May 25, 2018 RSS feed / Front Page

News

Master-in-Equity representatives speak at SCWLA

Fristella Cornelius, Court Coordinator/Auctioneer, Master-in-Equity Office, Richland County (left) and Judge Joseph M. More...

Columbia Water leads the way in Midlands water quality program

Columbia Water is partnering with the Midlands Rivers Coalition to monitor water quality in both the Lower Saluda River and a portion of the Broad River this summer. More...

Local writer volunteers time to bring together spoken word poets for Columbia audiences

Al Black’s lifelong passions are writing poetry and listening to the public reading of poetry. When he and his wife moved to Columbia, he immediately began looking for a venue to enjoy poetry readings, or spoken word poetry. More...

Business

Migration Trends:

Columbia is No. 35 U-Haul destination city

Columbia is the No. 35 U.S. Destination City according to the latest U-Haul migration trends report, jumping 11 spots from its previous ranking. More...

Tire City Express expands reach with U-Haul dealership

U-Haul Company of South Carolina, Inc. has announced Tire City Express has signed on as a U-Haul® neighborhood dealer to serve the Columbia community. More...

MADD reminds drivers Memorial Day is a deadly time for drunk driving

Seat belts are best defense against drunk drivers

This Memorial Day weekend, Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) South Carolina urges everyone to designate a non-drinking driver if holiday plans include alcohol. More...

Society

Vietnam War is remembered by William Capers Chapter DAR

William Capers Chapter DAR, as a commemorative partner in The United States of America Vietnam War Commemoration gathered to thank and honor four veterans of the Vietnam War for their service and sacrifice on behalf of the United States and to thank More...

A.C. Flora graduate receives honorary doctor of divinity degree

Reverend Doctor Shaundra Cunningham delivered the Baccalaureate address to the Ursinus College graduating class of 2018 Friday, May 11, and was conferred an honorary degree of doctor of divinity from Ursinus College May 12.  More...

Columbia Rotary awards scholarships

Columbia Rotary Club recently awarded $20,000 each in scholarships to Nicholas Courtwright (left) and Kennedie Fee. Courtwright is a student at A.C. More...

Events

2018 Summer Learning Challenge kicks off June 1

Join Richland Libary and make your own adventure

As the school year comes to an end and the unofficial start to summer arrives, Richland Library is encouraging children, teens, and adults to keep their minds active and engaged. More...

Events

•CITY City Council Open House with Councilman Sam Davis and Councilman Howard Duvall Jr. will be held Wednesday, June 13, 5–7 p.m., Earlewood Park Community Center, 1113 Parkside Drive. 803-545-3061. •CHURCH/CHARITY More...

Travel

Lithuania, a new democracy, a new friend

Part Nine: Stalin World

Our first stop after paying our entrance fee of $2.50 each was the Russian Café. The waitresses were dressed in Red Guard uniforms and spoke passable English. Asta offered us Russian, Lithuanian, or international dishes. More...

Local chef cruises to China and beyond

In 2006, I traveled to Hong Kong to attend the big event of the Commanderie of the “Order du Bontemps,” based in Bordeaux France, a group of wine professionals from around the world. More...

Making a difference, Rotary style

As thousands of families walked through the gates of A. C. Flora High School’s athletic field Saturday, May 19, to attend the Forest Acres Festival, Sandy Olson, president of the Rotary Club of Forest Acres had a huge smile on her face. More...

League of Women Voters of the Columbia area announce Vote 411.org

The local chapter of the League of Women Voters hosted a training and informational event at the Richland County Public Library Tuesday, May 22, 2018, to announce the launch of Vote411.org. More...

On Second Thought

Preservation Wins and Losses

May is National Preservation Month and is a good reminder for us to shine a light on the importance of historic preservation. In addition to solidifying a community’s past, preservation helps strengthen a community’s future. More...

Quirky Crimes in the Capital City

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Palmetto Health reminds parents to have children protect face during spring sports

Every year parents bring their children to emergency rooms for everything from broken or knocked out teeth to broken jaws or other facial injuries suffered while playing sports. More...

Commentary

Busting Stereotypes

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

I regained confidence the human race is still okay recently. One of those spandex wearing, expensive bike riding, overachievers did the trick. In a really simple and unassuming way.  More...

Don’t Bug Me!

I’m just saying...

“Marty…you have to break up with one of our bug people.”  I was addressing my husband because somehow, we had gotten ourselves two exterminating companies about a year or so ago when one of our cats, aptly named Scrappy, had b More...

iPhones and the Apocalypse

40–Something

The other day my wife was driving down I-77 when she noticed a tanker drifting into her lane. She wanted to give the driver the benefit of the doubt before she assumed the worst because those guys in the big rigs travel long hours. More...

Education

Lexington Two students selected to attend Boys and Girls State

Several Lexington Two high school students have been selected for the prestigious Palmetto Boys and Girls State program.  More...

School Stars

Dale Jacobs, a teacher at Lower Richland High School, was recently named 2018 Outstanding Biology Teacher in South Carolina by the National Association of Biology Teachers (NABT). More...

Sports

Vikings prepare for new region

It was an exciting season for Spring Valley in 2017 as the Vikings went 9-1 in the regular season and advanced to the quarterfinals of the 5A playoffs. More...

Airport athletes sign National Letters of Intent

On May 16, the following Airport Eagles signed their National Letters of Intent (l-r): Allan Farmer signed with USC–Sumter for baseball, Justin Allen signed with Newberry College for baseball, More...

Arts & Entertainment

Tin Roof reinvents Music Farm Columbia as “The Senate,” with plans for increase in bookings

Tin Roof, which leases the property housing Music Farm in Columbia and operates the current venue in a joint relationship with Music Farm in Charleston, is reinventing the venue as “The Senate,” with plans to expand band and event booking More...

Home & Garden

Pollinator Populations

Stopping to smell the flowers

The global decline in pollinator populations since the 1980s has sparked numerous conservation campaigns including the Xerces Society sponsored Bring Back the Pollinators, the Pollinator Partnership managed National Pollinator Week (June 18-24, 2018) More...

Star Chefs

Honey Glazed Brussels Sprouts   More...