Articles by: Terry Ward

Large fire raging in Lexington, Monday morning

Large fire raging in Lexington, Monday morning

Lexington County Emergency crews responded to the scene, early Monday morning, of a commercial structure fire in the 1600 block of Two Notch Road, in Lexington, according to a County of Lexington report. The 1600 block of Town Notch Rd at South Lake Drive was closed. A smoke column was moving toward Lexington. Possible that residents will see and smell […]

by · January 13, 2020 · 0 comments · NEWS
Sunshine Cafe opens in former Carolina Cafe spot on Sunset Boulevard

Sunshine Cafe opens in former Carolina Cafe spot on Sunset Boulevard

It did not take long. There is a new place to dine and get dessert in West Columbia. Sunshine Cafe and Catering Company has moved into the former location of Carolina Cafe in Westland Square where Food Lion is, at 2250 Sunset Blvd. Sunshine’s owner is Shutondia Culcleasure. Carolina Cafe left in early December. The restaurant is open for breakfast […]

by · January 13, 2020 · 0 comments · NEWS
Mayor, council members help Westside Baptist Church celebrate 75 years

Mayor, council members help Westside Baptist Church celebrate 75 years

West Side Baptist Church celebrated its 75th year of serving the West Columbia community Sunday. The church is at 2100 Platt Springs Rd. West Columbia. West Columbia Mayor Tem Miles, and West Columbia City Council Members Mike Green and David Moye attended Sunday’s 75-Anniversary celebration at the church.

by · January 13, 2020 · 0 comments · NEWS
11-year-old West Columbia girl reported missing

11-year-old West Columbia girl reported missing

The West Columbia Police Department is requesting your assistance locating a missing juvenile. Ashley Lopez, 11, was last seen on Saturday. She is 5’ 4”, 150 lbs, has long black curly hair, brown eyes and last seen wearing sandals, black leggings and a pink shirt. Lopez may also have a black trash bag in her possession carrying white shoes and […]

by · January 12, 2020 · 0 comments · NEWS
Nephron CEO Lou Kennedy featured on Columbia Business Monthly cover

Nephron CEO Lou Kennedy featured on Columbia Business Monthly cover

Link to Columbia Business Monthly Website Lou Kennedy, President, CEO and Owner of Nephron Pharmaceuticals Corp. is featured on the cover of the Columbia Business Monthly magazine. The magazine is honoring the region’s 50 most influential people, based on staff research and community nominations. Nephron is just outside of Cayce and has a West Columbia address. It’s one of Lexington […]

by · January 10, 2020 · 1 comment · NEWS
Mooneyhan’s Auto Repair, more than 40 years in West Columbia

Mooneyhan’s Auto Repair, more than 40 years in West Columbia

This feature is from the City of West Columbia Newsletter – Click to access Bill Mooneyhan, Sr., owner of Mooneyhan’s Auto Repair, at 1224 B Avenue, loves doing business in West Columbia. “I would not want to be in business anywhere else,” said Mooneyhan. “This is my home and I love serving the people of this community.” Mooneyhan’s has been […]

by · January 10, 2020 · 0 comments · NEWS
Passenger traffic at Columbia Metropolitan Airport up more than 13%

Passenger traffic at Columbia Metropolitan Airport up more than 13%

Passenger traffic at in 2019 was up… way up! 1,353,788 passengers traveled through the airport – a 13.03% increase over 2018, according to a release from Columbia Metropolitan Airport. “2018 was the best year we had in a decade and 2019 just beat that record,” said Mike Gula, Executive Director of the Columbia Metropolitan Airport. “With passenger traffic up 13.03%, […]

by · January 10, 2020 · 0 comments · NEWS
National Law Enforcement Appreciation Day is Thursday – WCPD is thankful

National Law Enforcement Appreciation Day is Thursday – WCPD is thankful

National Law Enforcement Appreciation Day is Thursday. It is a day to recognize the contributions of law enforcement officers. National Law Enforcement Appreciation Day is promoted because law enforcement officers have a difficult and sometimes impossible career. West Columbia Police Chief Dennis Tyndall said he is thankful for the day and he feels his officers are supported. “Our officers have […]

by · January 9, 2020 · 0 comments · NEWS
Lexington Two’s Teacher Recruitment Fair is  Saturday, Feb. 8 at the L2IC

Lexington Two’s Teacher Recruitment Fair is Saturday, Feb. 8 at the L2IC

Lexington Two’s annual Teacher Recruitment Fair is set for Saturday, February 8. The district will once again offer a $2,500 signing bonus to teachers in select critical subject areas, among them secondary math and science, special education, foreign language, and middle level core content. The fair is scheduled for 9 a.m.-11 a.m. at the Lexington Two Innovation Center, 509 Bulldog […]

by · January 9, 2020 · 0 comments · NEWS
Meredith Blackwood is Rotary Teacher-of-the-Month

Meredith Blackwood is Rotary Teacher-of-the-Month

Meredith Blackwood, a third-grade teacher at Cayce Elementary School, has been selected as the Cayce-West Columbia Rotary Club’s Teacher of the Month. She is pictured with Lexington Two Superintendent Dr. William James and Jonie Coleman, Director of the Lexington Two Innovation Center. The Cayce-West Columbia Rotary Club meeting is held at the Brookland Baptist Church Conference Center.

by · January 9, 2020 · 0 comments · NEWS
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