Lexington

Irmo Town Park

By S. Flynn

Irmo Town Park

Clemson Extension Agent and Host of "Making It Grow" Amanda McNulty travels to Irmo, SC and talks with Public Services Director Whitt Cline about the Irmo Town Park. This park features walking trails, an amphitheater and picnic areas.

VIDEO | Cupcakes for a Cure Brings Sweetness to Lexington

By A. Esselman

A cupcake made by Cupcakes for a Cure

It is not often that you will see a fully functional business run by three 6th-graders. But that's exactly what Charlie, Katelyn, and Mattie are doing.

These three eleven-year-olds won't let their age stop them from running a thriving cupcake business. Check out how Charlie, Katelyn, and Mattie are changing the world one cupcake at a time.

Big Changes for Carmike Locations in Columbia

By K. Thakker

Movie theater seats

AMC Entertainment Holdings has announced its merger with Carmike Cinemas. This means big changes for the two Carmike locations in the Columbia area.

According to Coladaily.com, the merger will be completed at the end of 2016 and is valued at $1.1 billion dollars. This will make it the largest chain of movie theatres in the country.

Q&A | A Conversation with Kiosha Boyles About Social Media Use for Small Businesses

By M. Ziehe

Kiosha Boyles headshot

Kiosha Boyles is the owner of Digitize Marketing, a web marketing firm specializing in inbound marketing and digital media. Boyles is a Columbia College and University of South Carolina graduate with a master’s degree in mass communications. She is an active member of the Columbia Chamber and a Leadership Columbia graduate. Kiosha was recognized as an Influential Woman in Business by the Columbia Regional Business Report, a Top 20 under 40 by The State and a Top 40 Under 40 by the SC Black Pages.

Flood Recovery Efforts Continue in the Midlands

By M. Ziehe

House destroyed by the 2015 flood

Since 1996, Home Works of America, a Columbia, S.C.-based nonprofit, has been providing free home repairs to elderly, disabled and disadvantaged home owners across South Carolina, North Carolina and Georgia.

Their goal is to repair homes, while assisting youth in their development and empowering communities to meet the needs of their members. Volunteers include youth and adults, skilled and unskilled, from a variety of faith backgrounds and organizations.

Millennials More Likely to Cohabitate Before Marriage: Crunching the Numbers

By K. Park

Couple buying their new home

Several studies in recent years have found that millennials are more likely than previous generations to live together and even buy a home before marriage. The Pew Research Center finds that while only 22 percent of millennials are married, compared to 29 percent of Generation X-ers in 1997, the percentage of young adults 18-29 living with a partner to whom they are not married has increased from 5.8 percent in 1997 to 9.2 percent in 1997. 

Fresh Market and Ulta Coming to an Expanding Town of Lexington

By K. Park

Two construction workers looking at a construction paper

The Lexington Planning Commission has approved a site plan for a new commercial center in the Town of Lexington on Sunset Boulevard, reports ColaDaily.

Expected to join the development are Hobby Lobby, Ulta, a cosmetics store, and The Fresh Market, which previously expressed interest in locating in Lexington but was unable to find a suitable location.

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