A look back on 2012

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

— Two Jacksonville men, Ashton Ricky Lee Eldridge, 17 and a 15-year-old juvenile, are arrested in connection with a series of vehicle break-ins and larcenies in the city.

— Havelock’s board approves a $21.3 million budget that keeps the tax rate at 46.5 cents per $100 in property valuation.

July

— A severe thunderstorm with winds at 84 mph blows through Havelock, knocking down trees and knocking out power. A wind-swept ferry with 12 vehicles gets blown off course and stuck on a shoal for eight hours.

— A Texas man, Jason Scott Scoggins, 21, is charged with breaking into vehicles on East Sherwood Drive, West Sherwood Drive and Barden Drive.

— A Havelock woman and her two children are found safe after a two-month search that led to Mexico and Texas.

— Ferry fees are dry docked during final negotiations on the 2012 state budget.



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