Julia Masters, New Bern Sun Journal

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New Bern Sun Journal

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Past articles by Julia:

Speakeasy included in plans for 'Elks' building, opening date set

After around three months of negotiations, The Kessler Collection bought the former “Elks” building in downtown New Bern for $2.25 million on Jan. 4. → Read More

Justice involved applicants given a chance by New Bern employers due to labor shortage

New Bern's labor shortage has had a positive impact on one group of applicants. → Read More

What is New Bern's oldest standing home?

The answer to this seemingly simple question is harder than one might think. → Read More

Amazon is coming to Lenoir County and is already hiring

Lenoir County has had several exciting economic development announcements in 2021. → Read More

Christmas traditions of 18th century residents seen through Candlelight at Tryon

Christmas in New Bern looked a lot different 250 years ago. → Read More

This Grand House: Christmas wonderland found at 18th century farmhouse

Eagle Nest Farm was built in 1779 and becomes a festive dream during the holidays. → Read More

O Christmas Tree, New Bern residents need to buy them early this year

New Bern Christmas tree vendors have found it challenging to get trees in, and inventory is lower than usual. → Read More

Ground breaks on $7.4 million Lenoir Community College building

Lenoir Community College's Health Sciences and Nursing department will soon have a new home. → Read More

Carolina Colours gears up for next phase of commercial development

Carolina Colours aims to be the embodiment of a "live, work, play," lifestyle. → Read More

Want to own a golf course? This course in North Carolina is on the market for $1.3 million.

The listing includes the 18-hole golf course, clubhouse and pro-shop, bar and grill, restaurant, tennis courts and swimming pool. → Read More

Help is on the way for small businesses in eastern NC counties

Duke Energy's grant program will help businesses across the state. → Read More

Should golf carts be used in downtown New Bern to increase liveability?

Golf carts are now authorized on the roads of golf communities Carolina Colours, Greenbrier and Taberna. → Read More

Elks Temple building: Here is what its future could look like

The historic Elks Temple building has been vacant for years, what could restoration look like for this iconic structure in New Bern's downtown. → Read More

From critters to tornadoes, locals share 7 things to know before calling New Bern home

Ditch google and hear what New Bern's residents wish they would have known before making the bear city their home. → Read More

International Paper plans to invest $150,000 in Craven County area in 2021, worth the odor

In 2021 alone, International Paper plans to invest $150,000 more and maintain its dedication to local non-profits and small local businesses. → Read More

Want to rent in Craven County? Here's how many hours a week you need to work

In Craven County, 25 percent of households are cost burdened. A recent study examines what it really takes to afford rent in our area. → Read More

New Bern's sellers' market moves toward a flip, buyers exausted and want more options

Though New Bern remains a sellers' market, trends point to an impending leveling of the market. → Read More

'Has the Elks building sold yet': Here's what we know to that common New Bern question

The Elks Temple is New Bern's tallest commercial building, once home to thriving businesses. Here's what we know and what locals want to see. → Read More

Airbnb's an 'introduction to New Bern', but endanger longer rentals, a double-edged fence

The pros and cons of Airbnb rentals in New Bern, helping attract visitors but adding to the scarcity of long-term rentals. → Read More

New Bern shaped by ghosts of hurricanes past, the not so economic calm after the storm

Eastern North Carolina's history is tied to the storms it has weathered, and so is its economy, both positively and negatively. → Read More