Meaningful Museums

 Location: 231 Fox St., Lexington  What it commemorates:   Since 1970, the Lexington County Museum has served as a fabulous door to the region’s storied past and hands-on history. Wander through an expansive collection of structures that transports guests from the colonial era to the Civil War. In the heart of Lexington, this seven-acre museum complex features 36 historic buildings. Some of the structures include the…

Seeking a Handcrafted Hotel Stay?

Hotel Trundle Co-Owner Rita Patel says her eclectic establishment is located at the intersection of kindness and comfort, all wrapped in South Carolina color, creativity and charm. This lodging destination at 1224 Taylor St., oozes with the essence of the entire Columbia region. In fact, from the custom-made mattresses and walnut beds to the fresh coffee, food and libations, everything at the hotel is as locally…

Laser-Focus on Quality

Now's the time many homeowners are wishing for outdoor kitchens, sunrooms or even new windows. After all, eating and entertaining alfresco-style can be quite fun. 

Summer on the Lake

Summertime is a magical season. The kids are out of school, the sunshine seems never-ending and there’s no shortage of adventures that await, especially on or near our beloved water. For many, summer evokes fond memories of childhood—sleepaway camp, family vacations and swimming until your fingers shriveled like prunes. We also celebrate our nation’s independence, … Continued

July 2019 Around Town

State’s Algebra Nation Winners Rooted in Chapin Chapin Middle School placed first for middle schools participating in the “Algebra Nation—South Carolina Test Yourself! Challenge.” Algebra Nation is a free, online curriculum resource with accompanying physical workbooks built specifically for algebra students and teachers by South Carolina teachers. The program provides around-the-clock support to more than 43,000 math students with a personalized … Continued

Lake Murray Sunsets Inspire

The rich colors of Lake Murray's natural beauty astounds residents and visitors alike. It routinely captures the attention of one local photographer who offers prints, greeting cards, photo mugs, throw pillows, water bottles and decorative plates with his images of Lake Murray and the surrounding Columbia area at Photography by William Copeland.

Taste of Lake Murray 2019 Funds Fireworks

With a purchased ticket for this year's Taste of Lake Murray annual event, attendees received food, drinks and live entertainment from two local bands, The Voltage Brothers and Tokyo Joe. All proceeds went toward supporting the Fourth of July fireworks to be held on Lake Murray. Photography courtesy of Capital City/Lake Murray Country

Take on the Lake

Marine 360 boat dealership has been a mainstay on Lake Murray since 2007. Principals Brandon Crutchfield and Scott Muckenfuss believe they offer the highest quality sales and service in the Midlands area while being a popular, go-to location for versatile boating selections. 


For those who live or work on Lake Murray, there’s no better way to spotlight your love for the Lake than showing off any of hundreds of great souvenirs. These items also make great gifts, which enable visitors to relive their personal moments from our wonderful, wet playground and homestead.

Make Outdoors Fun Again

"One of the thrills about living on the Lake is the bugs," commiserates Trey Powell, owner of Mosquito Joe of Lake Murray and fellow Lake resident. "Fortunately, now we have the knowledge, technology and equipment to put a flea collar around our yards to ward off insects!"