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Posted on: October 17, 2018

One Stop Voting Begins

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Early voting began October 17, and will continue through November 3 on weekdays from 7AM-7PM and Saturday, November 3 from 8AM-1PM at four locations in Craven County. The Board of Elections office at 406 Craven Street, Cove City Fire Department at 425 Sou...

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Posted on: October 17, 2018

Vanceboro Clean Sweep

The next Clean Sweep event will be held November 3, 2018. Meet at West Craven Park, 2791 Streets Ferry Road, Vanceboro at 8:30 AM for bags and site assignments and directions. Click here for more information or contact the Cooperative Extension office at ...

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Posted on: October 17, 2018

Notice of Offer to Purchase Property

Click here for the Upset Bid Notice.  

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Posted on: October 16, 2018

Update Aerial Mosquito Spraying will begin in Craven County on Tuesday October 16

NEW BERN, N.C. – Aerial spraying for mosquitoes in Craven County will begin Tuesday, October 16, 2018, weather permitting, to assist with mosquito control from the flood waters due to Hurricane Florence.

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Posted on: October 12, 2018

Mosquito Spraying will begin in Craven County

NEW BERN, N.C. – Spraying for mosquitoes in Craven County has begun this week and will continue through the Hurricane Florence recovery. County-wide aerial and ground spraying is part of Craven County’s emergency response to the floodi...

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Posted on: October 10, 2018

FEMA Opens Disaster Recovery Center in Havelock

A disaster recovery center is now open in Havelock in Craven County, in addition to the center in New Bern.  North Carolina Emergency Management and FEMA will open additional centers in affected counties in the coming days. The centers offer in-p...

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Posted on: October 5, 2018

Voting Guide - November 2018

The Voter Registration Deadline is October 15, 2018, and General Election Day is November 6, 2018, when polls will be open from 6:30 AM until 7:30 PM. Early voting begins October 17 at the Board of Elections office, Cove City Fire Department, Vanceboro Fi...

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Posted on: October 3, 2018

Tips on Vetting Contractors for Recovery Work

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill's School of Government offers the following tips and resources to help citizens with vetting contractors to conduct repairs:

FEMA's Beware of Fraud and Scams: https://www.fema.gov/news-release/2018/09/21/bewa...

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Posted on: October 3, 2018

Understanding Your FEMA Determination Letter or Email

After registering for disaster assistance, you may receive a determination letter by mail or email from FEMA. Read your determination letter carefully to understand your eligibility for federal assistance. There are many reasons for an initial ineligibili...

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Posted on: October 3, 2018

FEMA Daily Fact Sheet - Hurricane Florence Efforts in NC

Navigating the Road to Recovery 

  • Do not wait to begin cleaning up and making repairs. Take photos of your damage and save all receipts.
  • Do you have insurance? If you have a homeowners and/or flood insurance policy, file your claim immediately, befo...
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Posted on: October 2, 2018

Craven County Hurricane Florence Debris Collection and Convenience Center Updates

Hurricane Florence debris pickup is currently underway throughout areas of Craven County and its municipalities.  North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) anticipates the collection of vegetative debris, construction and demolition mat...

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Posted on: September 27, 2018

FEMA Disaster Recovery Center Opens in Craven County

FEMA has opened a Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) at the old Eckerd/Rite Aid store located at 710 DeGraffenreid Avenue in New Bern.  The DRC serves as a one-stop location for citizens affected by Hurricane Florence to apply for disaster assistance...

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Posted on: September 27, 2018

Tips to Prevent Mosquito Bites

After a severe storm, mosquito populations can explode and the the diseases they carry can be a danger to humans.  The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has  some great tips about preventing mosquito bites. For more information, visit th...

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Posted on: September 26, 2018

Point of Distribution Sites and Central Receiving and Distribution Point Close Wednesday

Craven County Emergency Management will close and cease operating all Point of Distribution (POD) sites and the Central Receiving and Distribution Site located in Craven County at 6:00 p.m. on Wednesday, September 26, 2018.  Craven County Emergen...

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Posted on: September 24, 2018

Point of Distribution (POD) closes

Craven County Emergency Management will close and cease operating the Point of Distribution (POD) site located in the Harlowe area at Godette Head Start Center, 125 Old Godette School Road, Havelock, North Carolina at 6:00 p.m. on Monday, September 24, 20...

