Todd Wetherington, New Bern Sun Journal

Todd Wetherington

New Bern Sun Journal

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Recent articles by Todd:

COVID-19 home tests in short supply in New Bern pharmacies

A nationwide shortage of home COVID-19 tests has hit home in the New Bern area, with most area drugstores running out of the at-home antigen tests. → Read More

Empty Stocking Fund seeks holiday donations for families in need

The Empty Stocking Fund is seeking donations for the Salvation Army to help families in need during the Christmas season. → Read More

COVID vaccinations on the rise in Craven County, but variants threaten

Health officials are urging residents to get vaccinated against COVID-19 as new variants are identified in the US. → Read More

10 memorial sites that honor NC's military veterans

North Carolina is home to a wealth of sites that memorialize the courage and sacrifice of the state’s military veterans. → Read More

10 fear-filled haunted attractions for Halloween revelers

The New Bern area offers an abundance of Halloween-themed attractions for kids of all ages who enjoy a good a scare. → Read More

New Bern native wins national award created by Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis

Antoinette Boskey-Chadwick, of Craven Habitat for Humanity, was selected as this year’s local recipient of the Jefferson Award for Public Service. → Read More

10 hair-raising haunted destinations for North Carolina travelers

North Carolina is rich in its abundance of reportedly haunted locations, from legends of ghosts and demon canines, to strange dancing lights. → Read More

Pandemic unemployment rate rose to numbers not seen since the 'Great Recession' of 2008

The economies of Craven and surrounding counties are still recovering from COVID-19 pandemic job losses → Read More

Social justice: Jones County cemetery finally gets recognition

The Haiti Cemetery in Trenton will get a long-overdue recognition on August 21 during a dedication ceremony in the town’s former Haiti community. → Read More

10 books that explore the brutal beauty of North Carolina's past and present

North Carolina authors have a long tradition of exploring the state's history through a lens of documented facts and personal stories. → Read More

Students may be required to wear masks to Craven school. Safety protocols a moving target

The Craven County Board of Education is weighing mask wearing and vaccination recommendations from the CDC and AAP for 2021-22 school year. → Read More

Internet competition is coming: New Bern creates $7.2M broadband fund for MetroNet project

The City of New Bern is projecting $7.2 million in work will be needed on the city's utility infrastructure to meet the needs of MetroNet. → Read More

Critical race theory will not be taught in Craven County Schools. Here is why.

Craven County Schools Superintendent Wendy Miller said the controversial critical race theory is not being taught in the local school system. → Read More

Alli Taylor is CarolinaEast's second national Healthcare Hero and winner of a large check

Alli Taylor, a cardiac catheterization and angio specialist at CarolinaEast, was recognized as the Healthcare Hero for the month of May. → Read More

Public comment period opens for Stanley White Rec Center, meeting set for July 29

The 30 day public comment period for the rebuilding of the Stanley White Recreation Center officially opened on Friday, July 16. → Read More

New Bern business owners Max Oglesby and Garrett Perdue weigh in on medical marijuana

Advocates for the legalization of medical marijuana are rallying behind Senate Bill 711. → Read More

5 weird and wild day trips for adventurous ENC travelers

Eastern North Carolina has plenty of eccentric roadside attraction for adventurous travelers looking to go off the beaten path. → Read More

Will population growth impact New Bern elections, ward boundaries?

Delays in the gathering of national census data will add approximately six month to the terms of the current New Bern Board of Aldermen. → Read More

Why is critical race theory, a decades-old concept, under attack in Craven County?

Controversy has grown over the teaching of critical race theory, which argues racism is a social construct embedded in legal systems and policies. → Read More

Three years after Florence, Elm St. resident Donald Brimmer finally sees work on new home

Deed and property ownership issues have slowed the work of local relief agencies seeking to rebuild homes damaged in Hurricane Florence. → Read More