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Camden man accused of carrying gun on U.S. Capitol grounds

A Camden man faces federal charges Wednesday after allegedly attempting to carry a gun into a building on the grounds of the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C. Ronald…

C.A. Johnson High School auditorium renovation estimated to be complete by end of August

C.A. Johnson High School auditorium renovation estimated to be complete by end of August

Officials at Richland School District One School District expect the renovation of C.A. Johnson High School’s auditorium will be finished by the end of August. A pipe in…

Greenville developer purchases land in Vista for major development

Greenville developer purchases land in Vista for major development

Construction is slated to begin next year on a major development that is expected to change the landscape at one of Columbia’s business intersections. Homes Urban, a Greenville-based…

Uber arrives in Columbia to warm reception from customers, protests from cab drivers

Uber arrives in Columbia to warm reception from customers, protests from cab drivers

A new service in Columbia has some people excited and others angry and has become the subject of a string of legal questions. Uber began operating July 10…

Riverbanks Zoo sets new attendance record with more than 1 million visitors

Riverbanks Zoo sets new attendance record with more than 1 million visitors

Riverbanks Zoo and Garden set another attendance record during its 40th year of wowing visitors with creatures of all shapes and sizes. The local attraction announced Tuesday that 1,053,377…

Sports

Photo Gallery: USC men’s basketball players team up with Special Olympics South Carolina athletes for 8K in 8 Days

Photo Gallery: USC men’s basketball players team up with Special Olympics South Carolina athletes for 8K in 8 Days

The Gamecock men’s basketball program kicked off their 8K in 8 Days campaign Tuesday night…

Blowfish end slump with 10-2 victory over Wilson Tobs

Blowfish end slump with 10-2 victory over Wilson Tobs

The Columbia Blowfish used a six-run seventh inning Tuesday night to power past the Wilson…

USC men’s basketball 2014-15 non-conference schedule released

USC men’s basketball 2014-15 non-conference schedule released

The University of South Carolina men’s basketball team kicked off its “8K In 8 Days”…

Blowfish fall 7-2 to HiPoint-Thomasville

Blowfish fall 7-2 to HiPoint-Thomasville

HiPoint-Thomasville and Clemson University pitcher Brody Koerner pitched a complete game Monday night as the…

Local News

Fire damages Irmo golf course

A large fire started Tuesday in a maintenance shed at an Irmo golf course. Firefighters from the Irmo Fire District, Lexington County Fire Services and Columbia Fire Department…

Plane hits power lines in Columbia before landing safely

Plane hits power lines in Columbia before landing safely

A small plane clipped two high-voltage power lines Tuesday in Columbia before landing safely. The plane was coming in for a landing at Jim Hamilton – L.B. Owens Airport…

Lexington Town Council denies business license request from Alibaba’s Pipe Emporium

Lexington Town Council denies business license request from Alibaba’s Pipe Emporium

A local business must remain closed after Lexington Town Council denied an appeal of a business license request Monday. Alibaba’s Pipe Emporium previously was denied a business license,…

Columbia Mayor Steve Benjamin visits D.C. to promote My Brother’s Keeper initiative

Columbia Mayor Steve Benjamin joined leaders from across the nation in Washington, D.C., for a round-table with President Barack Obama to discuss the My Brother’s Keeper initiative. Obama…

Obituaries

Master Kayce Donquell Raynard Washington, Jr., 3

Master Kayce Donquell Raynard Washington, Jr., 3

Master Kayce Donquell Raynard Washington, Jr., of Columbia, died July 18, 2014, at the age of 3. Services will be held…

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Hometown

Historic Columbia, Nickelodeon Theatre to celebrate Hollywood director, Columbia native Stanley Donen

Historic Columbia and the Nickelodeon Theatre are joining forces to celebrate the 90th birthday of a Columbia native who also happens to be responsible for some of…

Crime

Columbia jewelry theft suspects arrested in Maryland; accused of 6-state crime spree

Two people accused of stealing diamonds from a Columbia business are now in police custody in Baltimore, where they face similar charges. Robert Antoine Weathers, 53, and…

Business

Future business leaders learn entrepreneurship basics at S.C. Chamber event

South Carolina’s next generation of business owners, company executives and idea-rich innovators converged in the Upstate last week for an annual tradition. South Carolina Business Week brought…

Education

Partners Program training next generation of Midlands medical professionals

The Midlands’ future doctors, nurses, X-ray technicians and surgery specialists are walking the halls this week immersed in what will be their first group of rotations and…

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