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Posted on: September 24, 2018

U.S. Small Business Administration Offer Disaster Loans

The U.S. Small Business Administration is offering low-interest federal loans for homeowner/renter and business disaster-related damages  Registration with FEMA at www.disasterassistance.gov is required first and then a disaster loan can...
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Posted on: September 23, 2018

Donation Update

The Craven County Central Distribution and Receiving Site and the Points of Distribution operated by Craven County Emergency Management have an abundant supply of water and additional water donations are not needed at this time. “Thanks to the g...

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Posted on: September 23, 2018

NC Insurance Commissioner’s Office Hosts Insurance Camp

The North Carolina Department of Insurance Commissioner’s Office will host an Insurance Camp for citizens affected by Hurricane Florence to meet with insurance representatives on Tuesday, September 25, 2018 from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. at the Low...

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Posted on: September 23, 2018

Two Points of Distribution Sites to Close Sunday

Craven County Emergency Management will close and cease operating the Point of Distribution (POD) sites located at Old Family Dollar store, 280 NC Hwy 43 in Vanceboro and No. 9 Township Fire and Rescue, 3783 NC Hwy 55, New Bern at 6:00 p.m. on Sunday, Sep...

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Posted on: September 22, 2018

Point of Distribution (POD) Change in Hours

NEW BERN, N.C. –The Point of Distribution (POD) site located at Tabernacle Baptist Church, 616 Broad Street, New Bern, North Carolina will have a change in hours of operation for Sunday September 23, 2018.  This site only will open at 1...

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Posted on: September 21, 2018

Craven County Opens Two Debris Management Sites (DMS)

Craven County Solid Waste Management will be opening two debris management sites (DMS) to collect vegetative debris at Creekside Park, located at 1821 Old Airport Road in New Bern, and Weyerhaeuser Craven 30 located at 4400 NC Hwy 43 Bypass N, New Bern, b...

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Posted on: September 21, 2018

Disaster Referral Information Quick Sheet

See the Disaster Referral Information Quick Sheet that includes information for accessing important services citizens may need as they recover from Hurricane Florence. The Disaster Referral Quick Sheet includes resource information for people with disabil...

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Posted on: September 21, 2018

Debris Assistance

Citizens in need of assistance with debris should call the Crisis Clean Up number 1-800-451-1954, a national organization dedicated to coordinating volunteer agencies providing debris assistance in Craven County.  This number links citizens with ...

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Posted on: September 21, 2018

Free Well Water Testing Kits

The Craven County Health Department is offering free well water test kits to citizens that suspect their well, primary water source, has been flooded or otherwise contaminated with bacteria as a result of Hurricane Florence.

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Posted on: September 21, 2018

Apply Online or Call for FEMA Disaster Assistance

Citizens who have experienced damage or losses from Hurricane Florence can take these steps when ready.

1) Contact home or flood insurance carriers to file a claim.  Insurance is the most effective disaster recovery assistance tool for individuals...

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Posted on: September 21, 2018

Disaster Supplemental Nutrition Program

We have been getting many phone calls regarding the Disaster Supplemental Food and Nutrition Program (DSNAP). Here is some information we have received so far.

At this time the State of North Carolina continues to communicate with the United States Departm...

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Posted on: September 20, 2018

Disaster Relief Supplies Point of Distribution Sites

Craven County Emergency Management has opened a fifth Point of Distribution (POD) site for residents impacted by Hurricane Florence to receive supplies. The fifth POD located at 3783 NC Hwy 55, New Bern, North Carolina opened at 1:00 p.m. Thursday, Septem...

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Posted on: September 20, 2018

Craven County Convenience Sites Operate Additional Day

The seven Craven County Convenience Sites will open an additional day, Friday September 21, 2018 from 7:00 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. for residents.  Residents are encouraged to bring their residential vegetative hurricane debris to any of the sites. &...

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Posted on: September 20, 2018

Craven County Offices Reopen Friday

Citing the need to restore essential services to citizens recovering from Hurricane Florence, Craven County officials announced today that most county government offices will reopen at 8:00 a.m. on Friday, September 21, 2018.

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Posted on: September 20, 2018

Disaster Assistance Process

If you have damage or losses from the storm, you can take these steps when you're ready.

