Memorial Day is around the corner, which means the unofficial start to summer is also drawing near. Across the United States, families will head out on vacation, spend time by the pool or grab a rod and reel for some fishing.
Governor Henry McMaster awarded the Order of the Palmetto to William Calloway and Gray T. Culbreath May 10 for their outstanding service to the South Carolina State Museum.
The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) recently created a garden to teach the community about healthy food options. The groundbreaking ceremony for the Community Demonstration Garden was held at the end of April to start the process of growing local fruits a…
“Shall we gather at the river?” asked hymnist Robert Lowry many years ago. Saturday in West Columbia, hundreds of people answered “yes,” assembling for an evening of music and celebration of triumph over addiction.
Family and friends will gather Sunday for beloved radio personality Benji Norton's Celebration of Life service. Norton died April 29 due to heart failure, and services will be held at 2 p.m. on Sunday in the Dutch Fork High School Auditorium in Irmo. The family will receive friends in the Au…
The Rhythm on the River Spring Concert Series presented by the Greater Cayce West Columbia Chamber of Commerce, and Visitor Programs returns every Saturday from April 30 to May 28 from 6 to 9 p.m. at the West Columbia Riverwalk Amphitheater along the Congaree River.
The Palmetto SC Region of the American Red Cross received two brand-new Dodge ProMaster 3000s. Jim Hudson Automotive Group donated the transport lifesaving blood vehicles, which will help support the organization's lifesaving blood and humanitarian services mission. The new vehicles are the …
Many people in the area know of Bierkeller Columbia through the pop-up events they host around the city. The beer company is now brewing up its permanent location, which will be the first riverfront brewery in Columbia.
Richland County Library announced Thursday that applications are now open for its fall 2022 artist-in-residence. The focus of this residency, which runs from July 18 through Dec. 16, 2022, is for the artist-in-residence to help the library improve the livelihood of our creative community.
The 27th Annual Columbia International Festival returns to the South Carolina State Fairgrounds beginning Saturday, May 21 through 22 and will showcase the state’s multicultural community through food, music, performing arts, and more.
The City of West Columbia will host its annual Art on State on Friday after being postponed due to inclement weather on May 7.
Historic Columbia (HC) announced that Still Hopes, a senior living community in West Columbia, will sponsor “Free Sundays Presented by Still Hopes.” The sponsored tour is a recurring program featuring free admission to a selected house museum for residents of Richland County and Lexington Co…
The Chapin Downtown Farmer’s Market returns Saturday, in the 100 block of Clark Street. The market is from 8:30 a.m. until noon on the first Saturdays of the month through October.
The annual South Carolina Poultry Festival returns starting May 12 through 14 in downtown Batesburg-Leesville on main street.
Revente Luxury Resale, located in the heart of Five Points, celebrated its 30th Anniversary over the weekend. The Five Points Association, the City of Columbia's Economic Development Office, and the Office of Business Opportunities held a special celebration and a ribbon cutting for the mome…
The 11th Annual Wine Walk on Main was well attended Saturday as nearly a thousand wine lovers flooded the Icehouse Amphitheater.
In conjunction with the South Carolina Philharmonic Orchestra, the Columbia Fireflies announced that they will host the Second Fireworks with the Phil presented by Prisma Health at Segra Park Saturday, July 2. Gates for the event will open at 6 p.m.; the concert will begin at 8 p.m., and the…
The 15th annual Rosewood Crawfish Festival returns to the South Carolina State Fairgrounds on Saturday from 11 a.m. until 7 p.m., and event organizers are anticipating a large turnout. Food and music are always the main attraction, and this year the annual festival will offer various selecti…
The Central Carolina Community Foundation hosted the ninth annual Midlands Gives Day on Tuesday. The annual 18-hour online giving challenge for local nonprofits started at 6 a.m., and $3,734,986 via 19,534 individual gifts had been donated by midnight.
Thousands gathered in Lexington Saturday to celebrate the 21st anniversary of one of the town's most popular events, though the majority of those attending were far younger than 21 themselves.
Uncle Willie's Grocery Store held its grand opening Friday morning. The new neighborhood grocery store is located at 22005 Main Street, and Elmwood residents now have a nearby store that serves as a one-stop-shop to fulfill the meat-related needs of customers. They also sell dry goods, dairy…
Former Columbia Mayor, Steve Benjamin, has taken on a new government responsibility since his time in office. Benjamin is now the board chair for First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet Authority), which is an independent authority in the U.S. Department of Commerce.
