Traffic patterns around Coastal Carolina Regional Airport (EWN) will be affected on Monday, March 8, and Tuesday, March 9, as Norfolk Southern Railroad conducts maintenance on tracks in the James City area. On March 8, Airport Road will be closed to traffic from about 11:30 a.m. until 5 p.m. All passengers and airport rides will need to use West Grantham Road and Old Airport Road to access the airport terminal. On March 9, Williams Road will be closed to traffic from approximately 8:30 a.m. until 5 p.m. All rental car returns and employees will need to use Howell Road and Williams Road to access theRead More →

The North Carolina Operation Lifesaver (NCOL) Board of Directors appointed Jim Westmoreland to serve as the Board Chair and President of NCOL at its first quarter meeting on February 25, 2021. Westmoreland has served on the NCOL Board of Directors since July 2017 and has a passion for rail safety. “Each year, we lose too many North Carolinians to unnecessary, rail-related incidents,” Westmoreland said. “With my appointment as Board Chair, I hope to raise statewide awareness of this issue and to work with my fellow Board members and rail safety partners to help reduce our numbers.” In North Carolina in 2020, 12 people lost theirRead More →

New Bern has some of the cheapest auto insurance in the United States, according to a recent report by Insurify on the state of the Auto Insurance Industry.  This report also identified the main regional factors that may result in lower insurance rates: Lower risk of extreme weather and crime rates Relatively lenient local laws and regulations Lower traffic congestion New Bern ranks 8th nationally with an average rate of $730. Asheville, Chapel Hill, and Statesville also made the Top 10 list. North Carolina dominates the Top 10 list, with four cities represented. Arizona has two cities, with four cities — California, Hawaii, Maine, andRead More →

Coastal Carolina Regional Airport (EWN) is seeking $100,000 in pledges from the community that could lead to direct-flight service from New Bern to Dulles International Airport near Washington, D.C. EWN is applying for $1 million grant from the Department of Transportation Small Community Air Service Development Program (SCASDP) Grant. Background here. The deadline is Wednesday, Feb. 24, with $11,500 to go to reach the pledge amount. The airport has received 13 pledges so far totaling $88,500, with pledges coming from businesses, citizens, and counties. CarolinaEast Health Systems North Carolina Department of Transportation/Aviation Visit New Bern Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Advantage First Citizens Bank Gault AppraisalsRead More →

Coastal Carolina Regional Airport (EWN) is pursuing a federal grant to recruit an air carrier to provide direct service from the Washington D.C. area. EWN plans to ask for $1 million over two years as a revenue guarantee for this new commercial air service. The grant is a part of the Department of Transportation Small Community Air Service Development Program (SCASDP). If successful, EWN will offer a two-year incentive program built around lowering the air carrier operating costs by waiving certain airport fees and actively participating in a marketing campaign to promote the new service. Airport Director Andy Shorter said “The grant program aligns perfectlyRead More →

The N.C. Department of Transportation is beginning construction on the U.S. 70 Improvements in James City project. The U.S. 70 Improvements span 5.1 miles from the Neuse River Bridge in James City to just east of Thurman Road in Craven County. The fact sheet, found here, provides an overview of what to expect during construction. The $327.56 million project is scheduled to be completed in 2023. The embedded video below shows you what to expect during construction and visit to learn more. NCDOT’s goal is to help you reach your destination safely and on time. REAL-TIME ROAD CONDITIONS IN JAMES CITY SOURCE: N.C. Department of Transportation As construction trucksRead More →

Coastal Carolina Regional Airport (EWN) is pursuing a Department of Transportation Small City Air Service Development Program (SCASDP) grant aimed at recruiting United Airlines to provide direct service from Dulles Airport (IAD).  “We plan to ask for $1 million over two-years as a revenue guarantee for this new service,” said Eric Litchfield, EWN business manager. “EWN’s ask is time sensitive as we must apply for the Grant by the 1st of March 2021.” Litchfield provided a collection of FAQs related to the effort. How can I help?  There are several ways: 1).  Write a letter of support.  You may write a simple note that expresses your personalRead More →

The Craven County Board of Commissioners approved a temporary suspension of Craven Area Rural Transit System (CARTS) fares from Jan. 1, 2021 through June 30, 2021. Fares will resume July 1, 2021. CARTS is the public transit system covering the rural counties of Craven, Jones, and Pamlico as well as the the New Bern urbanized area. Procedures and measures have been put into place to reduce potential COVID-19 exposure while riding CARTS. These efforts are made possible due to special funding for transit systems to respond to the current pandemic. These are unprecedented times for public transit and the suspension of fares is unprecedented forRead More →

In response to COVID-19, Delta has taken additional steps to transform cleanliness and safety so you can feel confident when you return to travel. Throughout the pandemic, the changes made have been a direct result of your feedback, as well as the strong relationships Delta has built with the medical community. This includes experts like Dr. Carlos del Rio, executive associate dean and infectious diseases professor at Emory School of Medicine, and others from Emory Healthcare, a globally recognized health system in our home state of Georgia. Know that Delta, with Emory advising on safety measures, is working to keep you safe and comfortable whenRead More →

Coastal Carolina Regional Airport (EWN) announced that they have been identified as one of 75 communities to temporarily lose a portion of the air service related to schedule reductions by 15 airlines, resulting from the continued impact of COVID on the airline industry. The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) recently changed the standard for airlines to request exemption for providing air service to all of the communities where they operated prior to the COVID crisis. They are switching to a “systematic process” to allow carriers to “reduce the number of points they must serve as a proportion of their total service obligation.” Their plan “willRead More →