A look back on 2012

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

— A committee in the state legislature votes to put ferry fees for the Cherry Branch-Minnesott ferry on hold.

— Two Havelock woman jump to safety from a second-story window when fire breaks out in their Tryon Park apartment.


— About 165,000 turn out to watch the Blue Angels and other aerobatic acts at the three-day Cherry Point Air Show, which celebrates 100 years of Marine Corps aviation and the 70th anniversary of Cherry Point.

— N.C. Rep. Norman Sanderson wins a three-way primary to be the Republican candidate for the N.C. Senate seat being vacated by Jean Preston.

— James Allen Carbaugh, 50, of Havelock, dies when he is struck by a car while attempting to cross U.S. 70 on his bike on the night of May 11. A police investigation shows that Carbaugh was intoxicated and his bike had no lights or reflectors. No charges were filed.

— DOT officials announce approval of the U.S. 70-Slocum Road flyover interchange. The $22 million project is scheduled to start in 2015.

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