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Lexington Two School Board approves more than $2.7 million in land purchases for new schools

Voters in Lexington School District Two approved a bond referendum included on the Nov. 4 ballot, and the district got started Thursday on the process to bring plans…

Photo Gallery: Vista Lights celebrates arrival of holiday season

Photo Gallery: Vista Lights celebrates arrival of holiday season

Columbia’s Vista welcomed the approaching holiday season with the 29th annual Vista Lights festival, with a crowd of thousands attending. The celebration included Vista businesses decorated for the…

Photo Gallery: Couple marries in Love Story wedding planned by USC students

Photo Gallery: Couple marries in Love Story wedding planned by USC students

  A young couple exchanged wedding vows Thursday evening at The Farm at Ridgeway. A commonplace occurrence? Almost. Two things made this ceremony unusual: It was planned and…

Going Greek: Taylor Elementary School uses Socratic teaching methods to engage, excite students

Going Greek: Taylor Elementary School uses Socratic teaching methods to engage, excite students

Teachers at one Lexington Two elementary school are employing old-world methods to develop students into 21st century learners who communicate and understand ideas well. Taylor Elementary School is…

Gov. Nikki Haley picks local attorney to serve as chief of staff

Gov. Nikki Haley picks local attorney to serve as chief of staff

Local attorney James H. Burns will take over the chief of staff job in Gov. Nikki Haley’s Cabinet. Current Chief Ted Pitts is stepping down to become executive…

Sports

Men’s basketball: South Carolina takes down Cornell in Charleston Classic opening round

Men’s basketball: South Carolina takes down Cornell in Charleston Classic opening round

An opportunistic defense would drive the South Carolina men’s basketball team to a win over…

Women’s basketball: No. 2 South Carolina powers past Clemson in 99-41 victory

Women’s basketball: No. 2 South Carolina powers past Clemson in 99-41 victory

No. 2 South Carolina used defense to get its offense going early in a 99-41…

5 games to watch in Midlands high school football playoff action

Only eight teams remain in this year’s high school football playoffs, with all eight squads…

Midlands’ teams, players selected for top honors at preseason basketball banquet

Midlands’ teams, players selected for top honors at preseason basketball banquet

High school football playoffs still might be in full swing, but high school basketball players…

Local News

USC-Clemson annual blood drive contest too close to call, continues through Friday

USC-Clemson annual blood drive contest too close to call, continues through Friday

One competition between the University of South Carolina and Clemson this year will save lives no matter who wins. The 30th annual Carolina-Clemson Blood Drive is underway and…

Local web developer wins $5,000 Ignite! Ideas Contest to teach girls web coding basics

Local web developer wins $5,000 Ignite! Ideas Contest to teach girls web coding basics

Two minutes is all local web developer Shambi Broome had to submit her idea for EngenuitySC’s Ignite! Ideas Contest. It paid off as she became this year’s winner…

2 convicted in murder of Columbia bakery employee Kelly Hunnewell

2 convicted in murder of Columbia bakery employee Kelly Hunnewell

A jury found two men guilty of murder in the death of a Columbia woman who was killed at the bakery where she worked. Lorenzo Young, 20, and…

Columbia City Council approves 1st reading of ordinance to permit student dorms to be built in commercial districts

Columbia City Council approves 1st reading of ordinance to permit student dorms to be built in commercial districts

A student housing development is one step closer to being built in downtown Columbia. City Council voted 5-1 to amend an ordinance allowing student dorms to be constructed…

Obituaries

Carmen Lovette Middleton, 45, straightforward, ‘told it how it was, no chaser’

Carmen Lovette Middleton, 45, straightforward, ‘told it how it was, no chaser’

Carmen Lovette Middleton, of Columbia, died Nov. 16, 2014, at the age of 45. She was born on Jan. 20, 1969,…

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Hometown

Dreher students to perform Cole Porter musical ‘Anything Goes’

Songs that first hit the top of the charts 80 years ago will be brought to life by a new generation this week at Dreher High School,…

Crime

2 convicted in murder of Columbia bakery employee Kelly Hunnewell

A jury found two men guilty of murder in the death of a Columbia woman who was killed at the bakery where she worked. Lorenzo Young, 20,…

Business

Photo Gallery: USC graduate opens trendy clothing boutique for women of all ages

A University of South Carolina graduate has opened a boutique specializing in one-of-a-kind clothing for women of all ages. Elliott Bridgers, owner of Mainstream Boutique on Devine…

Education

Michelin executives recruit USC students at Darla Moore School of Business

One of the largest companies with a facility in South Carolina is stepping up efforts to recruit future employees from the University of South Carolina’s Darla Moore School…

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