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New Bern Downtown Bridge Delays Opening

Wednesday, October 21st, 2009

I know here in the South we do things slower but really can we please finish our Downtown bridge sometime this year?

If you have not noticed, even though it is quite obvious, our Alfred Cunningham drawbridge has been closed for quite a long time, years in fact. It was projected to be completed and open Nov. 1st but now will be delayed until mid-January 2010.

I am not sure what the issue is but it sure would be nice to have two ways into New Bern again. I am sure the Downtown New Bern Businesses are ready for it to be open. Many store owners have said that having the bridge closed has hurt their businesses.

Here is the story from the Sun Journal.

This past weekend we had the Bridge Run which is an annual event to raise money for 8 local charities.

It was nice to have the old bridge there so that we could run the 5k from Bridgeton into Downtown New Bern. Since the bridge has been closed, we have had to run just in the Downtown area.

Here is a map of the course:

I will keep you posted on the actual opening date!

Private Schools in New Bern NC

Tuesday, October 13th, 2009

When you are looking for private schools in New Bern NC look no further. The Epiphany is the best private school we have in New Bern.

I like this school because it invites people of all faiths. It provides a safe environment for our students to learn and play. I never have to worry about what is happening to my children during the day. I know they are receiving a great education and are surrounded by teachers and educators that really care about their students.

For more information go to:  www.epiphany-nb.org/

New Bern Foot Ball and Mum Fest

Monday, October 12th, 2009

What do New Bern High School Foot Ball and the Mum Festival have in common, they both happened this past weekend.

The weekend started out on Friday night with New Bern High School playing New Hanover High School. It was a great defensive game and with out New Bern’s defense it would have been disastrous. After the game, several people made comments about the offense and that they did not know what was happening with New Bern’s offense. After what seemed to be forever, the game ended with New Hanover beating the Bears 15 to 8.

The weekend continued on Saturday with the MumFest. This is New Bern main festival for the year. They close all of the streets off downtown near Union Point Park. It was 87 degrees on Saturday when I went followed by rain. There were cars, food, games, music, and lot and lots of crafts.

Sunday signaled the end of the weekend and the festival. In the morning a new tradition began with a fun run that had runners all over the streets of Downtown New Bern. More food, crowds and rides then sadly at 5pm the festival was over.

Here is a picture I took at the corner of Broad and Front Street.

Mum Festival Downtown New Bern NC Oct. 10 & 11th

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