PBMares, LLP, a Top 100 accounting and consulting firm, has added four partners as a result of its expansion into North Carolina with the acquisition of the RSM New Bern and RSM Morehead City locations. “I am so pleased to welcome Robbie, Tracey, Charles Dean, and Jeff to the team,” said Alan Witt, CEO of PBMares. “They bring a wealth of expertise and knowledge to the Firm and further underscores PBMares’ long-standing and unwavering commitment to client service,” he added. Tracey Dail–New Bern Dail joins as a partner in the PBMares Audit & Assurance Service Line, bringing nearly 19 years of experience in a varietyRead 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 →

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 →

Grand Opening planned for Dec. 5 A New Bern vintage shop called Kind of Blue will celebrate its grand opening at a new location on Saturday, Dec. 5. Grand Opening9 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 5, 2020919 Broad St., across the street from Crema BrewComplimentary food and beverages will be servedCoincides with Five Point Potters’ Open House from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.Facebook The business was formerly located in Franklin’s Antique Mall on East Front Street in New Bern, and will have its own space and building in Five Points, at the intersection of Broad and Queen streets. Owners Jeffrey Cheek and Anne Marie Hodrick say thisRead More →

A Message from Jocelyn Konrad, EVP, Chief Pharmacy Officer Rite Aid is staged and ready to make the COVID-19 vaccine available in all of the communities we serve. On behalf of our 55,000 Rite Aid associates, I’d like assure you of our commitment to help you and your family keep safe and healthy during this unprecedented pandemic. We’re proud to support our communities with COVID-19 testing, and are eager to further support our communities by distributing the COVID-19 vaccine when it is available.  Through our partnership with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) as an official COVID-19 Vaccination Program Provider, we are stagedRead More →

Craven County Sheriff Chip Hughes is distributing safe holiday shopping tips. “The holiday season is right around the corner and shoppers are crowding malls and discount stores to buy the latest gadgets and find the best deals,” Sheriff Hughes said. What shoppers are neglecting is their safety. “This time of year attracts more shopping-related criminal activity because of the larger crowds and the extended store hours,” he said. “These factors and the usual distraction of shopping, creates a more favorable environment for petty thieves and other offenders.” The Sheriff reminds all Craven County residents to follow these safety tips:Shopping Safety: A single shopper is theRead More →

The 2020 holiday season is going to be different, but North Carolina retailers are in excited anticipation, and the North Carolina Retail Merchants Association (NCRMA), along with its 2,500 retail members across the state, encourage consumers to #ShopNC this year. The Thanksgiving holiday typically ushers in the official start of the holiday shopping season however, given the restrictions imposed by the coronavirus pandemic, retailers are adapting their strategies to ensure they are serving customers safely and effectively. Some are choosing to close on Thanksgiving Day; others are offering several months of “Black Friday” deals; and others will be featuring the same deals both in-stores andRead More →

PBMares said it “expands footprint into North Carolina” with the acquisition of two RSM offices, one in New Bern and one in Morehead City. PBMares, LLP, is a Top 100 accounting and consulting firm. The firms have entered into a definitive agreement for PBMares to acquire substantially all the assets of RSM’s New Bern, N.C., and Morehead City, N.C., offices, subject to certain terms and conditions. The parties anticipate the transaction will become effective as of close of business on Dec. 1, 2020, at which time the New Bern and Morehead City locations will join PBMares.  PBMares CPAs and Consultants is headquartered in Newport News,Read More →

“At the beginning of 2020, the Grill at Prohibition developed a great new menu with an eye toward nightly dinner,” said the owner, Chris Straight. “The menu is so varied that there’s something for everybody.” Indeed, it is a menu that leaves nothing out. You can satisfy every culinary craving at the Grill at Prohibition. If you love dinner straight off the grill, try the tender 6 oz Signature Sirloin or the dry-aged 10 oz  Ribeye. Both are sprinkled with house seasoning and grilled to perfection. The Steakhouse Chicken Flame-grilled chicken is an equally delicious lighter choice. If Mexican food is your favorite, you willRead More →

202 A Craven St, New Bern, NC  (252) 514-2553 411 Broad St, Oriental, NC (252) 249-0359 Online Facebook New Bern store is open daily 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Thursday and Saturday, to 7 p.m. Friday, and to 5:30 p.m. Sunday. Oriental store is open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. seven days a week. The wine room also features local food such as Bertie County peanuts, Local NC gold rice grown in Oriental, Bacon Salsa and Candied Jalapenos from Wilmington. Plus StoneWall Kitchen products you’ll love-jams, salsas, curds, and more. Don’t miss the new stuffed olives and bruschetta selections as well. Nautical WheelersRead More →