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SC Philharmonic kicks off second season of Chamber Crawl concert series in Irmo

Classical music gets dressed-down and intimate at the second Chamber Crawl series from the S.C. Philharmonic. 
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Gray Collegiate rolls on Senior Night as player who collapsed on court returns

The last time Mychael Mitchell played at Gray Collegiate Academy’s new gymnasium, Senior Night was far from anyone’s mind.

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Irmo teacher lends artistic touch to Cayce, West Columbia

Kevin Pettit, an art teacher for Irmo High School, has painted two murals in Lexington County, including a mural for Ballard Law in West Columbia and Mrs. Goodfoot, a nail salon in Cayce.

From garage to retail: Irmo home store revamps used furniture

Beth Poore was simply repainting some of her own furniture in her garage and posting it online, then a friend suggested she have her own store.

Man in Red Bank killed wife, step-daughter before shooting himself, authorities say

Lexington County authorities report that a man shot and killed his wife and her daughter Jan. 29 in Red Bank before taking his own life.

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Lexington sweeps River Bluff, boys clinch share of Region 4-5A title

Third-ranked Lexington traveled to The Swamp and notched a 61-43 win over archrival River Bluff on Jan. 31.  The win clinched a share of the Region 4-5A title for the Wildcats (15-6, …
The Lexington X Middle School basketball championships took place Jan. 30 at Gilbert High School.
A pair of longtime Lexington County baseball coaches were named to the S.C. Baseball Coaches Association’s Hall of Fame’s newest class.
Senior night at Wildcat Gymnasium  on Jan. 27 saw a doubleheader sweep performed by host team Lexington High School. 
River Bluff and Chapin boys varsity wrestling teams met Jan. 27 in The Swamp to determine Region 4-5A. 
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The area around the Town of Gaston was mostly occupied by small family farms, sawmills and turpentine stills until 1890 or so. 
The 400-capacity theater that regularly books acts that bely its small size brings in acclaimed comedian Tom Papa, who makes his Midlands debut at the venue Jan. 20.
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The state Attorney General’s Office announced the arrest of two Lexington men on seven total charges related to attempted sexual exploitation of a minor.
A Columbia man who allegedly broke into a home in Gilbert has been arrested.
For the first time in nine weeks, Lexington County is no longer recommended to mask against COVID-19.
A probationary cadet with the Lexington County Sheriff’s Department was arrested earlier this month following an off-duty vehicle collision that left a 20-year-old man with a traumatic brain injury.
Business
The Columbia Metropolitan Airport isn’t quite back to the 10-year passenger record it set in 2019, but 2022 was the first year that it welcomed more than 1 million passengers since the start of …
10 years later, the Irmo roaster that started with a humble drive-through kiosk stands as one of the most recognizable coffee brands in the Midlands.
Retired U.S. Army Veteran Chris Montali simply wanted a place to smoke cigars and hang out closer to home.
Nearly a year after its short move was announced, Lexington’s “downtown” Sonic Drive-In is open in its new location along Columbia Avenue.
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The Town of Gaston just completed an election for two Town Council seats.
A new resource is seeking to inform local residents about emergency calls in real time.
The state Department of Transportation announced a road closure as it conducts repairs on a Lexington County bridge.
The Town of Irmo is proceeding with plans for a new town hall, while a prospective development to build a downtown area has hit a pause after public pushback.
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