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The Language of Food

I’m just saying...

I’m beginning to think those quickie language lessons so popular among European travelers may soon have to add a food section for eating out. More...

Here’s a pre-paid phone card, call someone who cares

It’s not a criticism; It’s an observation

While visiting folks back home in Alabama recently, I heard the Travis Tritt gem, “Here’s a Quarter, Call Someone who Cares.” For those who think country music means current stuff by Carrie Underwood and Big and Rich, Travis Tritt w More...

Business

Jeffers-McGill makes a big move to Atlas Road

Jeffers-McGill, one of Columbia’s oldest appliance and furniture companies, is settling into new quarters at 1421 Atlas Road after a 12-year run at Landmark Shopping Center on Garners Ferry Road. More...

“Bark to the Park” is a day of family fun to raise awareness and funds for homeless pets in the Midlands

Families of all shapes and sizes are encouraged to participate in “Bark to the Park,” an annual fundraising event hosted by Pawmetto Lifeline, a local animal shelter committed to reducing pet overpopulation in the Midlands. More...

City Snippets

Health center plans approved More...

Society

Friends forever

Our long-distance friendship began in the late 1950s when we were both schoolgirls in the elementary grades. More...

Lexington Medical Center begins 3D mammography

As part of a comprehensive program for the diagnosis of breast cancer, Lexington Medical Center now offers 3D mammography. More...

Local P.E.O. Women plan philanthropic convention

The South Carolina State Convention of the International Chapter of the P.E.O (Philanthropic Educational Organization). More...

Events

Events

•ANIMALS Bark to the Park, an annual fundraising event hosted by Pawmetto Lifeline, will be held April 18, 9 a.m., Finlay Park.www.pawmettolifeline.org. •BOOKS More...

Arts & Entertainment

Blythewood High School Drama to perform You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown

You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown will be performed in Blythewood High School auditorium Friday, April 17 at 7 p.m.; Saturday, April 18 at 7 p.m.; and Sunday, April 19 at 3 p.m. More...

Dreher High School drama department aims high and scores at State Theatre Competition

Dreher High School theatre students Patrick Fretwell, Solo Musical; Anna Jamieson Beck, Solo Acting; Alexandra DuBose, Duet Musical; Taylor Goodwin, Duet Musical and Solo Musical; Sally Thames, Solo More...

Travel

Writer takes in New York City

It’s been said many times New York City is the best city in the world. I’ve never doubted that for one second in the 18 years since I left the Big Apple for a life as a military child. More...

Tourism in New York City

The bustling streets of New York City are not for the faint of heart, yet thousands of visitors are attracted to the region every year. More...

Public Notices

Public Notices

MASTER'S SALE BY VIRTUE of a decree heretofore granted in the case of: Bank of America, National Association, a National Banking Association, as Successor in Interest by Merger to Merrill Lynch Credit Corporation vs. More...

Richland County Masters Sale

NOTICE OF MASTER IN EQUITY SALE 2012-CP-40-5856 BY VIRTUE OF A DECREE of the Court of Common Pleas for Richland County, South Carolina, heretofore issued in the case of SYNOVUS BANK against DANIEL D. More...

Public Notices

NOTICE OF UNCLAIMED VEHICLES/PUBLIC SALE The following vehicles are subject to towing, repair and/or storage liens; are declared to be abandoned pursuant to Section 56-5- 5810, 56-5-5635 and/or 29- 15-10 SC Law as Amended; and are in the custody of J More...

Artist devotes career to the art of healing

Heidi Darr-Hope believes healing from the trauma of a cancer diagnosis reaches beyond the medical treatments necessary to heal the body. More...

On Second Thought

Quirky Crimes in the Capital City

Forest Acres More...

Historic Roofs

The most important element for the preservation of a historic house, or—for that matter—of any building, is the roof. More...

Appreciation for Spears article

Thank you so much for having the article on Wright Spears (April 10, 2015) and for putting the article and his picture on the front page. More...

Government / Neighborhood

Columbia City Council changes water/sewer proposal

At a work session prior to the monthly meeting April 14, Columbia City Council approved a motion made by Mayor Steve Benjamin by a vote of five to two. More...

Melrose Heights Neighborhood Association works to achieve historic designation

The Melrose Heights Neighborhood Association moved one step closer to historic designation following an announcement at the monthly meeting Monday, April 13. More...

Boeing gives grant to Allen University

Boeing gave a $250,000 grant for Allen University to support the restoration of a historic building on the college’s campus. The investment will go toward the restoration of Chappelle Auditorium, originally built in 1925. More...

Education

Eighteen Midlands Tech Nuclear Systems students earn industry’s highest standards

Eighteen Midlands Technical College (MTC) Nuclear Systems Technology students earned the Nuclear Uniform Curriculum Program (NUCP) Certificate at a ceremony on the Northeast Campus April 8. More...

School Stars

Robert Saxon has been named the Bethel-Hanberry Elementary School March Star Staff Member of the Month. Saxon, fourth grade teacher, was nominated by his peers for the joy, character, learning, and community he contributes to the school environment. More...

Sports

Cardinals hold off BC for Cup championship

A couple of old friends met in the championship of the Nike Palmetto Cup held at “Fort Knox” on the campus of Brookland- Cayce High School Saturday, April 11. More...

Walk-off single lifts Falcons over Hammond

Last Thursday night, April 9, Ben Lippen avenged its only SCISA Region I-3A loss defeating Hammond 5-4 in thrilling fashion as Falcon catcher Kitt Capell served Robert Byrd’s 1-0 offering into right field to drive home Robert Barrow for the wal More...

Sicker leads Cards to title game

Jack Sicker scored two goals for Cardinal Newman, and the Cardinals held on for a 2-1 victory over Virginia Beach, Virginia’s First Colonial Patriots in semifinal action in the Nike Palmetto Cup at The Cage on the campus of Brookland-Cayce High More...

Home & Garden

Wildewood residents greet you in the gardens

Stopping to smell the flowers

When April showers come our way, they bring the flowers that bloom in May for Columbia Green’s 2015 Annual Festival of Flowers on May 8 and 9. More...

“The language of Flowers” garden party will be held to benefit Katie and Irwin Kahn JCC and Fairfield Memorial Hospital Foundation

Flowers are full of meaning. Want to know what message they can convey? More...

Star Chefs

Springtime Spinach Salad More...