SC politicians react to the passing of Dr. Emily England Clyburn

The wife of House Majority Whip Jim Clyburn leaves a legacy of empowerment and dedication to civil rights and education.

  Team RWB Columbia captain gears up for annual Tunnel to Towers race, honoring first responders

  Chapin men coordinate, fly supplies to Bahamas following catastrophic Hurricane Dorian

Foundation receives $490k grant to restore civil rights era hotel in the Lowcountry

  Parents and students looking for answers after alleged shooting at Allen University

  Midlands surgeon reflects on service with U.S. Army

  Get free car seat safety check in Lexington during Child Passenger Safety Week

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Midlands expert says respiratory illness linked to vaping could be caused by ‘tainted products’

Red cross assisting family after car runs into home on North Main Street

  Lexington officials say water safe despite complaints of unusual smell, taste

  Columbia businessman, political activist Joseph Azar dies at 67

UofSC: A’ja Wilson statue to go up outside Colonial Life Arena before 2020 basketball season

Officials expect to break ground on Fisher House in 2020

UofSC Alumni Center hosts Columbia Veterans Job Fair

Disabled American Veterans (DAV) and RecruitMilitary will host the Columbia Veterans Job Fair on Sept. 19 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the UofSC Alumni Center.

  “I put it in my mouth and pulled the trigger, but...God had another plan,” Midlands vet tells story of attempted suicide to raise awareness

The inaugural Steps & Strides Against Veteran Suicide Walk is happening Monday morning. It will begin at the Columbia Vet Center on Richland Street.

Lexington Medical Center to host Women’s Night Out in October

The annual event honors breast cancer survivors and their families.

Tunnel to Towers 5K will honor heroes lost on 9/11

Run, walk and honor our heroes!

‘Ding dong!’ Hilarious kid follows instructions when doorbell is broken

Free flu shots available soon for some families in the Midlands

State lawmakers to tour Veranda and discuss affordable housing in SC

  Warrior PATHH helping combat veterans overcome PTSD, headed to the Midlands

  Community Builder: Lexington man turns around Snack Sack program

  Richland County Council looks into passing ordinances on gun safety

  ‘It was very rewarding’: Lexington firefighters save cat in house fire

Lexington County Fire Services determined a fire on Allenbrooke Drive that forced two college students to move out of their home was possibly caused by lightning.

  Midlands 9/11 remembrance ceremony held in morning for first time, like tributes at Ground Zero

A Historic Morning of Remembrance was held at the 9/11 Memorial at the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center.

  Nationwide search lands 6-year-old Dylan “Dyl Pickle” Morton on the big screen in Times Square

From the smallest of beginnings, sometimes comes the grandest of successes.

  Developers clear first hurdle ahead of proposed Starbucks on Millwood Avenue

Millwood Avenue is one step closer to becoming the future home of a Starbucks franchise after the city’s Board of Zoning Appeals approved a special exception permit allowing a drive-thru in the development plan.

‘HootieGives’ to support military personnel & first responders, plus local food banks and schools in need

As the North American leg of the highly-successful Group Therapy Tour comes to a close in the birthplace of Hootie & the Blowfish, the Grammy Award-winning band is using its three-night stand for good in partnership with Central Carolina Community Foundation.

Slight increases for some Lexington County customers who live in Curbside Waste Collection Districts

Effective Oct. 1, customers who live in Curbside Waste Collection Districts 2, 3, 4 and 7 and who subscribe to curbside collection service will experience a slight rate increase.

  Midlands families become first to benefit from eWIC program

South Carolina families in the Midlands with WIC benefits will be able to go through checkout lines much faster.

Dominion Energy donates large sum to Hurricane Dorian relief and recovery

The Dominion Energy Charitable Foundation is donating $250,000 to the American Red Cross to aid in relief and recovery efforts for regions effected by Hurricane Dorian.

Ridge View High hosts annual event for former student Gabbiee Swainson

Gabbiee Swainson was 15-years-old when she was kidnapped and murdered in 2012.

  ‘Ballin’ For the Bahamas’: Columbia basketball game offering relief after Hurricane Dorian

It’s been a week since Hurricane Dorian hit the Bahamas, leaving death and devastation behind. Hundreds of miles away, right here in the Midlands, one community is trying to help.

Clarendon County opens shelters ahead of Hurricane Dorian’s arrival

On Sept. 4 at 4 p.m., Clarendon County will open three shelters for coastal evacuees before Hurricane Dorian reaches the Carolinas.

