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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.

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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.

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“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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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…

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The Town of Blythewood will honor area military veterans with a celebration from 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 8 at Doko Meadows Park amphitheater.

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“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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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 …

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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.