Crystal Garrett, New Bern Sun Journal

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Past articles by Crystal:

Courtyards’ license for memory unit reinstated

It’s been a little more than a year since some of New Bern’s most fragile residents were forced to find new homes following an investigation by the state that led to the closure of the Courtyards at Berne Village’s Memory Care Unit. The 25-bed unit, focusing on patients with Alzheimer’s disease and dementia, lost its license following an annual inspection and complaint follow-up after a March… → Read More

Unsung Hero: John Dillahunt

Quite a few years have passed since John Dillahunt of New Bern learned he would be forced to battle cancer. → Read More

RCS shelter seeks help counting homeless in January

Twenty beds. Out of an estimated 500 homeless people in three counties, there are 20 beds that Director Alice MacArthur of Religious Community → Read More

Financial audit shows district violated state law

The Craven County Board of Education received an opinion on its financial reporting for the past fiscal year. → Read More

Filing complete; elections take shape in Craven, Pamlico

With Monday's deadline now passed for candidates to file for the March 15 Primary and General Elections, it looks like local folks will have several races to consider this spring. → Read More

Craven County gets 'clean' audit report

The Craven County Board of Commissioners received a “clean” audit report Monday with a few findings in the area of benefits administered. → Read More

Federal civil rights agency investigating Craven Schools incident

The federal Office for Civil Rights has opened an investigation into Craven County Schools based on a complaint filed by a Havelock mother who alleges the district discriminated against her child based on his disability. → Read More

Testimony begins in trial of man accused of killing his brother

Testimony began Monday in the trial of a Craven County man accused of fatally stabbing his 46-year-old brother and cutting his 79-year-old mother during a July 14, 2013, incident that occurred at the James City home the three shared. → Read More

Unsung Hero: Lisa Lee

It's been nearly 17 years since Lisa Lee was coaxed into helping animals at Colonial Capital Humane Society. → Read More

Pre-holiday week to be busy for Craven school board

This week is slated to be a busy one for the Craven County Board of Education as three meetings are scheduled including a special called meeting and at least one closed session. → Read More

RCS shelter seeks help counting homeless in January

Out of an estimated 500 homeless people in three counties, there are 20 beds that Director Alice MacArthur of Religious Community Services' shelter can offer to those who are cold and hungry. → Read More

Unsung Hero: Wayne Wagner

Nelson Mandela, Nobel Peace Prize winner and former president of South Africa, once said a nation should not be judged by how it treats its highest citizens, but its lowest ones. → Read More

County commissioners to elect new leadership

The Craven County Board of Commissioners is expected to elect the next year's chair and vice chairman Monday night during the regular monthly meeting. → Read More

Election filing for March primary to begin

Those in Craven County wishing to file to run in the March 15 Primary Election will have a short time to do so. → Read More

Havelock man dies in single-vehicle wreck

A one-vehicle crash involving a pickup truck near Havelock resulted in a fatality Saturday. → Read More

School board begrudgingly approves improvement plans

While members expressed displeasure about the state's new grading scale for schools, the Craven County Board of Education on Thursday unanimously approved plans to improve three elementary schools labeled as low performing. → Read More

Federal grant to help mothers learn about breastfeeding

For years, new moms have been encouraged to breastfeed their infants because of the many health benefits for both the mother and baby. → Read More

School board to meet on Thursday

In addition to approving improvement plans for three low performing schools in Craven County, Board of Education members will consider several budget amendments Thursday including the purchase of computer equipment. → Read More

Board of Education to consider school improvement plans

Craven County Board of Education members are expected to vote Thursday on steps designed to improve three elementary schools recently labeled as low performing based on state standards. → Read More

Craven adopts rules for revaluation, demands tarps on trash trucks

Craven County commissioners approved the new schedule of standards and rules for determining private property values Monday morning with one member voting against the policies. → Read More