Daily Archives: May 6, 2019

Police Investigate Vehicle Crash With Pedestrian

NEW BERN — On Sunday, May 5, 2019 at 12:53 p.m., officers responded to the 2000 block of Neuse Blvd. in reference to a pedestrian being struck by a vehicle. Upon Arrival, officers discovered Doris Eason, 66, of Rocky Mount, N.C., had been struck by a car driven by Zachary Becker, 19, of New Bern. Eason was transported to CaroinaEast Medical Center and immediately flown to Vidant Medical Center in Greenville With serious injuries. No charges have been filed, but officers are continuing to investigate and asks anyone with .information to please contact police at (252) 633-2020, the TIPS l…

SWISS BEAR & THE CITY OF NEW BERN RECEIVE DUKE ENERGY FOUNDATION GRANT FOR FLOOD RESILIENCY PLANNING

Duke Energy awarded a $5,000 grant to Swiss Bear, Inc. and the City of New Bern to be used for flood resiliency planning. This brings the total amount of grant funding for the planning phase to $30,,000. The City received a $10,000 grant from the National Trust for Historic Preservation, and Swiss Bear was awarded $15,000 from Wells Fargo. Additional grants are being sought. The 2018 Atlantic hurricane season brought devastating effects to New Bern and surrounding areas. Hurricane Florence, the first major hurricane of the season, made landfall in mid-September. New Bern and eastern North…

Mobile billboard during strike urges teachers to dump unions

By Brooke Medina | Civitas Institute RALEIGH – For a second year, 33 school districts and five charter schools closed their doors to students on Wednesday as state-level members of the nation’s largest teachers union, the National Education Association, opted to strike rather than educate Many teachers have been led to believe that the NEA and their state chapter, North Carolina Association of Educators (NCAE), exist to advance the best interests of educators and students. Unfortunately, this is not the case. To highlight that message, a mobile billboard urged teachers to can cancel the…