A fire broke out at Pine Island park, prompting a response from Irmo Fire District, along with crews from Lexington and Columbia-Richland, around 11:30 am on April 15. The fire occurred at the park manager’s residence, resulting in the destruction of the home’s garage, which served as storage for bothContinue Reading

Peak Drift Brewing Company and Columbia Craft Brewing Company, both based in Columbia, have merged to form a new parent company called Craft Brew Inc. This joint venture aims to create a holding company for regional breweries, offering resources for scaling up production, in-house can printing, and leveraging economies ofContinue Reading

July 22, 1947 – April 9, 2024 Freddie Wilson McCurdy, 76, of Lexington passed away Tuesday, April 9, 2024. He was born in Columbia, on July 22, 1947 to the late Annie Mae Prosser and Manny “Mac” McCurdy. Fred worked in emergency services as an EMT/Paramedic and retired as aContinue Reading

Arts Capacity and the South Carolina Philharmonic have joined forces in an unprecedented partnership to launch an interactive prison concert program in South Carolina correctional facilities. This collaboration represents a significant advancement in using music as a tool for inspiration, healing, and rehabilitation within the prison system. The innovative program,Continue Reading

The Lexington County School District One Board of Trustees made a significant decision during their April 16, 2024 meeting by extending contracts to Mr. Keith Price as the superintendent-elect/superintendent of Lexington County School District One. Board Chair Anne Marie Green expressed her enthusiasm, stating, “We are delighted to announce Mr.Continue Reading

Absolute Theatre Company presents Columbia’s premiere of “The Betty & Beau Wedding Show,” a 1933 madcap comedy wedding show featuring 1920-30’s music by “The Toasters,” Ed McCravy and Kevin Borgstedts, at St. Michael’s Lutheran Church. This historic venue, built in 1921 for the congregation celebrating its 200th anniversary, sets theContinue Reading