A 240-unit multifamily development will be build in the Carolina Colours subdivision of New Bern, following the need for rental housing in the area. The Hudson at Carolina Colours will answer an increasing demand for contemporary rental housing in the market, the company announced in a news release. The project will rise on a parcel of land within the Carolina Colours single-family home community on what is being called “arguably the best available site in the area for multifamily development,” the developer said. The Hudson at Carolina Colours will be located across from the Carolina Colours Towne Centre shopping center within the Carolina Colours golfingRead More →

Twenty-two members of Marine Wing Communications Squadron 28 from Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point took a guided tour of the New Bern Battlefield Park on Dec. 4, 2020 to learn about New Bern’s role in its first major engagement in the Civil War. The unit, known as the Spartans, viewed the fighting positions in the park while hearing tour guide Jon Miller describe how the battle unfolded. The tour was organized by CWO 3 Christopher Margoupis and the group was led by the squadron commander Lt. Col. Christopher Tsirlis. If you are looking for an outside experience during these COVID-19 times, or to simplyRead More →

Were you or someone you know at Camp Lejeune between 1953 and 1987? The Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR)and theCommunity Assistance Panel (CAP)invite you to two public meetingsTuesday, Sept. 1 at 9:00 a.m. ETandSaturday, Sept. 19 at 9:00 a.m. ET Attend via online livestream or teleconference call to learn more about ATSDR studies of the potential health impacts from water contamination at Camp Lejeune. Registration is not necessary.For more information about the meetings, visit: Camp Lejeune CAP MeetingsTo learn more about water contamination at Camp Lejune, visit: Camp Lejeune WaterRead More →

Kicking off Aug. 10 and running through Sept. 8, Hope For The Warriors is hosting a 30X30 Mindfulness Challenge aiming to encourage civilian and military family participants to stay grounded during the ongoing pandemic and beyond. The 30-day challenge focuses on the mind-body aspect of wellness including yoga, breathwork, mindfulness, journaling, and other aspects of mental well-being for up to 30 minutes a day. Registered participants will have access to daily exercises with a goal of building healthy habits and creating a sustainable practice. The content will progress over the course of the event, beginning with five-minute daily sessions and working toward 30 minutes ofRead More →

Amid the national emergency caused by the COVID-19 outbreak and out of an abundance of caution, the Marine Corps is taking steps to protect its recruits, recruit training personnel, their families and the communities where they live and serve by temporarily suspending the shipping of new recruits to Marine Corps Recruit Depot (MCRD) Parris Island, South Carolina. Recruit training for individuals already at the Depot will continue as planned, with continued emphasis on personal and environmental cleanliness and social distancing. “The preservation of our Marines, recruits and their families is the highest priority for Marine Corps Recruiting during this national emergency,” said Gen. David H.Read More →

Marines at Cherry Point Marine Air Station, where one service member has tested positive for COVID-19, have been taking numerous precautions as a result of the pandemic. Here is a sampling: Cunningham and Slocum Gates Cunningham Gate will be closed until further notice as a result of the elevated health protection condition, currently HPCON-C. All motorists are asked to use the alternative gates, Main Gate or Slocum Gate, to enter and exit the installation. Drivers are advised to factor additional time into their commute in consideration of the change. Also, morning commuters are advised that the forward Id checkpoint at Slocum Gate will be relocatedRead More →

Naval Health Clinic Cherry Point confirmed the first positive COVID-19 test result on Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point. The patient was quarantined at home after returning from travel outside of the state, became symptomatic and was tested at the clinic. The individual has been at home in isolation since being tested. NHCCP officials determined that the transmission is travel related. “MCAS Cherry Point and NHCCP are committed to protecting the health of our community,” Cherry Point command said in a news release. “We will continue to monitor the situation and coordinate with federal, state and local health agencies and to preserve the wellness ofRead 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 →

CHERRY POINT— Allies for Cherry Point’s Tomorrow (ACT) will host the 4th Annual Brews & Bites on Friday, May 3 from 5- 9 p.m. The event will be located on the Neuse River, at the end of Broad Street, and will feature the return of New Bern’s own internationally-acclaimed stunt pilot, Hubie Tolson. Attendees will experience an evening on the river’s edge sampling wine, local craft brews from Brutopia and Shortway Brewing, and food from The Tiny Tornado and Dank Burrito. There will be live music from Glorianna’s Tom Gossin and an air show performance by Hubie Tolson. Brews & Bites was created as aRead More →

The White House announced that President Trump will be visiting Marine air station at Cherry point on Wednesday to learn more about hurricane Florence damage. Other details about the visit are being developed, including his itinerary. Craven County was hit hard by Hurricane Florence last week. First the New Bern area was flooded with storm surge up the Neuse River. Then Havelock and other parts were hit hard during the hurricane. Then Western Craven County and Jones County endured flooding in the hurricane’s aftermath. President Trump has declared North Carolina to be a federal disaster area eligible for federal aid.”Right now, everybody is saying whatRead More →