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Brewery and Biergarten to open at CanalSide Plaza

Bierkeller Brewing Company (aka Bierkeller Columbia), local brewer of traditional German beers since 2015, will open a permanent location on the banks of the Congaree River. Known for its seasonal pop-up beer gardens, Bierkeller will set up a full production brewing facility, biergarten, and restaurant at the CanalSide Plaza at


Irmo High east wing replacement begins soon

By Al Dozier The Irmo community was invited to offer feedback as Lexington-Richland District 5 begins a huge project to replace the east wing of Irmo High School. Local residents received a preview of the $50 million project at a gathering of students and citizens May 18 at Irmo High


Hall of Famers honor martial artists from around the U.S.

By W. Thomas Smith Jr. Top tournament fighters from around the nation gathered at Genova Family Karate in Elgin (northeast Columbia), S.C., for degree-promotions, fellowship, food, fun, and a veritable martial arts family reunion, Saturday, May 14. Dubbed THE GATHERING 2022, the annual event attended by 200-plus martial artists including


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