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Brighten your night with Holiday Lights on the River

Columbia residents can see more than one million lights at Saluda Shoals Park's Holiday Lights on the River, the largest drive through lights display in the Midlands.

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They call him the Chicken Man

Columbia resident Ernest Lee has been painting chickens in downtown Columbia for over 17 years. But what's interesting is how he began painting chickens, and how he almost passed on the opportunity that would lead to him becoming "The Chicken Man".

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Craft beer is here to stay, brewers say

Twisted Spur's drink board advertises multiple craft beer selections. Twisted Spur's drink board advertises multiple craft beer selections.

 Breweries are cropping up all over the country. The craft beer market has recorded growth in sales each year as more and more customers clamor for the specialized brews. 

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Glassblower creates pieces that warm people's hearts

Professional glassblower Ken Curtiss has created airy glass creations, an artistic endeavor that he says is also a major stress reliever for this former corporate employee.

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Vista shooting survivor remembers sounds of gunfire, shouts of "Run!"

Vista bartender Holly Hill witnessed the Vista shooting on Sept. 16 that left eight wounded. She's still trying to get over what she saw that night.

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McKissick Museum hosts traditional Mardi Gras costumes from HBO's 'Treme'

The Mardi Gras Indians and their ornate costumes have been a New Orleans tradition since the 1800s, but this tradition is in danger of disappearing.

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New cameras in Lexington could clear the daily, heavy traffic

Lexington County has installed traffic cameras at 19 intersections that could be the solution to clearing the heavily congested morning commute.

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On the Edisto River, a fight for water and a way of life

Residents of Wagener, South Carolina, concerned about the Edisto River have joined together to fight huge withdrawals of water by a mega potato farm and to urge DHEC to alter surface water rules.

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Why your Christmas tree could cost more this year

Christmas tree farms across the nation are reporting shortages of trees. Find out why there's a shortage and why your Christmas tree might cost more this year.

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Dreamers rally for clean Dream Act amid bill's uncertain future

Supporters of DACA and its recipients rallied at the State House Wednesday for the National Day of Action for Dreamers and the Dream Act of 2017.

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Hip look, new books, and a Band Shell

The St. Andrews Richland County Library located on Broad River Road is finally open to the public. The newly renovated library boasts technology opportunities for all Richland County residents.

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LuLaRoe consultant upbeat despite company's business woes

California-based LuLaRoe is facing lawsuits and turmoil among its sales consultants, but one Midlands seller says she sees a bright future for the company. 

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West Columbia police embark on hair-raising, cancer-fighting time

Officers are having some fun and raising cancer awareness as they participate in “No Shave November." It's getting hairy this month at the West Columbia Police Department.

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Drunken driving devastates lives of those left behind

Drunken driving takes the loves of loved ones and devastates those who are left behind. Two survivors of road tragedies share their horrific stories and lessons learned. 

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Reading is food for the mind

While some people do physical exercise throughout the day, others enjoy the mental exercise of reading a book. A new study suggests reading boosts brain power. 

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Two new civil rights historical markers erected in Columbia

Historical markers placed by SC63 in downtown Columbia honor students who participated in 1960s-era sit-ins and cleared the way for desegregation of public facilities.

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"The sun is my clock in life"

Daylight saving time is behind us, but to some the time change doesn't affect them.  Find out what one farmer had to say about the time change.

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South Carolina State Fair brings stampede of cattle competitors to Columbia

Cattle competitions at the South Carolina State Fair bring people from across the state, and their cows, to compete for prizes and bovine bragging rights.

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The play's the thing: Three SC theaters connect communities to stage with contemporary, creative works

Playhouses across the state challenge their community into thinking of and discussing critical issues of the day.

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Spooky low deals: get them before they're gone!

Halloween pop-up stores are offering deep discounts in their final days. Many customers are taking advantage of the spooky low deals.

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In South Carolina and beyond, opioid epidemic wreaks havoc

Addiction for a 13-year-old boy started with a dose of cough medicine. Now Jared Campbell is in recovery but his story resonates throughout the nation as President Trump declares a national public health emergency.

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Bucking millennial trend, USC sweethearts ready to say "I do"

Elizabeth Rogers and Nick Doyle – University of South Carolina graduate students – have been dating for six years, and people are asking, “Why don’t you just get married?” For many of this generation, it’s not that simple. 

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Scout's honor: This Scoutmaster says admission of girls will strengthen youth organization and families

The decision to admit girls into Boy Scout programs was met with both support and criticism. One local Scoutmaster offers insight to the public's questioning of the recent announcement.

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Bright lights, sweet confections as the South Carolina State Fair opens

Wednesday, the South Carolina State Fair opens its 147th year. Vendors from near and far look forward to handing out treats to customers.

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Twentieth anniversary of the S.C. Silent Witness Ceremony

Domestic violence victims from the previous year are honored at South Carolina's annual Silent Witness Ceremony. This year, the event held it's 20th anniversary of raising awareness for domestic abuse.

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Congaree attracts more visitors but remains a quiet retreat

Congaree National Park experienced a record-breaking year for visitor turnout in 2016. But compared to the more crowded western parks, Congaree still remains a haven for peaceful hikes and camping.

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