1) Contact your home or flood insurance provider to file a claim.  Insurance is the most effective disaster recovery assistance tool for individuals and house...

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Posted on: September 19, 2018

Craven County Updates Regarding Hurricane Florence

NEW BERN, N.C. – Craven County continues to work to re-establish government agency services and getting communities back to a sense of normalcy.  The following are updates regarding Craven County operations:

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Posted on: September 19, 2018

Disaster Relief Supplies Point of Distribution Site Open

NEW BERN, N.C. –Craven County Emergency Management has opened a fourth Point of Distribution (POD) site for residents impacted by Hurricane Florence to receive supplies. The fourth POD located at 125 Godette School Road, Havelock, North Carolina...

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Posted on: September 18, 2018

Craven County Releases Trash and Hurricane Debris Removal Schedule

Craven County will resume regular curbside household trash collection routes on Wednesday, September 19, 2018. This will be for regular trash collection, not for hurricane debris. Any trash put at curbside will require the usual $3.00 refuse sticker for e...

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Posted on: September 18, 2018

Craven County Hurricane Florence Debris Guidelines

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Craven County and the North Carolina Department of Transportation have private contractors that will begin curbside pickup of residential hurricane debris in the next several days. Residents wishing to have their debris picked up should follow the followi...

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Posted on: September 18, 2018

Disaster Relief Supplies Point of Distribution Sites

Craven County Emergency Management has opened a third Point of Distribution (POD) site for residents impacted by Hurricane Florence to receive supplies.  The third POD located at the old Family Dollar store, 280 NC Hwy 43 in Vanceboro, North Caro...

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Posted on: September 18, 2018

The Soup Ladies Warming the World One Bowl at a Time™

Many details need to be considered when Craven County Emergency Management responds to a community disaster the size of Hurricane Florence including meeting the basic needs of dozens of emergency management and responder staff who have been working around...

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Posted on: September 17, 2018

Craven County Updates Regarding Hurricane Florence

Craven County continues to work to re-establish government agency services and getting communities back to a sense of normalcy.  The following are updates regarding Craven County operations:

Craven County Emergency Management and Craven County Boa...

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Posted on: September 17, 2018

Disaster Relief Supplies Point of Distribution Site Open

NEW BERN, N.C. – Craven County Emergency Management opened a Point of Distribution (POD) at the Tabernacle Baptist Church located at 616 Broad Street, North Carolina at 8:00 a.m. on Tuesday, September 18, 2018 to distribute disaster relief suppl...

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Posted on: September 17, 2018

Disaster Relief Supplies Point of Distribution Site Open

Craven County Emergency Management opened a Point of Distribution (POD) at the Annunciation Catholic Parish located at 246 E. Main Street in Havelock, North Carolina at 1:30 p.m. on Monday, September 17, 2018 to distribute disaster relief supplies to indi...

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Posted on: September 17, 2018

Craven County Working to Reestablish Government Services

Craven County is working to reestablish regular county government service. A number of essential services never ceased during the Hurricane Florence event.  Nearly all departments have been working before, during and after Hurricane Florence, foc...

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Posted on: September 16, 2018

Craven County extends State of Emergency until Friday, September 21st

NEW BERN, N.C. – Craven County has extended its State of Emergency until 11:59 p.m. on Friday, September 21, 2018.  A countywide Mandatory Evacuation remains in place until further notice. Duke Energy reports 13,402 customers are without power, a...

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Posted on: September 16, 2018

Extreme River Flooding Expected in Areas of Craven County

 

NEW BERN, N.C. – Extreme river flooding is expected in the Neuse and Trent River basins in Craven County over the next several days as a result of rainfall generated by Hurricane Florence. Forecasters are monitoring the river levels, w...

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Posted on: September 16, 2018

Religious Community Services (RCS) Accepting Donations

Craven County Emergency Management continues to receive an outpouring of citizens and groups requesting to make donations to assist those impacted by flooding.  Smaller quantities of non-palletized items or unsorted items that are new and in orig...

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Posted on: September 16, 2018

Electrical Inspection for Power Restoration

Electrical providers in Craven County are working diligently to restore electric service to residents; however they have been advised not to restore power to structures that received flood waters into the living quarters.  An official inspection ...

