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Old 06-13-2013, 08:51 PM
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When I hear Fairfield Harbor....I reach for my Browning!
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Old 02-26-2014, 08:15 PM
 
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Lived in/around New Bern for 4 years. Moved just 2 years ago, so I'm not reminiscing about the distant past. If there's one thing I've noticed across the board about city-data forums, is that every town thread has at least one person who thinks the city being talked about is the highest crime place they've ever been.
Maybe everyone else is just going to the wrong places, but I've yet to be robbed in New Bern, Little Washington, Edenton, Greenville, or Corpus Christi, which if you stop by is regarded as the "dirtiest, worst place in Texas" by some.
To each his own, but just because you don't like somewhere doesn't mean someone else won't. Also, whatever "better than average" culture is to you, by definition rules out half of the country.
Amen it is so negative on this thread. Every time I turn around it is so much negative in NC and the people is still there..SMH
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Old 06-13-2014, 08:35 AM
 
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New Bern is a great town with some few exceptions. The medical care provided is very suspect. My point- CarolinaEast Medical Center
has a less than stellar performance level when it comes to diagnosis or patient care. I have heard from at least three people re operations performed or aftercare where the hospital was suspect re the welfare of a patient. Since most of these folks are retirees or have relocated to New Bern, they seem able to gauge the quality of service provided and lacking in some instances. Some of these folks have indicated a desire to relocate to a larger urban area where quality care would be much better and more available. Who in North Carolina regulates and grades these sub par
institutions?
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Old 06-13-2014, 10:00 AM
 
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CarolinaEast is really a fancy name for New Bern Regional Hospital, which has served Pamlico, Jones and Craven County for 50 years.

Its not really a network and is not going to provide the "best" doctors. But it's not bad.

If you want better specialists and such, you have to go up the road to Greenville and go to Vidant. Or you could head to Raleigh. Those are really your options, and Vidant really isn't that far.
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Old 06-29-2014, 11:03 AM
 
Location: Cape Coral, FL/Miami, FL
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Is New Bern really that terrible? Relative to other places I have lived, I would have to say yes. It's small downtown area is "charming" to visit but as a place to live, I wouldn't ever go back. It's just not intellectually or culturally stimulating for my family and myself. Oh, and those crumbling roads! Eck!
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Old 06-29-2014, 11:07 AM
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I agree on the intellectual comment, and most certainly on the God awful roads. OBTW, the City "Fathers" just cut road maintenance funds in their newest budget. Doh!

Culturally, New Bern has a pretty thriving art community and the local theater group is pretty good. Remember, New Bern is a small town, less than 30K. Tryon Palace draws in some pretty good stuff, too.
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Old 06-29-2014, 02:05 PM
 
Location: Cape Coral, FL/Miami, FL
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I agree on the intellectual comment, and most certainly on the God awful roads. OBTW, the City "Fathers" just cut road maintenance funds in their newest budget. Doh!

Culturally, New Bern has a pretty thriving art community and the local theater group is pretty good. Remember, New Bern is a small town, less than 30K. Tryon Palace draws in some pretty good stuff, too.
I agree with you here, LLN With the exception of the local artists and the theatre troupes who both seem like marooned sailors stuck on an island in a sea of "cultural desolation", there isn't much else. OK, Tryon Palace and Gardens is a nice place to see as well (especially now that the NC History Center is around). But this place can be seen in it's entirety on a visit to the town and doesn't really fare well as a go-to place once you're a permanent resident. And I can say that from experience. Unfortunately, the exhibitions where too few and far between. I'll use my reoccurring theme of the day and say that the place (both Tryon Palace/NC History Center and the town itself) has potential. It's just in the hands of those that think differently.
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Old 06-29-2014, 02:10 PM
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Location: NC/SC Border Patrol
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What is so terrible about New Bern? The reason I'm asking is I have a friend in PA who is getting close to retirement and seriously considering getting a condo in New Bern and retiring there. Is it really that bad? He visited it once and seemed to like it a lot.
Check the news for areas that flood. Beyond that I see no reason for not settling there. New Bern was North Carolina's first capital. It has history, fishing, boating and as a retiree many areas to explore plus it is one hour from the ocean. We have vacationed at Fairfield Harbor several times and except for the strange taste of the water making even food taste strange, we enjoyed it there. We learned to bring our water with us.
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Old 06-29-2014, 02:18 PM
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When I hear Fairfield Harbor....I reach for my Browning!
Can you please explain this for a North Carolina native that doesn't have a clue what you are saying. What is a Browning, please?
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Old 06-29-2014, 02:28 PM
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What a horrible thing to do. Nature is precious. No wonder that place has gone downhill.......karma.
The owners of that timeshare has chosen a different management company not too long ago is my understanding. We noticed a change. Still like to go there but we are used to everything working most places we go. Our electricity went out one night and luckily we had a flashlight in our car because there was not one that we could find in the condo. But I do want to stress I love that timeshare because of the relaxed atmosphere.
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