Category Archives: New Bern

Heroes & Hooligans…They Walk Among Us! New Bern Historical Society’s Ghostwalk October 26-28

Heroes and Hooligans right here in downtown New Bern! (Photo by Bill Hand) NEW BERN, NC. It is that time of year again, and the New Bern Historical Society is preparing its 27th annual Ghostwalk, Heroes & Hooligans… They Walk Among Us!. Each Ghostwalk brings a whole new batch of characters from New Bern’s colorful and varied past to tell you their stories right in the very places they might have been seen in life. Don’t worry though, all these spirits are from history, not from science fiction. So as night falls in New Bern’s Historic District October 26-28, keep an eye out for shady ch…

Run for the Mums 5K and 1Mile Races MumFest Weekend Sunday, October 15

Run for the Mums is a New Bern Parks & Recreation featured event on the Sunday morning of MumFest weekend. This flat course race begins and ends at Union Point Park and winds through New Bern’s scenic historic district. Awards will be presented to the overall 1st, 2nd, 3rd place male/female runners in each age group for the 5K race. There is a discounted early registration fee of $25-5K, $20-1Mile. Register early at www.active.com/new-bern-nc/running/distance-running/run-for-mums-2017. Check-in and day of registration begins at 6:00 a.m. with a start time of 7:30 a.m. Day of…

SUPERIOR COURT CONVICTIONS IN CRAVEN, PAMLICO COUNTIES

Bayboro and New Bern, North Carolina – District Attorney Scott Thomas announced the following convictions obtained in Superior Court in both Pamlico and Craven Counties during this week-long term of court. In Pamlico County, with Senior Resident Superior Court Judge Ben Alford presiding, the cases were prosecuted in court by Assistant District Attorney Christy Hawkins, and were investigated by the Pamlico County Sheriff’s Office: ANDREW POTTER, 32, of Bayboro, pled guilty prior to his case being called for trial, to one count of Possession of a Controlled Substance in Prison. Dur…

Hoi Toiders, Whistle Pigs and Kelvinators, Talkin’ Tarheel with Walt Wolfram

Historical Society Lunch & Learn October 12 Dr. Walt Wolfram, William C. Friday Distinguished University Professor at North Carolina State University will speak at Oct. 12 Lunch & Learn. New Bern Historical Society NEW BERN — If you’ve ever spotted a whistle pig or know what a Kelvinator is, then you just might be fluent in Tar Heel. If you pronounce Buies Creek, Cashie River and Chicamacomico like a native, then you might be fluent in Tar Heel. The linguistic diversity and dialects of North Carolina will be the topic of the October 12 Lunch & Learn at the Chelsea Restauran…

HEROIN SALES RESULT IN PRISON SENTENCE

New Bern, North Carolina – District Attorney Scott Thomas announced that, in Craven County Superior Court last week, ROYSHAUN GRICE, 33, of New Bern, pled guilty to several heroin-related charges, and was sentenced to prison. Superior Court Judge R. Kent Harrell presided, and the cases were prosecuted by Assistant District Attorney Chekesha Hukins. The Craven County Sheriff’s Office conducted two undercover “controlled buys” from Grice, purchasing $ 40 worth of heroin on the first occasion, and $ 80 worth of heroin on the second occasion. Grice also was charged with breaking i…

Weekend of Family Fun MumFest 2017, October 13-15

Swiss Bear Inc. NEW BERN —  Come to historic downtown New Bern, October 13-15, for a weekend of non-stop free entertainment including the 2ndMarine Aircraft Wing Band, street performers, musicians at the Miller Lite Beer Garden and the Bank of the Arts, a video game trailer and DJ’s at the MumFest Playhouse, a rock climbing wall, Enchanted Princesses, and much more. In addition to free entertainment MumFest also has a ticketed country music concert on Friday, October 13 featuring country music sensation Brett Young with Danielle Bradbery, season 4 winner of The Voice, a…

‘Franklin-stein’ auction set for Saturday

  Franklin’s Antique Mall – Open 7 Days a Week! 215 East Front Street in Downtown New Bern NEW BERN – Bill Franklin, owner of Franklin Auction House in downtown New Bern, may feel like one of Halloween’s scariest monsters! He’s still in the midst of unloading a massive truckload of assorted paraphernalia. “This Saturday will be one of the most entertaining auctions that we will have conducted EVER,” said Franklin, during a break from categorizing thousands of items. Costumes of all types are already on sale at drastically reduced prices – then at 5:30 p.m on Saturda…

Restoration Extension for Historic Train Depot

Photo by Rosemary Osterhus NEW BERN — Tuesday night, the Board of Aldermen received a report from the city manager informing them that North Carolina Railroad has verbally committed to a contract extension to the license agreement for restoration of the Union Station Train Depot located at the intersection of Queen and Pasteur streets. Norfolk Southern Railroad will also have to approve the agreement. The contract extension will allow for the New Bern Preservation Foundation and the City of New Bern to move forward with an additional phase of the restoration project totaling $205,…

Martin Marietta Park in New Bern

NEW BERN — Tuesday night, the City of New Bern Board of Aldermen directed the city manager to move forward with finalizing a land donation agreement that will result in the City’s largest ever park. Martin Marietta, the current owner of approximately 55 acres along S. Glenburnie Road (across from the NCDOT Bridge Maintenance office and formerly used as a rock quarry), presented the City with a proposal earlier this month to donate the land under recommended usage. City Manager Mark Stephens sought direction from the Board on the matter, Item 6 on Tuesday’s agenda, and presented th…

North Carolina’s State Trail Extends to New Bern

New Bern, North Carolina is one of the newest destinations to become part of the state’s Mountains-to-Sea Trail (MST), and the City will celebrate with a special ceremony this weekend. At 3 p.m. Saturday, September 9th, Mayor Dana Outlaw will welcome two state officials to New Bern who will walk part of the trail starting at Council Bluff Green, located at 402 East Front Street.  Carol Tingley, Deputy Director of the North Carolina Division of Parks and Recreation and Smith Raynor, North Carolina State Parks Trails Planner will walk from Council Bluff Green along the Neuse and Tren…
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