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Top WRAL.com stories of 2014

Posted January 2, 2015 12:30 p.m. EST

Lindsay Webb of Raleigh shot this picture of the chaos on Glenwood Avenue in Raleigh on Feb. 13, 2014. (Photo courtesy of Lindsay Webb)

Tragedies, oddities, crime and a lot of crazy winter weather were among the themes of the top-read articles on WRAL.com for 2014.

From the deaths of two runners at the first Rock 'n' Roll Marathon in Raleigh to a snow photo that went viral, it was a year of powerful stories and pictures from across the region — and WRAL News was there to capture it all.

Here's a roundup of the most-read WRAL.com stories from 2014:

Two die in inaugural Rock 'n' Roll Marathon in Raleigh

Judge: Stripping veteran teachers of tenure rights unconstitutional

'Oh my gosh!' Raleigh woman's snow photo goes viral

UNC professor dies after Chapel Hill mugging

Dead black bear dumped on NCSU campus

Missing 2-year-old Raleigh boy's father charged with murder

Two Wayne County teens die from self-inflicted gunshots

Substitute Wake bus driver gets lost taking students home

Heritage High student killed in Wake Forest crash

Deputies: Day care, mentoring program a front for Sanford child porn operation