A Craven County Teacher of the Year faces the biggest challenge of his life following a crippling traffic accident that left him with major injuries. On Sept. 4, 2020, Jesse James, his wife Jessie James, and their two young sons were traveling on I-95 with their pop-up camper packed up and prepared for a weekend camping trip. “We were going to camp for two nights at Raven Rock,” Jessie told New Bern Post. “My parents live in Fayetteville and we were going to stop by their home for a brief outdoor visit. It was around lunchtime on the Friday of Labor Day weekend. We wereRead 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 →

Hundreds of area residents participated in this year’s Walk to End Alzheimer’s – New Bern. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, instead of a large group gathering, participants walked as individuals and small groups on sidewalks, tracks and trails across Craven County on Oct. 25, raising more than $49,000 to support the care, support and research programs of the Alzheimer’s Association. The Association is keeping up the momentum and continuing to raise critical funds and awareness with a goal to raise $55,000 by the end of the year. Since the Walk is everywhere this year, individuals are being encouraged to still register, watch the opening ceremony, walkRead More →

A New Bern family of 6 lost everything in a fire on Sunday and have nowhere to go starting tomorrow morning without help. No one was injured in the Sunday afternoon fire, but smoke from the kitchen fire destroyed the Foskey family’s belongings and left their apartment at Craven Terrace unlivable.  With help from neighbors, friends, and the Red Cross, they were able to find a week of shelter for them and four daughters, ages 16, 15, 8, and 6, but their aid is running out as of Saturday morning. They have lived in New Bern since 2003, and have no family nearby to takeRead More →

Craven County residents are set to walk as individuals, families and small teams to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer’s care, support and research. On October 25, hundreds of Craven County residents will join the fight to end Alzheimer’s disease at the Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s®– New Bern. The funds raised support the care, support and research programs of the Alzheimer’s Association. This year’s Walk will take place on sidewalks, tracks and trails across Craven County as participants walk as individuals, families or small teams, instead of hosting a large gathering. On Walk day, an Opening Ceremony will feature local speakers and a presentation ofRead More →

Due to COVID, the MERCI Clinic has changed this year’s MERCI on Middle event. The one-day event was held in November on Middle Street at one long table lined with 750 chairs. Last year’s MERCI On Middle sold out 750 seats in less than six hours. “This is a testament to the skills of those who participate and the way to community comes together to support each other. This year, due to COVID, our partnering restaurants are struggling,” said MERCI Clinic Director Barb Krcmar. “MERCI wanted to give back to those who have helped us over the years, while also still having some part ofRead More →

Habitat for Humanity’s ReStore InStore Silent Auction for the month of October is open until noon Thursday, Oct. 29. The theme for this third month special InStore auction has a definite Asian flair with a number of items featuring Chinese and Japanese art or Asian inspired designs. There is no charge to register as a Bidder for one or the 17 items selected for this month’s InStore Auction displayed in a separate room at the ReStore, located at 930 Pollock Street in New Bern. Store hours for checking out this month’s Auction, and to place bids, are Tuesdays, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., and Wednesdays through Saturdays,Read More →

Colorfest will hold its annual event, Night Out With The Arts (NOWTA), on May 10 at the New Bern Golf & Country Club. Attendees will be introduced to the Colorfest Team, sponsors, and learn more about the things that Colorfest aspires to do in the community. The event will also feature live music by Songstress Rasheeda Waddell and Band, comedy, art exhibition from local artist, live painting and an art auction. All proceeds raised go towards paints, supplies, art scholarships and to the community Colorfest serves. Dinner will also be served. Those who wish to become a sponsor can call 404-725-3053 or email colorfestinnewbern@gmail.com by MarchRead More →

Desperate to find the perfect way to impress your Sweetheart on Valentine’s Day?  The Southern Gentlemen Barbershop Chorus has the perfect solution.  Simply order a Singing Valentine by calling 252-288-9132. The cost this year has been reduced to $25 because of the hardships caused by Hurricane Florence and can be paid by credit card or check in advance.  Monies have been used in part to support the charitable giving of the Chorus to MERCI Clinic, The Coastal Women’s Shelter and New Beginnings, the opioid recovery program of Bayboro’s Hope Clinic. A Barbershop Quartet in traditional attire will deliver two sentimental love songs, a long stemmedRead More →

Looking for a way to have a pancake breakfast before visiting Santa in Bear Plaza, taking in some shopping, and enjoying the many activities happening during the holiday season in downtown New Bern? Join Pancakes for PIE at Morgan’s Tavern & Grill, 235 Craven St.  Breakfast will be served Saturday, Dec. 15, from 7-10 a.m. to benefit Partners In Education, the local education foundation for Craven County Schools. Pancakes, bacon, sausage, fruit cup, orange juice, coffee, and water will be served in a festive setting.  The price is $7 per adult, and $5 for children 12 and under. Reservations are not required as this isRead More →