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What's making downtown Lexington cool? Icehouse Amphitheater, for one

Mayberry meets a modern Main Street in downtown Lexington. The parking is free, but the traffic can be heavy. A mailman walks door-to-door from a sewing store to a beer tasting room. Clean benches on well-landscaped sidewalks line the path between law offices and a coffee shop and a men's clothing

THE STATE - 2017-09-20 16:18:00

Locally owned authentic restaurants in Lexington? Yes, and there are 3 new ones.

Lexington County has welcomed three new locally owned eateries this year - all of which have quickly made a name for themselves with locals and visitors alike. With three distinct themes - Hawaiian, Mexican and Cuban - there's something for everyone to try. Brothers & Beer fajitas. The Ambrocio brot

THE STATE - 2017-09-20 17:38:00

Hog Wild in Lexington County: LCSD searching for owners of wandering pigs

Source: Lexington County Sheriff's Dept. The Lexington County Sheriff's Department is searching for the owners of two pigs found wandering off Pelion Road. The Sheriff's Department sent this tweet early Wednesday morning: We're trying not to boar you with these posts, but we found these two off Pel

WIS-TV - 2017-09-20 11:12:29

Person of interest sought in Lexington neighborhood burglary

Police in Lexington are seeking a person of interest in connection with a burglary in the Wellesley neighborhood from Thursday morning. According to the Lexington Police Department, the man was captured on video surveillance knocking on a door at a home in the neighborhood. Details surrounding the

WIS-TV - 2017-09-20 17:55:49

This Lexington restaurant has a surprising craft cocktail lineup

For four years now, Arkos in Lexington has delighted, intrigued and, in some cases, confused palates. And that's by design. Located in the Shoppes at Flight Deck, the gastropub-style Mediterranean-influenced shareable food menu is balanced with a list of craft cocktails that you might expect from so

THE STATE - 2017-09-20 16:26:00

Lexington deputies search for suspect wanted for armed robbery

LEXINGTON, S.C. (WOLO) - Lexington county deputies need your help identifying a man caught on camera robbing a Midlands hotel at gunpoint. Investigators with the Lexington County Sheriff's Department say the suspect pointed a gun at a Baymont hotel employee, located on Zimalcrest drive, and demanded

ABCCOLUMBIA.COM - 2017-09-20 09:37:37

Lexington Police seek person on interest in Wellesley burglary

LEXINGTON, S.C. (WACH)-- The Lexington Police Department is searching for a person on interest from a burglary incident that occurred Wednesday morning. The incident took place in the Wellesley neighborhood and a man was caught on video survillance knocking on the door of the home. If you recogniz

WACH.COM - 2017-09-20 14:41:22

Did your pigs run away? The Lexington Sheriff's Department may have them

Are you missing two pigs? The Lexington County Sheriff's Department has taken into custody two adorable partners in crime. They are mostly black with some white around their face. They were found off Pelion Road, according to the sheriff's department. "We brought them in for questioning, but they

THE STATE - 2017-09-20 12:25:00

Will Lexington County's ICE Cooperation Make Immigrant Communities Safer?

Julie Smithwick, executive director of the Latino community support organization PASOs, says her group got a call in January from an immigrant mother who'd missed her child's doctor's appointment because she didn't want to face the police traffic stop outside of her neighborhood in West Columbia. Th

FREE TIMES - 2017-09-20 04:00:00

Lexington man charged after threatening River Bluff High students on social media

A Lexington man has been arrested by the Lexington Police Department for posting a series of threatening messages on social media directed toward River Bluff High School students. Christopher Glen Raines, aka "AJ Blues," 42, was charged with Unlawful Communication, according to Chief Terrence Green

THE STATE - 2017-09-18 19:45:00

Columbia Police and Empire Supper Club owner discuss future of club

It's been several days since the Empire Supper Club was shut down after a shooting outside the business injured eight people. The fate of the club isn't clear after Police Chief Skip Holbrook declared the business a public nuisance and shut it down. Before Saturday morning's shooting, Empire Supper

WACH.COM - 2017-09-19 21:21:16

Report: Fatal plane crash during 'American Made' film blamed in part on Tom Cruise

Tom Cruise and Annabelle Wallis film a scene for the movie 'The Mummy' in Oxford Featuring: Tom Cruise Where: Oxford, United Kingdom When: 06 Apr 2016 Credit: WENN.com The loved ones of two people who died during a plane crash while filming for "American Made" claim Tom Cruise is partially to blame

WACH.COM - 2017-09-20 14:22:27

Video: Burglary Suspect Caught on Home Surveillance

Lexington, SC (WOLO) - A home surveillance camera captured video of a burglary suspect in Lexington. Police there hope you recognize the man seen and can help investigators. LPD says it happened in the Wellesley neighborhood of Lexington Wednesday (9/20) morning. They describe the subject as a Hispa

ABCCOLUMBIA.COM - 2017-09-20 21:11:56

Assignment asking students to role play as KKK sparks anger

LEXINGTON, S.C. (AP) - A South Carolina elementary school teacher who asked students to role play as Ku Klux Klan members for a homework assignment has been placed on administrative leave. The Island Packet reports that Lexington-Richland School District 5 says it's "taking this matter very seriousl

TIMES AND DEMOCRAT - 2017-09-20 10:25:29

SOLE Stepping helps to bring new shoes to elementary schools

There's a new non-profit serving the Lexington, S.C. area and it's called SOLE Stepping. It's currently working to raise funds to purchase shoes and socks to be given out to students at two local elementary schools. The SOLE Stepping founder started the organization after seeing just how many chil

WACH.COM - 2017-09-20 10:06:59

Inmates break out of jail to burglarize business before sneaking back in to jail

A bizarre crime occurred in Holmes County. Four inmates have been accused of breaking out of the Holmes-Humphreys County Correctional Facility, burglarizing a business, then sneaking back in to jail. Levontaye Ellington, Travis Baker, and Maurice Robertson let it be known they were not happy to see

WIS-TV - 2017-09-19 23:32:28

Columbia Fire on Scene: House Fire off Bluff Road

COLUMBIA, SC (WOLO)- The Columbia Fire Department is on scene at the 4600 block of Bluff Rd for a residential structure fire. Firefighters say at the time of arrival the fire was fully involved. Shortly after 11:30am Fire officials reported that the fire was knocked down. There were no reported inju

ABCCOLUMBIA.COM - 2017-09-20 15:49:32

After Two Years, All of West Columbia Riverwalk Reopens

West Columbia, SC (WLTX) - The West Columbia Riverwalk, one of the most popular spots in the Midlands to take a stroll, has now reopened up all portions of the walkway. The October Floods of 2015 and Hurricane Matthew unleashed its wrath on the West Columbia Riverwalk area and the damage took its to

WLTX.COM - 2017-09-20 00:38:38

Bite of the Week: Caldo de Res at El Mariachi

where: El Mariachi, 1078 Sunset Blvd No. 8, West Columbia Even though the weather doesn't seem like it, fall - whatever that is in 2017 - is approaching, which makes me think of warm, comforting bowls of soup. While there are many soups in town, few conjure the soulful feelings like this week's bit

FREE TIMES - 2017-09-20 04:00:00

Shoppes on Main to Open on 1600 Block of Main

The transformation of the 1600 block of Main Street continues. The Agape Pharmacy that was at 1626 Main St. has closed and moved to Leaphart Road in West Columbia. Now, Agape officials say that the Shoppes on Main - a retail operation that will feature multiple vendors - will open in the spot where

FREE TIMES - 2017-09-20 04:00:00