As the year comes to a close, we take a look back at what the biggest Ocean County stories of 2013 were. Check out our countdown (you can click any headline to see the original stories):

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    Ocean County Verizon Service Goes Silent

    In September, thousands of Verizon Wireless customers in Ocean County suddenly found their service had suffered a massive interruption. As word got around and people started wondering what was going on, word came out that it was a localized equipment problem impacting much of Ocean County.

    Flickr user Bytemarks
  • 4

    A Body is Found Inside a Car at Community Medical Center

    In a bizarre story, an abandoned car was spotted in the parking garage of Community Medical Center on Route 37 in Toms River. The body was later identified as that of a 28 year old Point Pleasant Beach man.

    Community Medical Center in Toms River (Facebook)
  • 3

    Thousands Vote for Ocean County Christmas Choruses

    Five Ocean County high school choruses went head to head to win the title of the best Christmas Chorus in Ocean County. Thousands of your votes later, Central Regional High School took home the prize.

    Shawn Michaels, Townsquare Media
  • 2

    A Miracle Sandy Survivor Captures the Imaginations of the World

    Our biggest story of 2012 kept the momentum going all year long as web surfers from all over the world were fascinated by the inspiring story of a man who wrote what he thought was going to be his final note, and lived to tell the tale to us first.

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    An Ocean County Choir Steps on Stage with Rock Legends Foreigner

    Tens of thousands of you visited to listen to a trio of Ocean County high school choirs vie for the chance to sing with rock legends Foreigner. After thousands of votes, the Monsignor Donovan Griffins took the Six Flags Great Adventure stage with Foreigner

    Shawn Michaels, Townsquare Media