Hundreds of reptiles, amphibians, invertebrates and small exotic creatures will be making an appearance in Columbia Jan. 23 and 24 at the Jamil Shrine Center. This will be the first of three Repticons planned for Columbia in 2021.
South Carolina Department of Natural Resources (SCDNR) and The Harry Hampton Wildlife Fund announced on the Palmetto Sportsmen's Classic Facebook page Wednesday that the annual event has been canceled for 2021.
City of West Columbia officials notified the public Wednesday that the West Columbia Beautification Foundation has named the December 2020 yard of the month winner.
The Central Midlands Regional Transit Authority in partnership with Able South Carolina announced new mobility programs Tuesday for local residents who are underserved by the current transit system.
We just flipped the calendar to winter a few weeks ago, but it’s not too soon to start preparing your yard or garden for spring, according to Richland County soil and water experts.
Lexington resident and mother of two, Britny Maldonado, didn’t expect to be fighting for her life at just 30 years old.
The South Carolina State Museum (SCSM) is revising its operating schedule to provide a safer environment for guests. This decision came after a surge in new COVID cases statewide.
Officials from Riverbanks Zoo and Garden notified the public Wednesday that Lottie the koala, who has been a resident of the zoo since 2003, has passed away at 19 years old.
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.
Saturday’s sunshine only warmed things to around 50 degrees in Columbia, but for dozens of kayak enthusiasts, it was a perfect day to spend on the river.
Prisma Health will restrict patient visitation effective Saturday as a result of the growing surge of COVID-19 infections statewide.
Riverbanks Zoo and Garden is bringing back Free Fridays in January and February for Richland and Lexington County residents.
The Lake Carolina community is taking a plunge for Midlands kids. Children's Charities of the Midlands, a charitable organization created in Lake Carolina began in 2000 to raise awareness and funds for local nonprofits benefitting children.
Harvest Hope Food Bank staff and volunteers are mourning the loss of former CEO Wendy Broderick, who passed away at 46-years-old. Organization leaders established the Wendy Broderick Memorial Fund Tuesday to honor her memory.
While it may not feel like it in South Carolina, January is the heart of ice hockey season, and even in the famously hot Midlands, kids can learn to skate and what it means to guard the crease, watch the blue line and put the biscuit in the basket.
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.
You may not turn into a pumpkin at the stroke of midnight Thursday, but you’re just as unlikely to toast the New Year with champagne — or any other type of cocktail — at that hour in Midlands area restaurants this 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.
United States Attorney Peter McCoy announced Wednesday that Kevin B. Marsh, former SCANA Chief Executive Officer and former Chairman of its Board of Directors, is scheduled to plead guilty Tuesday, Dec. 29 in federal court to conspiracy to commit mail and wire fraud.
The holidays are here and local charities are helping make an impact on Midlands communities by giving back to those in need. In the case of Camp Cole, the buildings are being constructed and will soon be equipped to help thousands of local residents once finished.
The South Carolina State Museum is celebrating the holiday season with special discounted admission from Dec. 26 through Jan. 3 (closed Monday, Dec. 28). During that time, children from 3 to 12 will also receive free general admission. Guests are invited to explore four floors of exhibition …
Saturday, people in the Midlands have an opportunity to save lives in the community and provide a financial boost to a great cause, all without spending a penny.
Officials from the BullStreet District announced Thursday that the iconic Babcock Building is finally being renovated and construction has begun after two fires, years of deterioration and three years of getting government approvals.
About 20 state troopers from across South Carolina traveled to Jim Hudson Chevrolet Wednesday morning to witness a special check presentation.
Prisma Health Children’s Hospital-Midlands and its department hosted their 13th annual child life holiday parade Friday.
Lexington Medical Center representatives announced the hospital has received its first delivery of the COVID-19 vaccine as of Tuesday. UPS delivered 2,925 doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine to the West Columbia location at 9:30 a.m.
Halls Chophouse restaurants will send a historic bottle of bourbon on a journey across the state beginning Monday.
It’s been a decade since a local woman launched a mission to help Columbia’s homeless at Christmas, and not even COVID-19 will stand in its way this year.
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.
Lexington Police Chief Terrence Green thanked members of the Lexington community Friday who supported Toys for Tots “Fill the MRAP” campaign. All the toys were handed to the Marines Toys for Tots Foundation at the Town of Lexington Municipal Complex Thursday afternoon. A large box truck and …
Lexington Chamber and Visitors Center's former President/CEO, Otis B. Rawl Jr. was awarded the Order of the Palmetto at the Chamber’s breakfast meeting Tuesday morning.
Lexington Medical Center Irmo will hold a “Fill the Bus” Toy Drive with the Salvation Army Thursday, Dec. 10, from noon to 4 p.m.
The holidays are known as a season of giving, and one Columbia business decided to donate quite a generous gift to the American Red Cross Wednesday.
The Columbia City Ballet has faced many challenges this year due to COVID-19, like other performing arts groups around the world. The company experienced an abrupt cancellation of the season due to safety concerns prompted by the pandemic.
Sunday afternoon at Columbia’s Jewish cemetery, dozens of people gathered to mourn. Not one of them knew the names of the dead they buried, nor even how many there were, but all mourned just the same. They knew those lost were murdered by tyrants simply for being Jews, and they gathered 75 y…
Midlands residents came out to the heart of Lexington Sunday to watch the annual Christmas parade. The event was part of the town's weekend-long Snowball Festival. There were about 75 entries in this year's parade line-up.
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.