Carnage on CREB track; Newsport’s Top 10 story for 2016
YEAR IN REVIEW
THE past year has been dramatic, memorable, disheartening and depressing when you look at the global picture. From the election of Donald Trump as America’s 45th president; to the heart-wrenching events in Syria; the untimely passing of many music and film greats; earthquakes; plane crashes; terrorism tragedy in Europe; to the many sporting successes, and so much more.
To list the Top 10 stories – whatever format you use – would be a tough task.
However, Newsport’s editorial team has simplified the process and decided to focus on the Top 10 Newsport stories that grabbed your attention on our Facebook page. We have provided links to each of the stories that make up our Top 10.
The carnage on the legendary CREB track, which forced its closure less than a fortnight after opening to four-wheel-drive enthusiasts, was the number one Newsport story of the year. It drew more than 8,000 reads.
The second most-read story was an outstanding piece by my colleague Mark “Croc” Murray, who also won a Queensland journalism award for his sensitive and well-written article about Danny Gray, who survived a helicopter crash earlier this year.
The crocodile who decided it was a good idea to cross the Captain Cook Highway was number three.
Here is Newsport’s Top 10 most well read stories for 2016:
9. Victim awakes to being sexually assaulted on Four Mile Beach (2,850 reads)
AN Italian backpacker has recounted a horrifying alleged sexual assault while he was sleeping on Four Mile Beach. READ MORE...
4. ‘Do you have a death wish?’: Croc message still not getting through (4,607 reads)
TWO local fishermen have been left gob smacked by the brazen lack of care shown by two tourists in Port Douglas crocodile country. READ MORE...
The Newsport team, meanwhile, would like to thank those who provided us with story leads; and to our readers for relying on us to provide you with up-to-date news of what is happening and what is affecting you in the shire and elsewhere.
We would also like to wish everyone a healthy and happy New Year.