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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.

Here are four homes for sale in the Midlands of South Carolina where you can beat the heat and entertain your friends.
Don’t know what to get the Dad in your life this Father’s Day? We’re giving you a few ideas on what to get them or how you can spend Father’s Day in Columbia.
Lula Drake made Columbia food and beverage history by winning the Capital City’s first James Beard Award, often referred to as the “Oscars of the food world.”
Tripp Roche, fifth-generation of Villa Tronco, creates Carolina Pong to foster a local ping pong community while training for the US National Table Tennis Championship.
Tuesday, June 11 is election day for statewide primaries for all 170 House and Senate seats in South Carolina.
Several local artists are participating in the international Game of Shrooms on Saturday, June 8.
Richland Library’s Summer Learning Challenge offers children, teens, and adults activities to prevent summer learning loss, with prizes and special events through August 10.
The South Carolina Brewer’s Guild rebranded its annual beer festival to Crafted in Carolina, featuring tastings, live music, food, an artisan market, and educational sessions on Saturday, October 12.
The South Carolina Department of Agriculture’s ACRE awarded $200,000 in grants to 12 local agribusinesses, providing funding and professional support for their innovative projects.
Experience the rare Rocky Shoals Spider Lilies in bloom in Columbia’s rivers and at Landsford Canal State Park.
See what’s in store for Columbia weather over the summer months in the Midlands of South Carolina.
Riverbanks Zoo celebrates its 50th anniversary with a Golden Ticket giveaway. Learn about its history, present attractions like the new Boyd Aquarium, and future plans including the Bridge to the Wild expansion.
The Congaree Vista Guild announced $12,000 in donations to local performing arts groups from the Live on Lincoln event, the finale of the 32nd Annual Artista Vista. The event featured a gallery crawl, lantern-making workshops, and the first Live Art Mart.
The Gamecocks women’s basketball team will open the 2024-25 season in Las Vegas against the Michigan Wolverines in the Naismith Hall of Fame series.
Learn how and where to play disc golf in the Capital City.
Hit the town and enjoy a drink after work at one of these cheers-worthy local bars.
Prisma Health is constructing a 134,000 sqft care center in Columbia, offering comprehensive outpatient services and creating over 250 jobs, opening fall 2025.
The Columbia Fireflies will become “Chicharrones de Columbia” from May 17-19, celebrating Latino heritage with music, dance, and special events at Segra Park.
Bordered by the Wateree River, the 730 acre estate is surrounded by 3,600 acres of preserved land, and includes multiple houses and structures.
Cool off with a handscooped cone at one of these Columbia area ice cream shops.
TakoSushi opens new Columbia location on May 14, offering a unique blend of Latin and Asian flavors at 4711 Forest Dr.
A’ja Wilson impacts her community both on and off the court, supporting dyslexia awareness and showcasing her roots in Columbia through charitable acts.
“The Performing Arts Center is a testament to our commitment to the arts and education,” said Jim LeBlanc, the Performing Arts Center’s executive director.
These two festivals happening in Columbia offer a wide array of vegan and traditional foods to try.
Thanks to several local tax credits, historic homes and buildings in the Columbia area are being revived to generate revenue and beautify the area for years to come.
Explore Columbia through these National Bike Month and Preservation Month through rides, workshops, and community events.
We’re highlighting 20 parks around Columbia, SC.
Fresh fruits make the spring season even sweeter.
Ditch the doomscrolling for a more creative or relaxing activity.
Whether you’re participating in Record Store Day 2024 or you’re just looking to shop local for some music, we’ve rounded up record stores in Greenville, SC.