The second annual University of South Carolina's Veteran's Day 5k fundraiser was held in November. Along with challenging hills, inspirational speeches and mass attendance from the community, the event raised five times more than the first year.
Midlands teams and defending boys’ state champions Ridge View, W.J. Keenan and Gray Collegiate sit atop the latest S.C. Basketball Coaches Association Top 10 rankings.
South Carolina hunters got their first shot at duck hunting during Thanksgiving, in a week-long season that that ended Nov. 30.
The Grammy-nominated musical group, Confederate Railroad, recently made a tour stop at the Skyline Club in West Columbia. It was discovered that their newest member, vocalist and keyboard player, Joey Recker, had a veteran story to tell.
The Rubik’s Cube is one of the most popular toys in history, and has caused frustration for countless people since its invention in 1974. For Richland One students, however, it’s a puzzle they’ve mastered, and the challenge now is to solve it faster and faster.
The warm weather Saturday did not call any white Christmases to mind, but one of Columbia’s oldest holiday traditions did more than enough to get people in the spirit.
Anyone passing William's Brice stadium at night for the rest of the month will likely be distracted by something even more eye-catching across the street.
Representatives from Flying Saucer in Columbia's Vista announced Wednesday that the restaurant and bar will be closing its doors after last call on Tuesday, Dec. 10. Known for its variety of beer, the store has been in operation since 2003. An exact reason is not mentioned for the closure, j…
It was announced that up-and-coming country artist Tenille Townes will be added to country music Hall of Famer Alan Jackson's 2020 Tour stop in Columbia. The concert will be held at the Colonial Life Arena Jan. 11.
On Black Friday, the news was filled with stories of crowds battling to grab the best bargains at big chain stores like Walmart and Target. Saturday was another big shopping day, but the focus was on places with budgets nowhere near the billions.
Fourth-year head coach Will Muschamp and the 4-7 (3-5, Southeastern Conference) South Carolina Gamecocks will face the 11-0 (8-0, Atlantic Coast Conference) Clemson Tigers in their regular season finale Saturday, and are 24-point underdogs to the nation's No. 3 team.
About 80 residents, family members and friends — plus 17 dogs — in Northeast Columbia’s Longcreek neighborhood started their Thanksgiving celebration on the right (and left) foot early Thursday morning by walking and running for Harvest Hope Food Bank.
Cirque du Soleil, the internationally-performing acrobatic group, will be making a stop in South Carolina next year with its "coolest" show yet: CRYSTAL. The spectacle blends circus arts and the world of ice skating for the first time in Cirque du Soleil's history.
Families looking for a kid-friendly event Thanksgiving weekend may want to take a trip to the South Carolina State Museum. General admission will be $1 for guests Sunday, Dec. 1.
US Marine veteran James "Shrapnel" Crosby was hit by three 120mm rockets while serving in the Iraq war in 2004. The attack left him severely injured and confined to a wheelchair for the next 15 years.
One of the year’s first big holiday festivals in Columbia comes with a chance to shop for gifts knowing whatever you spend will go to a good cause.
The “baddest burger in town” is about to be available in Forest Acres. Bad Daddy’s Burger Bar is scheduled to open at 4623 Forest Dr. on Dec. 9.
After falling to the Baylor Bears in the Sweet Sixteen last March, the South Carolina Gamecocks women's basketball team has rode a combination of talented youth and tenured veterans to an undefeated 5-0 start to begin the 2019-20 season.
It was announced via Takosushi's website, that the popular restaurant in Columbia's Vista has permanently closed as of Thursday.
South Carolina Secretary of State Mark Hammond announced Wednesday the Angels of 2019. Ten Angels, as well as one Honorary Angel, represent organizations that exemplify charitable giving in South Carolina. Representatives from all organizations attended a reception at the Secretary of State'…
Riverbanks Zoo and Garden staff are gearing up for the 32nd annual Lights Before Christmas. The popular holiday lights spectacular will begin Saturday, and take place on select evenings through December 30.
