The Town of Chapin's annual Labor Day Festival and parade will not take place this year due to COVID-19 concerns. This would have been the 41st year of the beloved festival.
The South Carolina State Museum was the place to be Saturday for those who love not only history but the toys and costumes that allow them to relive it.
Columbia residents will have to wait until next year to vote for who has the best shrimp and grits in the Midlands. It was announced Friday that the annual Shrimp and Grits Fest, held at the DoubleTree on Bush River Road, has been canceled. The event was already pushed from June to September…
Ringing in 2021 may look differently than years past for Columbia. It was announced Thursday that Columbia’s 10th annual Famously Hot New Year (FHNY) celebration will tentatively be held virtually.
Prisma Health’s 31st annual Festival of Trees has been canceled. The announcement was made in a Facebook post Tuesday. The event cancellation came due to COVID-19 health and safety concerns.
As the ongoing uncertainties of the COVID-19 pandemic continue to impact local communities, Columbia City Ballet (CCB) announced the cancellation of the popular ballet, Dracula: Ballet with a Bite.
Columbia’s Canalside neighborhood was the place to be Thursday night as the return of live music after so many COVID-19 cancellations continues.
South Carolina State Fair officials announced Wednesday that the fair will be held in its first-ever, free drive-through form this year. The event will take place Oct. 20 and 21. Guests will experience a portion of the exhibits, food, crafts and animals for which the State Fair is known and …
Carolina Honda and Carolina Chrome Biker Magazine have teamed up to support the Dorn VA Medical Center with a 'Stuff a Truck' canned food drive at Carolina Honda. The event will be held Saturday, Aug. 8.
Irmo’s East Lake Community Church began offering free produce bins Jul. 23 to community members as a way to reach out in a time of need.
A new campaign is offering people all over South Carolina a chance to make the Palmetto State cleaner while staying at a safe social distance and having a little fun along the way.
On Monday and early Tuesday, you can help a good cause without ever leaving your home, and at the same time arrange some big plans for when it’s safer to venture out again.
Columbia's annual Greek Festival has become one of the many events impacted by COVID-19. It was announced Thursday that the festival, originally scheduled for September, has been cancelled.
Megan Carn, a local artist, is in the process of renovating a 1960s apartment building on Pendleton Street in Columbia.
University of South Carolina quarterback Jay Urich announced this week that he has teamed up with UofSC alums Marcus Lattimore and Connor Shaw to launch a non-profit benefiting Columbia youth.
Although many events and festivals have been cancelled due to COVID-19, it was announced Wednesday that the Irmo Okra Strut will not be one of them.
Lake Murray’s 2020 Reggaetronic Music Festival has been cancelled for 2020. The festival, originally scheduled to take place in June, was rescheduled to July. However, a recent post on Reggaetronic’s Facebook page announced the cancellation of the 2020 festival entirely.
Representatives from the South Carolina State Museum announced Monday that the SCSM will be extending its operating hours as part of Phase II of the reopening plan.
On this July 4, several dozen people in Columbia joined others across the country in exchanging traditional Independence Day celebrations for protests.
Lexington kicked off a weekend of Independence Day celebrations in the Midlands a little early with a July 3 fireworks show.
The South Carolina Department of Transportation announced Tuesday that a 55 mph speed limit will be implemented within the project area for the Midlands Connection Project construction.
Many Fourth of July events were cancelled this year in an attempt to follow social distancing protocols in South Carolina. However, Midlands residents can still celebrate the holiday at the following events:
The reopening of Soda City Market has been highly anticipated since its closing in early March due to the COVID-19 pandemic. As vendors and visitors returned Saturday, the scene was much different than usual. Vendor tents were spaced apart and visitors wore masks.
The unprecedented times of 2020 have shifted the way people live on a daily basis, due to the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. Restaurants, retail shops, schools and many other establishments were left to find creative ways to operate in a safe and effective manner.
Soda City Market, a Saturday morning staple in Columbia, has been the place for artisan vendors to display their crafts and food for 15 years. Rain or shine, vendors bring their products and set up under tents that line Main Street for several blocks. However, due to the COVID-19 pandemic th…
According to a report released this month by Realtor.com, the Columbia metro area has the fastest-rising suburbs in the country, with a median gain of 3,459 spots for its suburban zip codes in May.
The SC Philharmonic's annual marquee fundraiser, Tasting Notes, was originally scheduled for March 25. Like many other events across the Midlands, it was canceled due to COVID-19.
The Central Midlands Regional Transit Authority (COMET) launched a campaign called “Saving Sarah’s Seat” in honor of a local civil rights icon. Saving Sarah's Seat will run through Aug. 22.
Juneteenth fell on a Friday this year, but for the Seventh Episcopal District of the African Methodist Episcopal Church, one day was not nearly enough time to celebrate. The church leaders proclaimed a Juneteenth Week of Action, and so on Saturday at the State House in Columbia, the saints w…
Columbia’s city government officially proclaimed Friday as Juneteenth Day in the state capital, and city leaders helped celebrate the occasion with a parade down Main Street and a rally at the State House.
Graduate Columbia announced its reopening Thursday while also launching Graduate Cares. The hotel, formerly The Inn at USC, changed ownership and reopened with a new look as Graduate Columbia last summer.
Community members gathered for a special occasion Thursday morning to celebrate the groundbreaking of Camp Cole in Eastover.
ALABAMA representatives announced that the band's tour stop in Columbia has been rescheduled due to COVID-19 safety concerns and guidance from public health officials.
Temperatures are known to be "famously hot" during the summer in the Midlands, but that doesn't keep residents from exploring outside - especially when swimming is an option and social distancing is still an important factor. Whether hiking, fishing, floating, or boating is your preferred ac…
As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to take a toll on local economies, many South Carolina residents are facing the challenge of paying rent during these difficult times.
A crowd gathered at Columbia’s Martin Luther King Jr. Park Sunday, many dressed in their Sunday best. More than 2,000 people came to carry on the legacy of the man whose name the park bears, and all the others who have fought for his dream of peace and equality.
They are angry over the death of George Floyd, and many other instances of police brutality. They are teachers and students, lawyers and social workers, doctors and servers. They come from all races and all ages. These are the protesters making their voices heard in Columbia and across the w…
Brookland United Methodist Church in West Columbia is hosting a free clothing drive Saturday for area residents. The drive was created in response to the community-wide struggle due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
"You have the right to an attorney. If you cannot afford an attorney, one will be provided for you." The phrase is familiar from television and movies, but those attorneys, known as public defenders, rarely claim the spotlight. Monday afternoon was an exception.
Nephron Pharmaceuticals Corporation announced the donation of more than 100,000 bottles of hand sanitizer to the University of South Carolina Monday. The donation came as a response to ensure the safety of students and staff as they begin returning to campus.
A young man in the Midlands proved this weekend that no matter what your age, you can find a way to stand up for what you believe and help others.
Physicians and other clinical staff members of Prisma Health Richland Hospital in Columbia joined together outside the facility Friday afternoon to take a few moments to participate and kneel in the #WhiteCoatsforBlackLives movement.
There is more than one way to protest, more than one way for people to make their voices heard. Some use boycotts, others petition, and of course there is the power of the vote. Friday in Columbia, more than 1,000 people, their attempt to petition in writing rejected, chose the most literal …
Brookland United Methodist Church (Brookland UMC) in West Columbia honored City of West Columbia staff Thursday with a luncheon to those who serve the community.