The lawsuit, which was filed in Charleston County court on April 9, targets industry giants like Airbnb, Vrbo and FlipKey, as well as smaller short-term rental businesses operating out of South Carolina.
The on-campus Apple store in Columbia, open to those with a connection to USC, is expected to be in business soon.
The ACLU is asking a judge to reconsider and allow public state employees in South Carolina to continue working from home until its lawsuit against Gov. Henry McMaster plays out in court.
Some Columbia companies are seeking to reduce their space while others a seeking to add room for staff to spread out.
South Carolina's largest hospital system terminated its agreement to purchase competing hospitals in Columbia and Camden.
The first step was taken by lawmakers April 8 to change South Carolina liquor laws in order to attract California wine producer E&J Gallo Winery to the state. The Senate passed the proposed legislation. It now goes to the House for consideration.
The South Carolina-based urgent-care chain Doctors Care and its management company have agreed to pay $22.5 million to settle civil allegations that they defrauded government health insurance programs.
Richland County Council voted to provide tax credits to Irmo-based IMCS, short for Integrated Micro-Chromatography Systems, Inc. The company plans to invest $4.1 million and add 31 new jobs over the next five years.
Hardware retailer Harbor Freight Tools is preparing to add a store on Garners Ferry Road.
The Columbia Fireflies will have a mix of socially distant and regular seating when the first homestand of their season begins May 11.
The Masters is not bringing in crowds this year, but spring still looks strong for Midlands hotels, and especially restaurants.
In exchange for $6 million in sponsorship dollars, South Carolina has lured its third PGA Tour event to be held in as many months. State leaders hope an ad blitz during the Palmetto Championship at Congaree PGA tournament will help the ailing tourism industry and encourage more visitors to come to the state.
Food Lion will take over another former Bi-Lo location in the Midlands, a store that had been slated for closure.
First Reliance Bank is taking over the ground floor of 1901 Main Street office building in Columbia.
Bruce Miller compares owning and working at Groucho’s Deli to the NBA and his favorite team, the Charlotte Hornets. No game, no day at work is ever the same.
New construction is planned to bring more than 100 additional townhomes to Columbia's northwest.
In the early months of the pandemic, Josh Fabel toiled attempting to sell his five-year-old Winnsboro farm’s wares, like tomatoes and squash, to restaurants.
Richland County is making plans for redeveloping flood prone properties on Timberlane Drive in Columbia. This marks one of the first major flood redevelopment projects the county is taking on and could serve as a model for other areas in the Capital City's flood plain.
A debate of liquor licenses and the state's constitution could spread statewide if a Sen. Dick Harpootlian's bill is enacted.
For one Columbia boutique, Instagram was a key avenue once the pandemic closed the store's doors.
Building permits requested through the city of Columbia totaled $471.4 million between July 2020 and February 2021, a 35 percent increase over the same time period a year before.
CAYCE — The city of Cayce is emerging as a magnet for young professionals who work in the Columbia metropolitan area but want to live in a pleasant, small-town community with affordable homes.
Since reopening at the end of June, the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center has held 80 events, all against a backdrop of a travel industry ravaged by the international coronavirus pandemic.
COLUMBIA — Joe Taylor, a former South Carolina commerce chief known as a critic of Columbia's tax and business policies, appears ready to try to address his concerns head-on.
The former Carolina Water Service argued that it should be able to bill its ratepayers for more than $400,000 in costs over a lawsuit it lost over spills into the Saluda River near Columbia.
A new Starbucks coming to Spears Creek Church Road is only the latest outpost as the coffee giant chases Columbia commuters.
A spot on the Columbia VA campus will be home to a Fisher House building where family members can stay for free during treatment.
A new hemp derivative, Delta-8-THC, found at a vape and smoke shop, in Lexington kicks off a new round of questions in South Carolina over what’s legal and what is not when it comes to hemp products.
High demand for homes to buy in Columbia means that there are many fewer options to pick from on the market, with many houses selling in a few days.
This week, Columbia City Council had to reckon — like everybody else — with how to react to events trying to come back as the COVID-19 pandemic shows signs of waning.
Providence Health in Columbia and KershawHealth in Camden, both affiliates of Tennessee-based LifePoint Health, filed suit in S.C. Administrative Law Court, blocking the opening of a new outpatient surgery and MRI center proposed by Lexington Medical Center.
The Columbia Food and Wine Festival (put on by Free Times' events team with the help of a variety of partners) has announced a May return.
City Council member Daniel Rickenmann has objected to the liquor licenses that allow sales at Colonial Life Arena and Williams-Brice Stadium.
Jerry Youkey, the founding dean of the USC School of Medicine in Greenville, is the first doctor to serve on the Greenville Health Authority board. His views promise to carry a lot of weight.
Tyson Foods will again have operations in South Carolina, with plans to repurpose its shuttered plant in Columbia to produce pre-packaged beef and pork.
The Bi-Lo in Lower Richland is set to close with no new grocery announced to take the space.
LEXINGTON — The town of Lexington gave the first of three formal approvals March 15 to end its mask mandate in retail establishments, 10 days after the council voted to change the rule in a se…
Colonial Life Arena is set to host its first concert since the COVID-19 shutdown last March, a comedy bill headlined by Mike Epps.
The Reconstruction Era National Historical Park is based in Beaufort, but its reach continues to grow through a coalition of sites that further its mission to more accurately interpret the Reconstruction Era.
Columbia restaurant owners are praising the passage of a $28.6 billion federal restaurant grant fund that was signed March 11 by President Biden.
Adjoining buildings in the Vista are being transformed from industrial to apartments and retail or office space.
In January, nine months into the COVID-19 pandemic, the downtown outpost of local coffee roaster and cafe Indah Coffee experienced one of its worst months yet — 70 percent down compared to the…
The University of South Carolina took the first step toward construction of a new $300 million health care campus for its School of Medicine.
U-Haul has targeted former Kmart stores for redevelopment as self-storage sites nationwide, and the West Columbia's location could be next for the moving and storage giant.
The Big Mo drive-in is likely to fire up its projectors in April, but what movies will be ready to show?
Airlines have been rushing into leisure markets like Myrtle Beach and Charleston, hoping to pick up revenue after what has been a devastating year for the industry. With leisure travel only making up 10 percent of flights in and out of Columbia Metropolitan Airport, the city has so far been left behind.
Bob Morgan replaces Ted Pitts, a former top official in Gov. Nikki Haley's administration, at the helm of the SOuth Carolina Chamber of Commerce.
South Carolina's liquor law restrictions could hold the California beverage company back from making all of the investments it has planned.
Starbucks is adding a location near Providence Health hospital, while the nearby CVS is slated to close.
Prisma Health announced a year ago its plans to purchase the Midlands locations of Providence Health and KershawHealth from Tennessee-based, for-profit health care system, LifePoint Health. But as the purchases faces legal challenges, deadlines for the purchase have passed, leaving the status of the buyout in question.