“Please, I just want my dog back”

West Columbia resident Neil Patel just wants Nesta, his 10-yearold white husky, back. Why won’t the woman who found her do that? That is the $1,000 question—because that is what Patel is willing to pay, no questions asked, to get his beloved pet back. After Nesta escaped Patel’s fenced yard sometime between the evening of September 24 and the morning […]

Park Ranger leads group on tour of Columbia Canal

In 1820, construction started on a canal to navigate the rapids where the Broad River and the Saluda River form the Congaree River. It used a natural ravine that was between the City of Columbia and the Congaree and Broad Rivers. The canal started between Lumber (currently Calhoun) and Richland Streets. It ran along the Congaree for about 3.1 miles. […]

Columbia overrun with yarn bombing and scarecrows

RNE graduate serves as attorney with the Seabees

“We Build, We Fight” has been the motto of the U. S. Navy’s Construction Force, known as the “Seabees,” for the past 75 years. Blythewood, South Carolina, native and 2006 Richland Northeast High School graduate, Navy Lt. Chelsey Boggs, builds and fights around the world as a member of a naval construction battalion center located in Gulfport, Mississippi. Boggs works […]

Join the 18th Annual Columbia Buddy Walk October 22

October is Down Syndrome Awareness Month and the time to join Family Connection of South Carolina for its 18th Annual Columbia Buddy Walk®. More than 2,000 people are expected to gather for the family-friendly event from 1-5 p.m. Sunday, October 22 at Saluda Shoals Park East, 6071 St. Andrews Rd, Columbia, SC 29212. The family friendly event is free and […]

Jewish Heritage Initiative sponsors film festival

Historic Columbia’s Jewish Heritage Initiative is proud to support the Columbia Jewish Film Festival by sponsoring There Are Jews Here, an important film about small town Jewish communities. The film will be screened at 3 p.m., Sunday, October 22 at the Nickelodeon Theater. Before the film, at 1:30 at the Robert Mills Carriage House, 1616 Blanding Street, there will be […]

Quirky Crimes in the Capital City

Richland County Bethel Church Road: A man called police at 9 p.m. Saturday after he said his girlfriend and her mother beat him up. The 48-year-old man told officers he went to his home to “pick up some clothes” because he had decided to leave his 28-year-old live-in girlfriend with whom he has a child. He said when he got […]


Do people with eye or other conditions need to be careful with certain yoga positions?

The ancient practice of yoga has definite health benefits, but people with glaucoma or other eye issues need to practice caution. As for the benefits, yoga helps people cope better with stress by cultivating a sense of ease in both active and passive poses. The traditional inverted poses are extremely beneficial for overall health since those positions are great for […]

Exposing educational television

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

Expedition Unknown is the program, hosted by amiable television personality Josh Gates. As TV hosts go, Josh is likable. Big in a friendly way with a self-deprecating sense of humor and a good-natured, devil-maycare persona while performing well-staged TV stunts for the camera. A degree in archaeology, combined with this television personality, offers Josh and his crew an opportunity to […]

Persnickety Poodle Problems

I’m just saying...

I think I finally have to admit I have completely spoiled my dog. I just got back from a week in New York and as it turns out, it took four people to take care of my poodle, Whitman. My husband, my girlfriend/ neighbor Louise, her daughter, my “niece” Trina, and another friend of theirs, along with my husband Marty […]