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  1. Local conservative organization to host forum on educationRead the original story

    Tuesday Mar 3 | Sun Journal

    A local conservative group is hosting a workshop focusing on education reform with hopes that local Board of Education members and concerned citizens will attend. The Coastal Carolina Taxpayers Association will host a workshop for Constitutional Conservatives and an educational forum from 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday at the Stanley Ballroom in New Bern to discuss the replacement of the Common Core State Standards.


  2. Aldermen retreat lists goals and achievementsRead the original story

    Tuesday Feb 24 | Sun Journal

    At the beginning of the all-day meeting in the conference room of Development Services that was only attended by one citizen and a room full of city staff, Aldermen Bernard White wanted to make sure the board didn't slip into any controversial motions or behind-the-scenes actions at the retreat. "Two years at our retreat we approved some things that should have been done before the people," White said.


  3. Craven commissioners to hear economic development updateRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Feb 15 | Sun Journal

    Craven County government and area businesses are directing their energies toward economic development, which reflects a national economic uptick that hasn't quite been felt in the average person's pocketbook. There have been three announcements of changes affecting the Craven County Industrial Park in the recent past, and the energy of public officials and private businesspeople have charted a new course for recruiting industry in their downtime.


  4. Minges Bottling comes back to New BernRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 29, 2015 | Sun Journal

    Cold weather hasn't stopped contractors for Minges Bottling Inc. from starting site work at Craven County Industrial Park, further impressing a footprint in the Birthplace of Pepsi. The Ayden-based company hopes to have its 10,000-square-foot warehouse with 3,500 square feet of office space on the 8-acre site next to Piedmont Natural Gas ready by September.


  5. Young mother remembered for her smile, generous spiritRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 19, 2015 | Sun Journal

    On Sunday night, a young New Bern area mother lost her life at age 28. But while Lindsey Barnett Whitfield's life was cut short, her compassion and contagious smile will live on through the memories of her friends. "She had one of the sweetest smiles," said Ervin Sadler of Alliance.


  6. CVS plans new store in GrantsboroRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 15, 2015 | Sun Journal

    The new store will be at the corner of N.C. 55 and N.C. 306, an intersection featuring one of two traffic lights in Pamlico County. According to the Pamlico County Inspections Department, the building will have a valuation of $1.9 million, located on about 1.1 acre.


  7. Craven 100 Alliance moves forward with new logo, committeesRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 12, 2015 | Sun Journal

    The New Year is bringing visible progress for the Craven 100 Alliance, which is composed of local government and business leaders from across Craven County. The new public-private economic development partnership, which solidified in 2014, now has an official logo for the partners to use in their collaborative efforts to recruit business and industry and to work on long-term planning.


  8. Toy collections wrapping up for Pamlico childrenRead the original story

    Dec 9, 2014 | Sun Journal

    Hundreds of children in Pamlico County again will have toys for Christmas thanks to a pair of Santa helper groups - Toys for Pamlico Kids and the Oriental Detachment of the Marine Corps League. The Toys for Pamlico Kids, sponsored by Camps Seafarer and Sea Gull and the Pamlico County Chamber of Commerce, will collect donated toys through Monday and distribute them at the Department of Social Services in Alliance on Dec. 16 and 18. The Marine group will collect its new, unwrapped toys Dec. 18 and also distribute through DSS.


  9. Economic growth: Craven 100 Alliance formally begins its workRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 7, 2014 | Sun Journal

    "Here we go," said Owen Andrews, opening the last of three sessions last week that formally launched the Craven 100 Alliance , which is the new public-private economic development alliance for Craven County. "I'm looking for great things to come from our efforts," he said to the alliance's board, which now has 19 of its 21 members named by the participating organizations, including the Committee of 100, Craven County, and the cities of Havelock and New Bern.


