The new, documentary film “Freedom Lost: Restoration" explores an often forgotten piece of history about life for African Americans in New Bern and James City in the time surrounding the Civil War. The free screening takes place at 6pm Wednesday, February 27th at Craven Community College's Orringer Auditorium.
This week on the Down East Journal, a Goldsboro development group tries a variation on the “flash mob” theme to try and boost the presence of downtown businesses. And, plans are being set to revitalize a depressed area of downtown New Bern. The project would create local jobs and attract new businesses. More on the revitalization of Five Points, this week on the Down East Journal, Friday at noon on PRE, Public Radio East.