The New Bern Historical Society’s Ghostwalk is known for bringing back historic characters from New Bern’s past. Yes, the New Bern Historical Society knows where all the skeletons in New Bern are buried. This year they have made adaptations to keep folks safe in these COVID-19 times, and they are finding tickets are moving fast! The 30th Annual Ghostwalk, Tales from the Underground, which runs Oct. 22-24, starts next week! The challenges and restrictions of the pandemic have brought major changes in the structure of this year’s event. An all-outdoor LIVE Ghostwalk will take place at Cedar Grove Cemetery on Queen Street, October 22-24 fromRead More →

A gem in Historic Downtown New Bern The merchants and businesses of Craven Street have put together a special gift basket worth about $500 in merchandise and gift cards for one lucky winner. No purchase is necessary to win. Beautiful Craven Street in Historic Downtown New Bern is chock-full of wonderful experiences including dining, shopping, services, and ambience. While you shop, take a leisurely stroll past some of Downtown New Bern’s most distinctive and historic buildings. Sign up at sponsoring locations as often as once per day per location (scroll down for complete rules; download a list of sign-up locations and rules). Signups for theRead More →


The improv comedy group Walk-In Bathtub will perform an 8-hour “Improv-A-Thon” fundraising event for New Bern Civic Theater (NBCT) Saturday, Oct. 10, from 4 p.m. to midnight. Since the pandemic, NBCT has been forced to postpone or cancel 13 events, which provide 80 percent of the theatre’s revenue. Saturday’s marathon fundraising performance will open NBCT’s stage for the first time since closing in March. “The coronavirus has shown us how unpredictable life can be,” said Angelina Doyle, NBCT executive director. “So when Governor Cooper’s Phase 3 announcement showed that we could open with limited performances, we figured an improv show where anything could happen wasRead More →

The New Bern Historical Society knows where all the skeletons in New Bern are buried! And they’ll share some of those hidden secrets during the 30th Annual Ghostwalk, “Tales from the Underground,” Oct. 22-24. This year’s Ghostwalk will bring you the same great 13 vignettes featuring some of New Bern’s most intriguing historical characters telling their fascinating tales. But with the challenges and restrictions of the pandemic in place, you can expect major changes in the structure of this year’s event. A safely reimagined, all-outdoor Live Ghostwalk will take place at Cedar Grove Cemetery on Queen Street, October 22-24 from 5:30-9:30pm. Tickets will be goodRead More →

CarolinaEast Health System and Local Providers Partner For 5th Annual Health Conference CarolinaEast Medical Center’s Crossroads Mental Health hosts New Bern’s Fifth Annual Health Conference to provide the community with an opportunity to learn what mental health resources are available in our area, as well as increase collaboration with state and local agencies, law enforcement, medical providers, consumers and their families. The Conference will be held virtually via Zoom on Friday September 25thfrom 9 a.m. – 1 p.m., with several scheduled presentations. The day will focus on the mental health crisis in our country and the continued efforts by healthcare professionals to better manage regionalRead More →

Swiss Bear Inc., the Main Street program administrator for the City of New Bern, announced a safely re-imagined MumFest, now appropriately renamed MumFeast! This month-long weekends-only event will be an expansion of Downtown New Bern’s very successful Friday and Saturday evenings dining in the streets. Downtown streets will close at 5 p.m. Fridays and remain closed through 9:30 p.m. Saturdays so participating restaurants can provide “Feasting in the Streets”. Stores will have sidewalk and street displays, and a handful (6-8) of artisans will be safely positioned in the streets each weekend as well. One of the most talked about components from 2019 will be hereRead More →

Enjoy a conversation with a curator. This month’s Histo ry at High Noon event will be celebrating the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment with the Chief Curator of the NC Museum of History, and curator for our exhibit on women’s suffrage, RaeLana Poteat!  “Through the work of our museum staff and input from the community, we have introduced two new online series: History and Highballs and History at High Noon,” the museum announced. Free to the public unless otherwise noted, these events require registration, via Eventbrite, beforehand; registered attendees will receive an exclusive program link. Registration for the programs are accessible from the museum’sRead More →

Editor note: Information from this news release contradicts information on this organization’s website. I have reached out for clarification. Meanwhile, the conflicting information follows the submitted news release: The Rotary Club of New Bern’s Sham-Rockin’ 2020, A St. Patrick’s Celebration, scheduled for Friday, March 13, has been postponed, according to club president Clayton Cheek.   In a statement , Cheek said, “This was difficult decision to make this morning. But government and health officials all over the U.S. have cautioned residents to avoid attending large events that would put them in contact with the spreading Coronaviris.   “Rotary International’s primary focus is disease prevention andRead 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 →