The Corley Mill House in Lexington has become one of the more well-known wedding and event venues in the Midlands. Originally built in 1908, the facility boasts original fireplaces with a classic Southern aesthetic and 7,000 sq.-ft. of venue space on a two and a half acre lot. Just two weeks…
Led by a local business owner, the Columbia community is coming together to help the kids at Epworth Children’s Home.
River’s Edge at Carolina Stadium announced it would be reopening resident amenities this week, in a statement released by CF Real Estate Services. The complex has moved to its next phase of reactivating operations including outdoor amenities like the pool and grilling area.
Park rangers from Congaree National Park, along with staff from Kings Mountain National Military Park and the SC Forestry Commission, will be conducting a prescribed burn Wednesday, weather and conditions permitting.
Krispy Kreme Doughnuts is kicking off the month of June with a very sweet treat for customers. Instead of its usual National Doughnut Day, stores across the country will extend the offer to National Doughnut Week. This was announced in a tweet Tuesday.
One local homebuilding company has decided to step in and help small business owners during their time of unexpected need.
Ristorante Divino's owner Brad Spehl took a seemingly unfortunately timed situation and turned it into something productive.
Lexington Medical Center announced the firing of an employee as of Friday morning, who is accused of posting a racial slur on social media.
Columbia's Mast General Store has officially been added to the number of reopening businesses in the Midlands, after closing March 19 due to COVID-19.
Members of the Lexington Chamber and Visitors Center along with the Columbia Chamber have created a pledge for businesses to reopen responsibly amid the coronavirus pandemic.
The South Carolina Confederate Relic Room and Military Museum will reopen for guests to visit Saturday at 10 a.m. The museum has been closed since mid-March due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Restaurants across South Carolina must follow a list of specific guidelines mandated by Governor Henry McMaster in order to offer dine-in services. Additionally, buffet-style restaurants have even more restrictions to provide a safe experience for customers amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
Anyone who considers salads to be a side dish has never eaten a salad from Verde. The Charleston-based business has officially made its way to Columbia in Trenholm Plaza, opening just five days ago.
The Greater Cayce-West Columbia Chamber held its monthly breakfast Tuesday for the first time in weeks since the onset of the coronavirus pandemic. Although tables were distanced and breakfast items were individually-wrapped, a large crowd came to the Corley Mill House in Lexington to hear C…
One of the Midlands’ most popular attractions is back after a temporary closure due to COVID-19, but a visit now requires more advance planning than it used to.
One of the newest businesses in Columbia's Vista will be offering a variety of sweet treats, sandwiches, hot teas, and a cozy environment for its customers.
Blythewood residents will soon be able to get free face masks, gloves and medical-grade hand sanitizer. The town’s new “Restore Blythewood” task force agreed at its first meeting Tuesday night to offer a supply of recently obtained personal protection items to residents who feel they need th…
The COVID-19 pandemic has taken a toll on businesses worldwide, leading to the demise of many due to the virus’s impact on the economy.
After Governor Henry McMaster announced Wednesday that tourist attractions can reopen Friday, Riverbanks Zoo and Gardens representatives confirmed the zoo will welcome visitors again beginning Saturday.
Midlands Thrift, along with thousands of other stores, have had to temporarily close due to the COVID-19 pandemic. However, chief operating officer Mike Bell said he and all other employees are happy to announce the store will hold its grand reopening Saturday.
After Governor Henry McMaster announced last week that close-contact services could reopen Monday, that meant the return of business for hair salons, waxing/nail salons, massage parlors and tanning salons.
The Pelican's SnoBalls located on Dutch Fork Road in Ballentine has been completely destroyed after a robbery took place followed by a fire that broke out around 2 a.m. Saturday morning.
Copper River Grill, located in the Regal Columbiana Grande shopping center on Bower Parkway, has permanently closed its doors. The restaurant was previously listed as "temporarily closed" on the company's website, prompted by the COVID-19 pandemic.
According to a post on Facebook Marketplace, the Family Video in Columbia will be permanently closing its doors after Sunday.
Snelling Staffing Services of the Midlands is offering a free resume review and software reboot service through Aug. 31. Snelling Staffing Services is a full-service staffing agency that provides customized solutions to candidates and companies across the Midlands.
Krispy Kreme is offering something sweet to high school and college seniors who are unable to celebrate a 'normal' graduation. A new 2020 Graduation Dozen will be given to grads for free Tuesday, May 19.
The COVID-19 pandemic won't be stopping a new market from opening in Columbia, and this one will offer a variety of options not normally seen at your every-day grocer.
Prisma Health officials announced an additional COVID-19 testing site will be added to the Columbia area for Friday and Saturday.
Some may have noticed the new construction beside Salsarita's off Sunset Boulevard in West Columbia. The new building is going up in the same location as the former Quincy's restaurant, which had been unused for some time.
As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to impact everyday life, many business owners are powering through the unprecedented times and moving forward with their grand openings.
Representatives from the SC Department of Motor Vehicles announced that offices will return to operating five days a week, beginning Wednesday, at all locations across the state but two (Allendale and McCormick).
Blythewood business owners, council members, industry leaders and residents are joining forces to help the town recover from the coronavirus quarantine — and prepare for future potential crises.
One more step toward normalcy begins Monday, as thousands of restaurants across South Carolina reopen for dine-in services. Although there are still restrictions in place to maintain safety for both customers and employees, Governor McMaster has allowed for patrons to occupy up to 50% capacity.
As Mother’s Day weekend kicks off, this year’s celebrations will look a bit different from years past. Some major online retailers have postponed or halted deliveries, but many local vendors are still working to provide meaningful gift options for mom.
Governor Henry McMaster announced Friday that he is going to allow restaurants in South Carolina to reopen for dine-in service beginning Monday.
The Boy Scouts of America, a scouting program that has existed in the United States since 1910, has over 2.3 million members and 1 million volunteers nationwide. To better serve local scouts, the nonprofit is governed by 272 local councils, each presiding over a certain geopolitical area.
The Market at Icehouse Amphitheater in Lexington will reopen Saturday from 9 a.m. until noon. The Town of Lexington announced that there will be live music from Brooks Herring and that dogs on leashes will now be allowed at the market.
As some Midlands businesses are slowly beginning the process of reopening, many are still hesitant to open, or have been required by their corporate offices to remain closed.
The Lexington town council approved a $250,000 investment for small businesses in the Town of Lexington Monday.
Although many businesses have been forced to close during the coronavirus pandemic, there are still a few that have been able to move forward with plans of expansion.
Governor Henry McMaster announced last week that restaurants are allowed to resume outdoor seating, which began Monday. The timing was just right for residents hoping to eat somewhere other than home while celebrating Cinco de Mayo. Those looking for a place to grab a taco and margarita in t…
As more and more South Carolina businesses are allowed to reopen, hairstylists are wondering when their turn will come and preparing for the moment it does.
The South Carolina State Museum’s (SCSM) gift shop, the Cotton Mill Exchange will open its doors for shoppers to purchase Mother’s Day gifts. The store will open its doors for one day only Saturday from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m.
Commercial Forestry is a multi-billion dollar industry in South Carolina, providing a $21.2 billion economic impact, 98,000 jobs, and $5 billion in labor incomes for resident employees, according to a South Carolina Forestry Commission report.
The South Carolina Arts Foundation announced the South Carolina Artist Relief Fund (SCARF) campaign to raise funds for state artists working in all disciplines who are experiencing the financial impacts of COVID-19.