Editor: I understand from a download I received that a new Apple manufacturing plant is to be built in North Carolina- probably near Raleigh. This is news to me but perhaps well known to your readers. With your interest in the VOLT Center I think this bit of news is pertinent to New Bern, and Craven County. Craven County could build a subsidiary plant in Industrial Park to supply parts Apple will need, and CCC could train people for good-paying jobs at this subsidiary (rather than more and more hair-dressers). The reactionaries on the Craven County Board of Commissioners may want to look forward forRead More →

By Mike Duffy I am very happy to have found a new home in New Bern. As I have been treated so well here, I have come to care about all the rooms in my home. I learned since I moved here, that the Black Community suffered a dual Holocaust in the 1920s due to the rise of racial hatred led by the Klan and the Great Fire of 1922, that destroyed so much of the Black Community. The City and Community Leaders have been working toward redevelopment, but in order to be successful it must include redevelopment of the Business Community in that partRead More →

By Jameesha Harris I serve as the Ward 2 Alderwoman for the City of New Bern’s Board of Aldermen. I am writing out of concern for my experience at the April 13, 2021 City of New Bern Board of Alderman meeting regarding the 4-3 decision to change the scope of work on the City Market/VOLT Center. When the original planning meetings were conducted regarding the grants and funding needed to build and operate the City Market/VOLT Center on First Street, there were many community representatives at the table at the CCDRA in the O. Marks building. Some vital and trusted community reps included Corey PurdieRead More →

Some of our elected officials on the County Commission are currently pushing a proposal to make our county School Board partisan. Those promoting this plan are Republicans. Turning ALL elections partisan is currently a stated goal of the NC GOP. Those commissioners promoting this proposal claim their intention is to help voters know “who they are voting for.”  Since many Republicans in Craven County prefer to do straight-ticket voting, I’m guessing this stated intention is shorthand for supporting easy, straight-ticket voting for loyal Republican voters. My mom used to say “penny wise, pound foolish” when I had a bright idea that was probably going to workRead More →

Email New Bern Post received today through its contact form: Name Gavin Macredie Singh Comment or Message Hello Sir!I hope u doing well today!My name is Alex Cortez and I am contact you from TruLife Distribution company. I do marketing for company.Plz listen careful as important!I will require you to 1) leave a 5 star review for us on GMB and Trust Pilot (link removed)  2) like our video and watch it for 60 seconds minimum (link removed) 3) visit our site and add bookmark (link removed) 4) Like Insta and Facebook page (links removed) If you do not comply, I will have no choice and blastRead More →