Painter finds career painting iconic logo

Eddie Dunning has painted—and repainted—the USC’s Gamecock logo on the 50-yard line for more than three decades. Along the way, he has become just as familiar a figure in Williams-Brice Stadium as the iconic bird.

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Columbia geeks provide glimpse into vibrant local nerd subculture

Three “geeks” — avid fans of comic books, anime and other pop culture genres — reveal the nerdy alter-egos they assume after they leave work or school.

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One school board candidate employs shoe leather strategy to overcome fundraising deficit

Local candidates employ all sorts of strategies to get the attention of voters. One Richland One candidate puts on her walking shoes.

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New Columbia dog park would give dog owners extra choice

Dog owner Ola Helsing so wants another free dog park in Columbia that she’d drive several miles to get there. She and other dog owners could soon get their wish with a free dog park planned for Owens Field Park. But not everyone supports the idea.

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Sale nears for Olympia landmark Jaco’s Corner

Jaco’s Corner, the 104-year-old bar in the shadow of Williams-Brice Stadium, is likely to pour its last beer this summer. The Jaco family, which has owned the Olympia neighborhood bar at Rosewood Drive and Bluff Road for three generations, is reluctantly being pushed toward the sale by financial and generational realities.

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The night the SC rains came: One man’s minute-by-minute tale of saving neighbors

Wienges stayed up all night watching water levels rise at his Gills Creek home, then rescued several neighbors who were trapped in their houses during the SC flood.… Read More The night the SC rains came: One man’s minute-by-minute tale of saving neighbors

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Chasing Tails Facebook page helps reunite pets, owners after SC flood

Meg Ellis just wanted to create a tool to help people. It wasn’t until South Carolina’s October floods that she realized how much of a resource her Chasing Tails Pet Patrol Facebook page has become.

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Vino Garage owner hopes other businesses follow him up North Main

Vino Garage owner Doug Aylard took a chance when opening his first business in Columbia’s North Main district. Three years later, he’s thumbing his nose at the banks that snubbed him and hopes his success will attract more business to the area just beyond downtown.

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