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