For Hilton Head Island resident Samantha Oppenheimer, one Christmas ornament in particular brings memories both happy and bittersweet.
The Island Packet staff reviewed its work in 2014 and came up with these top local news stories, overall and in a few subcategories. We also rank the news based on your choices, through a survey and by what you chose to read and watch on our websites...
This year provided many fun firsts and a lot of happy endings -- 2014 was marked by acts of kindness, generosity and poignancy.
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