Tomorrow at 12:01 a.m., here in the east, Southern Marylanders will say good bye to 2010 and celebrate the coming of 2011. The year past was quite interesting in a number of different ways. Let’s take a stroll down memory lane at some of the more memorable moments …

The year started off with a bang, when in February, Mother Nature decided to drop back-to-back snow storms on the area, crippling travel and commerce for most of the month. In fact the weather was in the news quite a bit throughout the year, with no event generating more interest and concern than the flooding event in September.

The year saw its share of tragedies and triumph as well. The Elks culminated a year-long effort to raise money to support wounded American service men and women ending up with a contribution of $20,000 for the Wounded Warrior Project.

However, arguably the most interesting event of the year was the midterm election where to put it in President Obama’s words, a real “Shellacking” when the face and politics of Congress changed for the next two years. The political pundits argued through year’s end about the real meaning of the election – was it a general Republican thrashing of Democrats, a Tea Party revolution or were voters just plain fed up with the way the country was being run? Time will tell.

Local politics changed radically in two of the three area counties. Both Calvert and St. Mary’s leadership changed from mostly Democratic leaders to Republican. Charles County saw a few faces change, but the Democrat-heavy county stayed the course on that respect.

Throughout the year there was some very positive changes for TheBAYNET.com and Baynet Radio came into its own after a year on the Internet. TBN readership grew exponentially more than doubling story views over the previous year and Baynet Radio celebrated its one-year anniversary with a blow-out birthday bash and free concert in the parking lot just outside the studios – great fun for all.

2011 will bring more surprises from TBN and BNR and the news will be up and down and interesting and TBN readers will still and always be the first to know. The commitment to ‘News Now!’ never waivers at TBN and on BNR. That is one constant that can be counted on.

Look for more announcements in the future. There will be concerts and prize giveaways and some firsts brought to Southern Maryland by TBN and BNR and a few surprises along the way in the coming year. Stay tuned, stay up-to-speed with the latest and greatest news anywhere all the time! Thanks each and every one of the TBN and BNR supporters for a great year and …

HAPPY NEW YEAR!!

The following are the ten most read stories from 2010. Take a stroll down memory lane and look forward to more in the coming year.

The #1 Story from 2010:
http://www.thebaynet.com/news/index.cfm/fa/viewstory/story_ID/10205

Lusby Woman Sentenced to Life in Prison for Murdering Her Daughters

The 7-year-old girl escaped from this
 house on Friday night. On Saturday,
 Calvert deputies executed a search
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