Experience Columbia welcomes US Quadball back

Quadball is a mixed-gender full-contact sport played by  an estimated 600 teams in almost 40 countries. The rules, originally adapted from the Harry Potter book series by students at Middlebury College in Vermont, incorporate a mix of elements from basketball, rugby and dodgeball.

It’s not just about ribbons, discover dog sports

Once you and your dog have learned how much fun positive training can be, it doesn’t have to end with the basic sits, downs, and stays; discover the fun of dog sports. Ask all who compete or just play around with a sport with their dogs and they will tell you how such activities build relationships with their dogs. Training […]

Sheriff Lott promoted to Major General in State Guard

State Guard Commander Brigadier General Leon Lott received a second star February 4 as he was promoted to Major General during a ceremony at the historic Olympia Armory. Governor Henry McMaster, who presided over the promotion said, “It doesn’t matter how many stars are on Leon Lott’s uniform, he’s been a star since the day he entered the law enforcement […]

Ridge Road community fights to protect habitat

Ridge Road is a small two lane road that runs from the top of Horrell Hill by the water tower to Lower Richland Boulevard. The road is heavily stressed with cars, trucks, and busses that travel it daily. The community is trying to stop a land development company from putting 300 houses on 60-plus acres creating a high density effect. […]

Car Shield

It’s not a criticism; It’s an observation

I saw Vivica A. Fox on TV recently. It wasn’t while watching my enhanced copy of Booty Call or Fresh Prince of Bel Air. I saw her on a Car Shield commercial— just like Ice T. Car Shield is life insurance for your car. And more and more television personalities are shilling for them. The ads resemble those fake Medicare […]

Dominion Energy donates more than $236,000 in environmental education and stewardship grants to S.C. nonprofits

The Dominion Energy Charitable Foundation has awarded more than $236,000 in environmental stewardship grants to 15 organizations across South Carolina. Dominion Energy Environmental Education and Stewardship grants are given to eligible nonprofits and schools for projects that work to create a cleaner, greener world and teach citizens of all ages to better care for the outdoors. The foundation provided more […]

Pineville, a historic refuge

French settlement on the Santee
Originally published March 23, 2007

“Where yo’ folks from?” In the old days, before Columbia was flooded with carpetbaggers from Tha Nawth, this question opened almost every conversation along Main Street. My father was proud to reply, “Greeleyville, sir, where you turn to go to the beach.” My mother, a true Southern lady, was more discreet, “ Why ma’am, I’m from a little village near […]

Leadership Columbia Class of 2023 announces class project

The Leadership Columbia Class of 2023 (LC23) has announced its partnership with Homeless No More. As part of the Leadership Columbia program, each class chooses a project that makes an impact in the community. This year’s class project is a comprehensive undertaking that includes physical enhancements to St. Lawrence Place, and Homeless No More’s transitional shelter offering support services, along […]


Melia Williams has joined LS3P’s Columbia office as an interior designer. CREW Midlands-SC has announced its 2023 board of directors, including Lindsey Yarborough as president, Elizabeth Riley as president-elect and communications co-chair, Molly Campolong as immediate past president, Alli Morgan as treasurer, Lindsay Medlin as treasurer-elect, Kelly King as sponsorship co-chair, Chandler Hobson as sponsorship co-chair, Boo Moca as membership […]


NAI Columbia has announced the following transactions: Jeff Hein, SIOR and Will DuPree leased multiple spaces in the Landmark Office Park, 10,057 SF and 7,826 SF of medical office space to Prisma and 1,613 SF to First Defence II. John Gregory, CCIM and Bill Lamar sold 1130 Broad River Road, a 9,024 SF industrial property. Patrick Palmer , CCIM and […]