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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
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
About River Bend
Click here for a history of River Bend, recounting the time from its founding as a subdivision to its incorporation as a Town. This history is reproduced from a document published for the Town’s 10th anniversary celebration.
According to the U.S. Census Bureau (2010 Census) River Bend had 3,155 residents with a median age of 56.8 years. 57% of our population over 16 years old was listed as “not in the labor force” in 2010. This reflects the level of retirees in Town. Of those in the labor force, less than one percent were listed as unemployed.
24% of our population are veterans of the armed forces, compared to a national percentage of 10%.
In the population 25 years and older, 93% are high school graduates and 27% have a bachelors degree or higher.
The median household income recorded in the 2010 Census was $48,547 compared to a national median household income of $51,914.
Only 4% of our population has an income below the poverty level, compared to a national poverty rate of 10%.
In 2010 the median value of our single family homes was $195,900 compared to a national median of $188,400. Nearly 80% of our single-family homes are owner occupied.