WeCo River District Merchants Association

Meeting Street Artisan Market creates energy in West Columbia’s River District

When the Meeting Street Artisan Market opened in September of 2019, West Columbia Mayor Tem Miles said the goal was to create energy and drive activity to West Columbia’s River District. State Sen. Nikki Setzler looked forward to seeing the Artisan Market succeed and expand. Three years-plus later, the Artisan Market is meeting expectations and […]

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McAlister Smith Funerals and Cremations coming to former Thompson Funeral Home site, according to Facebook post

According to a post on Facebook, the former Thompson Funeral Home facility on State Street in West Columbia will be the new location of McAlister Smith Funerals and Cremations. Click to see Facebook post William Lynch, in partnership with Blake Ward and Jesse Joslin, will open the business under the guidance and wisdom of State […]

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Halloween is Monday, Trunk-or-Treats abound, but be sure to be safe

Halloween is Monday, Oct. 31, and the kids are eager to get out on the streets, but don’t let Halloween be a date of regret.   On average, children have a higher likelihood to be hit by a car on Halloween than on any other day of the year, according to Kidsafe.org, so be sure to put safety first. West […]

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Salon 561 celebrates 1-year anniversary with WECO River District members

Salon 561 at 561 Meeting Street in West Columbia had a one-year celebration celebration, Thursday. Many members of the WECO River District Merchants Association came out to help celebrate the occasion. Light refreshments and drinks were served. Joye Fowler, founder of Salon 561, never shies away from offering suggestions to help keep her clients looking […]

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Kinetic Derby Day return is a resounding success for West Columbia

The crowd lining Meeting Street in West Columbia Saturday came from all over. Under a clear, blue sky, they were there to see the races and take in all the other attractions, demonstrations and exhibits of the third Kinetic Derby Day soapbox. This year was the first Kinetic Derby Day in three years after a […]

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A guide to Kinetic Derby Day in West Columbia, Saturday

For more information, to volunteer, and to register a team, visit www.kineticderbyday.com. 

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WECO River District Merchants get Kinetic Derby Day report – Volunteers sought and a Ferris wheel in West Columbia

Kelli Ricard, City of West Columbia events manager, spoke to the WECO River District Merchants Association, Thursday. The monthly meeting was held in the Savage Craft War Room, or Old Brick Jailhouse, 430 Center St.“Please sign up to volunteer for Kinetic Derby Day,” Ricard said. “We still need volunteers.” West Columbia’s Kinetic Derby Day, is […]

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West Columbia Police vs Cayce Police – Anticipation mounts for Kinetic Derby Day soapbox racers

Kinetic Derby Day is April 23, from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m., and the soapbox racers are looking forward to the competition. “We’ve challenged the Cayce Police Department and Chief Chris Cowan,” said West Columbia Police Chief Marion Boyce. “We’ve got a trophy that the winner gets.” Boyce said he plans on West Columbia winning […]

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