Krispy Kreme Doughnuts is kicking off the month of June with a very sweet treat for customers. Instead of its usual National Doughnut Day, stores across the country will extend the offer to National Doughnut Week. This was announced in a tweet Tuesday.
The South Carolina Department of Revenue (SCDOR) is extending a reminder to taxpayers that some tax return and payment due dates are approaching.
The South Carolina State Museum (SCSM) has set a date to reopen its doors on Tues., June 2. Members can begin visiting the museum again Saturday. SCSM will operate on new hours and reduced admission as part of its phased reopening.
Members of the class of 2020 have had quite the unexpected end to their school year. In an effort to provide encouragement and recognition to graduates, 93.1 The Lake and 94.3 The Dude will be holding "Grad Party Weekend" May 30 and 31.
Representatives from the Columbia Museum of Art announced the facility will reopen to the public Tuesday, June 16. There will be cleaning and physical distancing practices in place to safeguard staff and visitors.
Parrotheads will now have to wait a little longer to see their favorite performer. Representatives on behalf of Jimmy Buffett & the Coral Reefer Band announced Friday that the Columbia concert at the Colonial Life Arena has been rescheduled.
After Governor Henry McMaster announced Wednesday that tourist attractions can reopen Friday, Riverbanks Zoo and Gardens representatives confirmed the zoo will welcome visitors again beginning Saturday.
Cameron Caulk is a 16-year-old from West Columbia who just finished her sophomore year at Ben Lippen School. She is also a scout with Troop 91 at Seven Oaks Presbyterian Church in Columbia. Soon, she is hoping to make history as she becomes one of the first female Eagle Scouts in the Boy Sco…
Lake Murray’s 2020 Reggaetronic Music Festival has been rescheduled from June 13 to July 25. The music festival held on Lake Murray Spence Island attracts crowds each year since 2011.
A Lexington-Richland School District Five family is making face masks to protect healthcare workers serving on the frontlines of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Representatives from the South Carolina Senior Farmers' Market Nutrition Program are now offering $25 food vouchers to low-income senior citizens. The offer is available through the SC Department of Social Services.
Officials from Prisma Health Children's Hospital-Midlands have decided to cancel this year's Camp KEMO, a summer camp for children with cancer, and Camp Wonder Hands, a camp for deaf and hard-of-hearing-children. The decision was made due to COVID-19 safety concerns.
Lake Murray’s popular Drift Jam Flotilla Music Festival has been cancelled for 2020. The cancellation of the highly anticipated lake concert was announced in a Facebook post .
The West Columbia Beautification Foundation is working to continue improving West Columbia through planting trees and shrubs. In April, the foundation planted 31 trees and 172 plants and shrubs along Sunset Boulevard.
The Animal Mission of South Carolina is hosting its 12th annual “Fill the Red Truck” donation drive throughout May.
With COVID-19 causing mental distress for all, but entrepreneurs and small business owners even more than most, a nonprofit is making a new tool available to help.
The Miss America Organization announced the postponement of the 2021 Miss America Competition on Friday. The scholarship competition was scheduled to be held in September, however due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the board of trustees decided to push back the competition until the fourth quarte…
As Mother’s Day weekend kicks off, this year’s celebrations will look a bit different from years past. Some major online retailers have postponed or halted deliveries, but many local vendors are still working to provide meaningful gift options for mom.
Mental health awareness has become a prominent topic of conversation throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, as many individuals have struggled with adjusting to the state of the world.
The Market at Icehouse Amphitheater in Lexington will reopen Saturday from 9 a.m. until noon. The Town of Lexington announced that there will be live music from Brooks Herring and that dogs on leashes will now be allowed at the market.
The Midlands Gives annual fundraiser raised more than $3,000,000 in donations Tuesday. The seventh annual 18-hour fundraiser, hosted by Central Carolina Community Foundation, benefits 412 nonprofit organizations across the Midlands.
The gates are now open for new ways for people to get out of the house while still taking precautions to avoid COVID-19. South Carolina’s state parks reopened to the public Friday.
The South Carolina Arts Foundation announced the South Carolina Artist Relief Fund (SCARF) campaign to raise funds for state artists working in all disciplines who are experiencing the financial impacts of COVID-19.
The Columbia Fireflies joined the MiLB CommUNITY First, a new nationwide initiative developed by Minor League Baseball (MiLB) and Feeding America to raise funds for local food banks amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
Richland County residents who have picked up gardening as a hobby during quarantine can now receive spring vegetable, herb and wildflower seeds via mail. The County’s Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) is distributing seeds by mail as an initiative to encourage residents to spend ti…
For the second consecutive year, Lexington County has exceeded both waste reduction and recycling goals for the state.
As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to disrupt everyday life, many are suffering from hunger and a lack of basic needs.
Though Mother’s Day is near and quarantine seems to have put plans for mom on hold, Riverbanks Zoo and Garden is still offering its annual Mother’s Day brunch, in to-go form.
Representatives from the Department of Health and Environmental Control announced that more food options will be offered to South Carolinians receiving WIC.
Local musicians are offering some quarantine entertainment to raise awareness and funds to support Sexual Trauma Services of the Midlands (STSM).
Friday nights are for going out, sightseeing and enjoying the company of family and friends in larger social settings, for many people. The COVID-19 pandemic has certainly brought activities like this to a pause.
The Summerlake neighborhood in Lexington had one big dance party Friday evening, jamming out to the feel-good favorite tunes of locally-owned 93.1 The Lake. Neighborhood resident Jennifer White said she heard of other areas having “social distancing dance parties” and thought it would be fun…
One Lexington-Richland Five fifth grade student is doing what he can to support healthcare workers serving on the frontlines amid the coronavirus pandemic.
The Central Carolina Community Foundation will host its seventh annual Midlands Gives fundraiser on Tuesday, May 5, supporting local nonprofit organizations. The 2020 fundraiser will be entirely virtual this year. Funds collected will allow nonprofits from the area to continue providing serv…
Bobby Jeffcoat, owner of Jeffcoat's Garage in South Congaree, has always enjoyed preparing meals for his employees and local law enforcement officers. About five weeks ago, he decided to prepare a barbeque just before businesses began to close and social distancing became the new normal. Peo…
April has been an active month for celestial events and this week, there is more action to come with a Lyrid meteor shower in full swing. Lyrids are pieces of space debris originating from the comet C/1861 G1 Thatcher.
Congaree National Park representatives announced Tuesday the facility has canceled the 2020 Fireflies Festival, which had been scheduled for May 11 through 24.
Nearly all South Carolinians are spending most of their time at home these days, and that includes musicians. However, a group of singer-songwriters from across the state have decided that being at home won't stop them from performing for those who enjoy their music.
Comfort is needed. So Mary and I.D. Hook are setting an example of how to help the restaurant industry and front-line healthcare personnel in West Columbia.
Shandon Baptist Church is partnering with Richland School District One and Richland School District Two to host a curbside donations collection on Mondays from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. Items collected will be used to assist families in need during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Earth Day is April 22, and this year families can celebrate the holiday's 50th anniversary with activities that highlight clean energy, sustainability and conservation.
Gloria Heffner has been creating balloon art since 2008, making decorations for parties, grand openings, and corporate events. Thousands of people have enjoyed her creations over the years, but a recent project Heffner unintentionally started could be the most appreciated balloon decorations…