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David Stringer

City Editor

David is based in Columbia, SC where he’s lived since graduating from UofSC’s School of Journalism in 2006. In his 20+ years in the Soda City, he founded Scene SC, an outlet covering the SC music scene, and has contributed to local publications including SCETV, Jasper Magazine, Free Times, and The Post and Courier. He currently serves on boards for One Columbia for Arts and Culture and the Jam Room Music Festival.

Get ready for a big Cola weekend featuring four festivals and three concerts including everything from the Gamecocks spring football game to the Kinetic Derby in West Columbia where homemade derby carts charge down Meeting Street.
Main Street Jazz Fest is once again happening in spring on Main Street. The free festival features an afternoon of performances from local and nationally acclaimed artists.
Whether you’re interested in hearing from local business leaders, exploring the art world, or just hearing a good story, there’s a Cola podcast for you.
Reminisce on the 2023-24 championship season with these five moments that helped the Gamecocks stay undefeated from Paris to Cleveland.
Get your garden started right in 2024 with these plant events and local nurseries featuring all types of plants that thrive in zone 8b.
Columbia’s Lula Drake Wine Parlour (Outstanding Wine Program) and Robbie Robinson of City Limits Barbecue (Best Chef Southeast) are finalists in the 2024 James Beard Awards.
Whether you’re a weekend warrior or the next Tiger Woods, these 22 golf courses in Cola are sure to make for a good round.
Discover the year’s One Book pick at Bierkeller, Sunday, April 21, 3-5 p.m. Expect Earth Day vibes, local poets, insights, and competitions
Consider these our Hollywood signs.
The Carolina Grits is the new alternate identity of the Columbia Fireflies and you have the chance to help name the new mascot.
Check out these brunch restaurants, cafes, and diners in Cola, serving a variety of egg dishes, mimosas, bloody marys, and more.
Joyce Edwards named Gatorade National Girls Basketball Player of the Year, recognized for excellence in sports and community leadership.
Columbia’s new Downtown Strategic Plan, inviting community input to shape future urban design, policy, and public space guidelines over ten months.
Take a look back at St. Patrick’s Day 2024 that brought out over 30,000 people from across the state to the annual event.
Did you know the city and the county provide interactive GIS maps of Columbia to connect you to resources and help you get to know your neighborhood?
It’s a historic year for basketball fans across South Carolina. The NCAA Tournament features Gamecocks, Tigers, Blue Hose, and Cougars.
The No. 1 seed Gamecocks (WBB) team will take on Presbyterian or Sacred Heart in the first round while the men’s team will travel to Pittsburgh to take on Oregon as the No. 6 seed.
To help make your entire experience at Columbia Metropolitan Airport (CAE) as smooth as possible, we’ve created a guide that covers everything from gates and parking to food and bev options.
We’ve got a game for you — test your knowledge of how well you know Columbia’s points-of-interest by the address alone.
Local events Cottontown Art Crawl and Bock and Roll have been rescheduled for Sunday to avoid potential severe thunderstorms and rain in the forecast.
Learn about the predicted spring weather outlook including March, April, and May in Columbia, SC — psst... the first day of spring is Tuesday, March 19.
Historic Columbia’s March events feature tours, concerts, and webinars, celebrating Columbia’s history and culture.
As Columbia continues to grow, we’re keeping an eye on upcoming developments and recently opened businesses.
In 2023, Congaree National Park set a visitation record with 250,114 guests, reflecting a growing interest in natural and cultural heritage.
See how far your dollar can take you in Columbia’s fast moving real estate market. Here are five homes that may pique your interest.
Here are five ongoing projects that will change Columbia’s riverfront landscape for decades to come.
National Margarita Day is Thursday, Feb. 22. Let’s get salty (or spicy).
Night Shift market collaboration revitalizes Columbia’s arts scene, offering a unique blend of shopping, crafts, and entertainment from March to October.
Build your social network through team-building sports in Columbia, like kickball, softball, and pickleball.