28 September

Thales Academy Named 2023 Yass Prize Quarterfinalist

2023-09-28T17:40:34-04:00September 28th, 2023|Media, Uncategorized|

Thales Academy is honored to have been selected out of nearly 2000 schools and educational organizations in the nation as one of the 64 Quarterfinalists for The 2023 Yass Prize, which is considered the “Pulitzer of Education Innovation” and is designed "to find, reward, celebrate and expand best-in-class education organizations from every sector." The Yass Prize is a prestigious award of recognition and also grants a $1 million reward to the grand prize winner. As a Quarterfinalist, Thales Academy is a “STOP Award” (“Sustainable, Transformational, Outstanding, and Permissionless”) winner and will compete to be among the organizations chosen in the

20 January

Trail to Tryon Wraps Up Successful First Event

2023-09-28T17:43:58-04:00January 20th, 2023|Media|

The Craven County's Tourism Development Authority's Sports and Events Committee's inaugural event was a success in more ways than one. New Bern Sun Journal By Trevor Dunnell, January 17, 2023 Not knowing how many participants would sign up for the first Trail to Tryon 5K, 10K and half marathon, the event ran away with success, raising $2,000 the local American Legion Post 539. The newly formed Craven County Tourism Development Authority’s Sports and Events Committee hosted Trail to Tryon Nov. 12-15 and was the committee’s inaugural event. The committee’s focus is to identify opportunities for sports-leisure events in

18 July

Thales Academy to Open Campus at West New Bern in 2025

2022-07-18T11:04:50-04:00July 18th, 2022|Media|

Rendering of Thales Academy at West New Bern. (subject to changes and refinement) July 15, 2022 | New Bern, NC—Thales Academy, a college preparatory network of K-12 independent schools headquartered in Raleigh, North Carolina, is expanding to include its first eastern North Carolina campus, with a new location slated to open in the New Bern area in 2025. The school will be located just six miles west of New Bern, North Carolina’s historic downtown, in the planned community, West New Bern. West New Bern is a Weyerhaeuser Community with residences, amenities, retail, dining, medical facilities, office spaces and

23 September

3,000-acre Development in New Bern Could Be Sign of Major Growth Ahead for NC Coast

2023-09-28T17:47:46-04:00September 23rd, 2021|Media|

Triangle Business Journal By Evan Hoopfer, September 23, 2021 For basically any other company, the West New Bern development would be considered massive. But timber giant Weyerhaeuser owns 540,000 acres of timberland in North Carolina alone. "The term massive, I guess it just depends on scale," said Rose Fagler, economic development manager for Seattle-based Weyerhaeuser (NYSE: WY), which has a real estate business unit that has developed several master-planned communities in the Southeast. Still, West New Bern will help reshape Craven County and the surrounding area at the mouth of the Neuse River along the North Carolina coast. Phase I

24 August

Craven Thirty to West New Bern, Progress Starts after 10 Years

2023-09-28T17:45:07-04:00August 24th, 2021|Media|

New Bern Sun Journal By Julia Masters, August 24, 2021 West New Bern's first two neighborhoods underwent significant progress this summer and could welcome over 300 new families to the area by the end of 2022. The Weyerhaeuser development, located six miles from downtown New Bern, was announced as Craven Thirty in 2012. At this time, over 300 acres of the property were set aside for restaurant, retail, hotel and light industry use. In 2017, 388 acres were rezoned to be used for residential and commercial use, rather than industrial. "We took the time when we were planning West New

29 July
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Apartment Complex Confirmed for West New Bern Site

2020-07-29T18:11:28-04:00July 29th, 2020|Media|

Despite setbacks due to the COVID-19 pandemic, developers are moving forward with plans for West New Bern, Weyerhaeuser’s planned mixed-use community near N.C. 43 and U.S. 70. According to Todd Powell, Weyerhaeuser’s president of Real Estate Development, ground has been broken for a planned 224 unit apartment complex, with construction expected to begin in early January. The apartments, which will be built by Comet Development out of Greensboro, will be located on the north side of the development’s entrance on N.C. 43. Powell said a new Department of Motor Vehicles building going up across the street from the West New

19 July
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Craven Thirty Project Gets New Name, Updated Site Plan

2023-09-28T17:46:17-04:00July 19th, 2017|Media|

Craven Thirty, the planned mixed-use community off N.C. 43 and U.S. 70, has taken on a new name, and possibly a new lease on life. The project, which was touted by former Gov. Bev Perdue in 2012 and then stalled by an economic slump and a changing retail landscape, has been renamed West New Bern. The site is now planned as a primarily residential development. According to a West New Bern website launched Tuesday by Weyerhaeuser, the company designing the site, Phase 1 of the project spans approximately 540 acres and will include residence capacity of

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