Editorial: Havelock shows its community pride

Published: Wednesday, September 4, 2013 at 05:36 PM.

If you’re ever sitting around wondering what makes Havelock great, you saw two very good examples within the last few days.

We would be remiss if we didn’t note the large number of people who came out to watch the Havelock High football team play at county rival New Bern Friday night. The crowd spilled out from the bleachers and lined up along the fence, in some cases three and four rows deep along the fence. It was definitely standing-room only as fans cheered the Rams during their 31-13 victory in a battle of defending state champions. It was definitely quite a scene, and we applaud those who watched despite not having a place to sit down for 2 1/2 hours.

Beyond that experience, we saw another example of community pride as the Havelock Fire and Rescue Department announced its “Brave Enough to Wear Pink” campaign on Tuesday. The firefighters will be wearing pink T-shirts, and those shirts can be purchased to help raise money to support breast cancer patients. There’s also a run/walk event later this month to help support the cause.

Nothing defines community better than when residents come together to support a cause, whether it be the high school football team or a campaign to help those in need. Residents here embrace that true sense of community, and that’s what makes Havelock great.

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