Race Routes with Rotary

BLYTHEWOOD – Blythewood Rotary will hold a 5K and half marathon in Blythewood on Saturday, Jan. 7. The runs begin at 8 a.m. on Saturday, when the roads will be blocked to traffic. They will reopen as the last runner comes through.  Both runs will start and finish in Doko Meadows Park. Pictured above is […]

Missing person workshop set for Feb. 4

COLUMBIA – The Richland County Coroner’s Office is offering assistance to families who are searching for missing loved ones. Families who are missing a loved one will have the opportunity to open new reports and have them entered into the NCIC (National Crime Information Center) and NamUs (National Missing and Unidentified Persons System). The families […]

BW Artists Guild shares holiday spirit with animal shelter

BLYTHEWOOD – When the Blythewood Artists Guild opens the doors for its Holiday Market at the Manor this weekend, the vendors will be offering more than handmade Christmas decor, jewelry, candles, fashion accessories and holiday gifts. It will also offer the opportunity to donate much needed supplies for dogs and cats housed in the Fairfield […]

The Vietnam War from a South Carolina perspective

The long-neglected story of South Carolinians who fought in Vietnam is about to be told, as it’s never been told before. On Veterans Day – Friday, Nov. 11, 2022 – the South Carolina Confederate Relic Room and Military Museum will proudly present a major exhibit that’s been years in the making. It’s called, “A War […]

Pig on the Ridge set for Friday & Saturday

RIDGEWAY – The first weekend in November means one thing in Ridgeway: the Pig is back. Friday night’s “No Pigs allowed” runs from 6 – 10:30 p.m. with activities for kids, craft sales, a street party with DJ Doug Pauley, and while, “No pigs allowed” on Friday night, there will be delicious and different non-pork […]

Historical Society hosts quilt artist Susan Lenz Oct. 1

BLYTHEWOOD – A lot about Susan Lenz’s artistic concepts and materials are grounded in giving second life to old things. Initially, this meant repurposing fabric and fiber in her artwork. During the pandemic, however, the Columbia artist began another form of repurposing: stitching found objects into old quilts in concentric circles. The result is a […]

Frye: Cancelling Oktoberfest could cost Chamber $30K

No Decision On Cancellation At Press Time Wednesday BLYTHEWOOD – Monday night’s already testy council meeting ended with an announcement by the Blythewood Chamber of Commerce Director Phil Frye that the Chamber’s Oktoberfest, scheduled for this weekend, might be cancelled due to inclement weather, and that – if it is cancelled – the Chamber might […]

Get ready to Rock Sept. 30 & Oct 1

WINNSBORO – The big dance – Rock Around the Clock – will be happening in downtown Winnsboro on the weekend of Sept. 30 and Oct. 1, and it will have everything – lots of new entertainment, music, food, axe-throwing, a classic car show, great DJ’s, and dancing, dancing, dancing. The Festival kicks off at 8 […]

BW Park to host ‘Heroes Field Day’ Aug. 14

BLYTHEWOOD – The Richland County Recreation Commission is hosting a Heroes Field Day on Sunday, Aug. 14, at 10 a.m. This event recognizes and honors local paramedics, law enforcement, firefighters, and military personnel for the difficult work they do every day. The purpose of the event is to help alleviate the national shortage of first […]

Jurassic Park in the park

BLYTHEWOOD – Relive the terror of the dinosaurs! They’ll be roaming Blythewood’s Doko Park Saturday night – at sunset on the big screen. This week’s Movie in the Park will be Jurassic Park, so bring the kids and enjoy the thrills of this family-fun movie. It’s hosted  and sponsored by Erica Page, with Guaranteed Rate […]