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Columbia City Council highlights

The 10th Honor Flight from Columbia, South Carolina, occurred April 27, 2011. The Honor Flight flew from the Columbia Metropolitan Airport to Washington, DC. The Honor Flight Network was created to fulfill the dreams of World War II veterans and those who served in the Korean and Vietnam wars to visit their memorials in Washington, DC. Honor Flights started in […]

Annie jr. on stage at Cardinal Newman

The middle school drama club students at Cardinal Newman School will be presenting the production of Annie jr. on Friday, May 13 at 7 p.m. and Saturday, May 14 at 6 p.m. Annie jr. comes from the Broadway junior collection, written by Thomas Meehan, music by Charles Strouse, and lyrics by Martin Charnin. The story follows Annie on her journey […]

Go wild with CWC

Spring has sprung in the south, and while the azalea blossoms are waning, the newborn birds, bunnies, and squirrels are just coming out of their nests. As wondrous as that may be, the harsh reality is that they are subject to predators. Cats and dogs eat or injure the baby birds while speeding cars can hurt the scampering squirrels and […]

Travel to Uganda with Caroline Burns

Editor’s note: Caroline Burns attended Satchel Ford Elementary, Crayton Middle, and A. C. Flora High School (2006) and the College of Charleston (2010). She is the recipient of a Rotary Ambassadorial Scholarship and is spending a year in Uganda. Keep up with her adventure at carolinekburns.blogspot.com

Famously Hot Historically cool for 225 years

The first state house in Columbia was designed by James Hoban and built by James Brown. It was a one–story, 130’ X 60’ wooden building with a stuccoed brick foundation and a stone basement at the southeast corner of Senate and Richardson (now Main) streets and faced the Congaree River. It was ready for the first Columbia meeting of the […]

Larry McMurtry talks books, business, and the Confederate dead

In the United States the two largest shops selling used books are on the two coasts. Powell’s Books is in Portland, Oregon, and Strand Bookstore is at the corner of 12th and Broadway in NYC. Powell’s, covering an entire city block with its main entrance on West Burnside Street, is in the heart of the Pearl District in downtown Portland. […]

BEA’s report=sloppy math

In every profession there are certain tools. No one would tolerate a dentist who scraped plaque with wire strippers or an auto mechanic reaching for a scroll saw rather than a wrench to tighten belts. The same is true for economists. They have precise tools specific to their trade. Tools like “demand curves” that can reliably predict how an adjustment […]

All Americans will be billed their fair share, $46,000

Imagine opening your mailbox to find a letter from the U.S. Treasury Department containing an invoice demanding $14,561,821,555,091.68. At first, you think this is a scam. Or someone in Washington, D.C. has made a big mistake. After all, no one could owe $14 trillion dollars? While you aren’t likely to be dunned for that amount, the debt is real. The […]

Chance has been found

Chance has been found. Thank you to everyone for all of your time and effort spent helping to bring Chance back home. Chance was involved in a car accident on Sunday, April 10 on I–26 and escaped from the scene. After nearly two weeks, Chance was found in Irmo, S.C. on Friday, April 22 by an eight–year–old boy. Thank you […]

Quirky Crimes in the Capital City

West Columbia tLuster Lane, 1600 block and Crabtree Road, 6000 block: Two elderly people, 84 and 76, reported that a 53–year–old man had scammed both of them on driveway repairs. The son of the 84–year–old woman said his mother had agreed to pay the man $4,500 for the repairs and that as of this report, no work had been started, […]