The California Dreaming restaurant in Columbia, SC, was damaged in a fire Sunday, June 17, 2018. The restaurant is near the University of South Carolina and the State House, off of Assembly Street. Firefighters battled a blaze in the attic.
S.C. Rep. James Smith of Columbia avoided a runoff on Tuesday, June 12, 2018, in a three-way Democratic primary race. In November, Smith will face the victor of the June 26 GOP runoff between Gov. Henry McMaster and John Warren.
Emergency crews are responding to a possible drowning in Lake Murray that happened the afternoon of Sunday, June 17, 2018, according to the S.C. Department of Natural Resources. Details remain scarce, but DNR's dive team has responded.
South Carolina officials are adding a concession stand at Williams-Brice Stadium for the 2018 football, season. Athletics director Ray Tanner said bigger changes might be coming in 2019, after the team's football operations center is completed.
South Carolina schools have been underfunded by $2.1 billion in the last 16 years because lawmakers replaced general fund allocations to colleges with lottery revenue, according to a 2018 audit. USC and Clemson have been the hardest hit.
The town of Lexington will begin a major overhaul of road ways in downtown. The SC-6 One-Way Pair Project begins with the resurfacing of Main St. in downtown Lexington. The project will end with one ways for Church St. and Lake Dr.
Some islands off the Palmetto State offer intriguing adventures beyond the sand and surf. Day trips from Columbia, South Carolina, include Daufuskie, Sandy and Morgan islands; a boardwalk of restaurants; and chapel ruins.
Officials spent the early morning hours Friday searching the Congaree River near the Blossom Street Bridge for a man they believed fell over. A USC police officer was on the bridge and an intoxicated man crossing disappeared.
Legislators placed trout fishing limits on part of the lower Saluda River last month. The idea is to protect the trout population. Anglers still can catch as many trout as they want but must throw them back in a more than 2-mile stretch.
After a man was shot at the Obama gas station on Farrow Road, police have arrested the store's clerk, according to a Columbia police statement. Antar Daralhaj was arguing with a customer Saturday afternoon about overcharging for gas.
A mission at Riverbanks Zoo in Columbia, SC, is to help create habitats for endangered animals. A member of the Association of Zoos & Aquariums, the zoo has new babies, including a giraffe, lion cubs, a gorilla, koala and tortoises.
A new restaurant with rooftop seating is coming to 1649 Main St in Columbia, SC. Hendrix, a chef-driven restaurant, will open in fall 2018 in the upper floors of the former Hennessey's building at the corner of Main and Blanding streets.
Timothy "TJ" Langfitt Jr. was killed in a car crash June 12, 2018, in Lexington County SC. His friends and teammates from the Gilbert High School wrestling team are selling T-shirts to raise money for the grieving Langfitt family.
Dick Harpootlian is fed up with the S.C. Legislature. So the sharp-tongued former S.C. Democratic Party chairman is running for state Senate, saying he wants to fix what he sees as legislative incompetence.
S.C. voters on Tuesday, June 12, 2018, forgave one candidate after revelations of past domestic abuse but kicked out of office another who criticized the president. Here are five things we learned from the Democratic and GOP primaries.
A 14-point margin is a steep climb — but not insurmountable — for political novice John Warren, the Upstate mortgage lender seeking the GOP nomination for governor, observers say. Tuesday, Warren forced Gov. Henry McMaster into a runoff.
State Rep. James Smith of Columbia won the Democratic Party's nomination for S.C. governor on Tuesday, June 12, 2018, as he and his party try to reclaim the S.C. Governor's Mansion for the first time in 20 years.
Medical marijuana passed by a landslide in the a nonbinding advisory ballot question in the South Carolina Democratic primary election on Tuesday. The vote is another boost for medical marijuana in the Palmetto State.
Timothy Robert Langfitt, 18, was killed in a single-car crash in Lexington County, SC, on Tuesday, June 12, 2018. The recent Gilbert High School graduate was active in athletic teams and his church and planned to go to the University of South Carolina and pursue a military career.
The mom whose baby was found dead in a diaper box after she reported her missing has been charged with murder. Breanna Denise Lewis, of Chesterfield County, was charged with killing her 11-moth-old baby Monday.