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Lexington BBQ restaurant looks to reopen soon under new management

Belly’s Southern Pride is closed for now and the owners plan to move to a new location in the coming weeks.
A Lexington barbecue restaurant is temporarily closed but they are going to reopen in a couple of weeks. Belly’s Southern Pride located at 2508 Augusta Hwy. across from Lexington High School closed their doors temporarily on March 30.
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S.C. Senate passes bipartisan proposal to decrease sales of illegal e-cigarettes

Man with facial hair exhales vape.

In light of increased numbers of e-cigarettes being confiscated from school-aged children, the South Carolina Senate has passed a bipartisan proposal that aims to crack down on the number of illegal …

The Catch-up: Lexington Mental Health Center to partner with West Columbia, Cayce Police Departments for new program

The Lexington County Mental Health Center recently announced a partnership with the West Columbia and Cayce Police Department to have a mental health professional from the center work alongside …

6 Lexington County restaurants received C grades in January

Six Lexington County restaurants received a C grade, the lowest food grade given out by the S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control, during the month of January.

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High school sports season set for final stretch after spring break return

The spring sports season is nearing its end, and teams around Lexington County have only a handful of games remaining before the playoffs begin.
The high school sports season is nearing its conclusion and athletes are returning to regularly scheduled competition after some time off for spring break.

Baseball, lacrosse players win Athlete of the Week after excelling in spring break contests

The usual region season was put on pause L ast week while athletes around Lexington County enjoyed a break from school. 

Brace yourself, America. 2024’s Biden-Trump II: Grumpier Old Men is showing all the signs of being an especially ugly election. At ages 81 and 77, respectively, this will be the last election …
This four-day event began on Thursday, April 4 at Steel Hands Brewery in Cayce with an evening of music with Celtic Conundrum. On Friday, April 5, a Celtic concert was held at the Icehouse …
For many, an eclipse like the one on April 8 is a once-in-a-lifetime event. A total solar eclipse is a rare occurrence, and the one on Monday was special as it crossed the United States, meaning even …

Riverbank Elementary students win Lexington 2 cooking competition

On March 28, 13 elementary students from across Lexington County School District 2 competed in the Future Chef Competition.

Comedy for charity takes the stage at Old Mill Brewpub April 12 for a 90-minute show. A T & Love events hosts their first comedy benefit event with all ticket proceeds going towards Camp …
The S.C. Jazz Masterworks Ensemble is a powerful group. An 18-piece big jazz band made up of some of the best players in the region, they make a skilled, powerful case for the state of modern jazz …
Lexington County Fire Service, Cayce Fire Department, Irmo Fire District and West Columbia Fire Department received Fire Safe South Carolina 2023 Community Designation from Fire Safe South Carolina …

Farmers market brought vendors, community together in Batesburg

Beulah Roasting Co. hosted its first Fulmer St. Market on March 21. The outdoor farmers market featured more than 10 vendors on the streets of downtown Batesburg. 

A lot of us probably think about giving up our nine-to-five life and pursuing our dreams.
It seems like breweries are popping up everywhere across the South Carolina landscape, and Lexington County is no exception.
A new lounge for cigar smokers to hang out and unwind opens April 4 in the Quail Valley shopping center at 6801 St. Andrews Rd.
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The Gamecocks have completely revamped the roster after losing major contributors from last season’s squad.

New look Gamecocks adjusting during spring practice period

The University of South Carolina’s Spring football game is less than two weeks away, and incoming players have spent the last few weeks getting adjusted to their new environment. 
The American Leadership Academy archery team was started in January and consists of over 60 middle and high school students.

Lexington‘s American Leadership Academy archery looks to set foundation for future

For months, American Leadership Academy history teacher, Will Harmon, advocated for an archery team to the school’s athletic director. 
The Mathias-Lown house currently serves as Irmo’s town hall.

Irmo looks to move from history-packed town hall to a new one

While eyes are set on a new town hall, Irmo residents and leaders have a plethora of history to reflect upon in the old town hall. 
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