Media in New Bern, NC

Informational sources in New Bern, NC span the multimedia spectrum of newspapers, magazines, public and private radio stations and online sources like Combined, each source ensures coverage of local government, employment opportunities, local sports highlights, national news and upcoming events.

New Bern’s primary source for print media is the New Bern Sun Journal. A division of the Halifax Media Group, the Sun Journal has dedicated photographers and writers in the immediate area, as well as connections to the Jacksonville Daily News, the Kinston Free Press, Havelock News and the Star News in Wilmington. All combined, this daily newspaper is a tremendous source for local news and offers a website with weather, breaking news, photo albums and aggregate reports of news on the state and national level.

The Sun Journal’s print network is a great source for neighborhood news as well. In addition to having larger newspapers spread out through Eastern North Carolina, many neighborhoods have weekly or monthly publications printed by the New Bern Sun Journal that provide very localized content for neighborhoods like Taberna and Riverbend. Many neighborhoods also enjoy a free weekly publication called the Shopper, which is filled with coupons and bargains from area businesses. 

As the only major television network with its primary studio located in New Bern, WCTI-12 is an ABC affiliate that provides coverage across Eastern North Carolina. Using New Bern as its home studio allows WCTI-12 to provide breaking news coverage, features and up-to-the-minute storm reports as far west as Kinston and Goldsboro, and as far east as the Outer Banks. WCTI also owns WFXI-8, the area’s FOX affiliate. 

Although WITN-7, the area’s NBC affiliate, and CBS station WNCT-9 are both based in of Greenville, each station provides the area with excellent coverage for news and weather. WITN-7 does have a smaller studio in New Bern, which often leads to slightly more local coverage than WNCT-9, which tends to focus broadcasts on Greenville-based stories.
Printed by NCCOAST Communications of Morehead City, New Bern Magazine is a free digest-sized magazine that can be found at various downtown businesses and attractions. This full-color, monthly magazine gives a detailed rundown of area events like art openings and performing arts, as well as detailed descriptions of shops, art studios, salons and attractions that advertise in the magazine. 

Several radio stations are based in New Bern with formats ranging from classic rock and classical to sports talk and country. Owned by Beasley Broadcasting Group, 106.5 WSFL is one of Eastern North Carolina’s most popular stations and home to the nationally syndicated JohnBoy and Billy Show. 96.3 Thunder Country, a division of Inner Banks Media, plays today’s popular country hits from Carrie Underwood, Taylor Swift and Keith Urban, while 99.5 the X is New Bern’s best source for modern rock spanning the 90s and today.

Known for national programs like All Things Considered, local features like the Down East Journal and classical music, New Bern’s public radio affiliate is Public Radio East (PRE). With a studio located in the heart of New Bern on the Craven Community College campus, PRE programming can be found on 89.3, 88.5, 90.3, 91.5 and 88.1.

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Newspapers, Journals and Magazines

Carteret County News-Times New Bern Media
4206 Bridges St.
Morehead City, NC 28557
(252) 726-7081

The county happenings can be found on the pages of the Carteret County News-Times, published Wednesday and Friday afternoons and Sunday morning. Produced by a staff of local writers, this newspaper is a good source of information for vacationers who want to know the schedules of tours, festivals, kids' programs, seminars,...more about Carteret County News-Times

This Week Magazine New Bern Media
4206 Bridges St.
Morehead City, NC
(252) 726-7081

This Week Magazine (TWM) is considered the ultimate authority on entertainment for the Crystal Coast and has been for more than 20 years. Locals and visitors alike turn to TWM to find out what is happening in the area and region. Each Thursday, free copies are distributed to racks and stands throughout eastern...more about This Week Magazine

New Bern, NC
(252) 626-7870

New Bern Magazine is published monthly featuring information on events and attractions in Craven and neighboring counties. Features include maps, a ferry schedule, and an advertiser page directory. The magazine also includes a monthly calendar of events in print and online with detailed information on special events and feature articles about...more about New Bern Magazine

3200 Wellons Blvd.
New Bern, NC 28563
(252) 633-1153

The Shopper is published weekly and delivered free to 30,000 homes in Craven County. The paper features advertisements, specials and coupons offered by local businesses in New Bern and Havelock. The company publishes several glossy monthly specialty magazines covering lifestyles and pets, annual medical directories and community telephone books. ...more about The Shopper Community Papers and Specialty Magazines

3200 Wellons Blvd.
New Bern, NC 28562
(252) 638-8101

This daily morning newspaper owned by Gatehouse Media provides regional coverage of Craven, Pamlico, Jones, Onslow and Lenoir counties. The Sun Journal reports on state and national events and sports and can be obtained by subscription and home delivery or from vending machines throughout the areas served....more about Sun Journal

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