July 27, 2018 RSS feed / Front Page

Columbia First Baptist pastor retires after 32 years

First Baptist Church of Columbia has been celebrating its pastor, Dr. Wendell Estep, as he and his wife, Lynda, begin a new stage in their life’s journey and commitment to serve the Lord as Southern Baptist ministers. Dr. More...

News

Rosewood Rangers honored for keeping the ’Wood looking good

If there’s something strange in your neighborhood, who are you going to call? More...

Richland County denies DOT request

During the July 24 Richland County Council meeting, Carl McKinney was back speaking during Citizen’s Input to update the council on what he’s discovered since reporting errors and discrepancies on the Richland Planning Commission’s More...

CCN president challenges city to bid for 2021 NUSA conference

While the spotlight at the Columbia Council of Neighborhoods’ 11th annual awards banquet Saturday, July 21 was on the neighborhood leaders who have made a difference where they live, it didn’t prevent CCN president Tige Watts from deliver More...

Business

Duck Duck Goose coming to Devine Street

Sarah Monteith Rama, Columbia resident and owner of the online children’s shop Duck Duck Goose, will open the doors to a new shop at 2816 Devine Street in August. More...

Bone-In Barbeque takes home Top Chef Honors

The team of Scott Hall and his crew at Bone-In Barbeque was named the 2018 Top Chef by a panel of judges at the South Carolina Farm Bureau (SCFB) Federation’s annual Palmetto Palate. More...

Correction:

The July 13 edition of The Columbia Star reported in the story “Forest Acres explores feasibility study” that, according to Forest Acres City Manager Shaun Greenwood, BLD Diner would be opening July 11. More...

Education

Lost in My Wonderland makes its South Carolina premiere

The Broadway Bound Vista Theatre Project (BBVTP) is presenting the South Carolina premiere of Lost in My Wonderland, a new full-length musical adaptation of Alice in Wonderland, August 2–5 in Cardinal Newman School’s Anna Tronco Williams More...

Good things come to those who wait

Instantaneous. Quick. Fast-paced. We live in a world that is characterized by its constant motion and activity. Patience is hard to come by as we have adapted to the rapid movement of society. More...

Sports

Cardinal Newman places four players on the United Soccer Coaches Scholar All-America Team

Cardinal Newman’s Class of 2018 graduates Will Chontos, Ayden Boatwright, Carson Bohannon and Regan Fosmire were named to the United Soccer Coaches Scholar All-America Team for the 2017-2018 school year. More...

A.C. Flora pitcher receives honor

A.C. Flora’s Harmon Cox was named the 2018 Best Pitcher at the CABA 17U Wood Bat World Series held at the College of Charleston’s Patriots Point Baseball Complex July 13-17. More...

SCISA’s winningest wrestler returns to coach his alma mater

Cole McCarter, Cardinal Newman Class of 2012, will return to his alma mater to serve in the role of varsity wrestling coach. He is the winningest wrestler in both Cardinal Newman history and SCISA history. More...

Home & Garden

The BOGO Moon Cactus

Stopping to smell the flowers

Buy one get one deals are expected at grocery stores. But if you look closely you can find one at garden centers too. The BOGO cactus is a chin cactus with reference to the chin-like protrusion below the spine-bearing buds. More...

Star Chefs

Blueberry Zucchini Bread   More...

Travel

Ode to my Father

Part 5: Rip the Hero

After the Montgomery family (Papa [my grandfather], Gan-ny [my grandmother], John A. [ my Uncle Bub], and Daddy [my father Miller]) moved to Society Street in Greeleyville, Papa bought a Shetland pony for his two sons. More...

Winederlust

Many shades of grape

These days we can truly taste the rainbow when enjoying wine. Our fermented and fabulous beverage can be found in a range of colors from white to red and everything in between. But what determines the color of wine after all? More...

Compassion at heart of Coroner’s Office services

At the end of a dirt lane off Old Clemson Road, two dozen residents quietly gather in a small cemetery to say goodbye to their loved ones. More...

CCN spotlights neighborhood heroes

The Columbia Council of Neighborhoods hosted its 11th annual awards banquet, and also celebrating its 40th anniversary as an organization Saturday, June 21. More...

On Second Thought

Special outdoor storytime defines new chapter in local partnership

The gazebo in the garden of the Hampton- Preston Mansion provides a magical setting for an ongoing partnership between Richland Library and Historic Columbia. More...

Quirky Crimes in the Capital City

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Through a glass and darkly...

A journey with cancer. More...

Commentary

Teaching the kids to drive

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

Jordan, my youngest grandchild, is now legally driving. On one hand, this solidifies any argument as to the ancient person I’ve become. More...

Walton’s Mountain... S.C. Style

I’m just saying...

“Baby you won’t BELIEVE what’s happened! Mary Ellen’s husband, Curt, was found alive!” This was how my husband Marty greeted me when I arrived at our place on Lake Murray Friday afternoon. More...

Too cool for punctuation

40–Something

I lost my standing as an arbiter of cool about 20 years ago when I purchased my first minivan. Not that I was ever an expert in that particular field, but my used Ford Windstar was pretty much the nail in my proverbial cool coffin.  More...

Society

Paul Harris Fellows donate to Rotary

Paul Harris Fellows recently donated $1,000 to Columbia Rotary Club for scholarships. More...

General Charles Bolden headlining 5th annual S.C. Aerospace Conference

Now in its fifth year, the SC Aerospace Conference and Expo is scheduled to take place October 9 and 10 at the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center. More...

Columbia native participates in international maritime warfare exercise

A 2015 Blythewood High School graduate and Columbia native is serving in the U.S. Navy as part of the world’s largest international maritime warfare exercise known as the Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC). More...

Events

Events

•ART Artists for Africa, a non-profit organization dedicated to providing arts education to children in Africa, will join the Columbia Art Center Thursday, August 2, 6–8 p.m., 1227 Taylor Street, Suite C, as part of the center’s Worl More...

Historic Columbia August Events

•Storytime in the Gardens—Thursday, August 2, 10–11 a.m., Hampton-Preston Gardens  •Behind-the-Scenes Tour—Tuesday, August 7, 6–7:30 p.m., 1649 Main Street  •Moonlight Cemetery & Secrets from the G More...

Columbia Museum of Art August Events

Major Exhibitions   •Something’s Happening: The Big Art of Katie Pell—On view August 17–October 28  • Hiroshi Sugimoto: Time Exposed—On view August 17–October 28, 2018  Also on View   • More...

Arts & Entertainment

Haloween at Hogawart's with the SC Phil

On Sunday October 28 at 3:30 p.m., the S.C. Philharmonic will transform the Koger Center into the wondrous world of Harry Potter. Tickets are currently on sale at the Koger Center box office and online at www.kogercenterforthearts.com. More...

Transitions announces 7th Annual Reconstructing Home Art Show and Auction

On October 11 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., the seventh annual Art Show and Auction to support the work and programs of Transitions, will be held at The Venue on Main, in Columbia. This years’ presenting sponsor is Colonial Life.  More...