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Nerd culture, comics thrive in Columbia

Columbia is becoming known for his hospitality to nerd subculture. The capital city plays host to three specialized comic and fantasy conventions annually. 

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Upstate winemakers clear path for millennial vintners

Upstate winery owners Josh and Deb Jones got married, eliminated their student debt and bought a winery all by age 29. Now, they are taking advantage of the growing agritourism trend in the Palmetto state.

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Amid the grapevines: Vineyard owners love life close to nature

Beautiful landscapes and the help of family and friends motivate South Carolina winemakers in their often labor-intensive jobs. We take a glimpse into life on vineyards in the Midlands and Lowcountry.

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Artist Tyrone Geter: Searching for a universal language

Tyrone Geter has spent his artistic life searching for ways to express a universal language. Now people are starting to discover the deep revelations in his larger-than-life pieces.

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Making it over the bridge

The Cooper River Bridge run is an experience to behold. Here is all that you missed in Charleston last Saturday.

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Unpredictable weather, breaking buds part of S.C. winemaking life

Vintners across the state often use native muscadine grapes in their speciality wines. But fickle spring weather can play havoc with the grape, despite its hardy nature. As winemakers watch the weather, they also work to build a growing agritourism movement. First of a three-part series.

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Scholarly pursuit: The legacy of a civil rights archivist

As!historians look back at South Carolina’s fight for civil rights, they can look to Willie Harriford, who knew the importance of documenting the pursuit of equality for a later generation.

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Emmy award-winning filmmaker coming to Columbia

Award-winning!documentary filmmaker Stanley Nelson Jr. will hold a screening of his film, "Tell Them We are Rising" at the Booker T. Washington Auditorium Friday. The event is part of the Media and Civil Rights Symposium held at the University of South Carolina starting Thursday.

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Spicing up South Carolina

The!signature red and green rooster bottle is taking over grocery store shelves and restaurants, and has even inspired merchandise.

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Vape, vape, and away

Vape!shops are becoming more common in big cities, and Columbia is no different. The industry is making its way into the capital city business by business.

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  • Creating functional art from recycled skateboards

    Creating functional art from recycled skateboards

    In a small workshop in his Forest Acres home, Larry Reaves melds form and function to make artistic pieces out of recycled skateboards.

    In a small Forest Acres household workshop, Larry Reaves is creating products that blend form and function using the medium of recycled skateboards.

  • A map of infinite connections

    A map of infinite connections

    Local artist Michael Dantlzer is making a splash with his abstract mural map of Columbia. The mural is one of several art installments funded by Leadership Columbia.

    Local!artist!Michael Dantzler is making a splash with his abstract mural map of Columbia. The mural is one of several art installments funded by Leadership Columbia.

  • EdVenture celebrates Dr. Seuss’s 113th with "Green Eggs and Ham"

    EdVenture celebrates Dr. Seuss’s 113th with "Green Eggs and Ham"

    EdVenture hosted Seuss-tastic activities on March 2 to get children excited about reading, with a visit from new South Carolina Lt. Gov. Kevin Bryant.

    EdVenture hosted Seuss-tastic activities on March 2 to get children excited about reading, with a visit from new South Carolina Lt. Gov. Kevin Bryant.

  • "Ya-Ya-Y'all" at Cola Mardi Gras

    "Ya-Ya-Y'all" at Cola Mardi Gras

    The Krewe de Columbi-Ya-Ya is bringing the Mardi Gras spirit to Columbia on Saturday with a wild parade and festival with drinks, food and live music.

    The!Krewe de Columbi-Ya-Ya is bringing the Mardi Gras spirit to Columbia on Saturday with a wild parade and festival at City Roots with drinks, food and live music.

  • Beaches ban alcohol on shore, move party indoors

    Beaches ban alcohol on shore, move party indoors

    With college spring break on the horizon, many seaside destinations have placed bans on beach alcohol consumption to prevent rowdy behavior and litter issues.

    With!college spring break on the horizon, many seaside destinations have placed bans on beach alcohol consumption to prevent rowdy behavior and litter issues.

  • USC first lady promotes heart healthy lifestyle through Mediterranean cuisine

    USC first lady promotes heart healthy lifestyle through Mediterranean cuisine

    Patricia Moore-Pastides cooked up tips for heart health and overall wellness during an event on Feb. 16. She provided free recipe cards and held a signing for her two Mediterranean cookbooks.

    Patricia Moore-Pastides cooked up tips for heart health and overall wellness during an event on Feb. 16. She provided free recipe cards and held a signing for her two Mediterranean cookbooks.

  • From the Slums of Africa to the dance studio in Columbia

    From the slums of Africa to the dance studio in Columbia

    From the slums of Kenya to the barre, kids from Africa are getting the chance to learn the arts and come to America. With the help from people all around the state, dreams are quickly being turned into realities.

    A group of people from South is are turning dreams into realities. Kids from Africa are getting the chance to come to America learn the about the arts.  

