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New Bern is a city in the coastal region of the state of North Carolina.

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  1. New Bern was the first city in America to celebrate George Washington’s birthday. Washington visited New Bern and danced at the Tryon Palace.
  2. The Swiss and German settlement of New Bern was named in honor of the founder’s home, Bern, Switzerland.
  3. Pepsi was invented and first served in New Bern in 1898 by local pharmacist Caleb Bradham.
  4. n 1996 The Notebook, set in New Bern and written by New Bern resident Nicholas Sparks, was the first novel in America to be on both the hardcover and paperback bestseller lists for over a year.
  5. The first motion picture theatre in North Carolina was built in New Bern.

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