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Top Leesburg Stories of 2012

A look back at the most read stories on Leesburg Patch this year.

As 2012 comes to a close, we compiled a list of what stories were the most read on Leesburg Patch this year.

The stories are listed in reverse order of popularity.

10. Former On-Air Personality Dies from Gunshot Wound

9. [Update] Body Found in Local Drainage Pond

8. Updated: Loudoun County Road Closures

7. Election 2012: How Loudoun Voted

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5. President Obama to Visit Leesburg Thursday (Also in the top 10: Tickets for Obama's Leesburg Visit Available)

4. [UPDATE] Possible Drowning Remains Under Investigation:  A body was pulled from a nearby drainage pond in May, in the Exeter community, following reports that a man had been seen and heard yelling for help from the water. Investigators found the body just before 3 p.m. on Tuesday shortly after enlisting the assistance of a cadaver dog. The body was identified as Emerson Aldron Ramirez Edejer, a 20-year-old man, who was reported missing by family members early Sunday evening. 

3. UPDATE: Second Driver Dies in Crash on Bypass

2. School Calendar Approved for 2012-13

1. UPDATE: Multiple Vehicle Crash Causes Fatality

Thanks for a great 2012 -- here's to a great 2013!

Jaxmanjoe December 31, 2012 at 03:27 PM
Multiple Vehicle Crash Cuases Fatality, Body Found in Local Drainage Pond, Former On-Air Personality Dies...Thanks for a great 2012! ?????? Um...your welcome?
Jack Beaudoin December 31, 2012 at 09:16 PM
Exactly my thoughts. Who made up this list? A particularly morbid staffer, apparently. Nothing about parades, new businesses, local heros, school successes, local elections, or anything even remotely positive. The only seemingly neutral story seems to have been that some of the folks in local government figured out the schools need a calendar and approved it. I am dancing in the streets!
Jonathan Erickson December 31, 2012 at 11:02 PM
Ken Reid the loser's silver line vote. 1a
Vineet Aggarwal January 01, 2013 at 04:22 PM
I think the point of this list was to show what articles ranked as most popular among readers (i.e. the most widely read). So, slamming the staffer who put this together doesn't make any sense -- if you want to make a statement regarding the morbidity of these topics, it should be directed at the people who found these to be more interesting than the stories about local heroes, school successes, etc. -- that would be the public/readers, not the staffer!

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