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Top WRAL.com stories of 2015

Posted December 31, 2015

A vigil was held Wednesday, Feb. 11, 2015, at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Dentistry, where Deah Barakat was a student. Barakat, his wife, Yusor Mohammad Abu-Salha, and her sister, Razan Mohammad Abu-Salha, were shot dead Tuesday night in a crime that authorities say happened over a parking dispute.

Tragedies, shark bites, crime and crazy winter weather were among the themes of the top-read articles on WRAL.com for 2015.

The shooting deaths of three young people, Deah Barakat, his wife, Yusor Mohammad, and her sister, Razan Mohammad Abu-Salha, captured the most attention in 2015.

Stories recounting a rash of shark bites along the North Carolina coast also piqued interest.

Here's a roundup of the most-read WRAL.com stories from 2015:

Chapel Hill police: Parking dispute may have led to triple shooting

Triangle expected to receive 1-2 punch of snow this week

Boy, 8, bitten by shark in Surf City

3 dead, 1 injured in downtown Raleigh construction accident

911 call: 'I just drowned my two daughters in the lake'

US 301 reopened after Amtrak crash in Halifax

Pregnant woman fatally shot near Raleigh mall; baby survives

Snow, then sleet and ice headed for Triangle

Body Shop to move headquarters to NYC, cutting 145 Wake Forest jobs

Seventh shark attack reported off NC coast; no pattern detected


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