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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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Craft beer is here to stay, brewers say

 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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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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Take a walk on the B-side: Vinyl sales are no surprise to record lovers

Vinyl record sales have taken off again with no signs of stopping, even amid the immediacy of digital music streaming.

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Halloween stores bring more than scares

Halloween is upon us and with it comes lots of fun and festivities. However, one store chain hopes to make an impact long past Oct. 31.

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A dream life inside a tiny home

Relocating to an Upstate tiny house community changed Debbie Stansfield's life.

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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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Mesmerizing 'Hunchback' production rings in Town Theatre's 99th season

Community theater Town Theatre begins its 99th season with a darker version of a familiar Disney movie: "The Hunchback of Notre Dame."

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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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  • Children are using iPads and tablets at an all-time high

    Children are using iPads and tablets at an all-time high

    Children are using mobile devices like iPads more than ever, but doctors say this isn't the best way they can learn at a young age.

    Children are using mobile devices like iPads more than ever, but doctors say this isn't the best way they can learn at a young age.

  • Risk of eating orders rises during college years

    Risk of eating orders rises during college years

    According to a recent study, 20 percent of college students have or have had an eating disorder. Many factors in the life of a college student can lead to an eating disorder and most go unnoticed. One college student tells her story.

    According to a recent study, 20 percent of college students have or have had an eating disorder. Many factors in the life of a college student can lead to an eating disorder and most go unnoticed. One college student tells her story.

  • New study questions health impact of e-cigarettes

    New study questions health impact of e-cigarettes

    Recently posted study by UCLA says that e-cigarettes and vapers could be causing more harm than people actually think. The results may shock those that are using them to quit smoking.

    Recently posted study by UCLA says that e-cigarettes and vapers could be causing more harm than people actually think. The results may shock those that are using them to quit smoking.

  • Another person's trash is this artist's treasure

    Another person's trash is this artist's treasure

    Local artist, Jay Jones, brightens up the scene Saturdays at Soda City Market on Columbia's Main Street with artwork made from discarded items.

    Local artist Jay Jones brightens up the scene on Saturdays at Columbia's Soda City Market with artwork made from discarded items.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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 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.

  • Scholarly pursuit: The legacy of a civil rights archivist

    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 archiving and documenting the pursuit of equality for a later generation of scholars.

    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.

  • Emmy award-winning filmmaker coming to Columbia

    Emmy award-winning filmmaker coming to Columbia

    The strong, moving images of Stanley Nelson Jr.’s “Tell Them We are Rising” and other excerpts of his documentary work will flash across Columbia’s Booker T. Washington Auditorium screen Friday evening. Nelson’s “Tell Them We are Rising” is primarily focused on students who were educated at historically black colleges and universities and who went on to lead the nation’s civil rights movement and become a part of America’s black p...

    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.

  • 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.

  • Spicing up South Carolina

    Spicing up South Carolina

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

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

  • 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?

  • 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.

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