The state medical examiner’s office has determined an additional death was related to the storm, the 36th connected to Hurricane Florence. The latest casualty reported was a 67-year old man who died from injuries he received while cleaning up storm debris in Craven County. It was the first death reported in Craven County related to Hurricane Florence. “This deadly storm has left a lasting impact on families, neighborhoods and communities across a wide swath of our state,” Gov. Roy Cooper said. “Now is the time to pull together to help our fellow North Carolinians recover from Hurricane Florence and rebuild even stronger, and smarter, thanRead More →

Governor Cooper announces 33 jobs and $2.25M investment in Craven County McGuckin & Pyle, Inc., a manufacturer of custom lamination and processing equipment, chose Craven County for its new plant, creating 33 new jobs and investing $2.25 million, N.C. Department of Commerce Secretary Anthony M. Copeland announced today. The company will bring mechanical and electrical control system assembly and machinery services to New Bern. “Much of our state is hurting after Hurricane Florence. As we continue to support each other and start to recover and rebuild, McGuckin & Pyle’s choice to move to New Bern and belief in this community underscores North Carolina’s resilience,” saidRead More →

Curbside recycling pickup service for all of Craven County is temporarily suspended due to operations of the vendor Craven County delivers those recyclables to being closed as a result of Hurricane Florence.  Curbside recycling services are expected to resume on Monday, Oct. 1, 2018. While curbside recycling pick up service will temporarily be suspended, the seven Craven County Convenience Centers are available for citizens to drop off recyclables.  For a complete list of the Convenience Center locations and hours of operation visit the Craven County Solid Waste website.Read More →

First Craven Sanitary District is now operating under normal conditions. The office is now open during normal business hours and the treatment plant is operating at full capacity. The water system operated under emergency power from 11:30 a.m. Thursday until 9 p.m. on Sunday. There was a water main break early Sunday morning affecting about 15 customers out of water for most of that day. They were issued a boiling water advisory. That advisory has been lifted. There was no other issues with the water system and no other boil water advisories were issued. Due to high demand (leaks caused by the storm), district officialsRead More →

The White House announced that President Trump will be visiting Marine air station at Cherry point on Wednesday to learn more about hurricane Florence damage. Other details about the visit are being developed, including his itinerary. Craven County was hit hard by Hurricane Florence last week. First the New Bern area was flooded with storm surge up the Neuse River. Then Havelock and other parts were hit hard during the hurricane. Then Western Craven County and Jones County endured flooding in the hurricane’s aftermath. President Trump has declared North Carolina to be a federal disaster area eligible for federal aid.”Right now, everybody is saying whatRead More →

Craven County Emergency Management and Craven County Board of Commissioners have rescinded its mandatory evacuation order for all of Craven County effective Tuesday, Sept. 18 at 8 a.m. There are still homes and roads that may not be accessible as a result of Hurricane Florence.  The Craven County Emergency Management reminds everyone to use extreme caution when reentering flood stricken areas. The curfew for unincorporated areas of Craven County has ended though the State of Emergency in Craven County is still in effect until 11:59 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 21. The Havelock High Emergency Shelter is currently closed.  All residents housed in that shelter haveRead More →

TRASH PICKUP: Trash pickup for city residents will resume Tuesday. Contractors will begin with Tuesday’s route and resume each route each day. There will be no pickups for services lost in the last several days. If you have extra trash that does not fit in your receptacle, bag it and place the bag next to your receptacle streetside. No stickers are needed and there is no extra charge for these bags. Be aware that construction debris, carpets, clothing, etc. cleaned out from flooded homes should not go in your trash receptacle. If you have an abundant amount of trash and want to dispose of it aheadRead More →

Extreme river flooding is expected in the Neuse River basin in Craven County over the next several days as a result of rainfall generated by Hurricane Florence. Citizens in areas at high risk for flood potential who have not already evacuated are asked to evacuate now. Rivers are expected to rise quickly in the next week and are expected to crest on Thursday, Sept. 20. Areas at high risk for flood potential are certain portions of Vanceboro, Cove City, areas north of Weyerhaeuser and River Road, Neuse River Basin, Swift Creek Basin, Core Creek area. Craven County is under a Mandatory Evacuation Notice for allRead More →