Benedict College organizes hurricane relief donation drive for the Bahamas

Benedict College is organizing a donation drive to provide hurricane relief for residents in the Bahamas following the destruction left by Hurricane Dorian.

  LOOK HERE: Richland One, Richland Two, Sumter joins list of SC school districts closing for Wednesday’s teacher rally

A number of school districts will be closed due to the teacher rally scheduled for May 1st at 9 a.m.

  Hundreds already using emergency shelters one day after mandatory evacuations along SC coast

With mandatory evacuations now underway along the South Carolina coast, there are more than a dozen emergency shelters available to accommodate those who need a place to stay, as we continue to await possible impact from Hurricane Dorian.

  ‘We can go through it together’: Different cultures unite after Forest Acres church shooting

Even though both congregations spoke different languages, church members understood each other through their faith.

A new home for Belle: Riverbanks Zoo and Garden announces remaining elephant’s new location

Riverbanks Zoo and Garden is announcing the new location of Belle, its remaining African elephant.

West Columbia Police Department collecting plastic bottles for new project

West Columbia Police Department is asking the public to bring them plastic water bottles for a new project.

  ‘For JT’: Cyclists in Richland County ride again in memory of friend killed one year ago

It was a year ago that Justin Turner was killed when he was hit by a car in Richland County at Lake Carolina Boulevard and Hardscrabble Road.

  Columbia Canal still awaiting repairs 4 years after 2015 floods

Almost four years ago the Midlands experienced record levels of rain and flooding, causing dams to break and roads to close all over the midlands.

  Community writes notes of gratitude inside Grand Strand veteran’s new home

People helping to build and donate a new mortgage-free home for a Marine injured in Afghanistan wrote “notes of love” for him.

  Lightning strikes tree outside Midlands home, experts provide tips on what to do if your home is hit

A Midlands woman says lightening from last weeks storms struck a tree and radiated to her home, causing several of her electronics to fail.

Columbia’s Fisher House gets $100,000 donation

Families will be able to stay at Fisher House for free as their loved ones receive treatment.

How simply reaching out your hand can be so comforting

This little girl was having first-week of school jitters when a varsity football player stepped in to help.

  Columbia Food Policy Committee working to fight food deserts in the Midlands

We’ve been extensively covering the closure of the Save-A-Lot on Harden Street and how it has created a food desert for the community that the grocery store served.

  Parents concerned over bedbugs found in Lexington One classroom

Parents of some students at Pelion Elementary School received a letter after the first day of class saying a bedbug had been found in the classroom.

  Family for Life: Happy Howells

A Midlands family is sharing their story to show no matter how you become a parent, you can expect some inevitable twists and turns. But every moment is absolutely worth the ride!

  SC Housing Needs Assessment details the state’s housing market crisis

The initial volume of the 2019 South Carolina Housing Needs Assessment presents hard truths regarding the challenges that citizens, and the Palmetto state as a whole, face in the housing market.

  ‘Feels like a total nightmare’: Heathwood Hall mourns junior killed in ATV crash

The Heathwood Hall Episcopal School is mourning one of their students this week after he died in an ATV crash Saturday night.

  Orangeburg photographer lets others relive civil rights movement through his lens

If a picture is worth a thousand words, then the Cecil Williams Civil Rights Museum has a lot to say.

  Grand opening for Saluda Shoals Park’s Universally Inclusive Playground

The Irmo Chapin Recreation Commission (ICRC) and the Saluda Shoals Foundation will celebrate the grand opening of the new Universally Inclusive Playground at Saluda Shoals Park. The celebration will take place Aug. 24 at 9:30 a.m.

  RCSD and community organizations to host monthly gun violence roundtable

Building Better Communities, Faith Coalition on Gun Violence and Richland County Sheriff’s Department will host the monthly roundtable to discuss “Gun Violence in Columbia on Aug. 22.

  Walking over a mile for groceries? Some Columbia residents nervous as Save-A-Lot closure approaches

Residents in one area of downtown Columbia could soon be living in a food desert after the announcement that the Save-A-Lot on Harden Street would be closing on August 24, 2018.

  Jim Hudson Automotive makes large donation to Lexington County Sheriff’s Foundation

Jim Hudson Automotive Group held a news conference will be held to present a substantial donation to the Lexington County Sheriff's Foundation.

  Credit union raises money to help Make-A-Wish Foundation grant wishes

Thanks to a few donations by residents across the state, Make-A-Wish in South Carolina will be able to grant more wishes for local children and their families.

