23 September

3,000-acre development in New Bern could be sign of major growth ahead for NC coast

2021-09-23T16:05:35-04:00September 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

25 March

Road Trip to Raleigh – Part Three: Making History

2020-03-25T17:09:31-04:00March 25th, 2020|Blog, Uncategorized|

  I had just a few hours left in Raleigh, and I had a couple of stops left on my agenda. Having spent the morning touring the Capitol Building and the Museum of Natural Sciences, I had worked up quite an appetite. Just Add Gravy Oh my gosh! How can such a simple dish taste so decadent? A New Bern friend provided a top recommendation for lunch, a restaurant named Gravy. Was this to be a homestyle cooking café? Once I came upon the restaurant, I realized gravy referred to homemade pasta sauce. Gravy is everything you desire in

28 February

Road Trip to Raleigh – Part Two: Science “Fare”

2020-02-28T18:32:51-05:00February 28th, 2020|Blog, Uncategorized|

In last month’s post, I wrote about my visit to the North Carolina Capitol Building in Raleigh. That was just the beginning of amazing places to explore in this beautiful city. For the next part of my journey, I did not have to go very far. Around the corner to be exact, to tackle the subject I struggled with in school--science. A Stone to Pick With the museum's worldly exterior, I had to see what was inside. The North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences is the Southeast’s largest natural history museum. It has exhibits on four floors that are,

27 January

Road Trip to Raleigh – Part One

2020-01-27T12:42:34-05:00January 27th, 2020|Blog, Uncategorized|

Many of you know that New Bern served as the first state capital and home to the first capitol building, Tryon Palace. On my most recent excursion to New Bern, I had a business side trip to Raleigh. Finally, the opportunity to experience the “other” North Carolina capitol building. For those of you who follow this blog, you likely realize it will be my number-one stop during free time. Pre-Visit Refresher First, a brief history lesson as to why Raleigh was favored over our beloved town. As the latter part of the 18th Century progressed, so did the population growth moving

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