A look back on 2012

Published: Monday, December 31, 2012 at 10:40 AM.

— Probation is lifted on the F-35 program as the third B model arrives at Eglin Air Force Base in Florida.

— George Griffin, Havelock’s first mayor, receives the Order of Long Leaf Pine.

— Lt. Gen. Terry Robling, deputy commandant of Marine Corps aviation, tells gathering that Cherry Point can expect six, not seven F-35 squadrons that had been previously announced. 


— A string of vehicle break-ins and larcenies continue in several neighborhoods.

— Hundreds of Marines from the 2nd Marine Aircraft Wing on various deployments return to Cherry Point from overseas duty.

— The Begley family loses their home to fire in Carolina Pines on Feb. 14.

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