Just when people thought the craziness would end in 2020, the ongoing coronavirus pandemic reared its head into 2021, and continued changing people's everyday lives.
These stories, and many others, were the biggest of 2021 that shaped the lives of residents in Indian River, St. Lucie and Martin counties. Many stories will continue to guide the future of those who live, work and play on the Treasure Coast.
First, there's an overview of the effect COVID-19 had on residents, hospitals, businesses, schools and more. Then, there are the stories that affected Martin County.