A look back on 2012

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

— Gov. Bev Perdue puts a 12-month moratorium on ferry fees that would affect riders of the Cherry Branch-Minnesott ferry.


— Havelock police confiscate 27 pounds of marijuana and stolen firearms in a storage unit and arrest Marquis Darnell Ashley, 31, and Dale Francis Bishop, 38, on charges of drug trafficking and firearms possession.

— Havelock continues to investigate numerous home break-ins on Shipman Road, Cedar Ridge Lane, Twin Wood Drive and Charles Street, along with Hollywood Boulevard, Pine Dale Road, Belltown Road, Lewis Court, Lee K. Allen Drive and Jackson’s Mobile Home Park.

— Nancy Toposki, 64, of Newport, is taken to the hospital after driving her car into a Norfolk Southern train engine on Lake Road.

— Havelock Mayor Jimmy Sanders says he will replace his traditional prayer to open board meetings with a moment of silence.

— Department of Transportation officials announced that completion of the East Main Street median project would be delayed until late July and cost $830,000 more than the original $1.1 million estimate.

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