Town Square: Feel the Bern
We do love New Bern and living in eastern North Carolina! Big thanks to Kevin Maurer, writer with Business North Carolina magazine, for his great work on this story about our little town.
George Oliver strolls down Middle Street in downtown New Bern. It’s a beautiful fall day, and Oliver, a local lawyer, greets each passerby with a hello. Not an “I don’t know your name” hello, but the kind you’d offer a friend, because he seems to know everyone.
Up ahead, Laura Overman sees Oliver and stops to chat. They each renovated houses in downtown New Bern, where Overman was a pioneer in the early 1980s kickstarting the renaissance of North Carolina’s Colonial capital. “She was one of the first people down here,” Oliver says. >>READ MORE