Contact509 Pollock St., New Bern 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 →