CarolinaEast Health System and Local Providers Partner For 5th Annual Health Conference CarolinaEast Medical Center’s Crossroads Mental Health hosts New Bern’s Fifth Annual Health Conference to provide the community with an opportunity to learn what mental health resources are available in our area, as well as increase collaboration with state and local agencies, law enforcement, medical providers, consumers and their families. The Conference will be held virtually via Zoom on Friday September 25thfrom 9 a.m. – 1 p.m., with several scheduled presentations. The day will focus on the mental health crisis in our country and the continued efforts by healthcare professionals to better manage regionalRead More →

The Sudan Shriners will vote Nov. 21, 2020, on a motion to raze its landmark Temple Devan at 403 E. Front St., which has gone unused since it was devastated by Hurricane Florence in September 2018. The existing building, known for its distinctive Middle Eastern architecture, is valued at $1.75 million, according to Craven County records. It includes an auditorium, clubhouse, and general office, all built in 1951, along with 1.28 acres. Another quarter-acre parcel, located at the corner of Broad and East Front streets, is valued at $205,000. It is used as a parking lot. A larger parcel, located between East Front Street andRead 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 Parks and Recreation will host a public input meeting regarding the Stanley White Recreation Center on Monday, Aug. 31. This drop-in style meeting will be held at the Omega Center, located at 800 Cedar Street in New Bern. The meeting will be held from 3-7 p.m. The public is encouraged to attend and share your thoughts. CPL: Architecture – Engineering – Planning will be on site to guide participants through this process and receive comments. For additional information, call New Bern Parks and Recreation at 252-639-2901, or visit the parks and recreation page online at www.NewBernNC.gov.Read More →