  10. Craven commissioners seated, Tyson becomes chairmanRead the original story

    Dec 2, 2014 | Sun Journal

    Craven County native and returning Commissioner Steve Tyson was sworn in for his third term Monday by his brother, Trent Woods Mayor Chuck Tyson, before being elected chairman of Craven County Board of Commissioners for the next year. "He's the one who got me involved in this process so I thought I would inconvenience him to come out and swear me in," Tyson said Tuesday.


  11. Pamlico commissioners bid farewell to Spain, select new leadersRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 2, 2014 | Sun Journal

    Jimmy Spain of Stonewall, the Township 3 representative for a dozen years, was honored by fellow board members as he said farewell. He did not seek re-election.


  12. Havelock board backs plan for Murphy USA gas stationRead the original story

    Nov 28, 2014 | Sun Journal

    The Havelock Board of Commissioners backed a plan by Murphy Gas USA to open a station at the corner of the parking lot at the Wal-Mart Superstore in Havelock. To do so, commissioners voted to amend the current parking requirement for stores with more than 50,000 square feet of floor space.


  13. County, largest cities to join forces on economic developmentRead the original story

    Nov 20, 2014 | Sun Journal

    A new economic development organization called the Craven 100 Alliance is just one vote away from becoming the unified public-private business and industry recruiting group for Craven County. Under consideration by the Craven County Committee of 100 and the governments of Craven County, New Bern and Havelock for more than a year, all except Havelock have voted unanimously to join it.


  14. Travis Graves: What is a Riverkeeper?Read the original story w/Photo

    Nov 15, 2014 | Sun Journal

    I have received a lot of feedback since I began writing my Riverwatch column, some complimentary and some critical, but all very much appreciated.


  15. Alliance mayor captures Pamlico commissioner seatRead the original story

    Nov 4, 2014 | Sun Journal

    Ed Riggs Jr., the mayor of Alliance for the past five years, is the unofficial winner of the Pamlico County District 3 commissioner seat by 49 votes over Democratic challenger John Buck of Stonewall. Three Democratic incumbent commissioners in Tuesday's general election were unopposed: at-large candidates Ann Holton and Chairman Paul Delamar III, along with District 4 Commissioner Carl Ollison.


  16. Pamlico natives seek seat as county commissionerRead the original story

    Oct 13, 2014 | Sun Journal

    When longtime Pamlico County District 3 Commissioner Jimmy Spain decided to retire, three candidates filed for his seat, the only contested race for commissioner this year. Democrat John Buck of Stonewall won a May primary runoff and now faces Republican Ed Riggs Jr., the current mayor of Alliance.


  17. Craven Community College to host manufacturing showcaseRead the original story

    Nov 27, 2012 | Sun Journal

    Craven Community College's North Carolina Advanced Manufacturing Alliance grant team is inviting the public to attend its second Showcase event on Thursday, Dec. 6. Showcases will be held at 9:30 a.m. and 4 p.m. in the Bosch Siemens Building, room 102 on the New Bern campus. The NCAMA grant team utilizes the Showcases to highlight how the team is transforming CCC's advanced manufacturing classes and programs of study for the 21st century student, while producing well-rounded and better skilled employees for local business and industry.


  18. Sunday event celebrates camp's director, new building projectRead the original story

    Aug 10, 2014 | Sun Journal

    A summer Sunday afternoon at Camp Don Lee has long been a celebration, but this week it highlighted 37 years of service by camp's director and it provided an opportunity to break ground for a new Environmental Education Center.


  19. Craven's economic development director outlines ongoing effortsRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 31, 2014 | Sun Journal

    Craven County's economic development plans have made strides in the past year and the county is close to forming a multi-organizational alliance with New Bern, Havelock and the Committee of 100 to promote economic growth in the area.


  20. Legislators support bill that makes investigations confidentialRead the original story

    Jul 30, 2014 | Sun Journal

    The N.C. Farm Act of 2014, a bill opposed by some environmental groups, successfully passed through the House Finance Committee in Raleigh on Wednesday and, if the bill passes a probable concurrence vote Thursday it will most likely become law.


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