PTR Industries, the latest gun manufacturer to move to South Carolina after its home state cracked down on firearms, tells FoxNews the Palmetto State has been wonderfully welcoming. The gunmaker relocated from Connecticut to Aynor, S.C.; its CEO says, "In Connecticut, we always felt like a dirty little secret. Down there [in S.C.], it’s very much the opposite."
Temperatures are returning to their more normal winter levels after the Polar Vortex: Indeed, as a WIS weatherman noted on Twitter, when the temperature climbed to 34 degrees around noon today, it marked the end of 39 straight hours below freezing in the Midlands.
Environmentalists and people living near the proposed site of a massive potato farm on the banks of the Edisto River opposed the farm at a public hearing Tuesday.
South Carolina is merging its unemployment benefits system with Georgia and North Carolina.
A Re-Imagined Christmas Carol at Trustus
Watch as five actors perform all the characters of Charles Dickens’ classic story and create a live musical score in a production that had audiences and critics raving last year. Get your tickets here!
Now Hiring in the Vista!
Hickory Tavern is opening mid-December and looking for bartenders, servers, hosts and kitchen staff. Apply in person: Click for details!
This Week @ Social
Edward Shouse performs Friday the 21st, and on Saturday Absolut Vodka presents A Night in Sweden, with specialty Absolut drinks and live music by Christian Slick. Follow us!
Relaxation, Pain Management, and Stress Relief
Licensed massage therapist Allison Morris of AMR Massage offers 50% off your first session and every 5th session free of charge. Click here for location, hours, and more information.
Going someplace cool this weekend?
Let The Backpacker help you go lightweight, comfortable and in style! Patagonia, Prana, Merrell, The North Face and more! Click for location, hours and more info.
Surreal Innovation Salon Now Open
Columbia’s newest total care spa is now taking appointments and offering $10 off services $25 or more for first time clients. Location, hours, and more info here.
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Holiday Wish ListWhere to shop for gift ideas in Columbia this season: