, Georgia, Maryland, New Jersey, NewRead More →