The importance of keeping good financial records and how to tap into local government opportunities highlighted the agenda for area small business owners at Tuesday’s monthly Northeast Connection and Small Business Breakout meeting.
Residents at The Pointe at Blythewood apartment complex now have access to free face masks, thanks to a donation from Community Keys and Blythewood town councilman Sloan J. Griffin III.
Officials from Cineflix USA announced Tuesday that Mike Wolfe, Frank Fritz, and their team plan to return to South Carolina to film episodes of the hit series American Pickers in March.
Governor Henry McMaster and DHEC announced Monday that beginning Wednesday, Jan. 13, any South Carolina resident aged 70 and older, regardless of health status or preexisting conditions, can begin scheduling their appointments to receive the COVID-19 vaccine.
Underrepresented minority students in South Carolina are eligible to apply for $500,000 in scholarships to be awarded by Dominion Energy.
Richland County residents interested in helping preserve an historic building or create a nature trail in their neighborhood can apply for up to $50,000 in grants from the county’s Conservation Commission.
As 2020 comes to an end, Richland Library took a look back at the trending items among its 240,000+ library card holders across its 13 facilities from over the year.
Families spending more time at home and looking for activities during the pandemic has been good news for pets waiting for new homes.
The COVID-19 pandemic has many people choosing to stay home this Christmas, but that doesn’t mean they have to skip church. Numerous local places of worship will celebrate the holiday virtually on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.
It was announced Tuesday that South Carolina Governor Henry McMaster has tested positive for COVID-19. His diagnosis comes days after his wife, Peggy, also tested positive.
A Richland County council member faced a judge Friday morning after being indicted on 24 charges alleging misconduct in office.
Cancelled events, curtailed travel and limited gatherings are challenging many people this holiday season — but none more so than the elderly, especially those who are housebound or in assisted living or nursing homes.
Blythewood area residents should see construction on the long-anticipated widening project on Blythewood Road after the first of the year, according to Michael Niermeier, Richland County’s director of transportation.
The Belk distribution center in Blythewood is slated for a $2.5 million investment to upgrade it for future demand. The improvements will be made over the next five years, according to a news release from Richland County.
Governor Henry McMaster spoke to South Carolinians at a press conference Wednesday, providing a COVID-19 update and announcing the plan for future distribution of COVID vaccines.
Santa couldn’t make it this year (no doubt safeguarding his health for the big day later this month), but Blythewood area residents still welcomed a special celebrity guest at Sunday’s Christmas tree lighting: Blythewood resident and “The Voice” finalist CammWess.
“A little bit of everything” is how Scott Derrick described the merchandise at Blythewood General Store, his newest venture that celebrated its grand opening with a ribbon cutting ceremony Saturday.
Many family gatherings will look different this holiday season, but representatives from the Lexington County Sheriff's Department are warning the public that criminals will still be looking for ways to grab some quick cash.
Nearly 40 residents, family members and friends in Northeast Columbia’s Longcreek neighborhood braved a morning downpour to celebrate Thanksgiving by collecting food for Christian Assistance Bridge.
Blythewood will flip the switch on the town Christmas tree Sunday, Dec. 6 in front of Town Hall. The annual tree lighting event begins at 5 p.m. and will include live music and refreshments.
The impact of COVID-19 goes beyond those who have suffered directly from the virus. The pandemic has hit hard in many South Carolina families where no one tested positive.
More than 100 people turned out Sunday afternoon at Doko Meadows Park in Blythewood to help honor and remember military veterans, service members and their families at the town’s annual Veterans Day celebration.
The Blythewood Farmers Market will soon be hosting its first-ever Holiday Artisan Market Saturday, Nov. 21 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Doko Meadows Park.
Election day is Nov. 3, and South Carolinians will have to decide whether to reelect US Senator Lindsey Graham for a fourth term, or if the tides have changed in the Palmetto State. Graham is opposed by Democratic Senate nominee Jaime Harrison, who entered the race in May of 2019.
The usual Halloween trick-or-treating may look a bit different this year, as many parents err on the side of caution to maintain their children's safety amid the pandemic. The Center for Disease Control provided some suggestions for adults and kids to still participate in Halloween festiviti…
“Alzheimer’s is not taking a hiatus during COVID-19 and neither are we,” said Alexis Watts, Midlands director of the Alzheimer’s Association, and all over the Columbia area Saturday, people proved her right.
Midlands residents might see a few "shooting stars" this week in the night sky, due to the Orionids meteor shower caused by pieces of Halley's Comet.
Santa’s elves will once again get a little help this year from the Blythewood Artists Guild. Despite the pandemic, the guild’s 11th annual Holiday Market will take place Nov. 5 through 7 at Doko Manor in Blythewood.
If you think a cold beer and a hot bratwurst are hard to beat on a crisp fall day, throw in a polka band under sunny skies and you have the perfect Oktoberfest.
South Carolina’s teen birth rate is the 11th highest in the nation, and the numbers for Black and Hispanic teen pregnancies and for sexually transmitted infections among teens are even more alarming.
UPDATED: Santiago has been found safe less than a mile from the facility from which he walked away. He will be evaluated by EMS to make sure he's okay, according to RCSD.
The Doko Championship Rodeo is bucking off the challenges of the coronavirus and heading back to Blythewood’s Community Park Arena Nov. 6 and 7.
Richland County will hold several mask giveaways in the next few weeks as part of continuing efforts to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
As in-person absentee voting begins Monday in South Carolina, the presidential election is getting most of the attention. However, one other federal government race and many more at state and local levels will also be on the ballot.
Camp Discovery has joined the growing list of businesses and organizations hit hard by the coronavirus pandemic - and now desperately needs money, according to Amy Ellisor, the camp’s executive director.
Perennial state power Lexington and Gilbert ranked 1-2 in its respective classifications for the first S.C. High School Golf girls’ rankings.
Representatives from the SC State Fair are looking for students' artwork to be featured in the 2020 drive-through State Fair. This year, large work will be best for displaying purposes.
The Blythewood Historical Society & Museum is set to begin the second phase of its new museum design. The planned work includes updating the museum’s exhibits, according to historian and consultant Staci Rickey of Access Preservation. Phase three will involve renovations to the building …
German beer may or may not be strong enough to conquer the coronavirus, but the pandemic isn’t going to stop Blythewood’s Oktoberfest. The second annual celebration of fall and all things German is set for Saturday, Oct. 17 at Doko Meadows Park.
The key to driving more business is knowing what problem you solve for customers — and then being able to communicate it clearly, according to Jared Clary with Splash Omnimedia.
Fishing tackle, antiques, socks and artwork are just a few of the countless “treasures” tempting bargain hunters this weekend at the Big Grab, the annual 50-mile-long yard sale through Blythewood, Ridgeway and Winnsboro.