March 19, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

On Second Thought

We are the employers; we have the right to information

When the first South Carolina Freedom of Information Act was introduced in the House of Representatives in 1971, the bill stated that "The General Assembly finds that it is vital in a democratic society that public business be performed in an open a More...

West Columbia

tSunset Blvd., 700 block: A man was arrested at 1 am Tuesday after police spotted him sleeping in his car while it was parked in an empty parking lot. More...

We need Israel more than ever

Israel is our only true ally in the Middle East and the United States of America shouldn’t turn our head and see no evil, because it is greater now than ever, with Iran clamoring for Nuclear capability to destroy Israel and the USA, which are More...

Government / Neighborhood

Historic Columbia Foundation and Engenuity promote community at Richland County Council meeting

During the Richland County Council meeting Tueday, March 16, a member of The Historic Columbia Foundation (HCF) announced the group’s enhanced website, historiccolumbia.org, which offers many new features, links the various historic places in More...

Rosewood Community Council hosts mayoral forum March 21

Rosewood Community Council (RCC) will host a forum of mayoral candidates Sunday, March 21 at 2 pm at Rosewood Elementary School and will be moderated by David Stanton. More...

CRC holds annual luncheon

The Greater Columbia Community Relations Council (CRC) will hold its 46th Annual Luncheon Thursday, March 25, 2010, from 12:30 pm to 2 pm at the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center, 1101 Lincoln Street. More...

Education

Hope for learning disabled students

Ethan Ware, president of Hope Christian Academy says, “At Hope Christian Academy, parents will not be told ‘your child no longer fits’ or ‘we just cannot help him or her any longer.’ My wife and I heard those words from More...

Annual awards recognize Columbia College faculty

Three Columbia College facul ty members have received top honors for excellence in teaching. More...

Blythewood Middle School student to compete in state geography bee

Blythewood Middle School seventh grader, Justin Stombler, has qualified to compete at the state level of the National Geography Bee. The state Bee will be held Friday, April 9, 2010, at the South Carolina State Museum. More...

Sports

CUFC 99 Girls Blue do it again

The Columbia United 99 Girls Blue team (a U10 group) won the U11 Black division (8 v 8) of the Columbia United FC’s St. Patrick’s Day Cup held this past March 13–14. More...

Blazers depth overcomes Cavaliers

A question hangs over the Ridge View boys tennis team this season. Can the Blazers find success without a dominant player in the lineup? More...

Cooper delivers for Vikings

A year ago at home, Casey Cooper pitched a complete game against Blythewood – only to lose when Spring Valley was shut out and held to two hits. More...

Travel

An Interlude in France

Part 18: The French Conclusion

Linda and I had a wonderful visit to France in August 2009. A week in Paris, a week with Benedicte, Olivier, and their children in Nancy, good food, great accommodations, terrific historic sites, and most surprisingly good weather. More...

A nurse’s call to Haiti

Devastation, chaos, and gut–wrenching pain tore at Denese Norris’ heart as she experienced first–hand the plight of the Haitian people when she arrived to help them after the most recent earthquake. More...

Beauty in the Backyard

Ike bana

“Creative Art of Ikebana” exhibition and tea, presented by Ikebana International Chapter 182, was held March 17 at the Garden Club Council Building, 1605 Park Circle at Maxcy Gregg Park. More...

Planning a cherry blossom festival in the home landscape

Stopping to smell the flowers

Several weeks before the start of the Cherry Blossom Festival in Washington, D.C. the predictions and wagers begin: When will the flowering yoshino and kwansan cherry trees lining the Tidal Basin reach the peak of their bloom? More...

Star Chefs

Vegetable from the brassica family include broccoli, brussels sprouts, cabbage, cauliflower, collards, kale, kohlrabi, mustard, rutabaga, and turnip. Broccoli Salad More...

District One chooses Teacher of the Year

A teacher known for her organization, enthusiasm, and quest to push her students to stretch themselves beyond their limits was honored on St. Patrick’s Day, not for her luck, but her skill. More...

Picture of the Week

Quinn Hall is the daughter of Natalie Quinn–Hall and Daniel Hall. Quinn loved her first parade March 13 at the Five Points St. Pat’s Day. More...

News

Miss High School America 2010, Carina Romero

Carina Romero, a sophomore at Hammond School, had never entered a pageant until September 2009, when she encouraged her young cousin, Gabby, to enter the Miss Saluda County pageant. Gabby didn’t want to unless cousin Carina entered with her. More...

EEIC, where abnormal becomes normal

In 1980, the staff at Epworth Children’s Home, responded to the parents of young children with developmental delays. It opened The Epworth Early Intervention Center (EEIC), the first private special needs preschool program in South Carolina. More...

Rev and Rabbi strum into Cap and Collar

Friends? Enemies? Fr–enemies? More...

Business

Build a better bus system

Communicating with CMRTA Representatives of the Central Midlands Regional Transit Authority (CMRTA) presented their plans to a quorum of Columbia City Council on Monday, March 15. More...

Briefs

Fox out More...

JA celebrates young entrepreneurs

In the fall of 2009, Junior Achievement of Central South Carolina received a grant from the UPS Foundation to implement a rigorous, innovative program for local high school students called the “Be Entrepreneurial Business Plan Challenge.&rdquo More...

Society

Miss Craig and Mr. Bates plan a May wedding

Mrs. Judy Rutland Craig of Columbia and Mr. Edward McIlwain Craig of Prospect, Kentucky, announce the engagement of their daughter, Caroline Castles Craig of Greenville to Joseph Andrew Bates of Greenville. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. More...

Artful Bras

Quilters of South Carolina presented a check March 4 for $11,000 to the Best Chance Network, a non –profit organization that supports women’s health by providing free breast and cervical cancer screening for medically underserved women i More...

Hikers take on the Wadboo Swamp

The Wadboo Swamp section, a picturesque part of the Swamp Fox Passage of the Palmetto Trail, was the latest conquest of members of the Greater Piedmont Chapter of the Explorers Club. More...

Events

Robin Hood is coming to Town Theatre

Directed by Jamie Harrington, Town Theatre’s Youth production of “Robin Hood” will feature 50 area youth singing, dancing, and sword–fighting their way through the Sherwood Forest. More...

Carolina Ballet presents Romeo and Juliet, April 1

Ann Brodie’s Carolina Ballet will present “Romeo and Juliet” together with “Othello: Passion Re-venged” and “Hamlet: Lamentations,” for two performances only, April 1, 2010, at The Koger Center for the Arts More...

Join the Great American Cleanup of South Carolina through May 31

Last year, 19,000 South Carolinians removed more than 2.8 million pounds of trash and recyclables. Join us this year and let’s see what we can do together. More...