She explains, “It’s like a respite, a bit of breathing space. For years, I used it from my toolbox of coping skills when dealing with stressful scenarios such as hurricanes or COVID. If it can work for me, it can work for you.” In the midst of making something, the creative act itself dissipates any difficulties she has been holding onto. Her intention is to motivate people to experience the same sort of reprieve from stress as they enter into their own creative zone. Greater Good Studio Gallery is on 228 Craven St. in Downtown New Bern. Bisbee can also be reached at 252-649-1712 andRead More →

You’ll find a range of fertilizers along with quality gloves, shears, and watering hoses. If you’re not a gardener, but enjoy spending time outdoors, look for their beautiful birdhouses, yard-art, and windchimes. A place for your whole family, one can look for a new Case knife, while the other chooses their favorite lotion. And while you are getting lost in the gift shop, your child may linger by the jaw-dropping display of old-fashioned candy and toys. Mitchell’s collection of NC-made products is always growing. You’ll find staples like Bertie County peanuts, Taylor’s Southern Pride BBQ sauce, and Bellator Roasting coffee, along with delightful candles, soaps,Read More →

235 Craven St, New Bern, NC 252-636-2430 Online Facebook Morgan’s Tavern & Grill incorporates three big ideas into its operation. First, they stand behind everything they do, from the food they serve, to the safety of their guests. Morgan’s food is made from the finest ingredients. Steaks are prepared in-house daily, and hamburgers taste so great because they are ground from that fresh steak. Locally sourced ingredients are used as much as possible. The seafood is caught by family companies, and the shrimp is locally-born. The back-to-back occurrence of Florence, Dorian, and, now COVID-19 have made the environment difficult for many downtown businesses. Morgan’s responseRead More →

This event has become known all over the region as a tasty tradition “must do” before starting a day of shopping and attending Christmas-themed events held during New Bern’s Beary Merry Christmas season. Mike McCoy, PIE president, explains, “This event is an excellent opportunity for our community to show their support for Craven County Schools.  Morgan’s generously donates all proceeds from Pancakes for PIE to fund grant programs administered by PIE for Craven County Schools.  The Morgan’s staff, along with PIE volunteers, will be dressed in Christmas-themed sweaters and Santa caps to greet and serve you.” Join us for Pancakes for PIE at Morgan’s TavernRead More →

Johnston is an ECU alumna following her life-long dream of having her store. She started at South Front Street and has since expanded into an inviting 3,000-square-foot store on the corner of Craven and Pollock street in Downtown New Bern, offering clothes and accessories that you would expect to find in New York City’s trendiest boutiques. When shopping small, you gain a personal connection from Johnston and her employees. “While our customers enjoy shopping, it is our treat to pick out a few extra looks to add to their fitting room that they may have not picked themselves. We always love to see their smilesRead More →

Election Day results may affect many aspects of life in this country. But as an investor, your situation probably won’t change after the votes are counted. Financial markets may show some politically-driven volatility, but that often happens around elections, and it typically doesn’t last long. Still, changes in policy and new legislation may affect your investment outlook. First, keep in mind that many campaign promises may remain as just that – promises.  Any ultimate legislation that is enacted may differ greatly from what was proposed on the campaign trail. Adjustments in the tax rates of capital gains and stock dividends are likely to change againRead More →

If you can’t come in, visit the website to place an order. The comprehensive site even includes an interactive bridal registry. You can follow Small Batch Gallery + Goods on Instagram, Facebook and Pinterest. Small Batch Gallery + Goods would not have been created without inspiration from Shannon LuQuire’s marketing consulting and design firm, Trade Ideas. The seed was planted when Trade Ideas’ clients needed some advice when choosing gifts for their own clients. As she helped them, LuQuire discovered she has a knack for curating thoughtful and original baskets, and Small Batch germinated into the fun, thriving shop on the second floor of theRead More →

You can schedule an appointment through the Blush Facebook page, by calling 252.497.8875, or shop here. Follow Blush on Instagram @blushboutiqueetsy. The space at 223A Craven Street is a beautiful, historic mansion built in the mid-1850s that has been carefully restored so that every detail adheres to the period. The boutique’s natural lighting is breathtaking, and the space is serene. It’s a storybook setting for Jeanne Lloyd’s Blush Boutique to nestle and thrive. Lloyd started out with an Etsy pop-up shop creating custom veils and headpieces which she still offers both online and in the shop. She wanted to bring unique designer gowns to New Bern,Read More →