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Hospitality and Tourism

The 2024 Yamaha Rightwaters Bassmaster Kayak Series will kick off its fifth season at Lake Murray on Feb. 24-25. (Photo/B.A.S.S.)
Feb 23, 2024

National fishing tournament breaks record at Lake Murray in Columbia

The highly competitive tournament has already broken a registration record for the most anglers in a regular season tournament.

Smalls Sliders expects to develop 40-50 locations in South Carolina over the next 10 years with initial immediate development in 2024 of three to five Cans in the Charleston, Columbia, and Greenville/Spartanburg metro areas.
Feb 21, 2024

Drew Brees-backed fast food chain plans expansion across South Carolina

The Atlanta-based cheeseburger slider quick-service restaurant by co-founder of Walk-On’s—Brandon Landry—has more than 200 additional locations currently in development.

Feb 20, 2024

South Carolina’s tourism industry could endure ‘devastating blow’ if this credit card bill passes

The credit card bill could change how transactions are processed and eliminate ....

A national brewery, a boutique wine bar and an Asian fusion restaurant are coming to downtown Columbia. (Photo/Trinity Partners)
Feb 19, 2024

National brewery, wine bar lease space in downtown Lexington

The redevelopment projects total nearly 9,000 square feet in three buildings.

Feb 8, 2024

National fast food brand plans expansion for South Carolina market

A burger joint known for its small footprint and double drive-thru has big plans for The Palmetto State.

Charlene Slaughter, director of communications at Experience Columbia SC, Aliyah Boston and Bill Ellen, president and CEO, Experience Columbia SC. (Photo/Experience Columbia SC)
Feb 7, 2024

WNBA star, University of South Carolina legend to tout Columbia tourism

The athlete will share her experiences exploring Columbia, as well as new-to-her spots since joining the WNBA.

Masa Mexican Street Food draws culinary inspiration from Oaxaca and Jalisco, Mexico, shaping a menu that revolves around the versatility of masa with a street food influence. (Photo/Forrest Clonts)
Feb 5, 2024

Local Mexican street food restaurant opens second Columbia area location

The restaurant's new location will be the latest addition to its four sister restaurants in the Columbia area.

Jan 25, 2024

STATE OF THE STATE: Governor vows to fight unions to the ‘gates of hell’

Governor vows to keep economy humming by investing in education, infrastruscture, and fighting ...

Jan 25, 2024

2024 South Carolina James Beard Awards’ semifinalists named

Chefs, bakers and establishments across the state have been nominated for the most prestigious ...

The 2024 Strike King Bassmaster College Series presented by Bass Pro Shops will kick off its season at Lake Murray on January 26-27. (Photo/Capital City/Lake Murray Country)
Jan 25, 2024

National fishing tournament kicks off season at Lake Murray in Columbia

Lake Murray is ranked No. 4 overall on Bassmaster Magazine’s 2023 100 Best Bass Lakes list

Jan 23, 2024

South Carolina Chef Ambassadors represent eateries in Elgin, Greer, Bluffton

The three were appointed Jan. 18 by Gov. Henry McMaster, Commissioner of Agriculture Hugh Weathers and ...

Jan 22, 2024

40th Annual Lowcountry Oyster Festival Announces Musical Acts, Children’s Events and Beneficiaries Details

CHARLESTON, S.C. – The Charleston Restaurant Foundation (CRF) is pleased to announce the live music acts for the 40th annual Lowcountry Oyster Festival, happening February 4, 2024, at Boone Hall Plantation. Radio Bomb, including some members of the Blue Dogs, Uncle Mingo and the East Coast Party Band, will headline the event a[...]