It was another "great moment" at alma mater Lexington High School for Banks Faulkner Saturday afternoon.
The Blythewood Farmers Market opens for its eighth season Wednesday, April 21 at Doko Park. The popular market will operate 4 p.m.–7 p.m. weekly, offering locally grown vegetables, fruit, eggs, meats, breads, baked good, plants and flowers, and more. The 2021 grand opening also will include …
Easter is right around the corner and local churches are gearing up to host services for guests and members to safely attend in 2021. It is a tradition for some churches to hold sunrise services specifically on Easter Sunday, many of them outdoors, so guests can see the sun as it rises while…
An animated film has never won the Best Picture Oscar, but a teen filmmaker from Canada pulled off a high school-level equivalent of that feat by winning awards for Best Animation and Best Festival Film at this year’s Doko Film Fest.
South Carolina DHEC confirmed that a bat found near Stonebrook Drive and Oakmist Way in Blythewood, SC has tested positive for rabies. No people are known to have been exposed at this time. One dog was exposed and will be quarantined as required in the South Carolina Rabies Control Act.
A sold-out field of 60 barbecue teams attracted thousands of rib aficionados to Doko Park Saturday for the second annual Rib Fest cookoff. Twenty professional teams, 30 amateur teams and 10 veteran teams lined up their grills, smokers and secret sauces starting at 6 a.m. to vie for a total o…
Governor Henry McMaster updated an executive order Friday, no longer requiring masks to be worn inside government buildings or restaurants. According to the order, the change goes into effect immediately.
Governor Henry McMaster and the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control announced Tuesday morning that South Carolina will advance to Phase 1b of the state’s COVID-19 vaccination plan beginning Monday, March 8.
Blythewood’s Town Council voted Tuesday night to bring in outside support to spearhead its branding and marketing efforts. Council members voted 3–2 to hire marketing firm MPA Strategies starting April 1 to promote the town, Doko Manor, Doko Meadows Park and the park’s amphitheater as a trav…
Officials from Ben Lippen School announced Thursday that the school will be expanding with the addition of a new lower-school location in northeast Columbia. According to Ben Lippen's Headmaster Tony Fajardo, the northeast location will be in partnership with Sandhills Community Church.
Small business owners attending Tuesday’s monthly Northeast Connection and Small Business Breakout meeting are in widely diverse industries, but they share a common problem: the challenge of building business relationships during a pandemic without in-person interactions.
You’ll soon be able to learn some new dance moves, outfit yourself in style, and strut your stuff at a (socially distanced) event with the opening or expansion of several new businesses in the Village at Sandhill.
Northeast Richland residents will soon have a new option for health care. Lexington Medical Center Northeast will begin a phased opening in mid-March, according to Jennifer Wilson, public relations manager for the hospital system.
It's the weekend of love in the Midlands, with thousands of couples - and groups of friends - planning on heading out to celebrate Valentine's Day. Although many will celebrate at home this year to avoid potential crowds, there are lots of local restaurants offering specials for those who ch…
Sandy Khan has been named the Greater Blythewood Chamber of Commerce 2020 Business Person of the Year. The award considers leadership, business growth and community service, and is based on nominations and votes from chamber members and peers.
Cold weather usually increases the amount of energy used in the home. Dominion Energy provided tips Wednesday to help its customers become more energy efficient while continuing to remain comfortable this winter.
Blythewood area residents will soon have the opportunity to tell the town what they think about its services and amenities — and what they’d like to see on the drawing board for the future.
If you missed out on the tantalizing grilled and smoked ribs at last year’s inaugural Doko Rib Fest cookoff competition, your odds of snagging a sample will be twice as good this year.
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.