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​The National League of Cities named Lexington Councilmember Kathy Maness to its board of directors at the annual City Summit in November. All officers are selected by a 15-member nominating committee and are elected by NLC’s membership. Maness will serve her second two-year term on the board of directors.

The Town of Seabrook Island, the City of Columbia and the City of Greenville were named to Country Living magazine’s list of “26 Under-the-Radar Southern Towns for Girlfriend Getaways.”

The City of Greenville made the No. 12 spot on the New York Times’ list of 52 places to visit in 2017. The newspaper praised Greenville’s dining options and Swamp Rabbit Trail.

The City of Columbia won a $120,000 U.S. Conference of Mayors’ Childhood Obesity Prevention Award. The award will fund supplies for the city’s educational gardens, fitness and nutrition instructors, healthy cookbooks, fitness equipment such as jump ropes, exercise balls and agility ladders, and incentives for participants.