Famously wasteful. Surprisingly profligate

Another brand may be in the offing for the city of Columbia, the Free Times reports.

The city needs a more positive brand and image, according to two of the eight transition committees charged by Mayor Steve Benjamin with generating ideas for Columbia’s future, the publication reported.

“The current brand — “Famously Hot, Surprisingly Cool” — is “inferior for the capital city of South Carolina” and should be replaced, wrote the Government Operations and Efficiency committee in its report to the new mayor,” according to the Free Times.

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Arctic archeologists find long-lost wreck

Archaeologists have found a ship lost in the Arctic Ocean more than 150 years ago.

The HMS Investigator, abandoned in the ice in 1853, has been found in shallow water along the northern coast of Banks Island in Canada’s western Arctic, the Globe and Mail reported.

The ship is standing upright in very good condition, said Marc-Andre Bernier, Parks Canada’s head of underwater archaeology, adding that it sits in about 40 feet of water.

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