More than 1,000 bridges in South Carolina are structurally deficient, according to an analysis of federal data by the American Road & Transportation Builders Association. Nonetheless, Gov. Nikki Haley has vowed to veto any attempt to raise the state's gas tax to fund transportation projects.
A national litter report by Steve Spacek ranks South Carolina as the dirtiest state in the country. Washington state was ranked the cleanest. The report was released by the American Society of Public Administration. [copy corrected]
South Carolina State University is "a month away from running out of money," the Times & Democrat reported.
The S.C. Supreme Court shot down a challenge by the state Libertarian Party to the state's election laws. The Libertarian Party had argued that a new state law would require it to hold a primary; the court ruled that it did not.
How British is Columbia, SC? Perhaps more so than you might have thought. You probably already know about the British Bulldog Pub and the Tartan Day South festival. You might know about the South Carolina Shakespeare Company, too. But do you know about Columbia Women's Rugby, Laura's Tea Room and the St. Andrew's Society? BBC America takes a look at all the British culture you didn't know Columbia had.
A Family-Friendly New Year’s Eve Carnival
From 5-11 PM on December 31st on Main Street, enjoy rides, games, karaoke, food, drinks and more! More information here.
Ice Skate on Main Street
Columbia’s famously hot skating rink opens Thanksgiving Day! Additional information and discounts can be found here.
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!
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.
We Practice After Hours Too!
Midlands Orthopedics clinics are open when young athletes need us most. Locations and hours can be found here.
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