October 6, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Eagle Scout gives new life to neglected cemetery

An overwhelming urge to honor those who had gone before him drove Eagle Scout McKenzie Vaughn to pick a project to restore an extremely neglected graveyard in West Columbia. More...

Commentary

Cooking made really, really easy

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

Riding in Central Kentucky with an employee. He was from Corbin; had lived there for his full 50 plus years, except for a two year stint working in a factory in Indiana.  More...

Going off the grid

40–Something

I would seriously go off the grid if I weren’t hopelessly dependent and addicted to my iPhone.  But I am. More...

No Gray Area

I’m just saying...

In last week’s column I talked about some super bug I caught, and I want to thank you all who sent well wishes my way. I’m back to myself now, but during that time, I had to cancel three hair appointments. THREE. More...

Business

Former Marine walks to the beat of nonstop service

Working on your birthday can be an eyeopening experience…you never know who you might meet or run into. Such is the case for one employee of the William Jennings Bryan Dorn VA Medical Center in Columbia, S.C.  More...

City Snippets

Utilities sell monetary rights  Santee Cooper and SCANA are selling the monetary rights to a $2.2 billion settlement claim owed to the utilities by Toshiba to Citibank. More...

Folks About Town

Kevin A. Shwedo has been selected by the Acting Secretary of the Army, Ryan McCarthy to represent South Carolina as Civilian Aide to the Secretary of the Army (CASA).  Lewis F. More...

Society

Main Street UMC dedicates renovated sanctuary and Eagle Lectern at 169th anniversary

On October 15, 2017, Main Street United Methodist Church will celebrate its 169th anniversary with a homecoming service and lunch. The service will feature a time of dedication for the newly renovated sanctuary and the newly installed Eagle Lectern. More...

Adopt a Shelter Dog Month

It’s Adopt a Shelter Dog Month, and we want to take a moment to share the stories of three dogs whose lives—once lived in fear and neglect—were completely transformed by adoption.  More...

Rotaract leaders visit Capital Rotary

Callie McLean and Emma Goldrick, student leaders of the University of South Carolina’s Rotaract Club, were welcomed by president Blake DuBose to a recent Capital Rotary meeting. McLean, a junior public health major, is from Charleston.  More...

Events

Events

•ANIMALS Animal Protection League Annual Benefit Auction will be held Saturday November 4, 6–10 p.m., Medallion Center, 7309 Garners Ferry Road. 803-603-5443 or aplscevent@gmail.com. •ART More...

Arts & Entertainment

Ballet Rocks! Columbia Classical Ballet unveils a new Rock ’n Roll dance event

When you think of Classical Ballet, you probably think of elegant dancers in 16th century styled costumes acting out romantic literary masterpieces with renowned orchestral pieces providing a moving backdrop to the drama. More...

Frederick Douglass… No Turning Back

Richland Library and Actors’ Theatre of South Carolina presents Frederick Douglass… No Turning Back October 10 at the new Sandhills Auditorium. More...

Columbia Classical Ballet 26th Season 2017-2018 Schedule

• Studio Series—at the Pavlovich Ballet School Studio Sunday, November 5—5 p.m. Sunday, February 11—5 p.m. Dance Preview Sittings—5 pm (complimentary admission, reservations needed) Wine and More...

Public Notices - Free Access

Public Notices

Public Notice Beacon Towers proposes to construct a 199-foot overall height monopole telecommunications structure. The structure would be located at 5630 Farrow Road, 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 Representatives, appointed to administer these estates, and to file their claims on Form #371PC with the Probate Court of R More...

Legals

Full Story

Palmetto Center for the Arts to present Fame the Musical

The Palmetto Center for the Arts Theatre Company at Richland Northeast High School will present Fame the Musical Wednesday, Thursday, and Saturday, October 11, 12, and 14 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, October 15 at 3 p.m. More...

Community leaders attend dedication of new Decker Center

Residents of Richland County were invited to a dedication ceremony September 29 at 11 p.m. honoring the new Decker Center, 2500 Decker Boulevard. More...

On Second Thought

Historic Columbia to create virtual tour of Hampton-Preston Mansion

Historic Columbia is pleased to announce a new partnership with SYNOVUS/NBSC and AgFirst Farm Credit Bank, to support enhanced interpretation of the Hampton-Preston Mansion & Gardens. More...

Quirky Crimes in the Capital City

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ASK US AT THE STAR

Do you have any advice for people who want to buy a puppy online?

Like many other shoppers these days, people looking for a new puppy often turn to the internet, so it’s not surprising to hear that ever more prevalent scammers have found a way to exploit those looking for a pet to love. More...

Government / Neighborhood

Council recognizes proclamations, business spotlight

Columbia City Council held its monthly meeting Tuesday, October 3.  Council approved the first reading of an ordinance authorizing the city manager to execute a quit claim deed and any other necessary documents to convey an unopened portion of W More...

Richland County Council discusses Lake Dogwood Special Tax District proposal

The October 3 Richland County Council meeting began with a minor controversy over Citizen’s Input. Several people had signed to speak either for or against the Lake Dogwood Special Tax District proposal.  More...

CCN recognizes Fire Prevention Safety Week

The Columbia Council of Neighborhoods held its monthly meeting Thursday, September 28. More...

Education

Lexington Two honors and achievements

B-C Grammar #1— The Elementary Literacy Faculty at USC, along with the staff from the SC Center for Children’s Books and Literacy, which handles Cocky’s Reading Express, were awarded a foundation grant from the Hearst Foundation to More...

Ridge View High School wins national public relations award

Ridge View High School is the recipient of a 2017 Golden Achievement Award from the National School Public Relations Association (NSPRA). More...

On choosing a college

It seems many upperclassman face a similar problem… the persistent questioning of where they are planning on attending college.  While I am not an upperclassman myself, I already know from firsthand experience it usually occurs when A) ad More...

Sports

Silver Foxes roll over Bengals

Despite a slow start, the Dutch Fork Silver Foxes rode a 23-point second quarter and a 21- point third quarter to a 58- 0 win over the Blythewood Bengals Friday, September 29. More...

Gems from the Diamond Mine Part 2

Another major building block to the success of Lower Richland athletics came in the fall of 1983. Marty Woolbright left the Lower Richland football program to take over at Gilbert High School following the 1982 season. More...

Eagles fly by Blue Devils

The Chapin Eagles used a stifling defense and the spark provided by quarterback Rob Gordon on offense to earn a dominating 30-7 win over the Dreher Blue Devils in the Region V-4A opener for both teams Friday night, September 29 at Cecil Woolbright Fi More...

Home & Garden

Carolina Bay Farms

Stopping to smell the flowers

If you have ever dreamed of leaving the hectic life of the city for retreat on the rural land of your roots, Sharon Ray and James Hopkins Helms are models. More...

Star Chefs

Spinach and Feta Turkey Burgers   More...

Travel

Winederlust

Powered by Pinot, Oregon wines celebrate the French connection

How does wine from a state dominated by small, mostly family-run vineyards and producing merely one percent of the U.S. total become so highly acclaimed? More...

Timbuktou, a trip into history

Part 2: The Boat

I woke up early, went to the dock on the Niger River, and waited for the boat to Timbouctou. The first boat, the weather- beaten General A- Soumare, loaded with people shouting and waving, sailed on by. More...