December 31, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

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A highway plan

Not only was I dumb enough to travel the nation’s highways during Thanksgiving weekend, I also hit the road during Christmas week. I wasn’t stupid enough to fly, but driving lacked intelligence. More...

Forty– something

The Battle of a lifetime

The closest my family has ever gotten to a white Christmas is when my eight–year–old son has spilled a bag of mini–marshmallows into his hot chocolate. So when the snow came this Christmas it was a very special time at my house. More...

Business

Anna Redwine, art and the Walker Institute

Becoming a professional ar tist is not a straight shot, typically. South Carolina’s Jasper Johns, for instance, decorated 5th Avenue windows for Bonwit Teller and Tiffany & Co. in the mid- Fifties while he was painting his Flag. More...

Briefs

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Mungo Brothers donate $90,000 to Free Medical Clinic

In memory of their father, the late Michael J. Mungo, brothers Stewart and Steven Mungo recently donated $90,000 to the Columbia Free Medical Clinic. More...

Society

William Sterne Bolte

William (Sterne) Bolte, 76, husband of Frances Sherril Clark Bolte, died Saturday, December 25, 2010, at Palmetto Health Richland Memorial Hospital in Columbia. More...

The Columbia Cotillion holds its 2010 Winter Ball

The Columbia Cotillion Club, a gentleman’s dance club founded in 1890, held its Winter Ball Wednesday evening, December 29, 2010, at the Columbia Marriott Hotel. More...

Events

Art classes for homeschoolers

The City of Columbia announces the scheduling of arts classes designed for homeschoolers. Producing beautiful artwork isn’t the only benefit. Creative expression appears to aid and foster critical thinking skills. More...

Events

-ART Arts Draughts: Art, drink and be happy! will be held at Columbia Museum of Art, 1515 Main Street, January 7, 7 p.m. at the museum with a performance by Devil Music Ensemble at 8 p.m. columbiamuseum.org More...

Arts & Entertainment

Rocketman—Elton John Tribute to benefit Nancy K. Perry’s Children Shelter

It’s a Concert, no – it’s a Tribute to Sir Elton John, no–it’s a kindness to the children. More...

Beethoven in Blue Jeans comes to Koger Center

In the third season of his tenure, Morihiko Nakahara hasn’t yet conducted the South Carolina Philharmonic’s annual “Beethoven & Blue Jeans” concert. His turn finally comes Saturday, January 15, at 7:30 p.m. More...

Travel

Alaska, the Final Frontier

Part 10: Carcross, end of the line

Our White Pass & Yukon Route train trip ended at Carcross, Yukon, originally known as Caribou Crossing. More...

Forgotten hero loves his country

Nov 6 – 1830 hours A call came out for volunteers to help at Columbia’s Homeless Winter Shelter. This is where I found Terry. More...

Bell ringers span generations

Jim Hamilton and his eight–year–old great granddaughter Alex Barefoot, representing four generations of Hamiltons, ring the bell for the Salvation Army December 21 at WalMart at Killian Ro More...

News

First Nazareth Baptist Church

When First Nazareth Baptist Church of Columbia was born in 1877, the Civil War had ended just a few short years earlier. More...

A wife’s meddle leads to her husband’s medal

(Washington, DC) - At 4:30 p.m. on Monday, December 13, at 101 East Union Street (Suite 303), in Jacksonville, Florida, Congresswoman Corrine More...

Men in Mission raise money for moped

On December 12, 2010, the St. Luke Lutheran Church Men in Mission presented Terry Crocker with a new red and white moped. Crocker, a resident of Olympia, had to have his legs amputated five years ago. More...

Government / Neighborhood

Why does salt melt ice?

Two things happen when ice and water are placed in contact: Molecules on the surface of the ice escape into the water (melting), and molecules of water are captured on the surface of the ice (freezing). More...

Charleston Harbor must be deepened

The Port of Charleston, the flagship of the S.C. Ports Authority, is an economic engine for the state that doesn’t make many headlines, or the top of people’s agendas, outside of the State House or the Lowcountry itself. More...

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Education

Covenant Classical Christian School receives SCISA math awards

Covenant Classical Christian School (CCCS) welcomed South Carolina Independent Schools Association executive director Larry Watt at a special Christmas assembly before the holiday break to recognize their achievements in the recent SCISA State Middl More...

It’s been a win–win season for Richland Northeast’s NJROTC

The Richland Northeast High School Junior Naval ROTC finished the semester with five First Place Overall trophies—one for each meet in which they competed. More...

Blythewood Middle School students perform in the Middle School Honor Band

Five Bl y thewood Middle School students were nominated to perform in the second annual Ri chland Two Middle School Honor Band. More...

Sports

Chick–fil–A Champs!

Jordan Roper leads Irmo to the title.

On Thursday, December 23, the Irmo Yellow Jackets defeated the Memphis Central Warriors 56–50 to capture the Chick–fil–A Classic II Championship. More...

United Faith overwhelms Keenan

The Keenan Raiders fell to the United Faith Christian Academy Falcons 75–57 in the Chick–fil–A Classic I game. The Raiders shot 35.7% from the field in the first half and 36.7% for the game including 25.9% from behind the arc. More...

Dreher wrestling making run for region, state honors

Jason Sandifer is back home and loving it. Sandifer, a 1999 Dreher alum, is in his third year as the head wrestling coach at his alma mater. More...

Home & Garden

Amsonnia hubrichtii: A True Blue Garden Perennial

Stopping to smell the flowers

True blue perennial flowers are less common than any other color on the gardener’s color wheel. More...

Star Chefs

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