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13616
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New Bern has departed for the leisurely tempo which it formerly followed and has undergone a remarkable changed during the last five or six years.
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The State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 19 Issue 12, Aug 1951, p6-7, 16-17, f
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25127
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A hearing was scheduled to debate plans for a new peat-fired power plant in New Bern. Concerns about environmental aspects and price impacts were to be addressed.
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Currents (NoCar TD 171.3 P3 P35x), Vol. 4 Issue 1, Autumn 1984, p2, por
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28079
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The advent of the Atlantic and North Carolina Railroad in New Bern in 1858 accelerated the tempo of transportation, thereby stimulating manufacturing, economic progress, and rural development. It generated civic pride, optimism, entrepreneurial ventures, and affluence.
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28164
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John McLellan, a member of the New Bern Planning and Zoning Board, shares his thoughts and predictions about New Bern in the next twenty-five years. He discusses future growth patterns, development, and issues which may temper growth.
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36133
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New Bern, with maritime roots, became known as a major shipping port by the mid-eighteenth century. This helped to establish its place in the triangular trade and as the most populous town by the Revolution period. The War of 1812 and Civil War negatively impacted the trade-built economy. In fact, recovery by the 1870s occurred through growth in another industry: lumbering. Concerning its more current economy, industries contributing to its fiscal health since the nineteenth century were also transportation based: railroads and trucking.
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36141
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Though it was credited as reviving the post-Civil War economy, the lumbering industry had played a role in New Bern’s fiscal development since the Revolution period. Attesting to and assuring its longtime importance to New Bern were businesses such as the Blade Lumber Company and Weyerhaeuser Company, and the establishment of the Croatan National Forest.
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36138
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The success of this industry the past two centuries could be attributed to the beauty and accessibility of this region, made possible through several types of local endeavors. Societies such as New Bern Historic Society and the town’s five museums preserve its cultural significance. Businesses such as Swiss Bear, Inc. promoted revitalization of its downtown economy. Events included Tryon Palace tours and annual Historic Homes and Gardens Tour.
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36146
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This interview, conducted by a sixth grader, was with Donald Paul, whose father owned a local general store. Donald Paul’s observations related life as it was on both sides of the counter, particularly during the period of widespread economic hardship. Topics that betrayed the time period included what his father charged for gas and snacks, the lack of child labor laws, and cars that the interviewee purchased new for under a thousand dollars.
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36259
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The nine individuals interviewed represented the Carolina Biological Supply Company, Ward and Smith PA, Family Enterprise Center, Capel Inc., Conrad Industries, TradeMark Properties Inc., and Qualified Builders Inc. Topics included growing up in the family business, other career paths explored, family business histories, challenges unique to family-owned businesses, and how they anticipated keeping their family businesses for the next generation.