2010 will soon be in the rear-view window.
Year-end packages are a familiar face in newspapers and on websites but this year they've changed with the increasing use of multimedia and social networking. Here, from McClatchy's newspapers, are looks back at 2010 from viral-spread Internet stories, videos, local sports, and tweets
McClatchy - Washington D.C.: As 2011 arrives, so does a new presidential race
Beaufort, Ga.: Top Ten Crime stories - and they are true. From an attempt to sell an alligator out of a bathtub to a man finding himself in police standoffs twice in less than two weeks, Beaufort County had some strange happenings in 2010.
Biloxi, Miss.: Looking Back, Looking Ahead
Boise, Idaho: A police officer charged with child molestation and a prosecutor’s scandalous resignation topped the Treasure Valley’s stories in 2010
Columbus, Ga.: Top 10 sports stories from the Chattahoochee Valley including a Heisman trophy controversy.
Fresno, Calif.: The 2010 movie season's over and a few films distinguished themselves -- either for how good or how bad they were -- among the quagmire of sequels, remakes and rehashes.
Kansas City, Missouri: Your best Facebook statuses of 2010 A look at local tweets!
Lexington, Ky.: Editorial cartoons, best Kentucky photographs from the Herald-Leader. A year in review in Kentucky
Modesto, Calif.: 2010 in Review: The Top 10 videos of the year on modbee.com A video from the scene of a house fire that badly injured two firemen on New Year's night was the most viewed video on modbee.com in 2010. The second-most viewed video was of a touching reunion between a Navy medic on leave from Afghanistan who paid a surprise visit to his children's school
Sacramento Bee: the Top 10 read stories at the Sacramento Bee. From Schwarzenegger to 'Southwest kicks off 'underweight' passenger'
San Luis Obispo, Calif.: Top photos of 2010 from a local perspective.
Washington state: Tri-City Herald took the long view with a decade-long look.
Wichita, Kan.: From a look at a 102-year-old judge to a searing story of incest and salvation, the Wichita Eagle had its own Top Ten.