Shopping and Eating

  • Numerous downtown restaurants and unique locally owned shops
  • Many suburban regional and national stores and restaurants
  • Waterfront, rooftop and patio dining options

medical center


New Bern is blessed to have some of the best medical care facilities and professionals to be found in any small town anywhere. The Carolina East Medical Center is a 5-star rated full care 350 bed hospital, with more than 250 doctors, 2,100 staff members and 500 volunteers bringing state of the art diagnosis, treatment and care to its patients. The facility has special care units for heart, cancer, critical care, intensive care, women, orthopedics, surgeries and more. The teaching hospital in Greenville, at East Carolina University, is about 45 minutes away, while the renowned Duke Medical Center is just two hours distant. There also is an Urgent Care facility in the commercial center in Carolina Colours. Just a few of the specialty care offices in New Bern:

  • Allergy/immunology
  • Bariatrics
  • Cardiovascular
  • Dermatology
  • Gastroenterology
  • Nephrology
  • Neurology
  • Oncology
  • Ophthalmology
  • Orthopedics
  • Plastics
  • Psychiatry
  • Urology



At the end of the 19th Century, New Bern was widely described as the “Athens of the South” because of both its architecture and its cultural activities. That heritage has carried forward and still remains. Just a few highlights:

  • Athens Theatre (renovated, opened 1911)
  • Bank of the Arts
  • 3 active theatre groups
  • Craven Arts Council, with artists in many media
  • NC Symphony visits
  • monthly art walks, festivals and shows

walking in park


Carolina Colours is located in the City of New Bern, Craven County, North Carolina.


The Carolina Colours Association has negotiated a bulk resident service contract with Optimum Communications whereby all residents are provided through a fiber optic network nearly 300 television stations (including 2 premium movie networks), 3 TIVO recording devices and high-speed internet connections with at a cost that is perhaps 25% of the list price for those services.  The bulk charges are billed by the Association.