What was the top story for Gaithersburg in 2012? We're counting down the year's top 30 stories on Gaithersburg Patch as 2012 comes to a close. Interested in more top stories? Check out the top 24 stories from across all Maryland Patch sites in 2012 on Gaithersburg Patch.
No. 30-26 in the Gaithersburg Top 30 countdown were revealed Wednesday, No. 25-21 on Thursday, No. 20-16 on Friday and No. 15-11 on Saturday.
10. 45-Year-Old Gaithersburg Man Dead In Overnight Home Invasion (Dec. 3, 2012) -- Gaithersburg's Cesar Smith was killed in a home invasion at an apartment complex on Whetstone Drive in Gaithersburg.
9. One Dead In Kentlands Area Car Crash (Sept. 24, 2012) -- Elizabeth Colvin Colton, of the 200 block of Hart Road in Gaithersburg, was killed in a car crash on Great Seneca Highway at Lakelands Drive in the Kentlands area of Gaithersburg.
8. Being a Local Artist - An Insider's Perspective (June 11, 2012) -- Gaithersburg mixed-media visual artist Natalya B. Parris, currently showing at the Delaplaine, explains what it is like to be a local artist.
7. Vision for Crown Farm Development Seen by City (July 24, 2012) -- Gaithersburg officials and residents got their first inside look at the new Crown Development.
6. Teen Suffers Life-Threatening Injuries In Cycling Accident Early Thursday (Aug. 23, 2012) -- Gaithersburg High School junior Nicole Marie Polen, 15, of Montgomery Village, was involved in a serious collision at the intersection of Route 124 and Airpark Road in Gaithersburg.
Check back with Gaithersburg Patch on Sunday for the top 5.