Blythewood

Deputies warning Richland County residents of phone scam, caller claiming to be police officer

Richland County deputies notified the public of a recent scam that was brought to the department’s attention. According to RCSD, there have been scammers calling victims, posing as a law enforcement officer, providing the name of an actual deputy. They mention that there is an issue with the victim’s information or account.  The scammer then requests the victim purchase and…

Charter NEX Films opens plant in Blythewood

Photo provided. Charter NEX Films has opened a new production facility in Blythewood. The company is North America’s largest independent producer of specialty plastic films used in flexible packaging. The Blythewood facility at 10771 Farrow Road is the company’s seventh U.S. manufacturing location and will create more than 110 advanced manufacturing and STEM-related jobs by 2020. “Charter NEX was eager…

Columbia Metro Senior Bowl recap, by Tyler Cupp

From Columbia Metro Bowl Twitter account. History was made Saturday afternoon as the first ever Columbia Metro Senior Bowl was played at Irmo High School. The East squad took down the West 22-16. A trick play for a touchdown and two Alex Herrera (Spring Valley) field goals highlighted the win for the East. Coach of the East, Demetrius Davis, was…

Thousands turn out for Blythewood Christmas parade (photo gallery)

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Richland County deputies investigating threat to high school

The Richland County Sheriff’s Department notified the public of a threat made toward Westwood High School Friday morning around 10:20 a.m. According to the department, the threat was issued through social media. An assembly that was scheduled for Friday has been cancelled as a precautionary measure. Deputies said the investigation is ongoing. Westwood High is located in Blythewood on Turkey…

Coroner identifies 20-year-old killed in I-26 collision

Lexington County Coroner Margaret Fisher identified the individual who died due to a motor vehicle collision that occurred Wednesday night around 9:45 p.m. The incident occurred on I-26 eastbound near exit 104 (Piney Grove). According to Fisher, Mr. Thaire Mkijana Terry, 20, of Blythewood, was traveling in the center lane when his vehicle became disabled and was struck from behind…

Blythewood names 2018 business award winners

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JTEKT North America to invest $50 million in Richland County facility

JTEKT North America, a global supplier of automotive systems and drive-line components, bearings and machine tools, is investing in its Koyo brand bearing manufacturing facility in Richland County. The company expects to invest $50 million in the facility over a five-year period. “Richland County is grateful for this new investment from JTKET,” said Richland County Councilman Paul Livingston, Chair of…

Blythewood Artists Guild hosts holiday market – Photos

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Assistant Principal from Richland Two wins statewide Assistant Principal of the Year

Lakeisha Cook (middle) with Executive Director Beth Phibbs and Superintendent Baron Davis. Photo provided. Lakisha Cook, assistant principal of Muller Road Middle School in Richland District Two, received some exciting news Monday morning. Cook was presented with the 2019 South Carolina Middle Level Assistant Principal of the Year Award in a surprise announcement. The award is given to one person…

Blythewood holds annual magnolia tree lighting to kick off holiday season

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2 shot during armed robbery

The Richland County Sheriff’s Department responded to an armed robbery, Saturday. It occurred around 11:30 p.m. on Feather Run Court in Blythewood. Two people reported they were standing outside of the residence when two males exited a dark colored sedan and demanded their valuables. At that time, the two victims were shot, according to the Richland County Sheriff’s Department. Both…

Longcreek neighborhood collects cans for Harvest Hope on Thanksgiving Day

Jeanne Reynolds photos. Longcreek neighbors walk and run for Harvest Hope ​About 50 residents of Longcreek near Blythewood kicked off Thanksgiving by kicking up their heels at the 15th annual Gobble Go for Harvest Hope Food Bank. ​The group – ranging from retirees to toddlers in strollers, plus eight dogs – gathered at the Windermere neighborhood entrance early Thursday morning….

Lexington, White Knoll stay perfect at Lake Murray tip off

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American Pickers coming to South Carolina, seeking owners of unique collections

American Pickers Mike and Frank.  Photo provided. The History Channel’s American Pickers will be coming to the palmetto state in January to film episodes for the show. The show is a documentary series that explores the world of antique “picking.” Episodes follow Mike and Frank, two skilled pickers, as they hunt for America’s most valuable antiques. The show is searching…

McNulty’s Taproom opens in Blythewood

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Blythewood voters head to polls early

Voters lined up outside Blythewood Middle School. Jeanne Reynolds photos. Overcast skies promising rain didn’t deter hundreds of voters who lined up early this morning outside Blythewood Middle School, a major polling location in the Blythewood area. The line just after the polls opened at 7 a.m. wrapped around two sides of the building. Inside, approximately 60 more people waited…

Rosters for Columbia Metro Senior Bowl

Rosters have been announced for the first ever Columbia Metro Senior Bowl. Plans for the game were official earlier this week, and by Saturday the players had been selected. The game will take place December the 22 at Irmo High School’s WC Hawkins Stadium. Metro Bowl Rosters: EAST Team Quarterbacks Matthew Jamison (AC Flora), Bryce Jeffcoat (Camden) Running Backs Jaylon…

The Honor Project raises nearly $26,000 for local charities at WildMayhem Golf Tournament

Check presentations to Happy Wheels and SCAS. Photo provided. The Honor Project’s fourth Annual WildMayhem Golf Tournament took place September 6 at Cobblestone Park Golf Club. This year’s tournament benefited two local charities: Happy Wheels, a non-profit organization providing books and toys for inpatient children, and the South Carolina Autism Society, a charitable organization promoting solutions for the needs of…