Road Closure Information For Carolina Colours

Waterscape Way, at the site of the Harris Teeter (between the sales office and the traffic circle) will be closed Monday through Friday, the week of July 13, for utility construction.  The detour route is Thurman Road straight back (don’t take the curve towards the traffic circle) to Old Airport road, then left to Landscape Drive, where one takes a left which takes one back to the traffic circle.

Traffic updates will be posted on this site.

Detour Map

Carolina Colours Commercial Activity

We are pleased to announce that construction has begun on the Carolina Colours commercial site, developed by a David Swain owned entity.  Swain is one of the most experienced and credible commercial developers in eastern North Carolina, with his office located in Wilmington.

The commercial center will be anchored by a Harris Teeter grocery, a 48,903 SF facility, designed for future expansion.  Swain will construct initially an additional 19,200 SF of space for tenant occupancy.

The current schedule anticipates site and utility work completion (including parking lots and subsurface building supports) late this year, with the grocery being up and ready for occupancy before Thanksgiving 2016.  It is anticipated that at least half of the leased space will also have tenants by that time.

Please check back to this site for periodic updates on progress with construction, and for the commitments of other tenants.

Construction Activity

For those Carolina Colours residents  and visitors wondering about the construction activity you can see near Waterscape Way, just down from the Harris Teeter site, it is utility work.  The lane where the activity is ongoing is the access to a regional sewer pump station.   In order to provide sewer service to the commercial site that includes Harris Teeter, it must be collected and delivered to that lift station, which pumps the effluent towards the treatment plant.   Since it flows from the commercial site to the pump station by gravity, the line must continually slope downward.  Therefore, it is 16 feet deep when it reaches the pump station, and will be about 13 feet deep when it crosses Waterscape Way.  This is a major job, and will be ongoing for many weeks.

This will impact traffic on Waterscape Way for a few days a bit later.  We will endeavor to give advance warning when traffic must be detoured.

New Bern Retirement Certification

New Bern has long been recognized as a great place to retire in many publications and by its residents.  Now New Bern has received recognition by the State of North Carolina as a N.C. Certified Retirement Community.  This certification is given after a detailed evaluation of the city’s preparedness for a retirement.  The many retirees in Carolina Colours, having come from 28 different states, don’t need that certification to know they have made a wise retirement life style choice, but it is nice to see the state recognize it!

Relay for Life Fund Raising

The community wide support for Relay for Life was again this year exemplary. The Kay Wilson Memorial Golf Tournament and auction, with David Barnett as its chair, raised a record $31,060.75. The Relay team, led by Dodi Kline, raised an additional $10,319! Dodi was named rookie chair of the year, while the golf tournament won 1st place in fund raising in the entire region. Thanks to all who organized and participated. The Carolina Colours community again showed what great heart it has.   Another small but important step in the fight against cancer was taken.

Busy Time at Carolina Colours

Despite the summer heat, now is a busy time at Carolina Colours. Yesterday saw the annual summer picnic at the pool, with more than 100 residents swimming and eating burgers, dogs and chicken, with music playing.

Construction began last week on the new Real-Lo Drug Store, immediately across the street from the Carolina Colours Welcome Center.  It is scheduled to be open for business before year end.  The new Ace Hardware store, just across HW 70 from the Welcome Center, opened today.

Paving began today in our new Cerise, Phase 3 neighborhood, consisting of 11 residential homesites  and a creek front park.  These full sized sites are a great addition to Cerise, one of our most attractive neighborhoods.  Pre-sales are just beginning, with a nice discount for anyone contracting before July 15.

Look on this site for more information on the construction schedule for the Harris Teeter Grocery complex construction schedule later this week.

And there is even more to report, so check back regularly this summer for more updates and pictures of our steady growth.

“Run With George” April 25, 2015

Run%20with%20George%20logoSaturday, April 25. Begining from 7:30 AM – 9:30 AM

Run with George – 3 Races

$15-$50/person. Run 10miles or 5K plus a special Kids’s Fun Run at the Tryon Palace. These  family friendly races all begin in a majestic setting at the Palace gates and take runners along the wide Neuse River and past a beautiful collection of historic homes. The Kid’s Fun Run is just a quarter-mile long frolic around part of the Palace grounds and the nearby NC History Center. Let your fingers “race” to our special Run with George website.

New Bern’s Historic Homes & Gardens Tour 2015

Homes & Garden TourNew Bern homeowners once again will open their doors to the public for the 2015 Spring Historic Homes & Gardens Tour.

The annual tour, which is organized by the New Bern Historical Society and Preservation Foundation, offers some of the most beautiful and interesting homes in the city’s historic district, with a behind-the-scenes look at homes and gardens that are important to the town’s past and present. The tour will be April 10 and 11 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Patrons can tour the living quarters of these homes, learning about the original architecture, renovations and furnishings. Many downtown houses of worship will be open for tours. This year there will be a special focus on the fountains of New Bern. The historic district has many public and hidden fountains. Among the gardens open to the public are the gardens at Tryon Palace, which should be in full bloom.

Christmas Party

DSC_0055More than 100 residents attended the annual Carolina Colours Christmas party.  The feast prepared by Chef Katherine was, as always, sumptuous.  Many thanks to the social committee for the beautiful decorations and table settings, perfect mood enhancers.  And special thanks DSC_0036to all the volunteers, led by Mike Wilson, that decorated the entire community, including all of our Pavilion.  Another great Christmas at Carolina Colours!