New Bern makes Southern Living’s South’s Best Small Towns list

Tryon Palace Holiday Cheer event commemorates 250th Anniversary
Tryon Palace Holiday Cheer event commemorates 250th Anniversary(Tryon Palace)
Published: Mar. 12, 2021 at 5:49 AM EST
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NEW BERN, N.C. (WITN) - Eastern North Carolina has been represented on another national list featuring top places to live.

Southern Living, a southern U.S. lifestyle magazine and website, has ranked New Bern at #7 on its 2021 “South’s Best Small Towns” list.

The feature cites New Bern’s resilience in overcoming back-to-back destructive hurricanes in 2018 and 2019 - Florence and Dorian - before delving into its natural beauty as the junction of the Trent and Neuse rivers.

It also recognizes some of New Bern’s historic landmarks: the Tryon Palace and gardens and Bradham’s Drug Store, the birthplace of Pepsi-Cola.

New Bern was the only North Carolina location to make the list.

Read the rest of the list here.

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