• Top clicked stories of 2013 on wsoctv.com


    CHARLOTTE, N.C. - 2013 proved to be a very newsworthy year in and around the Carolinas for wsoctv.com.

    There were far too many big local stories to mention, but we have compiled our Top 10 clicked stories of the year for review.

    These are local stories from the Channel 9 viewing area, which brought national attention to the area.

    IN PHOTOS: Top 10 stories of 2013 from wsoctv.com

    Our most-clicked story of 2013 was Jeremy Mayfield’s former $2 million Catawba County mansion that was burned down in December in a firefighter training exercise.

    The former NASCAR driver was evicted from the property last year after financial troubles stemming from a failed drug test in 2009 that banned him from racing.

    Channel 9 reporter Dave Faherty was the only reporter allowed in the 12,000-square-foot house that at one time was valued at $1.8 million. 

    We put together a slideshow from inside the home, which received over 3 million page views alone.  Check out the images here.

    Here are the Top 10 most-clicked stories of 2013 on wsoctv.com in reverse order:

    10. Racing legend Dick Trickle dies in Lincoln Co.

    9.  Officials: Bodies of 2 children recovered from construction site

    8.  Police: Kitten thrown from car, killed during animal rights demonstration

    7.  Rowan Co. volunteer firefighter shot in head during robbery

    6.  FAA investigates after plane lands between cars on U.S. 321

    5.  Family: Body found in Wilkes Co. is Holly Fischer

    4. Sheriff: 2 women steal from Monroe wedding party during ceremony

    3.  7-year-old faces 2 felony charges for shooting BB gun

    2.  Child found handcuffed to porch with dead chicken around neck

    1.  Jeremy Mayfield's $1.8M mansion to be burned down

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