SLIDESHOW: The Top 15 stories in South Carolina

COLUMBIA, SC (WCSC/WIS/WMBF) - To say that 2011 has been an interesting year here in South Carolina would perhaps be an understatement.

All three of the Raycom Media stations here in the Palmetto State have covered many stories over the last 365 days, but it's always the viewers that drive our coverage.

So, in an effort to see what piqued our viewers' collective interest this year, WCSC, WIS and WMBF pooled our resources together to see what were the top 15 stories in the state according to web hits.

You'll find the results of our research in the slideshow to your left. We hope you'll enjoy it.

From all of us in the state of South Carolina, we wish you a Happy New Year and sincerely hope you'll stick with all of us for your news needs in 2012.

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