A local couple is taking over The UPS Store franchise in New Bern from longtime franchisees Pat Drake and Mack Paul, who are retiring after nearly 25 years in business. Jim and Middleton Hinckley of New Bern will take over management of the store around the end of April. An Open House will be held at the store at 1822 S. Glenburnie Road, New Bern, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, May 4, celebrating the new owners as well as the retirement of the previous owners. The New Bern store has 1,200 square feet of floor space and employs three full-time and two part-timeRead More →

Ed’s note: This article was modified from its original form to clarify that the Leadership in Education category is not limited to Craven Community College faculty. Businessman and former county commissioner Steve Tyson was named for Individual Leadership and James F. “Smoke” Boyd, owner of The Flame Catering & Event Center, was picked for Business Leadership by the Craven Community College Foundation’s 9th annual Community Fabric Awards. The college’s Kathryn Amerson was named in the Leadership in Education category. The event was created by the Craven CC Foundation to “showcase excellence in leadership as demonstrated by outstanding initiative, impact of service and inspiration of others.”Read More →

The Craven Community College Foundation is accepting nominations for the 9th Annual Community Fabric Awards, an event that awards individual, educational and business leadership in the community. The deadline to nominate is 5 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 21. The Community Fabric Awards were created by the Craven CC Foundation to celebrate and showcase excellence in leadership as demonstrated by outstanding initiative, impact of service and the inspiration of others. Previous individual recipients include J. Troy Smith, Jr., Dr. Jim Congleton, Linda Staunch, New Bern Alderman Sabrina Bengel, Nelson Bell McDaniel, Maj. Gen. Tom Braaten USMC (Ret.), David L. Ward, Jr. and Robert L. “Bob” Mattocks. BusinessRead More →