Without a Trace

Missing adults: lost in the shadows

Sometime between May 5–6, 2005, Diana Willmeth, 36, simply vanished. Family and friends knew immediately upon visiting Willmeth’s home that she had not left of her own will. They found her cell phone, cash, and her beloved pets were with no one to take care of them. Suddenly, Gerda Willmeth, Diana’s mother, was left, like thousands of family and friends […]

Missing Adult Checklist

[] Double check with friends, family, work, and school that the person is missing and not just on a vacation or on leave of absence. [] Contact local, county, or state law enforcement agencies to make a missing person report (you do not have to contact all three if one opens an inves-tigation). [] Ask the law enforcement agency to […]

Discrimination suit against Richland One settled

Principal Wachter awarded $130,000

Richland County School District One and the SC Insurance Trust Fund settled July 19 with Dr. Ted Wachter, principal of Rosewood Elementary School. The agreement included $93,000 as ruled by Judge Ernest Kinard on June 8 and $37,000 for Wachter to drop the federal civil rights case against Richland One. With this settlement of $130,000 and over $150,000 in legal […]

Charleston’s Beach Co. contracts to buy CanalSide property for $6 million

City council voted Wednesday to sell the CanalSide property to the Beach Co. for a flat $6,000,000. The property inspection period by the buyer begins immediately and terminates in 60 days after July 19, also known as the effective date. The closing date is set for another 60 days after the inspection period. The closing could also occur 30 days […]

Son takes father back to days of crop dusting

Model airplane turns into the real thing

Trevor Haywood was just looking for some information to design and build a small model airplane for his dad, Ernest Haywood, when he stumbled onto a big find. That opportunity became their most memorable odyssey yet. “I have been building model airplanes for nearly 40 years, and I was on the Internet looking for pictures of ’40s models like my […]

Father flies airplane of 50 years ago

Two days after his son, Trevor Haywood, proposed a most unique Father’s Day gift, Ernest Haywood said, “My knees finally recovered after my mouth dropped down on them.” Trevor had not only located the small airplane his father had flown more than a half–century ago; he had an open invitation to see it and fly it again. Ernest had taken […]

SC Bar announces 2005–06 committee chairs

Contributed by theSC Bar Assoc. The SC Bar has named its committee chairpersons for the 2005–06 Bar year. Chairpersons include: William Booth III of the Booth Law Firm, LLC in West Columbia, Law Office Technology Committee; Mark Buyck Jr. of Willcox Buyck & Williams, PA in Florence, Memory Hold the Door Committee; Kathleen Cauthen of Collins & Lacy, PC in […]

The Half–Blood Prince

takes the Muggle world by storm

Strange things were happening at the Happy Bookseller in Forest Acres on the evening of July 15, 2005. It was dark and threatening to rain when oddly dressed people began appearing out of nowhere and lining up at the door to be sorted. There wasn’t an owl in sight, but there were plenty of witches, wizards, and other creatures. Half […]

Julliard School of Drama accepts two Governor’s School students

Teyonah Parris, 17, and Stacey Scott, 17, have been working hard and dreaming big for the past two years at SC’s Governor’s School for the Arts and Humanities. Their dedication paid off when they were chosen out of 1,300 international candidates to attend the Julliard School of Drama in New York City. Only 18 people were given the honor of […]

Star Profile

Caroline Whitson helps open doors for women in the US

On the job for four years at Columbia College, President Caroline Whitson leads 1,500 students, their faculty, and their staff. With a liberal arts base, Columbia College ranks academically, but Whitson is in the leadership business, also. She recently pulled in the SC Governor’s Office to form the Alliance for Women, organized to raise the status of women. SC ranks […]