Governor to speak in New Bern, visit Kinston


NEW BERN, Craven County - Governor Roy Cooper will be the guest speaker at the Partners In Education Spring Luncheon on June 13.

The event will be held at the New Bern Riverfront Convention Center starting at noon. Doors open at 11:30 a.m. and tickets are $25 each with The Chelsea providing lunch. It begins at 12:45 p.m.

To purchase tickets, see your PIE School ambassador, contact Darlene Brown at (252) 5134-6321, email her at this address or go to

Proceeds from the event will benefit the teachers and students of Craven County Schools.PIE awarded more than $120,000 through a variety of grants and programs during the 2016-17 school year.

"It is an excellent opportunity for our community to show their support of Craven County Schools and our public school educators and administrators," said Don Brinkley, president of Craven County PIE Board of Directors. "All proceeds from the luncheon will be used to support the PIE Grant program.

"This program rewards creative and innovative projects in the Craven County Schools classrooms through grants awarded to teachers to fund materials for technology, science, music, and art projects, along with supplies and books for our students."

After the luncheon, Cooper will be in Kinston. He will meet with officials on Hurricane Matthew recovery efforts at the Woodman Center in Kinston. He'll also visit Rotary Dog Park, Kings Restaurant, Piggly Wiggly and homes of applicants for the Hazard Mitigation Grant Program.