Dr. Pradeep Arumugham is a Greenville, NC, cardiologist and faculty member at East Carolina University. Used with permission. Internationally – total confirmed cases 5,270,244. Deaths 340,116 Gives a death rate of 6.45%. That is 64.5 people out of 1000 confirmed cases died with this virus. United States – total cases 1,612,786 Deaths 96,582 Gives a death rate of 6.0%. That is 60 out of 1000 confirmed cases died with this virus. North Carolina – total cases 22,725 Death 737. Gives a death rate of 3.24%. That is 32.4 out of 1000 confirmed cases died with this virus. 589 hospitalizations. Surrounding counties. Lenoir – total casesRead More →

This afternoon Gov. Roy Cooper announced that the closure of public school facilities as instructional settings for K-12 students will be extended through May 15. While school buildings are closed for instruction, school employees will continue to expand efforts to ensure that vulnerable children and their families have access to nutritious food during this emergency. Additionally, in partnership with the Department of Health and Human Services, many North Carolina public school buildings will serve as emergency child care sites to support those on the frontlines of COVID-19 responses, including health care workers and first responders. In the wake of the Governor’s announcement, public schools inRead More →

The New Bern Historical Society is still accepting applications for its Harriet Marks Scholarship. The deadline to apply is March 27. This scholarship is awarded to a senior graduating from New Bern High School for the purpose of obtaining higher education at an accredited college, university, or institution of higher learning. Renewable for three succeeding years as long as academic standards are maintained, the scholarship provides financial assistance to a deserving senior based on equal weight of scholarship and financial need. The Marks Scholarship was established by a trust estate created in 1968 under the terms of the will of Miss Harriet Marks as aRead More →

Following an emergency meeting of the State Board of Education today, North Carolina governor Roy Cooper announced that all public schools in North Carolina will be closed for two weeks due to the growing COVID-19 crisis. This is a developing story. It will be updated as more information becomes available.Read More →

The first case of the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) has been confirmed in Craven County, the Craven County Health Department announced Saturday morning. The individual who tested positive for COVID-19 is an adult male who returned from international travel. He became symptomatic and had a negative flu test. He was tested for COVID-19 on Wednesday, March 11, 2020, and confirmation of positive COVID-19 test results were received at the Craven County Health Department on Saturday, March 14, 2020, from the North Carolina State Lab. The individual has been in isolation at home since he was tested on Wednesday. Craven County Health Department’s Communicable Disease staff isRead More →

We have been carefully watching the development of COVID-19 over the last few weeks. Our Crisis Response Team and Board of Trustees have actively monitored the evolving situation, gathered information and consulted expert advice. We have come to the conclusion that, for the safety and health of our students, staff and community, we must exercise an abundance of caution and move to a virtual learning experience. What does that mean for Epiphany? We are suspending in-person instruction from Monday, March 16 through Friday, March 27. We will notify you by the 27th if we need to extend the suspension of in-person instruction. You will receiveRead More →

Volunteers needed for traffic and parking control The Vietnam Veterans Memorial Replica and Mobile Education Museum, a three-quarter size replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C., will be displayed at Lawson Creek Park in New Bern from March 24-29. Called “The Wall That Heals,” the replica was unveiled in Washing on Veterans Day 1996 by the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund. It is designed to travel to communities throughout the nation. The exhibit features a three-quarter scale replica of the Wall, and a mobile Education Center. Since its dedication, the Wall has been displayed at almost 600 communities throughout the nation. If you can’tRead More →

Block Party to make it all happen—Saturday, Feb. 29, 2020 in Vanceboro The Craven Resource Council was forged with four primary goals in mind Building relationships between community residents and partner stakeholders. Raising awareness about community resources. Identifying and addressing resource gaps Maximizing the reach of partner agencies. The council is the result of a collaborative relationship between Habitat for Humanity of Craven County, Twin Rivers Opportunity, and Vision Forward and has since expanded to include other non-profit groups, City and County agencies, and other organizations. The Craven Resource Council will host their second community focused event on Saturday, Feb. 29, in Vanceboro, at theRead More →

New Bern received a mediocre score for family friendliness in North Carolina from WalletHub, a website that produces data-driven articles ranking various subjects in various categories. In ranking North Carolina cities for “2019’s Best Places to Raise a Family in North Carolina,” New Bern ranked 56th out of 87 cities. The top-ranked city was Cary, while coming in at 87th was Laurinburg. In Eastern North Carolina, Havelock — you read that right — was the highest rated city in the survey, coming in at 35th. Other Eastern NC cities were Wilmington (44th), Greenville (53rd), Jacksonville (59th), Wilson (70th), Elizabeth City (75th), Tarboro (77th), Goldsboro (81st), andRead More →

The popular Harry Goodman Battlefield Adventure Day for families is Saturday, March 23, at the New Bern Battlefield Park.  A day full of learning activities, period games and living history, it is held annually at the Park, which has been extensively upgraded by the New Bern Historical Society. This year the event is open to guests of all ages, with special activities for children 6-12 years old.  Check-in begins at 11:30 a.m. with activities from noon to 4 p.m.  Guests will be greeted by re-enactors from the 5th and 7th North Carolina Regiments. The event kicks off with a commissary lunch for all guests, provided by Moore’s Bar-B-Que.  There will be CivilRead More →