A few months ago, our family had the honor of welcoming Historian David Cecelski to our family farm in Pamlico County. Dr. Cecelski has authored numerous award-winning books including one of my favorites The Fire of Freedom: Abraham Galloway and the Slaves’ Civil War. It was an amazing day sharing the history of my maternal family and hearing his wisdom and insights about the local history of this region. As hours passed, Dr. Cecelski narrowed our discussion to an interesting piece of my family’s history. It centered on my maternal grandfather, Frederick Douglas Fisher who was born in 1891 and his love for education but most specificallyRead More →

Marva Fisher Baldwin September 30, 2021 One of the world’s most noted literary works begins with one of the longest opening sentences. It reads: It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the season of Light, it was the season of Darkness, it was the spring of hope, it was the winter of  despair, we had everything before us, we had nothing before us, we were all going direct to Heaven, we were all goingRead More →

The New Bern Post will be acquired by Peletah Academic Center for Excellence (PACE). PACE is grateful to Randy Foster for allowing this transfer to happen. We will continue to serve the community by providing pertinent coverage of local events and issues concerning not just New Bern but all of Eastern North Carolina. Student reporters and freelance writers will support New Bern Post. The editor will be Spencer Baldwin, II. We look forward to serving the local community and becoming a trusted source of information for all that seek honesty and truth in journalism.Read More →

Smart News about New Bern for grownups There are lots of sources for news about New Bern, but no one focuses on New Bern news the way I do: your local government, local news you can use, local commentary … in short, hyper local, micro-focused. More here.Read More →