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Navy culinary specialist seaman departs from Yokosuka, Japan

YOKOSUKA, Japan (Oct. 20, 2017) Culinary Specialist Seaman Kelijah Rheubottom from Columbia, S.C., stands look-out watch during a sea and anchor detail as the ship departs from Yokosuka, Japan. More...

“Scrappin’ for the Law” benefits Sheriff’s Foundation

The Sheriff ’s Foundation has created a way for you to rid your yard of unwanted vehicles and receive a tax break for doing so. More...

Utilities workers essential in providing life necessities

Access to clean water is never more important than during emergency situations. More...

Government / Neighborhood

Mayor unveils 2017 Babcock Center Christmas ornament

Mayor Steve Benjamin and representatives from the Babcock Center unveiled this year’s “Official City Ornament” at a press conference on October 27. This year’s ornament depicts a view of Main Street in Columbia. More...

S.C. Board of Health and Environmental Control to conduct search for new DHEC director

The South Carolina Board of Health and Environmental Control announced October 24 the beginning of a national search for a new director of the Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC).  More...

CCN hears from city council candidates

The Columbia Council of Neighborhoods held its monthly meeting Thursday, October 26.  With the upcoming city council election Tuesday, November 7, council president Tige Watts invited candidates for city council district one and at-large seats t More...

Business

City Snippets

SCANA leaders change  SCANA has announced that Chief Executive Kevin Marsh and top nuclear official Steve Byrne are leaving the company in the wake of the failed V.C. Summer nuclear project. More...

Folks About Town

Columbia International University has opened a School of Business and Professional Studies led by Professor Scott Adams, J.D. Keith Shah, Ph.D., is joining Palmetto Health as system vice president for Data and Analytics. More...

Real Estate

The S.C. Department of Natural Resources Heritage Trust Program has leased the historic Parker Annex located on the southeast corner of the Bull Street property. More...

Society

Eleventh Annual Fur Ball Moonlight Gala, a tremendous success

The 11th Annual Fur Ball Moonlight Gala was a tremendous success thanks to the generous support of our dedicated and compassionate Sponsors and Donors.   More...

Secrets of a 75–year marriage

After 75 years of marriage, John Wesley Cole Jr. still remembers the moment he saw the “prettiest red head” walk into a dance hall in a light-blue dress and a ribbon in her hair. More...

Book clubs gather to hear about Mr. Owita’s Guide to Gardening

Shandon Book Club, featured in last week’s edition of , joined the Wildewood Book Club and Novel Lovers for a combined meeting Wednesday, October 25, at Spring Valley   Club.  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. •BAZAAR Delta House, Inc. More...

City to kick off sixth season of Main Street ICE Thanksgiving Day

The City of Columbia’s outdoor ice skating rink, Main Street ICE, will return for its sixth season Thanksgiving Day at Boyd Plaza (corner of Main and Hampton streets).  Main Street ICE opens Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, November 23, from 5 More...

Home & Garden

Salad Days: Introducing youth to slow food via gardening

Stopping to smell the flowers

Fall is the best time to sow salad greens in the midlands. The soil is still warm, but there are fewer insect pests, lower humidity, and cooler air temperatures. More...

Star Chefs

Winter Salads

Cranbery, Glazed Walnut, Orange, Avocado, and Bleu Cheese Salad   More...

Travel

Mopti, Capital of Mali

Part 2: Sand Castles in the desert

I left Timbuktu and took a taxi south across the desert to Mopti. The French explorer, René Caillié, stopped at Mopti in 1828 on his journey by boat to Timbuktu. More...

Winederlust

Survivor grapes of South America

Several grape varietals have become so closely associated with South America they’re considered signature grapes of those regions. More...

Historical unveiling planned at Olympia Cemetery

The Olympia Cemetery on Granby Lane will host a historical marker unveiling Sunday, November 5 at 2 p.m.  Betty Hilliard, with the Olympia Cemetery committee, said the planning began in 2002 when she became part of the committee. More...

On Second Thought

Feed your curiosity with Historic Columbia’s lunch series

Lunch & Learn is back again to feed your brain on your lunch break. More...

Quirky Crimes in the Capital City

Richland County More...

ASK US AT THE STAR

I heard that South Carolina had its own brand of witch trials. Is that true?

Indeed. With Halloween just behind us, it is especially chilling to hear about South Carolina’s witch trials in Fairfield County, which occurred a century after the infamous 1692 witch trials of Salem, Massachusetts. More...

Commentary

Changing Plans

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

The latest Jason Isbell album: The Nashville Sound, has a cut titled “Molotov.” The song tells of a young man finishing high school, becoming a man, and how he sees his future. More...

Which witch is which?

I’m just saying...

When my husband Marty came home from work on Halloween, he was a little surprised to find me walking around the house in a full witch ensemble. In fact…I think I actually frightened him. He even jumped. More...

The Mystery of Hair Loss

40–Something

At the risk of entering “be-careful-what-you-ask-for” territory, I would like an aging injustice explained to me. My wife sheds like a Bassett Hound. More...

Education

Sparkleberry Country Fair donates $25,000 for teacher grants

Richland Two teachers will be able to implement 40 projects on their wish lists, thanks to the generosity of the Sparkleberry Country Fair. More...

The Andy Griffith Show

Mayberry. A literal one stop-light town whose crime scene generally consisted of moonshiners and bootleggers. The diner always had a lunch special and the courthouse had only two cells.  More...

Cardinal Newman National Junior Honor Society inducts 2017 fall members

Cardinal Newman School recently inducted 40 members into National Junior Honor Society. Students must maintain a 3.8 average in order to be invited to apply. More...

Sports

Nasir, Dayhuff, & Falcons are State Champs!

Heathwood Hall’s Maryah Nasir put the finishing touches on a dominant cross country career at the SCISA 3A state championships Saturday, October 28 at Heathwood Hall. More...

Blue Devils end streak to Falcons

Jay Washington accounted for 248 all-purpose yards and three touchdowns, Da Da Washington rushed 14 times for 119 yards and two touchdowns, and Ryan Campbell completed 7-of-8 passes for 174 yards and two touchdowns as the Dreher Blue Devils defeated More...

Skyhawks fly by Highlanders

Hammond quarterback Corbett Glick threw four touchdown passes, establishing a new school record for career touchdown passes, as the Skyhawks completed a perfect 10-0 regular season in SCISA 3A play with an emphatic 54-12 homecoming victory over the H More...

Arts & Entertainment

Annie Jr. comes to the Town Theatre stage

Based on the popular comic strip and adapted from the Tony Award-winning musical, Annie Jr. More...

Musical prodigy to perform in organ recital

In March 2017, Bruce Xu, a 14-year old organist from New York, won first prize in the Young Organist Competition sponsored by the Greater Columbia Chapter of the American Guild of Organists.  Xu will return to Columbia to perform a full-length s More...

Pianist Vicky Chow to perform November 17

Pianist Vicky Chow, described as “brilliant” by the New York Times and a member of the legendary Bang on a Can All-Stars, performs Tristan Perich’s astounding Surface Image (2013) for piano and 40- channel one-bit electronics.  More...