  • Students channel inner programmer to create their own computer games

    Students channel inner programmer to create their own computer games

    High school and college students came together for Code Day Columbia, a national 24 hours competition to create their very own app or computer game from start to finish. 

    Over!30!high school!and college!students!came!together for Code Day Columbia, a national 24 hours competition to create their very own app or computer game from start to finish.

  • Valentine's Day is the big day for novelty shops

    Valentine's Day is the big day for novelty shops

    Flower shops and bakeries are not the only busy storefronts around town on Valentine's Day.

    Flower!shops!and!bakeries are not the only busy storefronts around town on Valentine's Day.

  • Freedom After the Disorder

    Freedom After the Disorder

    Eating disorders have the highest death rate of any mental illness and are two and a half times more likely to affect females than males. One USC student tells how the disorder played games in her mind to control her life. After recovery, she found the freedom to help others beat the disorder.

    Eating disorders have the highest death rate of any mental illness and are two and a half times more likely to affect females than males. One USC student tells how the disorder played games in her mind to control her life. After recovery, she found the freedom to help others beat the disorder. 

  • Who Says Girls Can't Shoot?

    Who Says Girls Can't Shoot?

    Women are now the fastest growing group of hand gun owners. They are now, more than ever, looking for products and services that tailor to them. South Carolina gun ranges are listening to their demands and creating new products and services.

    Women are now the fastest growing group of hand gun owners. They are now, more than ever, looking for products and services tailored to them. South Carolina gun ranges are listening to their demands and creating new products and services. 

  • USC students celebrate National Women's Health and Fitness Day

    USC students celebrate National Women's Health and Fitness Day

    USC students celebrated National Women's Health and Fitness Day by attending a Body Pump class offered at the Strom Thurmond Wellness and Fitness Center.

    USC students celebrated National Women's Health and Fitness Day by attending a Body Pump class offered at the Strom Thurmond Wellness and Fitness Center.

  • Columbia Fire Department hosts 19th annual Fire Prevention Parade

    Columbia Fire Department hosts 19th annual Fire Prevention Parade

    The Columbia Fire Department hosted its 19th annual Fire Prevention Parade as a precursor to Fire Prevention Week, Oct. 9-15. This year’s theme is “Don’t Wait—Check the date! Replace smoke alarms every 10 years!” to help promote community awareness and prevent injury.

    The Columbia Fire Department hosted its 19th annual Fire Prevention Parade as a precursor to Fire Prevention Week, Oct. 9-15. This year’s theme is “Don’t Wait—Check the date! Replace smoke alarms every 10 years!” to help promote community awareness and prevent injury.

  • Pirates take over Krispy Kreme for Talk Like A Pirate Day

    Pirates take over Krispy Kreme for Talk Like A Pirate Day

    Sept. 19 was International Talk Like a Pirate Day, and as a part of the fun, Krispy Kreme Doughnuts Inc. had a special promotion: talk like a pirate for one free doughnut and dress like a pirate for a free dozen of original glazed donuts.

    Sept. 19 was International Talk Like a Pirate Day, and as a part of the fun, Krispy Kreme Doughnuts Inc. had a special promotion: talk like a pirate for one free doughnut and dress like a pirate for a free dozen of original glazed donuts.

  • Columbia cinnamon roll restaurant uses business to give back to community

    Local restaurant uses business to give back to community

    The Divine Cinnamon Roll Deli does not just serve up warm, homemade cinnamon rolls like this one. The restaurant uses its position in the community to support local artists and businesses and give back to local charities and local heroes.

    The Divine Cinnamon Roll Deli does not just serve up warm, homemade cinnamon rolls like this one. The restaurant uses its position in the community to support local artists and businesses and give back to local charities and local heroes.

  • Special Report: 20 years of Pokemon mania

    Special Report: 20 years of Pokemon mania

    An in-depth look at Pokemon as a franchise and its place as one of the premiere entertainment giants in the world today.

    An in-depth look at Pokemon as a franchise and its place as one of the premiere entertainment giants in the world today.

  • Bagels and lox: A southern Jewish deli provides touch of northern culture

    Bagels and lox: A southern Jewish deli provides touch of northern culture

    Hello Deli, located in North Charleston, is owned and operated by Philadelphia native Harvey Nathan. Nathan says the area's rich Jewish history, along with Charleston's large tourist crowd has helped him thrive.

    Hello!Deli, located in North Charleston, is owned and operated by Philadelphia native Harvey Nathan. Nathan says the area's rich Jewish history, along with Charleston's large tourist crowd, has helped him thrive.

  • Congaree National Park protects land, South Carolina history

    Congaree National Park protects land, South Carolina history

    by  Micaela Wendell and Taylor Halle Congaree National Park harbors more than cypress trees and mud. It shelters echoes of South Carolina history. But many Midlands residents aren’t even aware of the park’s existence, much less its vibrant history, said Congaree National Park Ranger Greg Cunningham. “I’m surprised — I’ve been here probably a year and a half — how few people know about the place,” he said. About 30 minutes from C...

