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GETTING SETTLED FIRE STATIONS COLUMBIA FIRE DEPARTMENT 803-545-3700; Station No. 1 (Headquarters): 1800 Laurel St., Columbia. Station No. 2 (Olympia): 1015 Ferguson St., Columbia. Station No. 3 (Industrial Park): 2740 The Boulevard, Columbia. Station No. 4 (Northeast Columbia): 446 Spears Creek Church Road, Elgin. Station No. 6 (St. Andrews): 1225 Briargate Circle, Columbia. Station No. 7 (North Columbia): 2622 Main St., Columbia. Station No. 8 (Atlas Road): 933 Atlas Road, Columbia. Station No. 9 (Shandon): 2847 Devine St., Columbia. Station No. 11 (Belvedere): 30 Blume Court, Columbia. Station No. 12 (Greenview): 6810 N. Main St., Columbia. Station No. 13 (Eau Claire): 4112 Main St., Columbia. Station No. 14 (Dentsville): 7214 Fire Lane Drive, Columbia. Station No. 15 (Cedar Creek): 8300 Winnsboro Road, Blythewood. Station No. 16 (Harbison): 131 Lake Murray Blvd., Irmo. Station No. 17 (Upper Richland): 300 Camp Ground Road, Columbia. Station No. 18 (Crane Creek): 7401 Fairfield Road, Columbia. Station No. 19 (Gadsden): 122 Gadsden Community Center Road, Gadsden. Station No. 20 (Ballentine): 10727 Broad River Road, Irmo. Station No. 21 (Spring Hill): 11809 Broad River Road, Irmo. Station No. 22 (Lower Richland): 2612 Lower Richland Blvd., Hopkins. Station No. 23 (Hopkins): 1631 Clarkson Road, Hopkins. Station No. 24 (Sandhill): 130 Sparkleberry Lane, Columbia. Station No. 25 (Bear Creek): 1613 Heins Road, Blythewood. Station No. 26 (Blythewood): 435 Main St., Blythewood. Station No. 27 (Killian): 9651 Farrow Road, Columbia.




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Station No. 28 (Eastover): 504 Henry St., Eastover. Station No. 29 (Congaree Run): 115 Old Congaree Run Road, Eastover. Station No. 30 (Capital View): 8100 Burdell Drive, Columbia. Station No. 31 (Leesburg Road): 1911 McCords Ferry Road, Eastover. Station No. 32 (Jackson Creek): 9213 Two Notch Road, Columbia. Station No. 33 (Gills Creek): 5645 Old Forest Drive, Columbia. Station No. 34 (Elders Pond): 321 Elders Pond Drive, Columbia. LEXINGTON COUNTY FIRE SERVICE 803-785-8287; Station No. 1 (Headquarters): 436 Ball Park Road, Lexington. Station No. 2 (Hollow Creek): 117 Beulah Church Road, Gilbert. Station No. 3 (Round Hill): 2703 Two Notch Road, Lexington. Station No. 4 (Boiling Springs): 2639 Calks Ferry Road, Lexington. Station No. 5 (South Congaree): 300 Oak St., West Columbia. Station No. 6 (Pelion): 940 Pine St., Pelion. Station No. 7 (Mack Edisto): 2142 U.S. 178, Swansea. Station No. 8 (Gilbert): 103 Main St., Gilbert. Station No. 9 (Oak Grove): 447 Oak Drive, Lexington. Station No. 10 (Lexington): 112 Park Road, Lexington. Station No. 11 (Chapin): 440 E. Boundary St., Chapin. Station No. 12 (Gaston): 1701 Busbee

Road, Gaston. Station No. 13 (Edmund): 5715 Edmund Highway, Lexington. Station No. 14 (Fairview): 2907 Fairview Road, Leesville. Station No. 15 (Lake Murray): 902 U.S. 378, Lexington. Station No. 16 (Swansea): 350 W. Third St., Swansea. Irmo Station: 6017 St. Andrews Road, Columbia. Irmo North Lake Station: 117 Lincreek Drive, Columbia.

