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The riverfront town of New Bern, which turned 300 in 2010, is the state’s second oldest town. For visitors to the Crystal Coast looking for a little change of scenery, the short jaunt inland can provide a day full of shopping, exploring and educational opportunities.

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“Carry your Green Book with you … you may need it.” is the cautionary tagline found on the front cover of the nearly three dozen issues of Victor Hugo Green’s “The Negro Motorist Green Book” (and later “The Negro Travelers Green Book”). At a glance, this caveat could be perceived as a thinly…

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Imagine you’re curling, you know, the oft maligned Olympic sport, but in this case the ice is Kool-Aid, and the curling stone is SpongeBob SquarePants. How would you react to that scenario? It sounds like a funny dream, but for the players in the Walk-In Bathtub improv group, it could be the…

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As the campus looks forward to a new year, Tryon Palace swings back the doors to the NC History Center for a deep winter fundraiser. WinterFeast celebrates some of those things we love most about the season, comfort foods and oyster roasts.

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“This is the one where Abigail jumps on the couch,” said George Oliver, a New Bern lawyer, proud father of three and, most interestingly, head banjo player in his family’s folk band — Strung Together.

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There are two entrance doors to Mitchell Hardware in downtown New Bern. Set at the far sides of the storefront, one door leads to the hardware section while the other door leads to the old timey general store. Regardless of which door they enter through — whether it’s a local handyman lookin…

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Men in straw hats pound primitive drums as a little girl makes her way to the front of the crowd.

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Been waiting for your chance to visit Tryon Palace after dark? Be careful what you wish for because this September Tryon Palace is opening the grounds not just for a tour – but for a sleepover. Lanterns on the Lawn – A Family Campout at Tryon Palace is planned for Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 17-18.

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From a forest of chimneys – serving as a grim reminder of New Bern’s most destructive fire in history – to an antique American LaFrance fire truck and a loveable horse named Fred, the New Bern Firemen’s Museum serves as a unique experience for visitors.

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The Texas Tenors, one of the most popular vocal groups in the history of popular television show, “America’s Got Talent,” will make a stop in New Bern on Thursday, Feb. 18, in support of the New Bern Historical Society. The concert begins at 7:30pm and tickets are $35 for general admission, …