• Mayor's Welcome

    I extend this welcome from the River Bend Town Council and our citizens. River Bend is a residential community that has a private golf course which was central to the Town’s development. River Bend also has a navigable canal and frontage on the Trent River. Home buyers will find a wide variety of home architecture and a corresponding range of home prices in River Bend. Many first time visitors remark that they find River Bend to be a very attractive community.

    Our police department patrols 24/7. River Bend employs well-trained professionals to operate our own water and wastewater utilities. You can read in detail about the utilities on our Water and Wastewater web page. The members of the Council and the Town staff work as a team to provide professional service to residents.

    Come visit us and, if you are searching for a new home in this mild climate southern state, our hope is that you might consider River Bend.

  • Council Meeting Schedule


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    Town Council 2015 Meeting Dates


    The Town's budget work sessions were originally scheduled to be held weekly on each Tuesday beginning on March 3rd and ending on April  14th. Due to delays caused by recent inclement weather, that schedule has been changed. The work sessions will now begin on March 10th and end on April 21st.  The session on April 7th will still be dedicated to discussion of the FEDS proposal. Each session will be held at Town Hall beginning at 4 PM and they will conclude by 7PM. Each session is open to the public.


    Town Council Meetings

    Work Session
    2nd Thursday
    7:00 p.m.

    Regular Meeting
    3rd Thursday
    7:00 p.m.

    Both Meetings are held in the Town Hall Meeting Room. Meetings are televised on CATV Channel 10 as follows:

    The Friday after the meeting at 1:00 p.m.

    The following Thursday at 12:30 p.m.

    The following Friday at 1:00 p.m.

    All Council Work Sessions and Regular Meetings will be held in the River Bend Town Hall beginning at 7:00 p.m. All Council Retreats will be held at the Offices of Sumrell, Sugg, Carmichael, Hicks and Hart, PA, 416 Pollock Street, New Bern, NC, beginning at 5:00 p.m. All Council Budget Sessions will be held in the River Bend Town Hall beginning at 4:00 p.m.

  • Report Water/Sewer Emergencies - After 4:00 p.m.

    After Hours Water/Sewer


    Page our on-call water/sewer operator at


    If you do  not hear back from the on-call operator

    within 15 minutes, call

    the River Bend Police non-emergency number:


  • Blackboard Connect - Emergency Contact Service

    The Town of River Bend is pleased to announce the launch of the Blackboard Connect service, our new resident notification system. With this service, the Town of River Bend can send personalized voice messages to residents/businesses within minutes with specific information about time-sensitive or common-interest issues such as emergencies and local community matters.  The Connect service will be used to supplement our current communication plans and augment public safety/first responder services.


    Please accept our invitation to participate in this great service. We know that your personal information is important, and rest assured that we will not share it with anyone.


  • e-News Service - Sign Up Here

    Sign up for River Bend's weekly e-News and receive Town news delivered to your e-mail in-box.

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  • Town Hall Business Hours

    Town Hall is open:
    Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

    After Hours Water/Sewer


    Page our on-call water/sewer operator at


    If you do  not hear back from the on-call operator within

    15 minutes, call the River Bend Police non-emergency number: 252.638.1108

  • Special Events & Activities

  • Our Location - Google Map

  • Today's Weather

  • Leaf & Limb Collection Schedule

  • Holiday Schedule

    2015 Holiday Schedule

    January 1, New Year's Day

    January 19, Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

    April 3, Good Friday

    May 25, Memorial Day

    July 6, Independence Day

    September 7, Labor Day

    November 11, Veterans Day

    November 26 & 27, Thanksgiving

    December 24 & 25, Christmas

  • Newsletters

  • CTV10 - Video Recordings of Town Council Meetings


    Click the Logo to view video recordings of

    River Bend Town Council Meetings.

  • Vision Statement

    Vision Statement

    River Bend is a dynamic and uniquely located waterfront and golfing community well prepared to benefits from the area's historical and natural resources. By protecting its assess and actively fostering a diverse multi-aged population, the River Bend community will continue to be a safe, attractive place to live and will be competitively positioned in the broader area's and population growth.

  • C.E.R.T. Community Emergency Response Team

  • Street Light Out?

    To Report Street Lights Problems,
    call Town Hall at 638-3870


    to access the Duke-Progress Energy
    web-based reporting form.

  • Town Calendar - Meetings and Events


    to view River Bend's

    Monthly Meeting and Events Calendar

  • Wildwood Storage Facility


    to read about

    River Bend's "mini" and outdoor storage facility

  • Red Caboose Library

    The Red Caboose Library, located in the Wildwood Building, is a resource for River Bend residents. The library is staffed by volunteers and supported by an annual book fee of $10 per family.

    Hours are 10am -12 Monday through Saturday with extended hours on Wednesday until 4pm.

  • FEDS

Welcome to River Bend!

Small in size, and young in age, the Town of River Bend is living proof that great things come in small packages. Chartered in 1981, River Bend offers a variety of housing styles, with many homes offering waterfront on the Trent River and Plantation Canal, or along the fairways of the privately owned River Bend Country Club. A progressive community of approximately 3,100 residents, the Town of River Bend is a great place to visit, and even a better place to live.

We invite you to visit our community. Located in Eastern North Carolina, River Bend offers boaters the opportunity to cruise the Trent River or make your way to the Intra-coastal Waterway and Atlantic Ocean. Recreational opportunities including golf, hiking, fishing, biking, and beach access are within or just a short drive from the tranquility of River Bend. Just a few miles away is the historic City of New Bern, offering shopping, dining, and other amenities. Spend a little time with us and you will see why people enjoy calling River Bend their home.




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