Station No. 18 (Sandy Run): 752 Calvary Church Road, Swansea. Station No. 19 (Pine Grove): 665 Old Barnwell Road, West Columbia. Station No. 22 (Amicks Ferry): 960 Amicks Ferry Road, Chapin. Station No. 23 (Crossroads): 2720 Wessinger Road, Chapin. Station No. 24 (Red Bank): 1385 S. Lake Drive, Lexington. Leesville Station: 431 E. Church St., Leesville. Batesburg Station: 537 W. Church St., Batesburg. Station No. 27 (Samaria): 5321 Fairview Road, Batesburg. Station No. 28 (Sharpe’s Hill): 3124 S.C. 6, Lexington. Station No. 29 (Cedar Grove): 134 Cedar Grove Road, Leesville. Station No. 30 (Corley Mill): 121 Riverchase Way, Lexington. Cayce Station: 2 Lavern Jumper Road, Cayce. West Columbia Station: 610 N. 12th St., West Columbia.

GETTING SETTLED LAW ENFORCEMENT For emergencies, dial 911.

LEXINGTON COUNTY SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT 521 Gibson Road, Lexington; 803-7858230; North District Headquarters: 111 Lincreek Drive, Columbia; 803-781-4173. South District Headquarters: 102 Airport Road, Pelion; 803-785-7688. West District Headquarters: 4079 Augusta Highway, Gilbert; 803-785-7508. RICHLAND COUNTY SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT 5623 Two Notch Road, Columbia; 803-576-3000;; Region 1 (Bluff Road/Garners Ferry) substation: 2615 Lower Richland Blvd., Columbia; 803-576-1470. Region 2 (Two Notch Road/Clemson Road) substation: 2500 Decker Blvd., Columbia; 803-567-3444. Region 3 (Monticello Road/Wilson Boulevard) substation: 6429 Bishop Ave., Columbia; 803-576-2215. Region 4 (Broad River Road/St. Andrews) substation: 1019 Beatty Road, Columbia; 803-576-3490. Region 6 (Blythewood) substation: 118 McNulty St., Suite B, Blythewood; 803-5763004. Region 7 substation: 1405 Screaming Eagle Road, Elgin; 803-576-1420. CAYCE PUBLIC SAFETY 1800 12th St., Cayce; 803-794-0456; COLUMBIA POLICE One Justice Square, Columbia; 803-5453500; FOREST ACRES POLICE 5205 N. Trenholm Road, Columbia; 803782-9444; IRMO POLICE 1230 Columbia Ave., Columbia; 803-7818088;

BATESBURG-LEESVILLE POLICE 660 W. Columbia Ave., Batesburg-Leesville; 803-532-4408; CHAPIN POLICE 157 Columbia Ave., Chapin; 803-345-6443; GASTON POLICE 186 N. Carlisle St., Gaston; 803-796-8503; LEXINGTON POLICE 111 Maiden Lane, Lexington; 803-3596260; SWANSEA POLICE 320 W. Third St., Swansea; 803-568-3366; WEST COLUMBIA POLICE 200 N. 12th St., West Columbia; 803-7940721; PALMETTO POISON CENTER 800-222-1222;; ANIMAL SERVICES Lexington County Animal Services: An animal control officer is on call around the clock, but officers can only respond to emergency calls after normal business hours and on the weekends. Emergency calls include injured animals, animal attacks and other public safety organizations requesting assistance. 321 Ball Park Road, Lexington. 803-785-8149.

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s residents continue to flood into Charlotte, the city is investing heavily in transit, extending the current light rail and streetcar lines to serve more areas. Here’s a quick look at the major public transportation options in the area, and what you need to know about each one.


What: The LYNX Blue Line light rail currently stretches 18.9 miles, with 26 total stops along the way. With the new Blue Line Extension, it should take a passenger a total of 45 minutes to ride the light rail from the first stop at I-485, through Uptown and NoDa, all the way to the final stop at UNC Charlotte. When: Weekday service runs from 5:26 a.m. to 1:26 a.m., with trains coming every 7.5 minutes during weekday rush hour and every 15 minutes during non-peak hours. Saturday service goes until 1:56 a.m. and Sunday service goes to 12:26 a.m. Cost: $2.20 one way and $4.40 round trip. Unlimited passes start at $6.60 for one day, $30.80 for weekly, and $88 for monthly. Discounts available for seniors, those disabled under ADA guidelines, and students. You can also download the CATS Pass mobile app to pay for your ride. Pro tip: The light rail is perfect for game day. Get off at the Stonewall stop for a short walk to Bank of America Stadium and BB&T Ballpark, or for Hornets games jump off at CTC station, which will put you right in front of Spectrum Center. Learn more at


