Congaree National Park will be offering the public opportunities to view the park’s fireflies May 20 through 22, and May 27 through 29.
O say can you sing? The Columbia Fireflies announced Friday that fans can now audition to perform the National Anthem for regular season home games in 2021.
Keep the Midlands Beautiful is now collecting shoes through June 30 as a fundraising event. The funds will go to help support the company's mission to engage, inspire and educate the Midlands and to invest in the community through litter prevention, recycling and beautification.
Art lovers can soon flock to Columbia's Vista for a celebration and recognition of all types of visual and performing arts.
Nine months after Gamecock quarterback Jay Urich announced he was starting a non-profit aiding Columbia youth, Original Design's youth camp program was finalized.
South Carolina native and longtime Midlands resident Mary Martha Greene is launching her cookbook, "The Cheese Biscuit Queen Tells All," May 3. Greene has chosen to donate a portion of her book's sales to the Mental Illness Recovery Center, Inc (MIRCI).
The Blythewood Farmers Market opens for its eighth season Wednesday, April 21 at Doko Park. The popular market will operate 4 p.m.–7 p.m. weekly, offering locally grown vegetables, fruit, eggs, meats, breads, baked good, plants and flowers, and more. The 2021 grand opening also will include …
Lexington County residents who have experienced financial difficulty in paying rent, mortgage and utilities as a result of COVID-19 will soon be able to seek financial relief through the County of Lexington’s LexCo CARES plan.
Monster Jam will take the stage April 9 through 11 in an action-packed motor sports competition. Six monster trucks will provide live entertainment and compete for the title with gravity-defying stunts at Columbia's Colonial Life Arena.
The West Columbia Beautification Foundation has officially approved the date for the 2021 Taste on the River, as of Thursday afternoon. The highly-anticipated event will be held June 8 from 6 to 9 p.m. at Stone River.
Pelion mother Andrea Stroud is doing everything in her power to make sure her son, Blake, is able to sleep throughout the night.
The fundraising collaboration of a Columbia restaurant with University of South Carolina basketball champion and reigning WNBA Most Valuable Player A'ja Wilson served up something good.
Easter is right around the corner and local churches are gearing up to host services for guests and members to safely attend in 2021. It is a tradition for some churches to hold sunrise services specifically on Easter Sunday, many of them outdoors, so guests can see the sun as it rises while…
Spring break is almost here and the South Carolina State Museum (SCSM) is celebrating springtime fun from Apr. 3 through Apr. 11. SCSM will offer extended hours, free general admission for kids ages 12 and under and a new exhibition, Make Some Noise: the Science of Sound.
Anyone looking for a good laugh may want to head to Columbia's BullStreet District in just a few weeks. The Columbia Fireflies is teaming up with The Comedy Zone to bring another show to Segra Park.
Several dozen people gathered Saturday at the State House to protest violence against Asian people and what organizers called “China-bashing.”
The Building Industry Association of Central South Carolina (BIA) announced that its 55th annual Carolina Classic Home & Garden Show will be held at the State Fairgrounds May 21 through May 23.
The University of South Carolina School of Music celebrated service industry employees in its third "Celebrating Local Heroes with the Concert Truck" performance Wednesday.
Those who frequent Columbia's Main Street have probably seen the beginnings of a new mural springing up on the street's 1400 block this week.
The first Bull Bash will be coming to West Columbia Friday and Saturday: two back-to-back nights of competition featuring bulls, broncs and champion riders.
An animated film has never won the Best Picture Oscar, but a teen filmmaker from Canada pulled off a high school-level equivalent of that feat by winning awards for Best Animation and Best Festival Film at this year’s Doko Film Fest.
London Harrell was a 21 year old college student at the University of Central Florida when she lost her life in a tragic hit and run incident in 2019. While walking with her friends, London was struck by an intoxicated driver, which led to her death.
It doesn't always take a big organization or a big budget to make a big difference. A Columbia high school student and his family proved that again Saturday.
It was the most terrifying day in the lives of a young mother and father. It might have been the last day of a child’s life. Instead, with the help of first responders and the team at Prisma Health Children’s Hospital Midlands, the day became the story of a miracle and a lifelong happy ending.
Spring will officially begin Saturday and with the new season comes warmer weather and more eagerness for outdoor activities.
SC Works Midlands, SC Department of Employment and Workforce along with the SC Department of Social Services are inviting local organizations to take part in the second Midlands Job Fair Drive-Thru. The event will be hosted by Harvest Hope Food Bank Wednesday, March 24.
The Midlands Arts Conservatory was chosen as one of ten schools nationwide to participate in an art project titled, “COVID-19 & Me: Changes in My World."
Sesquicentennial State Park in Columbia just got a new addition to help optimize park experience for visitors with electric vehicles.
Riverbanks Zoo and Garden is inviting runners and walkers to take strides for wildlife conservation during the sixth annual Riverbanks Run. The 5k will take place May 1 on-site and virtually.
Officials from the Midlands Crafters Association will be hosting a free family-friendly event for the community this weekend, March 20 and 21.
Harvest Hope Food Bank's board of directors named Erinn Rowe Chief Executive Officer of the organization, effective immediately. Rowe is a Midlands banker and former Harvest Hope Board Chair who will succeed former CEO Wendy Broderick who passed away in January.
The charity foundation of University of South Carolina basketball champion A’ja Wilson will be getting an “assist” from a Columbia restaurant.
A sold-out field of 60 barbecue teams attracted thousands of rib aficionados to Doko Park Saturday for the second annual Rib Fest cookoff. Twenty professional teams, 30 amateur teams and 10 veteran teams lined up their grills, smokers and secret sauces starting at 6 a.m. to vie for a total o…
Spring is not officially here yet, and St. Patrick’s day is still a few days away, but the town of Lexington turned green on a springlike day Saturday.
Lexington Police Chief Terrence Green notified the public of the the road closures that will take place in downtown Lexington Saturday for the town's annual Shamrock Parade.
The South Carolina State Fair is bringing back its drive-through fair food event. Crowd favorite fair foods will be available for purchase from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Apr. 6, through Apr. 11 at the State Fairgrounds.
Richland Library staff is collaborating with local visual artist Jeff Rivers to expand social and economic participation of underserved artists and local communities. The library is currently seeking submissions of art for an outdoor exhibition series in May and June.
One of the Midlands’ most popular events has been scheduled for late spring. The Gervais Street Bridge Dinner, which was canceled in 2020, now is planned for Sunday, May 2.
Monster Jam will return to the Colonial Life Arena Apr. 9 through Apr. 11. According to the announcement of the event, the monster truck show will feature "a mix of high-flying action and four-wheel excitement."
Spring weather is rolling in again in Columbia, and one of the year’s first big outdoor events is ready to give people a reason to get out and enjoy the sunshine.
Spring weather is arriving in Columbia, and City Roots Farm is greeting it with a harvest feast prepared by chefs from one of the area’s top restaurants.