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Ghosts of New Bern ® Resumes Its Full Schedule

Celebrating 300 Years of New Bern Ghost Stories

As the poet said, “If Winter comes, can Spring be far behind?”

Well we all know that Winter has come and Ghosts of New Bern is looking forward to Spring.

Beginning the first week of March we will resume our full, outdoor schedule.

Our highly-acclaimed walking tours begin as always at Morgan’s Tavern & Grill (235 Craven St.) at 7:30 PM Wednesday through Sunday . All tour guests are entitled to discounted dining at Morgan’s, and we are pleased to make dining arrangements.

Guests will learn about New Bern and its history, but they will mainly hear tales of the strange occurrences, unusual happenings and ghosts that haunt many of New Bern’s homes and buildings. The tour’s stories are based on the book, Ghosts of New Bern  ©   by Joseph and Joyce O’Callahan.

Reservations for our tours can be made by calling: (252) 571-4766

and you can also contact us at

Please also visit our website at


Beginning September 7th, 2010, Tryon Palace and the New Bern Literary Symposium will begin hosting monthly gatherings to collect and record oral histories of New Bern that will one day be published in book form. The meetings will be held the first Tuesday of every month at the New Bern Arts Center, 243 Fleet Street (on the corner of Fleet and Pollock) at 7:00 p.m. So if you have stories to tell about what New Bern was like in the early years, please come and share so we can add your memories to the rich history of this town we love.

For more information, contact Judy Bryan at 252-637-3517 or

or Sharon Bryant, Tryon Palace African-American Outreach Coordinator
at 252-514-4944 or via e-Mail at



For more information on Tryon Palace and the latest updates on its events and activities, please visit us online at www.tryonpalace.orgor call 1-800-767-1560.


RE: “O’Blatherskite” Murder Mystery Dinner Show Extended
For Immediate Release  

If you haven’t tried your hand at solving “Who Killed Mr. O’Blatherskite?,” you still have four chances to do so.
The Athens of the South production, originally set to perform its last show on September 10 and 11, has been extended for October 1 and 2, as well. The dinner and show, slated to begin at 7 p.m. at the BridgePointe Hotel and Marina, New Bern, costs $40 per ticket; $35 for groups of ten or more, and for military families.

The comic story involves a train in the old west: much-reviled railroad president Gregory Blaine O’Blatherskite has been found dead in his car and a cast of misfits—including a conductor, a sheriff, his addled deputy, an ambitious bounty hunter, a con-artist and his reputed sister—must solve it before the train reaches its next destination.

Between scenes the characters wander among the audience, answering questions as the audience takes a crack at solving the case. At the conclusion of the show, the closest guess wins a prize.

Actors for the show are Chuck Baker, Erin Cherry, Bill Hand, Nancy Hitchcock, Eddie Moore, and Paul White. Hand also wrote and directed the show.
Catering is by Strange and Sons Catering.

Tickets are available at the Bank of the Arts, Middle Street; the New Bern Convention Center, or online at

For further information call 252-229-4977.

New Bern has a variety of special events occurring throughout the year. There is always something to do. So don't stay at home and be bored. Check out Around The Town or click New Bern Clubs and Organizations below.

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New Bern has a very active Civic Theatre. Click below for information on shows.

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Saturday Cemetery Tours

Weekly tours of historic Cedar Grove Cemetery will debut at 4 p.m. on Saturday. Departing from the Cemetery’s main gate, the tours will feature information about both well and lesser known Cedar Grove “residents.” They are a collaborative effort of the New Bern Historical Society and the Earl of Craven Questers’ Chapter.

“Cedar Grove Cemetery has a fascinating tale to tell. Our tours will be factually based, but we hope that they will be entertaining, as well,” according to Questers’ president Nancy Mansfield. “Each of us is pursuing our own research about the Cemetery as well as relying on information already available. You might say that the tours are a work in progress.”

Questers is an international organization dedicated to historic preservation. The local chapter consists of 21 members, all of whom live in the Historic District, and raises funds to underwrite preservation and restoration in Cedar Grove Cemetery. The large text panel located just inside the gates was a Questers’ acquisition. The group has also underwritten restoration of brick work on old graves, work on paths and landscaping, and workshops on tombstone cleaning.

Tours will be offered each Saturday at 4 p.m. Tickets are $10 and may be purchased at the Historical Society during regular office hours, 9:30-4:30 Monday through Friday, or at the gates.

Bank of the Arts

317 Middle Street

252 638 2577

Local, regional, and national artist represented in exhibitions throughout the year. The gallery is open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday to Saturday.

To view exhibits online go to





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The Rivertowne Reperatory Players are New Bern's newest theatre group. Formed in 2001 they are dedicated to promoting the theatrical arts in the New Bern Area. The Rivertowne performances take place at the Shrine Auditorium, shown above, located in downtown New Bern.

For more information on the Repertory Players
call 252 637 2662.

Shag Lessons

Come learn the sexy Carolina Shag and join the fun when the beach music comes on. This dance is a combination of the swing and jitterbug with a twist of originality inspired by years of beach dancing at the beaches of North and South Carolina.

Taught by Sylvia Anders at Attitudes Pub in Grill located in Riverbend.

Call 252 633 2277

Table Tennis

The West New Bern Recreation Center is offering a table tennis club every Thursday evening from 6:30 p.m. to 9:p.m.

For more information call 252 639 2913


The Craven County Recreation and Parks Department will sponsor a men's softball league this spring. Games will be held at Creekside Park. Call 252 636 6606 for information.

Hooked on Walking

Adult Walking Club

Meet Saturdays at different locations.

call 634 9083 for information


New Bern Parks and Recreation is offering a coed volleyball league starting in mid September. Games will be scheduled on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6:30 to 8:30. Entire teams or individuals welcome.All skill levels welcomed. Call Rob at 639 2907 for more information.


10 AM-noon

West New Bern Recreation Center  equipment provided

Call Milan 639-2913

Craven County Senior Aerobics

10 AM-11AM

George Street Senior center. Free for 60 and older

Call 638-1790


1-2:30 p.m.

George Street Senior Center

No charge for 60 and over

Call 637 1790

Senior Softball

The Craven county Recreation and parks Dept. is sponsoring a senior softball league for men ages 55 and better. Practices are held at Creekside Park on Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 12 and Wednesdays from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Call 633 6553 for more information.

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