What: The CityLYNX Gold Line streetcar opened in 2015 and currently runs 1.5 miles from Spectrum Center Uptown to Novant Health Presbyterian Medical Center in Elizabeth. The line is 8



being extended 2.5 miles to Johnson C. Smith University to the west and Sunnyside Avenue to the east. As Phase 2 continues, service will discontinue on June 3, 2019, until Phase 2 opens. That extension is scheduled to open summer 2020. When: The streetcar operates 6 a.m.-11 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 6 a.m.midnight Friday, 8 a.m.-midnight Saturday and 9 a.m.-7 p.m Sunday. Trains are scheduled for every 15 minutes during peak hours and every 20 minutes for any other time. Cost: Free. Pro tip: While the streetcar service is closed, service to and from all existing Gold Line destinations will be accessible via the CityLYNX Connector Bus Service. For stop locations, customers should


look for bus stops along the current Gold Line route that say “CityLYNX Connector.” When the bus approaches, the headway sign will also say “CityLYNX Connector.” Learn more at


What: Charlotte Area Transit System operates more than 70 bus routes that weave through Mecklenburg, Gaston, York, Cabarrus and Union counties. When: Schedules vary, depending on the line. You can find schedules at Cost: $2.20 one way and $88 for a monthly unlimited pass. Express buses and regional buses cost more. Discounts available for seniors, disabled persons, and students. Pro tip: The buses have bike racks on the front, so you can take your bike with you wherever you go at no extra cost. Learn more at


A guide to Charlotte’s dockless scooters and bikes


here has been a surge in dockless scooter and bike brands arriving in Charlotte this year, particularly in the South End, Dilworth and Uptown neighborhoods. Here’s what you should know about the bike and scooter brands that are taking over Charlotte’s sidewalks (and streets):


Spin: $1 to ride for 30 minutes and under, must load $5 to account to start; $14 monthly membership for unlimited 30-minute rides. This was the most common bike we encountered. Mobike: $1 for 30 minutes and under, must add $5 to account to start. Compared to the other apps, the number of bikes displayed on the Mobike app was relatively low. We didn’t see anyone riding any in the city. LimeBike: $1 for 30 minutes, must load $10 to account to start. Out of all the bikes, the LimeBike was the least common one that we encountered,

although the map of bikes locations in the app was full. Maybe they were all in use? B-cycle: While not in the dockless category, we can’t leave out Charlotte’s original bike-share. $8 24-hour pass with unlimited two-hour rides (as long as bike is docked), and $4 for each additional 120 minutes. B-cycle bikes can be found on 28 docking racks located around the city and must be returned to the rack to end the ride. All the racks we encountered were mostly full.


Bird: $1 to get started, then $0.15 per minute. Max speed: 15 mph. Accessibility: By far the most accessible scooter. We saw no fewer than 10 people zooming around on these scooters. Lime: Price: $1 to unlock, $0.15 per minute to ride, must load $10 to account to start (this factors into your LimeBike account as well). Max speed: 14.8 mph. Fairly accessible, but Bird seems to have taken over the whole city.

Immersed in Light: Studio Drift at the Mint September 21 – April 26 Dutch artist collective Studio Drift has transformed the intersection of art, nature, and technology. And now, The Mint Museum is organizing Studio Drift’s first museum exhibition in the U.S. Five breathtaking works of art will be on view, including one never-before-seen installation premiering in Charlotte. Come intrigued, leave inspired. Studio Drift. Fragile Future 3 (Detail), 2018, installation at Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam. Photo: Gert Jan van Rooij

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Soldiers appear from behind smoke during Family Day at Fort Jackson.


olumbia and Midlands residents often bill the area as the most military-friendly community in the country. And it may be. South Carolinians are historically supportive of the military. The area has a large veteran and retiree population. The region is home to three major military installations. And Columbia hosts the headquarters of the S.C. Army and Air National

Guard. Fort Jackson in Columbia is the nation’s largest basic combat training base. It also is the home of many other commands, such as the U.S. Army Chaplain Center and School of the U.S. Army Drill Sergeant School. It is an open base with four museums and even a public water park.


An F-16 fighter jet from the 20th Fighter Wing at Shaw Air Force Base.

McEntire Joint National Guard Base in nearby Eastover is home to the F-16 jets of the S.C. Air Guard’s 169th Fighter Squadron, called the Swamp Foxes. It is also home to fleets of S.C. Army National Guard Apache and Blackhawk helicopters. The base is not open to the public, but the S.C. Military Museum is located behind S.C. National Guard Headquarters on Bluff Road in Columbia, near University of

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South Carolina’s Williams-Brice Stadium. Shaw Air Force Base in Sumter is home to the 20th Fighter Wing — the largest fighter wing in the country — comprised of three squadrons of F-16 Fighting Falcons. It is also home to the U.S. Army Central, which plan, supply and execute combat and training in the Middle East and Southwest Asia. It is closed to the public.

