Category Archives: CONSTRUCTION

Groundbreaking & Unveiling Ceremony 205 First Street

The public is invited to attend the groundbreaking and unveiling ceremony for New Bern’s new workforce development training center. The event will be held on Tuesday, August 15th at 10 a.m. at the center located at 205 First Street. Refreshments will be served. The City of New Bern and Craven Community College learned in January that, as co-applicants, they had received a nearly $1.3 million grant from the U.S. Department of Commerce Economic Development Administration (EDA) to transform one of the gateways into New Bern. The grant will be used to modify the City’s old electric generat…

Up, down & all around

ORIENTAL – When you move, or elevate, houses for a living, you’ve got to be part entertainer, because people always want to watch! Next week, Joe Bacs (second from left) and the hard-working crew of Ace House Movers have promised a most interesting performance! Check out the intersection of Ragan Road and Neuse Street on Monday or Tuesday (weather permitting). But, please be sure not to impede progress — as a house inches toward its new location!…

Town gives developer more time for roads

  By Judith Lynch | Staff Writer MINNESOTT BEACH – Elected officials here unanimously agreed Tuesday night that Arlington Place may have an additional year to finish construction of roads in the 954-acre development. The new deadline is Sept. 26, 2013. The original agreement between the town and Burton Farm Development Company, (currently Boddie-Noell Enterprises) stated that improvements were to be “substantially completed” by September 26, 2007, and commissioners have granted yearly extensions since then. Town resident Phil Hedrick presented the commissioners wit…

County OK’s Irene repairs

  By Jeff Aydelette | Staff Writer BAYBORO – County-owned piers at Dawsons Creek and StyronTown Beach were approved for repairs Monday night, eight months after the devastation wrought by Hurricane Irene. Both sites are located in the county’s southern region, along the Neuse River shoreline. The Dawsons Creek pier is to be re-built with lumber to the tune of $ 35,650 while the StyronTown Beach structure receives a hurricane-resistant upgrade – concrete slabs, better known as ‘hog slats,’ at a total cost of $ 63,650. Pamlico County Manager Tim Buck told the county commissi…

Ornate building planned for Cherry Branch terminal

  Ferry insiders concede ‘bad timing for this thing’ This architectural drawing depicts a large structure intended to replace an existing building at the Cherry Branch ferry terminal. By Jeff Aydelette | Staff Writer NEUSE RIVER – Truth is indeed stranger than fiction. After state officials told a crowd of 600 angry Pamlico County residents last week that state law requires implementation of much-needed tolls across the Neuse River, snooping by County Commissioner Kenny Heath revealed Tuesday that the ferry system intends to spend almost a cool million on a palatial structu…
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