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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.
Front Entrance Dogwood Trees
July 4th Parade - USMC Color Guard
July 4th Parade & Celebration
Pick-Up Basketball Game at Town Commons
Bald Eagle at Trent River
Double Rainbow Over Trent River
Rainbow Over Trent River
Trent River Sunset
Trent River at Sunset
Full Moon Over Trent River
Monarch Butterfly Emerging from Chrysalis in the Butterfly Garden at the Community Organic Garden
Buck at Trent River
Geese on Trent River
"River Ben" Bear Statue on Town Commons
Kayaks in Town Hall Park Pond
Golfers on the River Bend Country Club Golf Course
Great Blue Heron at Town Hall Park
The "Fishing Queen" at Town Hall Park Pond
Great Catch at Town Hall Park Pond!
Colby Jones caught this nearly 4-pound bass in Lakemere Lake.
Radio Controlled Sailboats in Town Hall Pond
Veterans Day Memorial Monument 2017
Veterans Day 2017 - Mayor John Kirkland, General Thomas Braaten and Councilman Bud Van Slyke
Girl & Her Dog - Bronze Statue donated to the Town by Jon and Karen Segal
Geese at Town Hall Park Pond
Kayak Launch at Trent River
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.
Budget - FY 2019-2020
FY 2019-2020 BUDGET ORDINANCE
BUS CAPITAL PROJECTS FUND
CDBG-NR GRANT PROJECT
Report Water/Sewer Emergencies - After 4:00 p.m.
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.
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Special Events & Activities
Town Hall Business Hours
Our Location - Google Map
Water/Sewer Bill Payment Options
Leaf & Limb Collection Schedule
Council Meeting Schedule
Meeting Agendas are available under the
Government Menu Tab.
Town Council Meetings
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 Budget Sessions will be held in the River Bend Town Hall beginning at 4:00 p.m.
CTV10 - Video Recordings of Town Council Meetings
C.E.R.T. Community Emergency Response Team
Street Light Out? Duke Power Outage Information
To Report Street Lights Problems,
call Town Hall at 638-3870
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 is a popular resource for River Bend residents. The Library is located in the Professional Building at 50 Shoreline Drive. The Library is staffed by volunteers.
Hours are 10am - 12 Monday through Saturday with extended hours on Wednesday until 4 pm. The Library also is open on Sunday from 2 until 4pm.
C.A.R.T.S. - Craven County Public Transportation Service