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New Bern industryArea Industry Community leaders have recruited modern manufacturing firms to the New Bern/Craven County area, providing local residents with a sound economic base.  Manufacturing makes up about 25 percent of Craven County’s workforce.  These companies include:  Moen, Inc., a plumbing fixture manufacturing operation that employs 500 people; Craven County Wood Energy, L.P., an $82 million wood-fueled generating plant;  Hatteras Yachts, a builder of some of the finest luxury yachts in the world employing approximately 500 people; Weyerhaeuser Corporation, a wood pulp and paper products manufacturer, employing 705 people; Amital Spinning Corporation, and acrylic yarn manufacturing firm with 304 employees, Tredegar Film Products, a $30 million manufacturer of extruded plastic film; and S-B Power Tools with 500 employees. Historic New Bern - Shopping & AntiquingShopping Craven County offers many shopping opportunities, from large department stores to specialty shops and boutiques.  Scattered among the streets that comprise New Bern’s historic downtown, you’ll discover antiquing, arts and crafts, clothing, jewelry, and much more.  Outside of the historic district, New Bern offers many shopping centers. Shopping opportunities continue to expand in Havelock, where there is plenty of variety.  Among these are furniture stores, gift shops, music stores, and military surplus outlets, just to name a few.  As a visitor to Craven County, your shopping experience is sure to be one of the highlights of your stay! Craven County SchoolsCraven County Schools 3600 Trent Road New Bern, North Carolina   28562-2224 252 514-6300 Commitment, Teamwork and Excellence are the key ingredients that makes us proud of our Craven County Schools.  There are 14 Elementary, three middle and three high schools, many with special education programs designed for special needs.  New Bern has two private church related schools.   Higher education opportunities within Craven County includes, Craven Community College and several satellite programs from Boston University, NC Wesleyan and Southern Illinois University.  Mt. Olive College provides the opportunity for working adults to continue their education through their degree completion program.
Cherry Point MCAS Cherry Point MCAS (252) 466-4906 Located approximately 18 miles from New Bern on Highway 70 East.  Cherry Point is the largest Marine Corps Air Station in the nation.  Commissary, Exchange and Hospital facilities are available. Tours are available and might include observation of military working dogs, flying squadrons such as Harriers, Search and rescue demonstrations, or windshield tour of the air station.  Camp Lejeune and New River MCAS (helicopter) are both located in the Jacksonville area of Highway 17 South. RECREATION FACILITIES Kidsville is a unique, individually designed large playground complex for children of all ages.  It is handicap accessible and open year round to the public.  It is a multi-level wooden structure, where mazes and more are interconnected through trampoline bridges, balance beams, walkways and slides.  Boasting such features as a zip line, bucking bronco, train, fire pole, sandbox and ship, Kidsville is designed to be a child’s delight.  The surrounding area contains picnic tables and a restroom facility nearby.  Kidsville is located beside West New Bern Recreation Center at 1225 Pine Tree Drive.  Groups of 15 or more must call (252)636-4061 for reservations. West New Bern Recreation Center is located on the west side of New Bern at 1225 Pine Tree Drive.  Facilities include a 15,000 square foot recreation center which includes a game room, meeting room with kitchen facilities, gym, ceramic room and offices. Stanley White Recreation Center is located at 901 Chapman Street, New Bern, in the heart of a flourishing and rebuilding community.  The 15,000 square foot building contains a regulation size basketball court with five goals, game room, meeting room with kitchen facilities, three offices and a ceramic room.  All facilities are available to the public with a minimal charge.
CarolinaEast Medical Center (approx. 350 Beds & 230 Physicians)
E-mail Addresses:
City Manager
City Engineer
Electric Utilities Director
Finance Director
Fire Chief
Human Resources Director
Parks and Rec. Director
Planning/Inspections Director
Police Chief
Public Works Director
New Bern City OF:
Utilities-electric-water-sewer emergency: after hours weekends & holidays:
(252) 636-4040
City Hall:
(252) 636-4000
Emergency Calls: Fire:
9-1-1
Police:
9-1-1
Service Troubles 8-5
Customer Service Electric Water & Sewer:
Electric:
636-4070
Bill Inquiries:
636-4027
Water & Sewer:
636-4056
New Accounts:
636-4017
Utility Administrative Offices: 
New Accounts
636-4092
Electric:
636-4050
New Accounts:
636-4107
Engineering:
636-4004
Payments:
636-4019
Engineering:
636-4043
Water & Sewer:
636-4056
Wastewater Treatment Plant:
636-4065
Theft of Services:
636-4005
Water & Sewer Administration:
636-4056
Billing & Meter Reading:
636-4027
City Clerk:
636-4001
City Hall:
Fire Department: 
Mayor’s Office:
636-4011
Fire Reporting:
9-1-1
City Manager:
636-4014
Main Station:
636-4066
City Engineer:
636-4004
Fire Prevention:
636-4020
Finance Department Administration:
636-4030
City Of New Bern
Garage:
636-4048
Accounts Payable:
636-4041
Inspections Administration:
636-4003
Police Department
Personnel:
636-4053
Police Department Response or Emergency:
9-1-1
Planning & Community Development:
636-4002
Information:
672-4100
Public Works Department
Chief of Police:
672-4190
Administration:
636-4025
Records Division:
672-4170
Street Department
636-4025
Patrol Division Commander:
672-4199
Cemetery:
636-4025
Communication:
633-2020
Purchasing:
636-4079
Investigations:
672-4132
Recreation & Parks
636-4060
Narcotics:
672-4145
Tax Department:
Services Division Commander:
672-4198
Tax Collector:
636-4032
Recreation & Parks:
Tax Clerk:
636-4076
West New Bern Rec Center:
636-4061
Trash Collection
Stanley White Rec Center:
636-4062
Administration:
636-6330
Maintenance:
636-4007
Warehouse:
636-4045
Department Directory:
City Manager:
(252) 636-4014
Main Switchboard
(252) 636-4000
Utility Customer Service
(252) 636-4017; 4019
Building Inspections Department
(252) 636-4003
Police (non-emergency)
(252) 636-2020
Public Works
(252) 636-4025
Tax Department
(252) 636-4076
Department of Parks and Recreation
West New Bern Recreation Center
(252) 636-4061
Stanley White Recreation Center
(252) 636-4062