Richland County Coroner Gary Watts released the name of the individual who died Monday after being shot multiple times on the 4000 block of Winter Park Drive, Columbia.
Networking with other small business owners and learning about resources available to help them succeed are among the most valued aspects of participating in the Columbia Chamber of Commerce.
It was announced Monday afternoon that the popular dinner and dessert spot, Nonnah's, will be closing. The restaurant is located at 923 Gervais St., and has been a staple in Columbia for 23 years.
What would get you out of bed and out into a cold rain on a Saturday morning? The answer for more than 700 people in Columbia this weekend was the fight to cure Type 1 diabetes.
It was announced that the South Carolina Oyster Festival, originally to be held Saturday, will be postponed to Sunday, due to inclement weather.
It could be argued that most adults enjoy eating a bowl of ice cream and having a drink every now and then. Jenn Randall-Collins decided that those two indulgences could, and should, be one in the same.
Kelly Holbrook, 29, and Hannah Bratcher, 27, were surrounded by friends and supporters as they cut the ribbon on their new business Tuesday in Columbia. The Well Collective is a collaborative space to energize the mind and body through holistic care. The space houses Studio Fire, The Well Ca…
Being the first ever female commander of VFW Post 6740 is an incredible achievement, but not a huge concern for Ginger Graham. Although she is proud of the achievement, her biggest concern is helping veterans. According to Graham, she believes it is her life's calling. She has worked diligen…
One of the Jim Hudson Automotive Group dealerships has just undergone quite a large upgrade and relocation. Jim Hudson Audi of Columbia, formerly located on Two Notch Road, re-opened Nov. 4 at 1012 Hannah Dr (just off Killian Road).
South Carolina State Fair representatives will be embracing the holiday spirit this December with the organization's fist drive-through light show. Carolina Lights will be on display from Dec. 7 to 28 at the South Carolina State Fairgrounds.
Richland County Coroner Gary Watts released the name of the individual who died as a result of being involved in a two-vehicle collision Monday at approximately 8:20 p.m. The incident occurred in the 2600 block of McCords Ferry Road, Eastover.
What do peanut butter, jelly, and buffalo wings have in common? All three are included in the same dish at arguably one of the most unique new restaurants in Columbia.
Monday marks 100 years since the first observance of the holiday now known as Veterans Day (then called Armistice Day), but the celebrations of those who’ve served started early in Columbia.
Columbia’s Soda City market made it easier for local pets to find new homes for the holidays with its third annual Adoption Day Saturday.
4-5 (3-4, Southeastern Conference) South Carolina took care of business against Vanderbilt on Nov. 1, winning 24-7 and ending a two-game losing streak that has put the Gamecocks postseason bowl hopes on thin ice.
A press conference was held Thursday afternoon on Harden Street, where local business owners, neighborhood leaders, and elected officials introduced a 10-point plan to renew Five Points and attract new businesses to the area.
Panera Bread's largest franchisee, Covelli Enterprises, will salute those in uniform with free meals Monday, in honor of Veterans Day. The offer will be valid at 28 locations across South Carolina and Georgia, including Midlands locations.
Representatives from EdVenture Children's Museum will commemorate Veteran's Day by honoring military personnel. All active duty and retired military along with their families will receive free admission Monday, with a military ID.
A group of 15 volunteers came together Wednesday morning to drastically renovate, re-landscape, and repair one Columbia home. Colonial Life and Home Works partnered together to complete the renovations in just two days. The partnership is an annual occurrence, and this year’s recipient was T…
It may feel like a decade ago since the peak of the men's basketball program at the University of South Carolina, when the seventh-seeded Gamecocks made a magical run to the NCAA Men's Final Four in 2017.
Matthew Reichl is a fun, baseball-loving American. He is an active member of the community and the baseball coach for Ridge Spring Monetta High School. You would never be able to tell from talking to him that he is a recipient of the Purple Heart, served in seven combat deployments and 16 ye…