  TSA demonstrates proper way to carry firearms when flying

The Transportation Security Administration held an event at the Columbia Metropolitan Airport to show travelers the proper way to fly with their firearms.

  Q&A: Strategies for managing back-to-school anxiety for kids of all ages

Just like the “Sunday scaries” or the “Sunday blues” are real for all of us, anxiety is a real thing for kids heading back to school this week.

  Lexington Fire investigating structure fire on Allenbrooke Drive

Officials with the Lexington Police Department are assisting County Fire Services with a structure fire.

  CPD Chief Holbrook on gun violence, officer recruitment after a violent couple of weeks

Homicides. Aggravated assaults. Gangs. Gun violence. The struggle to recruit the good guys to stop the bad guys.

  ‘It was wild’: Newberry residents cleaning up after storm rips through town Saturday night

Nearly 48 hours after severe storms made their way through parts of Newberry County, residents continue to clean up the damage left behind.

  Midlands reentry program rehabilitates former criminal offenders

We all know how hot it gets during a South Carolina summer, and as those temperatures go up living without an AC unit becomes more difficult and unpleasant.

  Back to school: SC Highway Patrol stepping up patrols in Midlands school zones

As students begin heading back to the classrooms, that also means more traffic on your morning commute. South Carolina Highway Patrol will be increasing patrols in Midlands school zones to help make sure drivers and students make it to their destinations safely.

Midlands schools returning for the 2019-2020 academic year

It’s that time of year when students are heading back to school. Thousands of children across the Midlands are returning to school beginning the week of Aug. 19.

  Viral ‘Clear The Lists’ campaign helping Midlands teachers

A viral social media campaign to help teachers around the country buy school supplies for their classrooms has made its way to the Midlands.

  ‘It really takes an evil person to leave’: Stranger helps family of three after the driver leaves scene of crash

A mother and her two young children reunited with a man who they say saved their lives after a car crash.

Help clear the shelters in the Midlands on Aug. 17

Adoption fees are waived or reduced so animals can find their forever families.

  Columbia Housing Authority votes to close Harden Street Save-A-Lot

Residents near the grocery store have been worried for weeks it could close.

Beloved record shop in Five Points rocks n’ rolls with the changes, celebrating 40 years in business

A renowned music store in Five Points celebrated 40 years in business a few weeks ago. The secret to its longevity just might be that the business has stayed true to its roots.

Proper military burial for unclaimed veteran to be held at Fort Jackson National Cemetery

Legionnaires from American Legion Post 193 of Chapin will lay to rest the cremated remains of U.S. Army Veteran SPC 3 Devon D. Kobold at the Fort Jackson National Cemetery on Aug. 16 at 10 a.m.

  ‘A straight-up mess’: Woman says illegal dumpers are ruining her Richland County neighborhood

Linda Abney has been living in her home for six years, and says, since she moved in folks have been tossing out everything from furniture to dead animals on the side of the road.

Aiken Co. Coroner identifies victim of fatal semi-tractor trailer crash on I-20

The Aiken County Coroner's Office has identified the driver of a semi-tractor trailer who died in a crash on I-20 this morning.

  Parents of man killed on I-95 in Orangeburg while suffering schizophrenic event speak out on failure of SC first responders

It’s been almost a year since a man died when he was hit by a car on I-95 in Orangeburg County. Paul Tarashuk had schizophrenia and his family says he was having an episode when it happened.

  Community Builder: Columbia woman works to recruit next generation of nurses

Data from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services shows 10 years from now, South Carolina could face a shortage of 10,000 nurses.

  Local organizations hold roundtable to discuss gun violence, mass shootings, and white nationalism

A roundtable was held by local organizations, state leaders, and law enforcement to address concerns about gun violence, mass shootings, and white nationalism.

  Temporary road closures planned for Aug. 19th - August 23rd in Sumter County

Officials with Sumter County have announced temporary road closures on North Main Street just before the U.S. 378 bypass bridge for road construction.

  Richland Co. Coroner re-dedicates county cemetery

The first round of improvements made to the Richland County Cemetary was unveiled during a re-dedication ceremony this morning.

‘Friends’ is coming back (in theaters) for its 25th anniversary

They’ll be there for you, like they’ve been there before.

  City of Columbia working to take on aggressive drivers on Kilbourne Road

The City of Columbia is trying to make your neighborhood roads safer.

  ‘We’re ahead of schedule,’ says BullStreet District developer as REI construction continues

If you’ve made your way down Bull Street lately, you’ve probably seen a wide stretch of construction right at the corner of Bull and Colonial Drive.