Blythewood

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

Dining area at McNultys Taproom Show Caption Hide Caption Bar at McNultys Taproom Show Caption Hide Caption Billiards tables at McNultys Taproom Show Caption Hide Caption Ribbon cutting opening at McNultys Taproom Show Caption Hide Caption Ribbon cutting at McNulty’s Taproom Thursday morning. Jeanne Reynolds photos. Blythewood area residents have a new nearby spot for lunch, happy hour and dinner….

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…

High school football preview and playoff scenarios, by Tyler Cupp

GoFlashWin photos. SUMTER (8-0, 3-0) AT IRMO (5-3, 2-1) If anyone can score on a tough Sumter defense, it’s the Irmo Yellow Jackets. After seeing Irmo two weeks ago, I think they might be a tad underrated in the sense that they are as dynamic and complete as any offense I have seen this year. They run the ball well…

Doko Film Fest now accepting entries from high school filmmakers

Image provided. Entries are now open for Doko Film Fest, a contest for high school filmmakers in South Carolina and nearby. Students ages 15 to 18 can submit five-to 10-minute productions in short story, documentary, music video, comedy, animation or pocket studio categories. Pocket studio entries must be shot and edited entirely on a smartphone. Music videos can be as…

High school football weekly recap, by Tyler Cupp

GoFlashWin photos RIVER BLUFF 24 WHITE KNOLL 13 I thought there would be more points scored in this one but credit Dean Howell and the White Knoll coaching staff. They kept this game within striking distance until the Gators scored two fourth-quarter touchdowns to pull away. Braden Walker had 190 yards rushing and the go ahead touchdown midway through the…

High school football weekly preview, by Tyler Cupp

GoFlashWin photos CHAPIN (4-3, 1-2) AT LEXINGTON (4-3, 1-1) A lot of history, pride and heritage on the field Friday night when the Wildcats come to Chapin. Lexington Coach Perry Woolbright will be walking into a stadium that is named after his grandfather. And coaching against a program where his father was a hall-of-famer. Cecil B. Woolbright as a coach…

Blythewood library hosts chamber’s After 5 event

Richland Library Blythewood. Jeanne Reynolds photos. No librarians could be heard “ssh”ing the lively crowd at the Richland Library Blythewood branch Tuesday evening as dozens of local business people enjoyed live jazz music, refreshments and networking at the October meeting of Blythewood After Five. The networking event is for Blythewood Chamber of Commerce members, prospective members and their guests, held…

New hotel slated for Blythewood

Home2 Suites room Show Caption Hide Caption Richland County Internet Mapping Show Caption Hide Caption Blythewood hotel rendering Show Caption Hide Caption Site off Creech Road Show Caption Hide Caption Property for new hotel Show Caption Hide Caption Property for new hotel. Jeanne Reynolds photo Construction could be starting soon on a Home2 Suites by Hilton hotel in Blythewood, near…

High school football recap, by Tyler Cupp

Photos GoFlashWin IRMO 42 LUGOFF-ELGIN 22 The Demons finally played four full quarters on offense, but Irmo was just too fast and talented for LE. It was a real treat to see Wake Forest commit Kendrell Flowers in person. I have written about him all season and finally got to see the stud tailback up close. He was every bit…

Man killed in motorcycle crash involving car

Kershaw County Coroner David West has identified a motorcyclist who died in a crash Friday afternoon. James Lee Gardner, 46, of Kershaw was identified as the victim in the collision. West stated that Gardner was traveling south toward Camden in the 1300 block of Jefferson Davis Highway when he was struck by a car that was making a left turn…

High school football weekly preview, by Tyler Cupp

WESTWOOD (4-2, 0-2) AT RIDGE VIEW (4-2, 1-1) Series record: 3-3. Ridge View has won the last 2 meetings. It goes without saying that this is an absolute must win for the Redhawks here. After starting the season 4-0 and jumping on everyone’s radar, the Redhawks have faced tough back to back losses in South Pointe and York. Ridge View…

High school football recap, by Tyler Cupp

Lugoff Elgin’s Alex Bowers. Photos GoFlashWin SPRING VALLEY 34 LUGOFF-ELGIN 6 In what was a four point deficit at halftime, the Vikings scored 24 points in the second half, with three touchdowns in the third quarter and picked up their first region win. Vikings had 248 yards rushing on the night. They also got some turnovers including an interception from…

Woman dies in collision with tractor-trailer

A woman died in a collision with a tractor-trailer Friday night. It happened in Kershaw County. Mary “Cathy” Alredge-Wood, 64, was traveling east on Highway 34 when her car ran under an 18-wheel tractor-trailer. The incident occurred around 8:04 p.m. Friday, according to a release from the office of Kershaw County Coroner David West. Alredge-Wood was from Lee County. The driver…

High school football weekly preview, by Tyler Cupp

GoFlashWin photos DUTCH FORK (5-0, 1-0) AT RIVER BLUFF (5-0) A lot of folks are deeming this the game of the week. Two undefeated teams clashing on the campus River Bluff high school for Homecoming. I talk about it every week. The Silver Foxes are just too good. Everyone knows this by now. It’s just a matter of how many…

Crickentree golf course close to sale

Photo retrieved from Crickentree Facebook page. Investment firm ECapital bid a reported $1 million for the closed Crickentree golf course property in a public auction Monday. If no other bids are received in the next 30 days, ECapital will become the new owner as the low bidder. ECapital bought the mortgage on the course a year ago and closed it…

Chicken wings and banjo strings take the stage at Blythewood park

DokoFest wing cookoff winner Doko Smoke Show Caption Hide Caption DokoFest cookoff judges Show Caption Hide Caption DokoFest booths Show Caption Hide Caption DokoFest craft vendor Show Caption Hide Caption DokoFest bluegrass band Show Caption Hide Caption Photos courtesy of town of Blythewood An afternoon downpour didn’t dampen the enthusiasm of an estimated 800 bluegrass music fans and chicken wing…

High school football weekly review, by Tyler Cupp

GoFlashWin photos DUTCH FORK 70 CHAPIN 7 Ty Olenchuck throws four touchdown passes and the Silver Foxes roll over the Eagles. Tom Knotts told media in postgame how proud he was of his defense saying that his first team unit has only given up one score all year. That’s pretty remarkable in high school football. On social media Friday, the…