A look back on 2012

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

— Voters turn out in big numbers early and on Election Day to mark their ballots in the 2012 election in which President Barack Obama and U.S. Rep. Walter Jones are re-elected. Norm Sanderson is elected to N.C. Senate, and Michael Speciale is elected to N.C. House.

— A family escapes after a passerby warns them that their camper is on fire on Nov. 13.

— Havelock High football coach Jim Bob Bryant gets some help from his players in proposing to girlfriend Colleen Ogles on the football field after a playoff victory.

— Demetri Shavar Berry, 28, is killed in a shooting at the Kelly Park Apartments, but an investigation reveals the gunman, Marvin Lovell Norris, was defending himself inside a locked apartment, and he is not charged.

— Havelock commissioners approve initial plans for $1.8 million new city hall building.

— A fire started by a child with a lighter on Thanksgiving night destroys a Havelock family’s home at 122 Karol Drive.


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