The 21st annual Kid's Day of Lexington returns Saturday. The event will offer a variety of free activities and interactions with local businesses geared toward educating families on health, safety, and environmental awareness.
Blythewood-area high school seniors could find their path to college a little smoother by winning one of three $2,000 scholarships the Greater Blythewood Chamber of Commerce will award this spring.
Cayce-based brewery Steel Hands Brewing announced Tuesday that it will honor slain Cayce police officer Roy Andrew 'Drew' Barr this Saturday during the launch of its new charitable mission, called 'Steel Paws.'
The Mungo Homes Foundation announce Monday that it will present a check to Sheriff Jay Koon Tuesday at 8:30 a.m. to purchase outer protective vests for the Lexington County Sherriff's Department Volunteer Deputy Team.
Supporters gathered to honor the memory and achievement of the Doolittle Raiders Sunday afternoon at the Skyline Club on the grounds of the original World War II Columbia Army airbase at the Columbia Metropolitan Airport.
University of South Carolina students flooded the Colonial Life Arena Sunday evening for a free concert featuring UofSC alumnus and Hootie & the Blowfish lead singer Darius Rucker along with Country Grammar singer Nelly.
Shoppers at Saturday’s yard sale and bake sale for a local animal shelter didn’t just snap up bargains — they also helped raise more than $5,000 to provide urgently needed medical care for rescued pets.
The center of the rodeo world was in the town of Blythewood over the weekend. The 12th annual Blythewood Doko Rodeo returned before a packed crowd at the Community Park Arena on Friday and Saturday.
After a three-year hiatus, dogs once again got to 'Bark to the Park,' over 800 people along with their canines, gathered at Saluda Shoals Park in Irmo Saturday. Mac, the South Carolina First Lady's Bulldog also participated in the walk.
The trend of concerts and other large public events returning after pandemic cancellations continued Saturday night with the city of Cayce’s biggest party.
When many heard the announcement that Ashley Cady Elsey is now an official ambassador for Columbia, the most common reaction from those who know her is, "Hasn't she always been?"
In other parts of the world, they are known as buggies, bogies, gambos, billy carts, and rolima. In the U.S., they are called soapbox cars, and by any name, they took over West Columbia Saturday.
Columbia's 30th annual Artista Vista kicked off Friday night, with the event that once happened all in one evening has grown to fill the entire weekend.
Cayce’s expanding music and arts festival Soiree on State, returns to town on Saturday Apr. 23 from 2:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. along State Street, from Poplar Ave. to Railroad St.
Lexington Medical Center is the new title sponsor of the annual Governor's Cup Road Race this weekend, Apr. 22 through 23. The Governor's Cup includes a half-marathon, 5K run/walk, Main Street Mile, and the Kids Main Street Mile. The event started today, and will run wrap up tomorrow, with t…
Midlands Military History organizations are coming together this weekend to honor the 80th anniversary of the Doolittle Raiders. The celebration will take place this Sunday, Apr. 24 from 2 to 6 p.m. at the Skyline Club on the grounds of the original WWII Columbia Army Airbase at the Columbia…
The 12th Annual Blythewood Doko Rodeo is ready to saddle up for an exciting weekend. The two-day event will start Friday, April 22, through Saturday, 23, at the Community Park Arena. Gates open up at 5:30 p.m., and the rodeo begins at 7:30 p.m.
Throughout the Midlands, children in underserved areas are being provided new or age-appropriate books from EdVenture's Book Bank program. The goal is to put as many books as possible into the hands and lives of children in need.
Arts and Draughts is returning this weekend to draw up a night of festivities with a mixture of art, music, food, and drinks. Hosted by the Columbia Museum of Art (CMA), the event began as a way to bring the community together.
The South Carolina State Fair's Spring Food Fair Drive-Through kicked off Tuesday at the fairgrounds, and fans lined up for the tasty treats.
Judge Jessica Mangum, City of Columbia judge, denied bond for Marquise Robinson and Jewayne Price on Tuesday morning. Both suspects faced nine counts of aggravated assault and battery, and a charge of attempted murder.
A Master Trooper and 17-year veteran, David Jones was recently named 2021 Trooper of the Year by the South Carolina Department of Public Safety. He has been a member of the Patrol since 2005 and is also the South Carolina Highway Community Relations Officer for Richland, Lexington, Sumter, C…