• New Bern is a community located about 40 miles from the coast. We are a community of approximately 30,000 residents. New Bern and surrounding communities continue to attract a growing number of people. Major employers in our area include the Naval Aviation Depot at Cherry Point, Craven County Schools, Craven Regional Medical Center, PCS Phosphate, Craven Community College, Craven County and City of New Bern, Weyerhaeuser, BSH Home Appliance, and Moen, Inc.