What Were the Most-Read Stories of 2012 in Silver Spring?

Crime and business were top of mind for readers in Silver Spring in 2012.

It's that time of year again—when you're forced to rack your brain to remember the best of virtually everything of the entire year. Music stations countdown songs, newspapers countdown books, Forbes magazine lists rich people. 

Not to be left out, we're doing a countdown of our own: Which news stories were the most read on Silver Spring Patch and on Colesville Patch? 

No surprise that Silver Spring Patch readers want to know what's going on with their local businesses. Also, emus, which were a surprise hit with local readers. Here are the top 10 most read stories:

1. Piratz Tavern Puts An End to Corporate Makeover

2. Spike TV's 'Bar Rescue' Renovates Piratz Tavern

3. Wheaton Costco Opening Delayed

4. When Will Hurricane Sandy Hit Montgomery County?

5. Silver Spring: Waiting On Pepco? Outages and Neighborhood Damage

6. Update: Fatal Car Accident on Piney Branch; Two Dead

7. Five Places for Sunday Brunch

8. Montgomery County Students Voice Their Opinion on Proposed Curfew

9. H&M Prepares to Move into Downtown

10. Wayward Emus Escape on Five-Day Jaunt


What were your favorite stories in Silver Spring this year? 

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On Colesville Patch, an eclectic mix of schools, business development (or lack thereof) and a bit of quirk ruled. Here are the top 10 most read stories:

1. Police Say Man Stabbed at Silver Spring Post Office Over Cutting in Line


3. Silver Spring Woman Missing Since Aug. 30

4. LOOK: Inside the New Paint Branch High

5. Burtonsville Crossing Soon Down to Nine Open Businesses

6. Burtonsville Crossing Shopping Center Soon to Be More Than Half Empty

7. Spaceship Circles D.C. Region Tuesday Morning

8. White Oak Community Center to Open June 23

9. Report: Shots Fired at House Party in Olney

10. Briggs Chaney Fire: Electrical Malfunction Caused $1.5 Million in Damage

What were your favorite East Montgomery County stories? 


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