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Dreher High School Class of 1961 reunites for 55th

Dreher High School Class of 1961 held its 55th class reunion at Gregg Park Club September 24 beginning at 6 p.m. Thanks again to Gene and Martha Bryson, class president and secretary, the event was a fabulous success.. More...

People involved with Pug’s in Five Points gather for SOS (Society of Shaggers) outside The Pavilion at Ocean Drive September 20

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Commentary

Afraid or Offended

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

The two candidates were lining up generals who support them and getting TV doctors to vouch for their health. The winner will deal with a pitiful excuse for a Congress, not running an Iron Man competition. More...

Not Quite Seasoned and Savvy

I’m just saying...

“What do you HAVE in this thing? I need a crane to get it downstairs!” This was from my husband Marty as he was trying to get my suitcase downstairs for our recent trip to Florida. “Hey! More...

Utopia comes with cankles

40–Something

One day last week I was jogging lost in a world between my headphones and the Pandora app on the phone I was carrying in my right hand. More...

Education

S.C. Whitmore School debuts new student designed mascot

Virtual public charter school, SC Whitmore School, debuted a new mascot. Built around the school’s signature “W,” Eli —a blue elephant—is the creation of SCWS 12th grader, Sydney Kinard. More...

Two from Troop 10 awarded Eagle Scout rank

John McCabe and Tal ley Moorman were awarded the rank of Eagle Scout as members of Troop 10 at Eastminster Presbyterian Church Sunday, September 18. John is the son of Mandy and John McCabe. More...

Students cultivate community service at White Knoll Middle School

What started out as a math class has morphed into a community service project on the grounds of White Knoll Middle School. More...

Sports

Falcons blank Dreher

The Dreher Lady Blue Devils travelled to Falcon drive to take on the A.C. Flora Lady Falcons in girls’ tennis action Tuesday, September 23. More...

Cavaliers shut down Airport

The visiting Airport Eagles scored a touchdown against the Richland Northeast Cavaliers less than a minute into the game, but the Cavaliers responded with 41 unanswered points eventually defeating the Eagles 48-13 in high school football action Frida More...

Bearcats roll over War Eagles

The Brookland-Cayce football team had little trouble in the first half against Gray Collegiate Academy Friday, September 23, and, despite a second-half letdown, rolled to a 34-14 home win. More...

Home & Garden

The Nature of Autumn 2016

Stopping to smell the flowers

Rudy Mancke, naturalist in-residence at USC and host of Nature Notes on ETV radio, celebrates the entry of each new season by sharing evidence of changes occurring in the natural world around us. More...

Free Gardening Workshops: Start and Maintain a Healthy Garden

Learn how to start and maintain a healthy garden through a series of free gardening workshops hosted by the City of Columbia Parks & Recreation Department. More...

Star Chefs

Pumpkin Casserole More...

Public Notices - Free Access

Public Notices

NOTICE NB+C, LLC is proposing to collocate antennas on an existing building rooftop located at 2211 Read Street, Columbia, Richland County, South Carolina. More...

NOTICE TO CREDITORS OF ESTATES

All persons having claims against the following estates are required to deliver or mail their claims to the indicated Personal Representa-tives, appointed to administer these estates, and to file their claims on Form #371PC with the Probate Court of More...

Legals

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Fly and dance at Aerofest and Hangar Dinner/Dance

Folks will have a chance to view and fly in some historic aircraft and support a good cause at the same time in Mid-October as Hamilton-Owens Airport in Columbia will host Aerofest and the Hangar Dinner/ Dance of the South Carolina Historic Aviation More...

The Ray Tanner Foundation celebrates 11th year of Home Run

The Ray Tanner Home Run, scheduled for Saturday, October 15 marks the 11th straight year for the event. More...

On Second Thought

Basic Primer on the Evolution of Firearms: Part III

Snaplock (mid-16th century)

While the wheel lock solved the problem of the constantly burning wick as the first self-igniting firing mechanism, its high cost, complexity, and general unreliability led gunsmiths to look for simpler and easier to produce alternatives. More...

Of floods and families

Too soon to celebrate

Editor’s Note: This is the 43rd installment in a series of articles by staff writer Cathy Cobbs chronicling her unique journey of the illness and death of her father and the loss of the family’s home in the Great Flood of 2015. More...

Five Points Historic Happy Hour

Preservation Spotlight

Among the people and places that celebrated their 100th birthday in 2015 —the list includes Prince Takahito of Japan and Seal Beach, California— was Columbia’s very own Five Points. More...

Government / Neighborhood

Reminders of 2015 flood still remain

Monday and Tuesday, October 3 and 4, mark the one year anniversary of the October 2015 floods. Two iconic images from the floods were water rushing into the Liberty Income Tax Building on Devine Street and the breach of the Columbia Canal. More...

CCN learns about bond referendum, action plans, and flood recovery programs

The Columbia Council of Neighborhoods held its monthly meeting Thursday, September 22. Columbia City Councilwoman Tameika Isaac Devine provided an update about council. More...

Business

Wellness Matters

“Like cures like.” More...

City Snippets

Fresh Market opening delayed More...

Folks About Town

Ilia Owens has been named community wellness director at the YMCA of Columbia. More...

Society

The Right to Privacy in the 21st Century

The South Carolina Chapter of the American Board of Trial Advocates presents The 8th Annual James Otis Lecture program

About Constitution Day More...

Students from all over S.C. attended the 8th Annual James Otis Lecture

Each student was given a copy of Matthew J. Perry: The Man, His Times, and His Legacy

Matthew James Perry Jr. Matthew James Perry Jr. (August 3, 1921–July 29, 2011) was an attorney and in 1979 was appointed as the first African-American United States federal judge in South Carolina. More...

James Otis Jr.

James Otis Jr. (February 5, 1725–May 23, 1783) was a lawyer in colonial Massachusetts, a member of the Massachusetts provincial assembly, and an early advocate of the Patriot views against British policy that led to the American Revolution. More...

Events

Events

•ART Riverfront Park’s Art Along the Trail showcase will be held Saturday, October 8, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., 4122 River Drive. 803-545-3093. More...

Arts & Entertainment

UofSC’s theatre program begins new season with A Midsummer Night’s Dream at Drayton Hall Theatre

The University of SC Theatre Program will kick off its 2016-17 main stage season with an imaginative production of William Shakespeare’s fantastical comedy A Midsummer Night’s Dream, September 30 through October 8 at Drayton Hall Theatre. More...

Brookland-Cayce High School graduate releases new horror movie Clowntown

Jeff Miller, a graduate of Brookland-Cayce High School and the University of South Carolina’s media arts program, has a new horror feature he wrote and produced that is being released just in time for Halloween. More...

Grounded, one-woman play about drone warfare, comes to Longstreet Theatre

The University of SC Theatre Program will present Grounded by George Brant, a gripping drama about the psychological cost of modern warfare, October 8-12 at Longstreet Theatre. Show times for Grounded are 8 p.m. nightly. More...

Travel

The search for John C. Calhoun

David Brinkman spoke to the Greater Piedmont Chapter of The Explorers Club September 9 on Where is Truth & Justice? A Search for John C. Calhoun. South Carolina’s famous State’s Rights advocate John C. More...

Historic Eutawville

Earliest historical data locates the Cherokees in a vast area of what is now the southeastern United States, with about 200 towns scattered throughout the present states of Alabama, Georgia, Kentucky, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, and Wes More...