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Pelion Peanut Party keeps bringing town together after all these years

Small South Carolina towns abound with food-centered festivals. For Pelion, it’s the annual Peanut Party. more

Lexington community theater takes on ‘Addams Family’ for the first time

Lexington’s resident community theater is taking on a classic cartoon turned TV show turned movie turned Broadway musical. more

Photos: Woofstock featured doggies in costume, raised money for their care

For the second year, the Humane Society of South Carolina raised funds to support its efforts caring for animals in the state with its Woofstock event. more

The ideas behind some of Lexington’s Main Street scarecrows

For a second year, Lexington businesses are engaging in some friendly competition and decorating downtown for October. more

Photos: Gilbert hosts food festival 'Spooktacular'

Halloween spirit and delicious aromas were in the air at Gilbert Community Park as the Foodees Food and Culture Festival returned to Lexington County for the second time this year with a three-day Spooktacular. more

New Brookland Tavern explains why it’s leaving West Columbia for Five Points

What was previously the longest continuously running music club in Lexington County will be moving across the Congaree River. more

Lexington farm looks to bring back heirloom pumpkin, once the local go-to for pies

The Dutch Fork pumpkin was once the preferred pumpkin for pies in South Carolina. And while that tradition has faded over time, one business is bringing it back to Lexington County. more

Lexington's Big Thursday keeps giving meaningful twist to Carolina-Clemson rivalry

The Carolina-Clemson rivalry captivates attention statewide each year. It’s also the crux of a perennial local fundraiser. more

Photos: Lexington County sheriff defends peanut eating crown at State Fair

A slight drizzle of rain didn’t hinder the Lexington County Blowfish’s 4th Annual Celebrity Boiled Peanut Eating Contest. more

Chapin Theatre supports breast cancer awareness with original play

Comedy with heart comes to the stage at the Chapin Theatre Company with the original play “Stilt Girl” written by Lou Clyde. The story gathers five uniquely different characters through … more

Meet Me at the Rocket: 2023 highlights at the SC State Fair

The South Carolina State Fair is here, and many in Lexington County will make the short trip to Columbia to take advantage. more

Irmo theater cancels Nick Carter show. The Chronicle talked with him beforehand

The paper spoke with the Backstreet Boys singer under the condition that there would be no questions about recent sexual assault allegations made against him. more

Photos: Irmo Okra Strut rolls through 49th year

The Irmo Okra Strut, the town’s signature annual event was back in action Sept. 29-30. more

With 2023 festival looming, Irmo Okra Strut considers big changes for 50th anniversary

Irmo’s Okra Strut Festival, the town’s signature annual event, is back again this year to celebrate its 49th anniversary.  more

Photos: Clinton Sease Farm challenges you to conquer 8-acre corn maze

For nearly two decades a Lexington County farm has been bringing creative fun for local residents with its corn maze. more

#TinoTough: Community rallies around young baseball player diagnosed with cancer

A Lexington first grader is facing challenges unlike most kids his age, but he’s got help. more

Photos: West Columbia draws big crowd for inaugural music festival

The city-backed Meeting Street Music Fest shut down its namesake corridor between State Street and Ninth Street. more

Lexington theater offers ‘unexpected interpretation’ of ‘Anne of Green Gables’

Village Square Theatre is putting a modern-day twist on a classic 19th century children’s novel. more

Chapin Art Trail, mural look to foster beauty, creativity in lakeside town

Chapin is artfully growing with a new downtown mural and an art trail, both unveiled during the town’s recent Labor Day festivities. more

Bars, venues within its imprint mixed on West Columbia’s new music festival

West Columbia is set to put on an inaugural music festival and block party this weekend, but some businesses along the imprint are skeptical about the city’s approach. more

Lexington-born director screens award-winning film 'La Lucha' in the Midlands

As a kid, all Rand Courtney had was passion for a hobby that would later turn him into an award-winning director. The Lexington native came home to the Midlands last month to screen his latest film, “La Lucha: Getting Schooled in America.” more

Photos: Chapin marks Labor Day with parade, festival, car show

What looked to be thousands showed up for Chapin’s annual Labor Day parade. more

Chapin Labor Day Festival adds Latin flair to annual block party

Chapin Labor Day festival-goers will have a Latin fiesta to partake in during this weekend’s sixth annual festivities. more

Photos: Lexington amphitheater hosts craft beer festival

Lexington’s For the Love of Hops Craft Beer Festival was back in action at the Icehouse Amphitheater downtown Aug. 26. more

Lexington’s craft beer fest clears hurdles to get all local breweries on lineup

Lexington is welcoming breweries from all over the Carolinas as For the Love of Hops Craft Beer Festival, which takes over the town’s Icehouse Amphithere this weekend. more
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