On Saturday, March 6, Tryon Palace will present its new exhibit, “A Lasting Monument: Creating North Carolina’s First Permanent Capitol,” in the Duffy Gallery of the North Carolina History Center. The exhibit celebrates 250 years of Governor Tryon’s Palace, from 1770 to 2020. One of North Carolina’s most beautiful historic landmarks, the story of this elegant Georgian-style structure reveals a complex, multi-faceted journey through North Carolina’s history beginning in Colonial America as the Royal Governor’s residence and administrative building, and triumphing over tragedy through decades of American change, destruction and perseverance. The exhibit explores the process of establishing a permanent capitol in North Carolina, itsRead More →

Tried By Fire, Inc., a local nonprofit committed to assisting women newly released from prison who need a safe home while they transition back into the community, has undertaken a fundraiser to support the renovation of My Sister’s House. Launched on Feb. 1, 2021, an appeal is being made for One Thousand One Hundreds in financial donations to raise $100,000 by April 30, the last day of National Reentry Week. “Our campaign for One Thousand One Hundreds is an appeal to the community to support this ambitious project to rehab an 80 year old house in the Duffyfield neighborhood of New Bern,” said the volunteerRead More →

If you are planning a wedding in the near future Tryon Palace is hosting a Pop-up Wedding Planning Event to ease your planning anxieties. Today’s restrictions and guidelines have not made wedding planning easy, and Tryon Palace’s wedding planners and event manager want to help you through this process. On Feb. 21, from 11 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Tryon Palace is hosting a Wedding Pop-Up Show, where couples can discuss their wedding ideas and plans with some of our recommended vendors, tour the venues and Gardens, and mark off a few items on the planning checklist. Vendors will be staged in Mattocks Hall – an open, airyRead More →

Craven Arts Council & Gallery presents the Twin Rivers Artists Association and Craven Community College Judged Exhibition in the Main Gallery at Bank of the Arts for the month of March. This exhibition highlights the talents of local artists in our community and helps to encourage networking and artist participation in the Twin Rivers Artists Association. Craven Arts Council & Gallery, 317 Middle St., New Bern, will host an opening reception for the exhibition during the downtown New Bern ArtWalk, Friday, March 12, from 5-8 p.m. The Twin Rivers Artists Association (TRAA) exists to promote and encourage the creation, education, and appreciation of fine artRead More →

The Craven Arts Council and Gallery in Downtown New Bern present Little Talks, a new lecture series at the Bank of the Arts. This lecture series will be a quarterly event hosting a guest lecturer who is an expert on a specific subject matter. Each lecture will be followed by an open discussion between guests and the lecturer. The first Little Talk will be at the Bank of the Arts, 317 Middle St., on Thursday, March 18, 2021 from 6-7:30 p.m. Tickets are $10 for members and students, $15 for nonmembers, and free for children under the age of 18. Tickets can be purchased atRead More →

Join the Craven-Pamlico Regional Library in a Digital Book Club of mythic proportions as we read “Big Fish” by Daniel Wallace. The event is Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2021 6 p.m. Register by emailing adultprograms@nbccpl.org or calling the New Bern-Craven County Public Library 252-638-7807. Digital copies of the book, both eBook and audio, are available forcheck out via Hoopla, and NCLive’s Homegrown Collection.https://library.biblioboard.com/home.Read More →

Habitat for Humanity’s ReStore InStore Silent Auction for the month of December is open until noon on Dec. 22. “This month features a number of local artists and we are hoping that these wonderful pieces will find their way into local homes over the holiday season,” said Evelyn Richards, ReStore Manager. Artists have donated their original works in a variety of media, including prints, watercolors, oils, and drawings. Other pieces have come from donations made to the ReStore that fit this month’s theme featuring art items. Starting bids for this month’s 16 items range from $15 to $150, so there is something in everyone’s priceRead More →

Tryon Palace is canceling its Holiday Cheer event, originally scheduled for Dec. 12 and 19, due to the recent increase in COVID-19 cases in North Carolina.   Tryon Palace will welcome the holiday season and the coming New Year with a black-powder fireworks display from the South Lawn, on Saturday, Dec. 19 at 7 p.m.   All are welcome to come view the fireworks from the safety of your car. Parking is available at the Eden Street and North Carolina History Center parking lots, or from the streets surrounding the Palace. The street just South of the Palace (Palace Point Commons) will be closed for the show. TheRead More →

The New Bern Breakfast Rotary Club will sponsor a Community Shredding Event on Saturday, Dec. 5, 2020, at two convenient locations in New Bern. From 10 a.m. to noon, the truck for on-location shredding of documents will be at the Fairfield Harbor Community Center and from 1 to 3 p.m., the truck will be available at Epiphany School on Trent Road. The first box of documents will be free, although donations of $10 are requested for additional boxes. “The cost of shredding at commercial locations such as Staples or UPS Stores can run from $1 a pound to $25 per banker’s box of documents,” saidRead More →

Ten New Bern Bed & Breakfasts, restaurants, and entertainment venues are joining forces to help give you something to look forward to When COVID is OVER. Starting Monday, Nov. 30, 2020, New Bern Post will begin posting a series of 10 feature stories about event sponsors. Contained within those feature stories will be an online form where you can register for a drawing to win one of four fun packages: two overnight stays in New Bern for 2, and two day-out packages in New Bern for 2, including meals and entertainment. There are four packages available in all available in this sweepstakes event. You canRead More →