South Carolina farmers rush to harvest crops and prepare their fields before Hurricane Florence, a Category 4 storm, strikes. Peanuts and cotton are particularly threatened, while most corn has been harvested this year.
Beyonce and Jay-Z, like other artists, have specific requests for goods and services — called contract riders — while out on tour. Here’s a look at some of the mega couple’s requests from the current OTR II tour.
Waitr is the latest food-delivery service to begin in Columbia, SC, area. The service — officially launching Thursday, Aug. 23 — charges a flat fee on all orders for delivery and is expected to hire 200 people.
The Comet bus system in Columbia, SC, is offering shuttle rides to the Beyonce and Jay-Z concert at Williams-Brice Stadium Tuesday, Aug, 21. There will be two pick-up/drop-off sites in the Vista district downtown.
Willie Jewell’s Old School Bar-B-Q has announced that it will open its Lexington location at 105 Saluda Pointe Court on Wednesday, Aug. 22. The Lexington location will be open seven days a week from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Less than two years after opening, Persona Pizza has closed on Main Street in downtown Columbia, leaving no area locations of the restaurant in the Midlands and only three locations remaining nationwide, in Texas and California.
There are more alligators on the South Carolina coast and in the Lowcountry than in Columbia. But you can still see gators if you know where to look, from the Timmerman Trail on the Cayce Riverwalk to Riverfront Park.
University of South Carolina students can save money when they bring their student IDs to some local restaurants, movie theaters or art studios. The businesses include Palmetto Pig, Pawley’s Front Porch, Spotify.
One week ahead of Beyonce and Jay-Z’s On The Run II tour at Williams-Brice Stadium, a major road closure will be in place. George Rogers Blvd. will close at certain times during Aug. 16-23 between Key and Bluff roads.
McDonald’s has announced it is investing $109 million in South Carolina throughout 2018 and 2019 on the construction and modernization of 190 McDonald’s restaurants, transforming the customer experience inside and outside the restaurant.
The Outlets at Southern Commons, along the 12th Street Extension and Saxe Gotha Drive in Cayce, SC, is back on track. Once planned solely as a retail outlet center, new plans envision dining, entertainment, residential options.