As we close the door on 2021 and enter the New Year’s unknown, we look back at our 2021 year-end review. Here are WDVM’s most clicked-on stories of the year.

1 – Deceased officer identified, suspect killed in violent attack outside Pentagon

This undated photo provided by the Pentagon Force Protection Agency shows Pentagon Police Officer George Gonzalez. On Tuesday, Aug. 3, 2021, Gonzalez died after being stabbed during a burst of violence at a transit center outside the Pentagon building, and a suspect was shot by law enforcement and died at the scene. (Pentagon Force Protection Agency via AP)

2 – Frederick Co. School Superintendent placed on administrative leave

Superintendent of Frederick County Public Schools, Dr. Theresa Alban

3 – Weapons complaint leads to lockdown in Frederick

Rosencrans Court, Frederick

4 – Frederick County Public Schools report COVID-19 outbreak following reopening

Courtesy: FCPS

5 – Four dead after apparent murder-suicide involving former Baltimore County officer and family

After a multi-day, mult-state chase, four people, one of whom is believed to be former Baltimore County cop, Robert Vicosa, have died in a car crash in Smithsburg, Md.

6 – 3 counties looking to leave Maryland, requesting to join West Virginia

It’s a process that many associates with the Civil War: states separating from each other to create or join new ones. But it could be a possibility in western Maryland.

7 – Fairfax Co. Public Schools removes two books after heated school board meeting

Parent Stacy Langton speaks to the Fairfax County School Board on Sept. 23, 2021.

8 – Fairfax County contemplating a flag ordinance

9 – Giant Food launches campaign displaying minority-owned business tags on products

Minority owned business labels on display at Giant Foods. (Courtesy: Giant Foods)

10 – Multimillion dollar lottery ticket sold at Hagerstown convenience store

A second Powerball winning ticket has been announced and the ticket was purchased in Hagerstown, Maryland.