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Photos: Lexington County Chili Cook Off 2023

Hundreds packed into the Icehouse Amphitheater and Pavilion Feb. 19 as the Lexington County Chili Cook Off returned for another year. More than 30 teams cooked chili for the crowd at the ninth annual event. more

Lexington County Chili Cook Off continues stirring the pot with annual event

It’s time for a little friendly culinary competition. more

Lexington pit master maintains winning ways in statewide competition

A Lexington pit master notched his fifth Top 5 finish in South Carolina’s Master Barbecue Awards. more

Stay Here, Play Here: Lexington County events for the week of Feb. 16

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Photos: Lake Murray Polar Plunge

On Feb. 11, hundreds of people ran into frigid Lake Murray for a good cause. more

Lexington production of ‘Matilda’ offers weird, resonant tale with live musicians

While most junior productions at Village Square Theatre use pre-recorded backing tracks, "Matilda Jr." opted for a live band. more

Columbia Kings ‘n Things continues drag series at The Hideout

The drag group is hosting a brunch in West Columbia. more

Author details personal connections, facts about Lake Murray

Marjorie Kneece’s second book is very personal to her and her family history.  more

Stay Here, Play Here: Lexington County events for the week of Feb. 9

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Lexington County Museum looks to preserve, represent diverse history

With its annual fundraising gala set for next week, the Lexington County Museum looks to maintain momentum and move toward grounds improvements. more

Cayce announces details for 2023 Soiree on State

Cayce’s signature event will be back in March with a familiar name topping the musical lineup. more

A guide to Valentine’s Day in Lexington County

The Chronicle put together a guide to help residents figure out their Valentine’s strategy, offering ideas for restaurants and gifts along with some more outside-the-box suggestions.  more

Muralist who created West Columbia centerpiece paints public art full-time

Christine Crawford, a muralist, has painted four murals in Lexington County, including a mural for MOD Pizza and a particularly visible alleyway along State Street in West Columbia. more

Stay Here, Play Play Here: Lexington County events for the week of Feb. 3

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The Decline of Granby

As noted in the last column about Granby, the area continued to flourish in the late 18th century despite losing its courthouse in 1791.  more

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.  more

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. more

Stay Here, Play Here: Lexington County events for the week of Jan. 26

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The History of Gaston

The area around the Town of Gaston was mostly occupied by small family farms, sawmills and turpentine stills until 1890 or so.  more

Stay Here, Play Here: Lexington County events for the week of Jan. 19

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Irmo’s Harbison Theatre keeps the bar high with upcoming shows

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. more

Lexington County offers fitness variety for every body

Regaining control of health and fitness is an oft-repeated resolution for many when the new year dawns.  more

Stay Here, Play Here: Lexington County events for the week of Jan. 12

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Stay Here, Play Here: Lexington County events for the week of Jan. 5

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Annual kayak race brings out-of-state competitors to Saluda River

Kayaking gets adventurous and possibly dangerous with this weekend’s 23rd annual Millrace Massacre and Iceman Championships at the Saluda Riverwalk. more
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