University of South Carolina and Clemson University offer free, online textbooks for some courses, which can reduce the cost of books and supplies. The Open Educational Resources, or OERs, have been correlated with better grades.
Sarah Monteith Rama will open Duck Duck Goose at 2816 Devine St. The shop will be an extension of Rama’s online business, which sells her curated collection of classic children’s clothing online. The shop will open in August.
The Hardee’s at 4301 Sunset Blvd. inside the Exxon Mobil gas station has permanently closed. The restaurant was located across Ginny Lane from the Chick-fil-A-anchored Saluda Pointe shopping center. Only two Hardee’s remain open in Lexington.
Freddy’s Frozen Custard & Steakburgers will open its third Midlands area location Tuesday, July 17, at 10611 Broad River Rd. in Irmo. The new restaurant joins two other Freddy’s locations on Sunset Boulevard and Killian Road.
The Midlands are full of restaurants where you can get a good hot dog. Here are four area restaurants where you can get the dog of your choice when you celebrate National Hot Dog Day this year on Wednesday, July 18.
HGTV Magazine has sponsored with AR Workshop locations across the nation — including Midlands locations on Sunset Boulevard in Lexington and in Forest Acres — to host a DIY Weekend on Friday and Saturday, July 20 and 21.
Jacksonville, Fla.-based Willie Jewell’s Old School Bar-B-Q restaurant will be opening in Lexington in the Saluda Pointe shopping center in the space formerly occupied by Barberitos Southwestern Grille and Cantina.
Sukiya Japanese Steakhouse has opened in the Lowes Foods-anchored Lexington Square shopping center on Sunset Boulevard. The restaurant is the second Aiken-based restaurant to open in the center following the opening of WingPlace last week.
Batesburg's newest eatery — Manna Cafe Family Restaurant — is farm-to-table and features vegetables and meats from area farmers. The restaurant will host its official grand opening and ribbon cutting on Tuesday, July 17.
Two new restaurants have opened in Lexington — both near the town's two new Lowes Foods grocery stores. WingPlace has opened on Sunset Boulevard; Locos 4 Chicken Peruvian restaurant has opened in the former Crescent Moon location.
Nicky's Pizzeria, which opened its first location five years ago at 2123 Greene St. in Five Points, will open a location at 102 E. Main St. in Lexington in the space formerly home to longtime embroidery and crochet business The Needler.
After 21 years, the Chick-fil-A located at 5560 Sunset Blvd. will be torn down to make way for a brand new state-of-the-art Chick-fil-A restaurant to be constructed in what is now the current restaurant's parking lot.
The newest location for the Winston-Salem, N.C.-based Lowes Foods at 4711 Forest Drive will open on July 18. The 51,500 square foot store will employee approximately 150 people and will mirror the grocer's Lexington locations.
A new cafe and caterer has opened on Columbia's Main Street. God's Blessing Cafe, at 1801 Main St., serves Southern-style breakfast and lunch. The menu includes fried chicken, Salisbury steak, collard greens and green beans.
Though many new restaurants have opened in Lexington in the past few years, there are some longtime, family-owned dining staples such as Stephano's, Farmer's Shed, Main Street Cafe and Lexington Arms that are still missed by many.
One Taco Two Taco owner Arif Rizvi is back on the restaurant scene with plans to open a new restaurant on West Main Street in Lexington. RF's Corner Grill will feature some of Rizvi's former restaurant favorites along with new delights.
Lidl is bringing Heidi Klum's newest clothing line to all the German-based discount grocer's U.S. stores, including the Lidl at 5215 Sunset Blvd. in Lexington. This is the first line of Klum's at Lidl featuring matching clothes for kids.
CottonTown Brew Lab plans to add a covered, wraparound deck to its location, a renovated former garage located on Franklin Street in the historic CottonTown neighborhood. The addition will allow the microbrewery to add a tasting room..
Tiffany's Bakery & Eatery, which originally opened in Columbia in 1977, plans to open its new store on Two Notch Road in October. The store initially opened in Columbia Place mall. The new location will be in the former Movies at Polo.
Frozen yogurt shop TCBY has closed its Lexington location on Columbia Avenue behind Rush's meaning the chain no longer has a footprint in the Midlands and, in fact, only operates five other locations in the state of South Carolina.