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The year in review
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Colony Brands announced it purchased the former Walmart building and began work to refurbish the space to be used as a Catalog Merchandise Center. (Times file photo: Anthony Wahl)
MONROE - As the new year draws near, we reviewed some of the events and happenings that helped shape 2013. Below are five of what we consider to be 10 of the top stories of 2013. A few were tragic, but others signal the progress we have made as a community and why we're optimistic about an even brighter 2014.

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