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Photos: Lexington County Chili Cookoff draws big crowd for 10th annual event

The annual Lexington County Chili Cookoff was back in action for a 10th time Feb. 18, continuing to draw big crowds with its mix of community and warming grub. This year, the event spilled into the … more

10 years later, Lexington County Chili Cook Off has grown, still about community

It’s a Lexington County tradition a decade in the making this year.  more

A guide to Valentine’s Day in Lexington County

To help your celebration live up, the Chronicle has some suggestions, with ideas ranging from where to get flowers to where to eat to local activities and more. more

Cayce museum adds exhibit spotlighting history of city's Black community

A little more than a week into Black History Month, the Cayce Historical Museum is unveiling a new permanent exhibit spotlighting the history of its African-American community. more

Supported by community, Batesburg-Leesville farm sanctuary cares for 200 potbelly pigs

Just down the road from downtown Batesburg-Leesville is an animal sanctuary like no other. Cotton Branch is home to more than 200 surrendered animals from across the U.S. The thing that sets them apart is the farm’s potbelly pigs. more

Photos: Savage Craft celebrates 3rd anniversary with help from country singer Cody Webb

Savage Craft Ale Works, West Columbia’s resident craft brewery, celebrated three years in business Jan. 27. more

Get bewitched by Village Square Theatre’s latest play

A romantic comedy between a witch and a publisher is portrayed for the first time at Village Square Theatre for two weekends. more

Photos: Attendees brave cold to show off, check out collectable cars in Irmo

Despite waking up to some of the lowest temperatures the area has seen thus far this winter, local car enthusiasts still showed up in the parking lot of the Irmo location of Bart’s Crazy Good Coffee. more

Photos: More than 150-year-old organ featured in recital

An instrument steeped in history. more

Photos: Kayakers paddled, ran and swam at the Millrace Massacre and Iceman Championships

For a 24th year, kayakers and canoeists took to the cold Saluda River for the Millrace Massacre and Iceman Championships. more

Photos: New Brookland Tavern’s last night in West Columbia, first night in Five Points

"I walked into the old space Friday night with a bad attitude and too much of that 'kids these days' cynicism that chains people to the past. I’m getting older. We all are." more

Antebellum Christmas traditions in Lexington

Christmas traditions in pre-1860 Lexington were a little different than what they are today.  more

Photos: Lexington celebrates season with Snowball Carnival

With perfect weather, Lexington’s Snowball Carnival, the centerpiece of the town’s annual Snowball Festival that was postponed from earlier in the month due to inclement conditions, drew a crowd to the Icehouse Amphitheater. more

Photos: Steel Hands says cheers to five years

Cayce’s Steel Hands Brewing went all out in celebrating its first five years in business. more

Photos: Lexington Christmas parade attracts big crowd

A large crowd came out to enjoy the lovely weather and a variety of marching and rolling participants, as the Town of Lexington finished off its 2023 Snowball Festival with a Christmas Parade. more

Photos: Lake Murray Christmas Light Boat Parade returns, awards more than $2K to winners

The event, put on by the Capital City/Lake Murray Country regional tourism board, returned after being canceled last year due to low water levels. more

Lexington resident runs mobile petting zoo to educate public about animals

A Lexington resident has turned her love for animals into an educational business. more

Some Lexington County holiday events postpone, cancel ahead of potentially rainy weekend

The threat of a rainy Friday night and Saturday is changing holiday event plans in Lexington County. more

Chapin theatre adapts classic Christmas film for holiday season

Chapin Theatre Company is presenting a live radio play of “It’s a Wonderful Life” with a bit of a twist while remaining true to the spirit of the classic film. more

Change to Lexington County’s Christmas concert calendar reflects ongoing Methodist schism

With one Lexington County holiday concert having departed to another church, its previous home is presenting a new show under the old moniker. more

Holiday events light up the season in Lexington County

‘Tis the season for holiday gatherings and merriment. Lexington County isn’t short on festive events, with options in seemingly every nook and cranny. more

Photos: Lexington Police provides Bountiful Harvest for community

The pre-Thanksgiving event targeted at feeding the community packing more than 200 food boxes. more

Photos: Riverbanks Zoo highlights endangered species with holiday display ‘Wild Lights’

The zoo has a new look this holiday season. more

Lexington Police, Serve and Connect continue Thanksgiving outreach event

Six years ago, the Lexington Police Department first helped people in the community receive a Thanksgiving meal while als providing resources to live a better life. more

Photos: Pelion Peanut Party boiled and paraded again

The Pelion Peanut Party was back for another year Nov. 3 and 4. more
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