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  1. Citizens group, city look to play ball at Kafer Park Updated atRead the original story w/Photo

    4 hrs ago | Sun Journal

    A group of local citizens is hoping to bring back the sounds of cheering crowds and the crack of cowhide striking wooden bats to one of New Bern's oldest baseball parks. Last week, Michael Soares of the Eastern Carolina Amateur Baseball League made a proposal before the New Bern Board of Aldermen for the redevelopment of Kafer Park, the baseball field located at the corner of Cedar and George streets.

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  2. Lawsuit continues against novelist Sparks, school he startedRead the original story w/Photo

    9 hrs ago | Richmond News

    ... perceived mental impairment." Dever also said a jury should decide whether Benjamin resigned as headmaster of the New Bern school or was pressured into quitting. Jurors also should decide whether the school and the Nicholas Sparks Foundation had ...

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  3. Lawsuit continues against novelist Sparks, school he started Source: APRead the original story w/Photo

    13 hrs ago | WSOCTV

    ... perceived mental impairment." Dever also said a jury should decide whether Benjamin resigned as headmaster of the New Bern school or was pressured into quitting. Jurors also should decide whether the school and the Nicholas Sparks Foundation had ...

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  4. 'They Obviously Can Afford to': Workers Call On Walmart To Raise Minimum Wage to $15 an HourRead the original story

    14 hrs ago | Common Dreams

    ... the amount of work they are having us do is every bit worth $15 an hour," Cierra Harrington, a Walmart associate in New Bern, North Carolina who has worked at the retailer for five years, told me. She makes $11.50 an hour. Despite working at Walmart ...

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  5. Public invited to flood mitigation webinar Updated atRead the original story w/Photo

    21 hrs ago | Kinston Free Press

    The City of New Bern has invited the public to attend a web seminar Tuesday featuring innovative ideas on preventing the kind of destructive flooding many area residents experienced during Hurricane Florence. The presentation on flood mitigation solutions will be held at New Bern City Hall, 300 Pollock Street, Tuesday at 10 a.m. in the second floor courtroom.

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  6. 52 Faces of Community: Ethel Staten Posted atRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday | Sun Journal

    ... bring the community together as one-but don't expect her to take any credit for it. Ethel was born and raised in New Bern. After graduating from West Street High School, she earned a degree in physical education with a minor in social studies from ...

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  7. Holiday-related events highlight best of this week's activities Posted atRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday | Sun Journal

    The holiday season begins in New Bern Friday with the Light Up the Season annual event, including the arrival of Santa at Bear Plaza at 5:30 p.m. It kicks off the Beary Merry Christmas campaign of events by the Downtown Business Council of the New Bern Area Chamber of Commerce. The plaza will turn on thousands of lights and the event will include crafts, games for children and music and dancing.

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  8. Thanksgiving Turkey Trot begins kickoff to New Bern area holiday season Updated atRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday | Sun Journal

    New Bern served as a haven for many African Americans during the early stages of the Civil War after Union forces occupied New Bern in 1862. The city's African American population was the majority population in the area from 1800 to the 1930s.

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  9. This Week's Bestsellers: November 19, 2018Read the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Nov 17 | Publishers' Weekly

    ... solely of comments spoken by President Donald J. Trump in the wake of Hurricane Florence on September 19, 2018, in New Bern, North Carolina," according to the flap copy; The Late Show is donating 100% of its proceeds to charity. It's been a good ...

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  10. United Worship Center calls on faith, community to rebuild after Hurricane FlorenceRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Nov 16 | Sun Journal

    ... this church has been in the past and what, with much work, it can be once again. Like many structures throughout New Bern, United Worship Center, located in the Duffyfield Community, suffered severe damage during Hurricane Florence. A combination of ...

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  11. South End brewery rebrands itself amid expansionRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Nov 16 | The Virginian-Pilot

    ... beer will be available for purchase outside its South End location, which is at 2911 Griffith St., near the New Bern light-rail station. To support the distribution, Suffolk Punch will be opening a brewing facility next year on Freedom Drive focused ...

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  12. Two months later: New Bern continues to recover from FlorenceRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Nov 15 | WRAL.com

    - Two months have passed since Hurricane Florence smashed the historic city of New Bern with a storm surge unlike anything it's seen in more than 60 years. Flooding from the Neuse River wiped out homes, swept through resort-style hotels and forced ...

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  13. Search continues for second New Bern animal control officer Posted atRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Nov 15 | Sun Journal

    The search for a second animal control officer for the New Bern Police Department took another turn this week, with city aldermen agreeing to consult with the newly-elected Craven County Sheriff about the matter in the coming months. During their November 13 meeting, Police Chief Toussaint Summers told the board the department's advertised position for a part-time animal control officer had received 14 applications since it was posted in August.

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  14. Gas explosion destroys home, damages two other Updated atRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Nov 15 | Sun Journal

    ... battled the blaze with the help of several companies including Township 7, Olympia, Little Swift Creek and West of New Bern. Two or three paramedic teams were also on hand. Craven County EMS director and fire marshal Stanley Kite was on the scene. ...

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  15. Colonial Capital holds adopt-a-thon to move storm shelter petsRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Nov 15 | Sun Journal

    ... Assisting through the day will be Chris Ormond, who will live-stream the day on his popular “Citizen in New Bern” Facebook page. The page is known for its presentation of political and social issues affected New Bern and the immediate ...

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  16. Pepsi vs. Coke: What's Really the Difference?Read the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Nov 14 | TheStreet.com

    ... soda and castor oil at the same place, Pepsi was invented by a pharmacist. Caleb Bradham created his product in New Bern, N.C., and labeled it, inventively, "Brad's Drink." Bradham later renamed the drink Pepsi Cola because he believed it helped ...

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  17. Resident's floating luminaries to honor storm recovery Updated Nov 14 atRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Nov 14 | Sun Journal

    Marty Pitcairn, who's home was damaged in the storm, said she wanted to do something to celebrate New Bern's ongoing recovery from the Sept. 13 storm that left hundreds of people homeless.

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  18. Champ and ET Mitchell give $10 million to UNC cancer researchRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Nov 14 | Sun Journal

    ... million new patients each year faced with treatments that have advanced only marginally since the mid 20th century. New Bern residents W. G. Champion “Champ” Mitchell and his wife, Etteinne “ET” Mitchell hope to play a ...

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  19. Build back smarter and stronger': Cooper wants $5B more from feds in Florence reliefRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Nov 14 | HeraldSun.com

    ... here and to have some skin in the game." Strong winds and rain led a boat from the water to the middle of downtown New Bern, N.C., post-Hurricane Florence on Sept. 15, 2018.

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  20. Virginia Congregation lends support to ENC Updated Nov 13 atRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Nov 13 | Sun Journal

    COVE CITY -- A truck that got a little lost while bringing hope and support from Virginia to communities in Eastern North Carolina affected by Hurricane Florence last month, finally pulled into Bryant Chapel AME Zion Church parking lot Monday to a waiting crowd of thankful people.  Daphne Dixon, church school superintendent of Bryant Chapel AME Zion Church, said it was a blessing for many people.  Deacon Michael “Mike” Combs of Cary's Baptist Church in Yorktown, Vir., and Colin Oliver, who was on his Home Mission team brought hygiene and cleaning supplies, towels, clothing, food and water to about 80 people.  Combs also made a love offering for his church of $1,550 that will be shared with churches in Trenton, Pollocksville and New Bern, Dixon said.  A church was lost to the damage of Hurricane Florence and the flood that followed in Trenton.

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