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Columbia locals have been hogging the headlines lately (even without the primary all over the news) and I bet you didn't even know it!

Did you even know there's a guitar effects pedal company in town?  I didn't!  Caroline Guitar Company's Wave Cannon pedal was named one of Guitar World's "Top 10 Effects Pedals of 2010".  The pedals are designed and created right here in Columbia, and the company is part of the USC/Columbia Technology Incubator.  One cool thing about them is that they don't have labels for the knobs that change the gain, volume, and other aspects of the sound - they're little symbols, chosen because play testers were more willing to experiment with sound when the knobs were unlabeled.

Susan Lenz is an art quilter who works out of a cooperative Columbia studio.  She was profiled in an issue of Quilting Arts which describes her quilts inspired by gravestone rubbings and stained glass windows.  Take a look at the magazine or visit her website to see her amazing textile art.

Last year, WIS was profiled in Broadcasting & Cable, a trade magazine for the TV industry.  The article discussed the station's growing market share and high ratings among other local stations.

The New York Times recently wrote an article (""Southern Farmers Vanquish the Cliches"") about stereotypes of Southern food and the chefs and farmers who are shaking them up.  Emile DeFelice, heritage hog rancher of Caw Caw Creek Farm and champion of the Columbia Locals Only Famers Market, is interviewed, as is Glenn Roberts of Anson Mills.

Drop by the Periodicals Department at the Main Library to find out who's talking about us!

Ask us how to find the articles listed below:

  • "Guitar World Staff Picks: Paul Riario's Top 10 Effects Pedals of 2011" by Paul Riario in Guitar World
  • "Susan Lenz" by Ellen Seeburger in Quilting Arts
  • "Nobody Beats the WIS: The Wheel Deal in South Carolina's Capital" by Michael Malone in Broadcasting & Cable
  • "Southern Farmers Vanquish the Cliches" by Julia Moskin in The New York Times