Up To Date In Craven CountyNews & Upcoming Events in Your Community
On Wednesday, January 17, 2018, the North Carolina Association of Local Health Directors honored Scott Harrelson of Craven County as Health Director of the Year. Read on...
The Craven-Pamlico Animal Services Center is undergoing renovations and expansion to the existing center resulting in a temporary reduction in the quantity of animals the shelter can house and a change in how the public accesses the facility. Read on...
Spotlight On The CommunityFeatured Stories & Attractions in Craven County
Neuse River Senior Games
Neuse River Senior Games and Silver Arts is a 6-county senior game program that takes place each year in Craven County. Over 300 athletes from Craven, Pamlico, Jones, Lenoir, Duplin, and Greene counties compete. Ages 50 and better are eligible to compete in a number of sports including track & field, golf, tennis, shuffleboard, corn hole, table tennis, horseshoes, bocce, and many more. Additionally, there is a Silver Arts component which allows artists to compete in visual, literary, and performing arts. Participants have the opportunity to qualify for state-level competitions held each year in the fall. There is also a national event held semi-annually.
This year's games are scheduled for April 16-May 4, with events in both New Bern and Kinston. Opening ceremonies are scheduled for Wednesday, April 18 at West New Bern Recreation Center. Registration begins in February.
For more information, visit the Senior Games webpage or call Mark Seymour at (252) 636-6606.
Special Olympics Craven County
Special Olympics Craven County's mission is to provide year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for children and adults with intellectual disabilities, giving them continuing opportunities to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, experience joy, and participate in a sharing of gifts, skills, and friendship with their families, other Special Olympics athletes and the community.
Special Olympics Craven County has 300+ athletes that compete on a year-round schedule. In July, our very own Alyson Sheedy will travel to Seattle, Washington to compete in USA Games. She will be representing Team North Carolina July 1-4. Alyson is the very first athlete from Craven County to be selected for Team North Carolina. Join us in congratulating and supporting Alyson as she makes the trip to USA Games. Go Aly Go!!
For more information, visit the Special Olympic Craven County webpage or call Steven Aster at (252) 636-6606.