    Within!the!maze!of!cypress trees at Congaree National Park lies remnants of South Carolina's rich history.

  • Pokemon: Infographic

    Pokemon: Infographic

    A summary infographic of Pokemon and its 20-year history as a media empire, including information on the franchise in video games, comics, tv, movies, and more.

    A summary infographic of Pokemon and its 20-year history as a media empire, including information on the franchise in video games, comics, tv, movies, and more.

  • Online dating in SC? Swipe left

    Online dating in SC? Swipe left

    A recent study about virtual matchmaking suggests found that South Carolina is the sixth most dangerous place in the US for online dating.

    A!recent!study!about!virtual matchmaking suggests found that South Carolina is the sixth most dangerous place in the US for online dating.

  • Pokemon: New generation, new fans

    Pokemon: New generation, new fans

    Pokémon's fanbase crosses cultural and lingual barriers. Here's a look at the fan's who made the franchise an international sensation.

    Pokémon's fanbase crosses cultural and lingual barriers. Here's a look at the fan's who made the franchise an international sensation.

  • A look back

    Lost, but not forgotten. Springs Park. By Kyle Vuille Just a mile outside of small town Lancaster where empty storefronts line Main Street, an abandoned park serves as a reminder of a time when American textile factories were thriving and small town workers had a grasp of the American dream. From the 1930s to 1989, Springs Park was the place to be with merry-go-rounds, snack bars, steam-propelled mini trains, hiking trails and campgrounds surrounded by a beautiful, lush lands...

    From!the!1930s!to!1989,!Springs Park was the place to be with merry-go-rounds, snack bars, hiking trails and campgrounds surrounded by a beautiful, lush lands...

  • REVIEW: "Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice"

    REVIEW: "Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice"

    Crashing into theaters on March 25, 2016, “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice” promises an epic fight between two of comic's founding superheroes. Does "Batman v Superman" redeem the flawed "Man of Steel," or does director Zack Snyder make the same mistakes.

    Superheroes collide in an epic fight in “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice." Does "Batman v Superman" redeem the flawed "Man of Steel," or does director Zack Snyder make the same mistakes?

  • As print media wane, comic books reign

    As print media wane, comic books reign

    Midlands comic book stores are living to fight another day despite the common trend of print publications going digital. Although publishers do offer online editions of comic books and graphic novels, print editions are still hot on the shelves. Eric Woodward, the owner of Scratch N Spin in West Columbia, attributes the recent success of comics to the rise of superhero movies and their resulting merchandise, such as video games and action figures. “As far as we’re concer...

    Comic!books!are flourishing even in the digital age. Midlands comic book store owners think multiple factors have contributed to comics' continued success.

  • Converse: Then and now

    Converse: Then and now

    Converse sneakers were once known as THE basketball shoes, but have since evolved into something bigger. The shoes are now considered fashion pieces and are worn by people of all ages. 

    Converse sneakers were once known as THE basketball shoes, but have since evolved into something bigger. The shoes are now considered fashion pieces and are worn by people of all ages. 

  • USC class takes scientific approach to evaluating Super Bowl ads

    USC class takes scientific approach to evaluating Super Bowl ads

    A group of USC students is analyzing Super Bowl ads scientifically and objectively, straying from the norm of how most Super Bowl viewers watch commercials.

    A group of USC students is analyzing Super Bowl ads scientifically and objectively, straying from the norm of how most Super Bowl viewers watch commercials.

  • City of greens: Sustainability in Columbia

    City of greens: Sustainability in Columbia

    How you can reduce your ecological footprint in Columbia? From buying local produce from farms like City Roots, to eating out at restaurants who source from the Midlands area. 

    From buying local produce to eating out at restaurants that source from the Midlands area, there are ways to reduce your ecological footprint.

  • REVIEW: Kanye West's 'The Life of Pablo'

    REVIEW: Kanye West's 'The Life of Pablo'

    Rapper and hip hop icon Kanye West has released his eighth studio album, "The Life of Pablo." Take a look at the album through the eyes of a long time Kanye supporter.

    Rapper and hip hop icon Kanye West has released his eighth studio album, "The Life of Pablo." Take a look at the album through the eyes of a long time Kanye supporter.

  • USC dance marathon raises $60,000 in one day

    USC dance marathon raises $60,000 in one day

    The University of South Carolina dance marathon was on Greene Street and Pickens Street bridge yesterday trying to raise $60,000 in twenty four hours for their day of miracles.

    The University of South Carolina dance marathon was on Greene Street and Pickens Street bridge yesterday trying to raise $60,000 in twenty four hours for their day of miracles.

  • Midlands Area Senior Games encourages competition, health changes

    Midlands Area Senior Games encourages competition, health changes

    Senior Games are underway once again this year. For over a quarter of a century, the Games have folks 50 and older in the area an opportunity to compete with friends and learn about healthier lifestyles.

    Senior Games are underway once again this year. For over a quarter of a century, the Games have folks 50 and older in the area an opportunity to compete with friends and learn about healthier lifestyles.

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