1. Winter Storm Press Release #2: Offices Closed

    NEW BERN, N.C. – NEW BERN, N.C. – Craven County Government offices will be closed on Friday, February 21, 2020 due to incoming severe winter weather. Essential personnel will still report. Read on...
  2. Winter Storm Press Release #1

    NEW BERN, N.C. – Craven County Emergency Services personnel are monitoring the winter weather forecast to impact our area. The National Weather Service has issued several advisories for Craven County. Read on...
  3. CARTS Services Canceled Friday, 2/21/20

    Craven Area Rural Transit System (CARTS) transportation services are canceled for Friday, February 21, 2020 due to forecasted winter weather. Read on...
  4. Craven County Assessor’s Office Implements Online Listing for 2020 Personal Property Tax

    The Craven County Assessor’s Office has implemented online listing as an option for taxpayers to list 2020 personal property owned as of January 1, 2020. Tax listing must be submitted no later than January 31, 2020 to avoid late listing penalties. Read on...
  5. Drainage District Notice

    Lenoir, Craven, Jones Drainage District #1 has applied for Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Public Assistance (PA) Program funding through North Carolina Emergency Management (NCEM) as a sub-recipient. Additional Info...
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  1. Spotlight On The Community

    Featured Stories & Attractions in Craven County
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    New Bern Mardi Gras Festival

    The 5th Annual New Bern Mardi Gras festival, hosted by the historic Ghent neighborhood will be held on Saturday, February 22, 2020 on Spencer Avenue and 3rd Street from 11 AM until 5 PM. The parade begins at 3 PM at Spencer and 8th, and ends at Spencer and 2nd. The event is family-friendly and includes vendors, food trucks, artists, live entertainment, and more! The festival will be held rain or shine, and attendees are invited to wear costumes.
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    6th Annual Craven County Veterans Stand-Down

    The 6th Annual Craven County Veterans Stand-Down events will be held Friday, February 21, 2020 at West New Bern Recreation Center, 1225 Pinetree Drive in New Bern, and Saturday, February 22, 2020 at Cherry Point Baptist Church in Havelock, from 10 AM until 2 PM both days. The event is free and open to all Veterans, and includes services such as counseling, housing resources, legal aid, claims-filing, educational and employment opportunities, and much more. Please bring your DD-214 or VA card.

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    New Bern Crab and Seafood Festival

    The New Bern Crab and Seafood Festival will be held on May 9, 2020 from 11 AM until 6 PM in downtown New Bern. The event is free to the public and will feature vendors and food trucks, live music, a kids' zone, and more! For more information, contact Latasha Baggs at (904) 487-1853 or by email.