Local chef cruises to China and beyond

In 2006, I traveled to Hong Kong to attend the big event of the Commanderie of the “Order du Bontemps,” based in Bordeaux France, a group of wine professionals from around the world. A long week-end program of red velvet rope demarcated VIP events which ended with an elegant black tie dinner hosted by Dominique Bussereau, the French Agricultural Minister. […]

Folks About Town

Flock and Rally, the women- led integrated communications firm based in Columbia, was honored with a “Best in Show” Mercury Award 2017 for the Total Eclipse Weekend Columbia, S.C. campaign. Kaley Patterson, the executive director of Amara Place Senior Living, has named members of her leadership team. Anne M. Vickers has been awarded the Order of Palmetto. Michael Weaver has […]

City Snippets

New restaurants opening soon Two Charleston-based restaurant companies are setting up shop in Columbia. Home Team BBQ, is moving into the old Harper’s location in Five Points, where it will feature lunch, dinner, and brunch, along with full-service catering and to-go ordering for large parties. Live music is an option in the future, the company said. Charleston-based Hall Management Group […]

MADD reminds drivers Memorial Day is a deadly time for drunk driving

Seat belts are best defense against drunk drivers

This Memorial Day weekend, Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) South Carolina urges everyone to designate a non-drinking driver if holiday plans include alcohol. Drunk driving is completely preventable, yet last year claimed 160 lives during this holiday weekend (6 p.m. 05/27/ 2016–5:59 a.m. 05/31/ 2016). Memorial Day weekend is the beginning of summer when there is typically a rise in […]

Tire City Express expands reach with U-Haul dealership

U-Haul Company of South Carolina, Inc. has announced Tire City Express has signed on as a U-Haul® neighborhood dealer to serve the Columbia community. Tire City Express at 5630 Farrow Road will offer U-Haul trucks, trailers, towing equipment, and moving supplies. The arrival of U-Haul Truck Share 24/7 is revolutionizing the moving industry through its more convenient, more secure way […]

Migration Trends:

Columbia is No. 35 U-Haul destination city

Columbia is the No. 35 U.S. Destination City according to the latest U-Haul migration trends report, jumping 11 spots from its previous ranking. South Carolina’s capital saw a year-over-year increase of 24 percent in one-way U-Haul truck arrivals in 2017 to remain one of busiest cities for incoming traffic among do-it-yourself movers. U-Haul International, headquartered in Phoenix, is counting down […]


•CITY City Council Open House with Councilman Sam Davis and Councilman Howard Duvall Jr. will be held Wednesday, June 13, 5–7 p.m., Earlewood Park Community Center, 1113 Parkside Drive. 803-545-3061. •CHURCH/CHARITY Second Annual Ramadan Presentation and Dinner will be held June 8, 7:30 p.m., Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Columbia, 2701 Heyward Street. 803-386-4377 or 803-799-0845. Stedfast Christian Center’s Community Feeding […]

School Stars

Dale Jacobs, a teacher at Lower Richland High School, was recently named 2018 Outstanding Biology Teacher in South Carolina by the National Association of Biology Teachers (NABT). Dreher High School has been named a Silver Medal winner in the U. S. News & World Report “Best High Schools” recognition program. The national program ranked Dreher as the 13th best high […]

2018 Summer Learning Challenge kicks off June 1

Join Richland Libary and make your own adventure

As the school year comes to an end and the unofficial start to summer arrives, Richland Library is encouraging children, teens, and adults to keep their minds active and engaged. From June 1– August 19, make your own adventure during the 2018 Summer Learning Challenge. Your mission is to track points online at richlandlibrary.com/summer. Earn one point for: • Every […]


NAI Avant has announced the sale of a ±6,500 square foot retail building at 5541 Sunset Boulevard in Lexington. Senior broker Ben Kelly represented the seller, Grand Investments, LP, in the transaction. Broker John Gregory represented the buyer, PHA, Jr, LLC, doing business as Pete Alewine Pool and Spa, who purchased the property for $1,250,000. NAI Avant has announced the […]