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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.

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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.

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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.

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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…

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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.

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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…

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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.

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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.

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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…