Actor/rapper drops in on Dreher High School students

Rapper Drake, in town for a concert at the Colonial Life Arena on February 21, made a surprise visit to Dreher High School where he talked to students about the importance of doing well in school and graduating. The excited students also had an opportunity to ask questions and take photographs with the popular entertainer. Dreher Principal Jeanne Stiglbauer and […]

B-C student wins at Westminster

It was a rescued dog named Ivy—part Labrador retriever, part Chow Chow—that led me to the Westminster Dog Show, inspired a mystery series for young readers, and helped a 14-year-old student find her muse and win two national awards for her writing. By any stretch of the imagination, many would say “what a dog!” By the standards of the American […]

Hunter responds to “The Columbia Star is hypocritical”

I normally would not respond to a Letter to the Editor, certainly not one that is unsigned. However, being responsible for the Outdoor Section of The Columbia Star, I feel a responsibility to respond to the article entitled “ The Columbia Star is hypocritical: animal lovers and animal killers” from the February 3, 2012, edition. The Columbia Star is a […]

Presidential numbers

It is “Presidency Week,” so to speak, and also the year we, the American people, go to the polls for the 57th time in 225 years to elect a president. Who have we elected in the past? Some of the following numbers provide many of the answers. 225—years since Constitution written in Philadelphia by 39 delegates from the original 13 […]

Quirky Crimes in the Capital City

Richland County tBethel Church Road, 4000 block: A woman called police at 8 p.m. Saturday night after she said she was attacked with eggs while driving down the street. The 28-year-old woman said she was driving home when eggs started hitting her car. She said it scared her but she kept going. Police went to the area where she said […]

Brittons celebrates “Faye Day“

Arnold and Faye Levinson met as students at the University of South Carolina and co-founded Brittons in downtown Columbia in 1946. Brittons has remained a family run business, providing quality clothing for men and women in South Carolina for over 60 continuous years. On Saturday, February 17, 2012, Britton’s celebrated “Faye Day” in honor of Faye Levinson’s 85th birthday. Arnold […]

Happy 107th birthday to Junia Anderson Gunter

They give good parties at National Health Center on Parklane in Columbia. Junia Anderson Gunter must think so. She was already 103 when she moved there and has celebrated a birthday each year since. Last Saturday, February 18, friends and family turned out for this year’s celebration of her 107th at NHC, where Junia has been living for the past […]

Locals chosen for La Traviata

The Palmetto Opera has chosen 10 opera lovers and 10 USC School of Music graduate and undergraduate students as extras in Verdi’s La Traviata performance on March 3 at Koger Center in Columbia. Verdi’s world famous opera will be performed by Teatro Lirico d’Europa, an internationally acclaimed opera touring company. Georgio Lalov, artistic director and founder of Teatro Lirico D’Europa, […]

Found kitty

Rescued, young grey tabby female with white feet, from Walmart parking lot. She was seen jumping out from underneath a parked car two weeks ago. She was lost and running around in parking lot dogging cars. We trapped her, took her to have all of her vet care done, and she is doing very well. She is very afraid but […]