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Public Works Director Cedric M. Boyd played a central role in the beautification of New Bern in 1959, and was the driving force who developed a sense of community pride among its citizens. Since his death twenty ago, the city of New Bern has received national and state awards for beautification programs initiated by Boyd.
The bear is the emblem of New Bern and symbol adopted from the armorial bearings of Bern, Switzerland. A statue of a black bear named Old Bruno was constructed in 1957 to represent New Bern in the 100th anniversary of Morehead City parade. Old Bruno is now a mascot and permanent fixture at New Bern High School.