Daily Archives: June 17, 2019

Rezoning of Oaks Road parcel rejected

  NEW BERN – The seven-member board of New Bern Aldermen unanimously rejected an application to grant commercial zoning for 2409 Oaks Road after a brief public hearing Tuesday night in which a citizen, who lives close to the site, complained that a proposed “smoke shop lends itself to a criminal element.” The property owner, Nasr Algaradi, already owns two nearby convenience stores – one at 1509 National Avenue and another just down the street at 3419 Oaks Road. Algaradi’s son — representing his father who apparently does not speak English – attempted to answer a series of rapid-f…