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Bill Hand: Adventures of the 'gentleman pirate'
Among them was the pathetic spectacle of Stede Bonnet, the "gentleman pirate," who got his neck lengthened in a none-too-pleasant way on Dec. 10. Stede Bonnet, a schmuck of a pirate, was used, abused and abandoned by the much smarter and charismatic Blackbeard shortly before the latter ran his ship aground in Beaufort's bay.
Sat Dec 07, 2013
Editorial: Too early to break out the life rafts
New Bern City Manager Mike Epperson is resigning at the end of the month to take a job at a local law firm.
Police concerned about theft hotspot
One single address in New Bern accounts for 6 percent of case reports handled by the New Bern Police Department, and police officials say they aren't getting enough help in bringing that crime rate down.
Marching on with the cheer
From the sun in the morning to the moon at night, Christmas events filled New Bern Saturday with folks young and old, full of the spirit of the season and often in attire that made it obvious.
Wounded Warrior benefit shows community support for military
The Wounded Warrior Christmas Leave Fundraiser is Wednesday at the New Bern Riverfront Convention Center - raising money to send recovering military men and women home for Christmas.
Holly-Ivy tour raises money for woman's club community projects
New Bern visitors often drive or ride the trolley around the historic district, taking in the splendor of architecturally magnificent structures dating throughout the city's 300 years.
Fri Dec 06, 2013
Holiday joy spread at Christmas lighting ceremony
New Bern's Christmas festivities continued Friday night with the traditional lighting of the Christmas tree at the DoubleTree by Hilton.
New Bern has record-setting warm day
New Bern temperatures broke the record high, peaking at 82 degree Friday afternoon.
Thu Dec 05, 2013
Highway 17 projects green-lighted for Jones County
All the long-awaited bypasses and widening projects for U.S. 17 through Jones County are funded and work is scheduled to begin simultaneously in 2015.
New Bern, Pollocksville tree-lightings kick off busy weekend
The traditional lighting of the New Bern Christmas Tree on the city waterfront features entertainment and the arrival of Santa on a New Bern fire truck Friday afternoon at the DoubleTree by Hilton.
Wed Dec 04, 2013
Thief breaks into convention center, steals money out of ATMs
New Bern Police may have a few challenges finding who broke inside the Riverfront Convention Center, because of poor quality surveillance video.
Local leaders met on future of N.C. military bases
Concerns about preserving area and state military bases took local leaders to Fort Bragg for a state Military Affairs Commission meeting Tuesday followed by the governor's trip to Washington, D.C. Wednesday.
Symphony's annual Holiday Pops to bring seasonal classics to New Bern
Santa Claus isn't the only one coming to town. The North Carolina Symphony will bring beloved holiday music to New Bern Tuesday with Holiday Pops, a tradition that has become a favorite across the state.
Neuse drivers to get some relief
Reed Smith, DOT division engineer, said although DOT will not attempt to pave Neuse Boulevard until the paving season opens in March, in a few weeks maintenance crews will try to eliminate some of the bumps in the road.
Much-anticipated annual Cookie Walk began with small steps
The annual Cookie Walk has grown into a New Bern Christmas tradition, attracting hundreds of people who quickly select from a wide variety of 12,000 homemade sweets to take home for the holidays.
Bear City Opry to present two Christmas shows
"It's the season that brings joy and the Bear City Opry plans to do just that, with two shows," said Opry owner and performer Milan Jarman.
Tue Dec 03, 2013
The top 5 state House races in 2014
Unlike the Senate, many House seats are expected to be in play next November, as Democrats will try to whittle away at the strong 77-43 majority now enjoyed by Republicans.
Mattockses honored for lifelong service to NCSU
In recognition of their lifelong service to N.C. State University, Bob and Carol Mattocks of New Bern have been awarded the 2013 Menscer Cup award by the N.C. State Foundation.
Mon Dec 02, 2013
Update on U.S. 17 to be presented at Sunrise Breakfast
The fifth Sunrise Breakfast sponsored by New Bern Area Chamber of Commerce and Swiss Bear Downtown Development Corp. will provide an update on the progress of transforming U.S. 17 into a four-lane thoroughfare through North Carolina.