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The Soda City Market.


ere’s a tip for the newcomers: Main Street is one of the best times in Columbia. The five blocks between the State House and the courthouse are among the most lively in the city right now. Plan to spend hours — heck, your whole day and night — here in the heart of Columbia. Here’s a guide to some of our favorite spots. SODA CITY MARKET If you’re not here on Saturday mornings, you might be the only odd man out in town. With more than 100 food, clothing, craft, accessory and other vendors filling three blocks each week, it’s almost overwhelming — in the best way. One booth you definitely don’t want to miss: Livingston Farms, where you can fill up a box with as much produce as you please for just $10. You. Can. Not. Beat. This. Deal. PUBLIC ART AND PARKS Shake hands with “Lovely Rita the Meter Maid,” bang on steel drums, ponder the heft of “Neverbust” and take a new profile pic in front of one of several colorful murals. An abundance of public art makes the Main Street district beautiful – and makes for legit sightseeing. And when you need a break to upload to Instagram (Be safe! Don’t walk and ’gram!), chill out at Boyd Plaza, the lawn at the corner of Lady Street, or the pocket park next to Tapp’s. 12 | LIVING HERE

LIVE MUSIC Main Street Public House is the new concert capital on the street (RIP, White Mule). From rock to reggae to jazz, Public House has got the tunes. But wait! There’s more! The monthly First Thursdays on Main event brings live music to various spots along the street, including Mast General Store, Good Life Cafe and the pocket park by Tapp’s. Plus, find a slew of street performers every Saturday at Soda City. And on Saturday, Oct. 14, plan to spend all day rocking at the Jam Room Music Festival. COOL WINDOW DISPLAYS And let yourself get lured inside to shop. Ogle at Uptown on Main, Granger Owings, Bespoke, the Miss Cocky boutique, Something Special Florist, Mast General Store and the infamous wig shops in the 1600 block. How very cosmopolitan!

THE NICK Have a craft beer and eat some spiced chocolate while you catch a cool indie flick at the Nick. The nonprofit theater is an anchor of Columbia’s arts scene. It’s responsible for much more than bringing us the coolest movies in town. Enjoy the full fruits of the Nick at the annual Indie Grits Film Festival, occasional talk-backs after movies and special film series.

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POINTS OF INTEREST MUSEUMS erate Relic Room and Military Museum, with a stunning number of artifacts from the Civil War, including numerous actual battle flags. 803-737-8095.

COLUMBIA MUSEUM OF ART 1515 Main St. 803-799-2810. The museum offers regular talks and tours of current exhibitions, as well as classical and jazz musical performances and Arts & Draughts outreach events to appeal to new audiences. Admission is $12, adults; $10, seniors 65 and older and members of the military; $5 for students; and free, children 6 and younger and members. EDVENTURE CHILDREN’S MUSEUM 211 Gervais St. 803-779-3100. “Eddie” is the first thing you see when you enter the museum. The model of a 10-year-old boy is big enough for adults and children to explore, and visitors can climb Eddie’s vertebrae to his brain and explore his heart, stomach and intestines. Admission is $11.50, children and adults; $10.50, seniors 62 and older, members of the military with ID and educators with ID; free, members and children younger than 2. S.C. STATE MUSEUM 301 Gervais St. 803-898-4921.

MCKISSICK MUSEUM 816 Bull St. 803-777-7251.

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The S.C. State Museum offers daily planetarium and 4-D theater showings.

The State Museum, located in a former textile mill on Gervais Street at the Congaree River, offers daily planetarium and 4-D theater showings, as well as exhibitionrelated programming and special events. Second Shift Twosdays offer general admission of $10 for two people, and the museum is open late, until 8 p.m. General admission is $8.95, adults; $7.95, seniors 62 and older; $6.95, children ages 3-12; and free, children 2 and younger. Add-ons include blockbuster exhibits, planetarium and 4-D shows. The State Museum houses the Confed-

The McKissick Muesum, located on the University of South Carolina’s Horseshoe, was established in 1976 to consolidate various departments’ object collections. The items and exhibits tend to focus on life in the South, and UofSC’s museum management certificate program is taught on-site. HISTORIC COLUMBIA’S HOUSE MUSEUMS 1601 Richland St. 803-252-7742. Historic Columbia maintains several historic homes as museums, providing a glimpse into the lives of the people who lived there. Among the house museums:

