September 30, 2016 RSS feed / 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...

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...

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...

Quirky Crimes in the Capital City

West Columbia More...