Samantha Robertson in a white shirt and grey vest

Samantha Robertson

Senior City Editor

Sam is based in Columbia, SC and previously worked in PR marketing for several local brands and startups in the Soda City before joining COLAtoday as a City Editor in 2021. When she’s not content creating, she loves staying active, brunching around town, rooting for the Gamecocks, and spending time by the rivers.

We want to know: Where is the best BBQ in Cola? Vote for your favorite to help determine a champion.
The sixth annual Cottontown Art Crawl returns on Saturday, March 9 from 4 to 10 p.m., and is set to showcase 200 artists.
Trinity Partners announced Voodoo Brewing Company as the last tenant of Lexington County’s redevelopment project + the three buildings will total 8,720 sqft.
A new initiative at Congaree Pointe, promises to transform Columbia with a diverse array of amenities, including a farmers market, affordable senior living, and more.
Got a hot new fling? Hoping to spice things up with your longtime partner? We’re here to help plan your next date night in Soda City.
Dig into Columbia’s must-try pizza shops including local legends, fancier fare, cross-country crusts, and more.
With the Super Bowl kicking off on Sun., Feb. 11, we want to make sure your nails won’t be the only thing you’re biting as the Kansas City Chiefs and the San Francisco 49ers duke it out on the field.
City officials and legislators announced a $3 million allocation for the redevelopment of the former Richland Mall site, marking the beginning of a transformative project in Forest Acres.
Projects, partnerships, and free admission highlight Riverbanks Zoo’s 50th anniversary, promising unforgettable experiences for visitors.
The Columbia metro area covers Calhoun, Clarendon, Fairfield, Kershaw, Lexington, Newberry, Orangeburg, and Richland counties.
City authorities are investigating the theft of “The Gong,” an art sculpture celebrating late PR executive Marvin Chernoff, known for his contributions to The Vista District.
Check out these eight hiking trails catering to all skill levels in and around Columbia, SC, for outdoor adventures.
Columbia’s Design/Development Review Commission was busy in 2023 and we’re chatting through the highlights and major developments around the city.
The semifinalists for the 2024 James Beard Awards were announced on Jan. 24. City Limits Barbeque, Kiki’s Chicken and Waffles, and Lula Drake Wine Parlour from Columbia were named to the list.
We’re bringing you some interesting facts about Columbia and its history. If you’re a trivia master (or local enthusiast), give this a try.
Experience Columbia introduced four local individuals who are going to be the 2024 Ambassadors for Columbia, a.k.a. the local insiders picked to represent our city.
Explore a symphony of non-alcoholic mocktails around Columbia from seven restaurants that were recommended by our followers.
We hope you’ve packed your appetite because we are taking a quick hour-and-a-half road trip to Greenville, SC, showcasing things to do, memorable eats, and accommodations with award-winning cuisines.
Columbia’s largest St. Pat’s in Five Points festival returns with live music, featuring several regional performances, on Saturday, March 16.
Blūm Coffee bids farewell as Piecewise Coffee Co. expands and opens its second location in the heart of the Devine District
The Capital Concrete Co. expansion plans to bring 17 job opportunities and strengthen the company’s commitment to South Carolina’s economic growth.
Whether you’re looking for athletic classes, art classes, or cooking classes we’ve got recommendations for how to keep learning in Columbia.
Last week, we wrote an article talking about the new PickleGarden on the River development. Here’s what Soda Citizens had to say about it.
Along with thunderstorms, the Midlands could face enhanced risk with a wind advisory and a severe weather alert issued.
Colliers | South Carolina facilitated the PickleGarden on the River deal that plans to feature a new 4.75-acre riverfront property, set to open before the end of the year.
Sure you can stay somewhere overnight, but is it a Golden Girls-themed Airbnb? Take a look inside this eclectic bnb and book it next time you’re looking to stay in Five Points
The new, 300,000-sqft School of Medicine and research building will serve as a hub for innovation, research, clinical experience, and more.
We want to see those socks sag after being filled to the brim with local stocking stuffer gifsts from around Columbia.
The holidays are over and you may be wondering how to recycle your Christmas tree around Columbia. We’re giving you several ideas on how to dispose of your holiday tree, including local drop-offs or providing nutrients to your gardens.
The Congaree Riverkeeper released its 2023 Cleanup Summary and we’re sharing the highlights by the numbers, key findings, and how you can get involved.