The Roberts Mills House, named for its architect, was one of the few private residences Mills designed. After the original owner died, it housed seminaries until Historic Columbia saved it from demolition in 1961. 1616 Blanding St. The Hampton-Preston Mansion has been a private residence, a governor’s mansion, the Union Army headquarters, a convent, a home for educational institutions and a commercial space. 1615 Blanding St. The Mann-Simons Site was the location for a series of residences and commercial pursuits owned and operated by the same African-American family from 1843 to 1970. An outdoor museum on the grounds features “ghost structures” representing buildings where they once stood. 1403 Richland St. The Woodrow Wilson Family Home was the home of the 28th president for three years during his childhood — and the state’s only remaining presidential site. 1705 Hampton St.


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POINTS OF INTEREST BASEBALL TEAMS AND STADIUMS part of Dog Day Tuesdays, when dogs get in free with a paying human. 474 Ball Park Road, Lexington.

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Segra Park is home to the Columbia Fireflies.


olumbia is rich with baseball viewing opportunities — residents can watch baseball for nearly eight months of the year. LEXINGTON COUNTY BLOWFISH LEXINGTON COUNTY STADIUM The Lexington County Blowfish added

a new team member last season: Phisher, a Boykin spaniel (the official state dog of South Carolina), was being trained to deliver water and balls to umpires via a special backpack made just for him. In addition to delivering water and balls at home games, Phisher leads the Blowfish’s “Pooch Parade” around the bases every Tuesday as

GOOD TO KNOW UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH CAROLINA SPORTS While Univeristy of South Carolina Gamecock fans have known for years, Columbia is a great city for college football and basketball. Here’s a few reasons why: The games are fun. Even folks who may not be huge basketball fans enjoy attending UofSC games, where they might leave with the promise of a free Chick-Fil-A sandwich, a stuffed cow, a T-shirt or a coupon for free food from Fatz. The Vista. The entertainment district is an easy walk from Colonial Life Arena, making it an obvious destination for food and drink before and after the game. Whether you want fine dining or a deli sandwich, numerous Vista restaurants can serve you. Thirsty Fellow. How many college arenas have a restaurant and bar in the parking lot? OK, not literally, but the favorite preand post-game spot for many is definitely 14 | LIVING HERE

in the thick of those coming and going to the games. Colonial Life Arena has been home to the Gamecocks since 2002. With seating for 18,000, it also has various food choices from cotton candy to chicken and waffles. It’s easy to navigate and exhibits the rich history and Carolina basketball. Fans. Yes, the fans make it fun for the fans. The UofSC women led the nation in attendance for the fourth year in a row after the 2017-18 season, averaging 13,239 per game. Season tickets for 2018-20, which start at $50, are available at

COLUMBIA FIREFLIES SEGRA PARK Professional baseball returned to the Capital City in 2016, with the Fireflies playing at Spirit Communications Park — and their second season was even bigger, with Heisman trophy winner Tim Tebow playing for the New York Mets’ Class A team in the South Atlantic League. But the Tebow hype was short-lived; he was promoted to the Class A-Advanced St. Lucie Mets of the Florida State League at the end of June. Also in 2017, the Fireflies unveiled their own beer in collaboration with River Rat Brewery, a Healthy Choices Grab & Go Cart, and a Mist Zone where hot fans can cool off. The team hosted the South Atlantic League All-Star Game and Home Run Derby and welcomed its first local player, Gene Cone, who graduated from Spring

Valley High School. The 2018 season saw the occasional addition of barbecue-flavored chapulines — aka crickets — to the stadium menu. 1640 Freed St., Columbia. columbia. SOUTH CAROLINA GAMECOCKS FOUNDERS PARK At South Carolina baseball games, much of the appeal is in the familiar — the Gamecocks taking the field after the theme from “2001” blares, or fans jumping to “Sandstorm” after every UofSC home run. Gamecock fans play Bingo during the game, trying to win a gift certificate to a Homegrown Hospitality restaurant. They cheer for a 12th strikeout for a Chick-fil-A sandwich. They pose for photos with Cocky, the NCAA national championship trophies or the seats from the famed Rosenblatt Stadium in Omaha, where USC won the last national championship played before the stadium was demolished. 431 Williams St., Columbia.


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