Blythewood Historical Society restoring Langford-Nord House

BLYTHEWOOD – Thanks to a $20,000 grant from the Richland County Conservation Commission, members of the Blythewood Historical Society & Museum are beginning the second phase of restoring the 1904 Langford-Nord home at the corner of Main Street and McNulty Road where the Society is housed.  The goal, according Society founding member and officer Frankie […]

He Picked ‘Em

RIDGEWAY – Kevin Williamson, right, owner of Broom Heating and Air of Blythewood and sponsor of The Voice’s 2020 College Bowl U Pick ‘Em contest, presents $300 to Scotty Allen of Ridgeway, this year’s lucky winner. While several readers picked 9 bowl winners and one picked 10, Allen was the only one to correctly pick […]

Ridgeway gallery is Slightly North of Charleston

RIDGEWAY – Slightly North of Charleston is not a direction. It’s the name of a tiny but glamorous new art gallery in downtown Ridgeway. Formerly of Charleston, England, New Hampshire and Pennsylvania, artist Kathy Lynn Goldbach has called South Carolina ‘home’ since 1986 and now lives on Lake Wateree. She opened the eclectic art gallery […]

Wedding: Weiland – Anderson

Anna Leigh Weiland and Christopher Brandt Anderson, both of Blythewood, were united in marriage at 4 p.m., Thursday Dec. 31, at Oakbrook Farm in Ridgeway, SC. The Bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Marshall Weiland of Blythewood and the grandaughter of Mr James Richard Weiland of Matthews, NC.  She is a coach […]

Roll up your sleeve

What Vaccination Phase Are You In? 70s and Up Move To Head of Shot Line The Department of Health and Environmental Control says everyone will have a chance to get the vaccine. But when do you get yours? Vaccine distribution is occurring in a phased approach. The following provides an overview of the anticipated categories […]

Happy 99th Birthday, Girls!

BLYTHEWOOD – Two of Blythewoods spryest and busiest matriarchs turned 99 over the holidays and were surprised by their families with drive-by celebrations, balloons, birthday cakes, cards of good wishes and gifts from friends and family. Shown above, Sarah McDaniel, center, turned 99 on Sunday, Jan. 3. She is surrounded, from left, by grandaughter Samantha […]

COVID takes life of Blair’s unofficial mayor

BLAIR – Regarded by many as the unofficial mayor of Blair, Roosevelt Jackson, 83, died from complications of COVID-19 on Dec. 23 and was laid to rest on Sunday, Dec. 27, at Little River Presbyterian Church. His funeral procession in a horse drawn carriage topped with a lavish arrangement of flowers was indicative of his […]

Andrew Trapp Outreach Reaches Out

BLAIR – On Monday, Dec. 21, board members from Andrew Trapp Outreach delivered coats and toys to organizations including Sister Care, Epworth Children’s Home, and more. Donated coats and toys were collected on Dec. 19 in what the Outreach plans to be the first annual Coat & Toy Drive.  The outreach thanks the community for […]

Town revamps facemask ordinance

WINNSBORO – Instead of passing a new face mask ordinance every few months, the Winnsboro town council decided Monday evening during their regular monthly meeting to pass a permanent ordinance that will not have to be renewed periodically, but can be amended after the Time of Corona has ended. “This is basically a new ordinance […]

Homeward Bound: the Incredible Journey… to Blythewood?

BLYTHEWOOD – There are many well documented stories of animals, especially cats and dogs, finding their way home from locations up to 1,500 miles away, though most in the 100 – 400 mile range. One of those stories may have played out in Blythewood recently over 45 days and a distance of about 95 miles. […]