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Posted on: September 15, 2018

Donation Receiving Centers and Volunteer Information

Craven County Emergency Management continues to receive an outpouring of citizens and groups requesting to make donations to assist those impacted by flooding.  Palletized donations or large quantity, sorted donations of blankets, hygiene items, ...

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Posted on: September 15, 2018

Citizens Urged to Prepare for Extreme River Flooding in Areas of Craven County

Extreme river flooding is expected in the Neuse River basin in Craven County over the next several days as a result of rainfall generated by Hurricane Florence and citizens in areas at high risk for flood potential who have not already evacuated are asked...

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Posted on: September 14, 2018

Craven County Extends Countywide Curfew

Craven County has extended a countywide curfew for residents, visitors and businesses in unincorporated areas of Craven County from 8:00 p.m. on Friday, September 14, 2018 through 8:00 a.m. on Saturday, September 15,  2018.  A countywide...

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Posted on: September 14, 2018

Craven County Extends Countywide Curfew

Craven County has extended the countywide curfew for residents, visitors and businesses in unincorporated areas of Craven County from 8:00 a.m. on Friday, September 14, 2018 through 8:00 p.m. on Friday, September 14, 2018.  A countywide mandatory...

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Posted on: September 13, 2018

Craven County Enacts Countywide Curfew

Craven County has enacted a countywide curfew for residents, visitors and businesses in unincorporated areas of Craven County from 8:00 p.m. on Thursday, September 13, 2018 through 8:00 a.m. on Friday, September 14, 2018.  A countywide mandatory ...

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Posted on: September 13, 2018

Craven County to Open Additional Emergency Shelter

Craven County Emergency Management will open an additional Emergency Shelter at Trent Park Elementary School located at 2500 Educational Drive in New Bern at 4:00 p.m. on Thursday, September 13, 2018.  Pets are not accepted at the Trent Park Elem...

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Posted on: September 13, 2018

Benn Quinn Elementary School Emergency Shelter at Capacity

The Benn Quinn Elementary School Emergency Shelter operated by Craven County is at capacity and is no longer able to accept additional residents or pets.  All residents in the greater New Bern area seeking shelter will need to report to the Brins...

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Posted on: September 11, 2018

Inland Shelter Assigned for Craven County Residents under Mandatory Evacuation

Craven County issued a mandatory evacuation for all of Craven County effective at 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, September 11, 2018.  An emergency shelter outside of Craven County has been identified for Craven County evacuees who have nowhere else to eva...

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Posted on: September 11, 2018

Craven County Activates Emergency Operations Center and Office Closures

The Craven County Emergency Operations Center will be fully activated at 12:00 PM on Wednesday, September 12, 2018 in preparation for Hurricane Florence.

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Posted on: September 11, 2018

Mandatory Evacuation Issued by Craven County

This is a Mandatory Evacuation Notice for all of Craven County from the Craven County Board of Commissioners and Emergency Management effective at 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, September 11, 2018.

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Posted on: September 10, 2018

Craven County Prepares to Open Emergency Shelters

Craven County Emergency Management will open four Emergency Shelters on Wednesday, September 12, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. at the following locations for citizens living in low lying areas prone to flooding who have nowhere else to relocate to:

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Posted on: September 10, 2018

Craven County Prepares for Hurricane Florence

Craven County Government is closely monitoring Hurricane Florence as it approaches the North Carolina Coast.  Craven County Emergency Management will continue to follow established Emergency Operations Plans and Procedures.  Citizens are...

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Posted on: September 10, 2018

Craven County Declares State of Emergency

NEW BERN, N.C. – Craven County declared a State of Emergency to be effective at 12:00 p.m. on Monday, September 10, 2018 in anticipation of high winds, heavy rain, and flooding impacts from Hurricane Florence.  High winds, heavy rain and flooding...

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Posted on: October 17, 2018

Vanceboro Clean Sweep

The next Clean Sweep event will be held November 3, 2018. Meet at West Craven Park, 2791 Streets Ferry Road, Vanceboro at 8:30 AM for bags and site assignments and directions. Click here for more information or contact the Cooperative Extension office at ...

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Posted on: October 2, 2018

Craven County Hurricane Florence Debris Collection and Convenience Center Updates

Hurricane Florence debris pickup is currently underway throughout areas of Craven County and its municipalities.  North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) anticipates the collection of vegetative debris, construction and demolition mat...

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