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Students, Industry Come Together at Career and Technical Education Expo
February 6, 2018
Todd Wetherington, New Bern Sun Journal

Eigth grade students from across Craven County got a first hand glimpse into the future Tuesday druing the Career and Technical Education Expo. Held at the Riverfront Convention Center, the Expo was the first of what the school stystem hopes will be an annual opportunity for students to better understand the breadth of employment opportunities available in the county. Read more...

Duke Energy Renews Contract with Biomass Energy Producer in North Carolina
January 31, 2018
Randy Wheeless, Duke Energy

Duke Energy has renewed a long-term power purchase agreement with a 50-megawatt biomass facility in North Carolina, continuing the company's pursuit to diversify its electricity mix with biomass and alternative energy. Craven Wood Energy (CCWE) in New Bern is a 24-hour-a-day baseload plant that supplies enough power annually to satisfy the energy needs of more than 30,000 homes for a year. Read more...

BSH Expands Distribution Center in Craven County
November 1, 2017
Gray Whitley, New Bern Sun Journal

BSH Home Appliances Corporation officially cut the ribbon Wednesday on an expansion to its Central Distribution Center in New Bern. The expansion adds about 359,000 square feet to the current facility, bringing the total to nearly 1 million square feet. The expansion also more than doubles the number of loading and receiving docks at the facility from 25 to 59, according to information from the company. Read more...

CarolinaEast Medical Center Retains Five Star CMS Rating - Only Hospital in North Carolina With Top Rating
October 3, 2017
Megan McGarvey

In the second round of star ratings by the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), CarolinaEast Medical Center is the only hospital in NOrth Carolina to retain five stars. Once of four in the state following the initial ratings, CarolinaEast now amongst an elite 1.81% of hospitals in the country to receive five stars. Read more...

CarolinaEast Medical Center Breaks Ground on Comprehensive Cancer Center
January 27, 2017
Hospital News

For over a year, CarolinaEast Medical Center, in collaboration with UNC Health Care, have been designing and developing a comprehensive cancer center that will change the course of cancer care in Eastern North Carolina. CarolinaEast and UNC Health Care now welcome a third party to the partnership at the groundbreaking and naming ceremony for the cancer center taking place on the medical center campus. Read more...

CarolinaEast Medical Center Retains Five Star CMS Rating - Only Hospital in North Carolina With Top Ranking
December 27, 2016
Megan McGarvey
 
In the second round of star ratings by the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), CarolinaEast Medical Center is the only hospital in North Carolina to retain five stars. One of four in the state following the initial ratings, CarolinaEast now amongst an elite 1.81% of hospitals in the country to receive five stars. Read more...

The Best And Worst States For Business 2016
November 16, 2016
Kurt Badenhausen, Forbes Staff
 
North Carolina, among 37 states recognized by Forbes as one of the best states for business in 2016. "Thirty-seven states had real economic growth rates below 2% annually over the past five years. Only three states are north of 3% since 2010. Yet, there are states that are "winning" thanks to low business costs, educated workforces and pro-business regulatory climates." Read more…

North Carolina Ranks No. 2 in Site Selection
November 3, 2016
 
North Carolina still has what it takes! Businesses want to be here and it shows from the surveys. Take a look at the full article below and Site Selection's 2016 Top State Business Climate Rankings released by Site Selection Magazine. Read more...
 

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