A run with a purpose

Even though Hurricane Florence put off the first Camp Cole run, the weather for its rescheduled date couldn’t have been more perfect. On October 7, more than 120 runners descended on the future home of Camp Cole for a 5K trail run with a dual purpose— to raise money for the construction of Phase 1 of the camp and to […]

Helping women find their voice

Dr. Katrina Hutchins, known by most as “Dr. K,” is living out her life’s passion. She is a believer in helping women find their voice and understanding the factors in their lives, both past and present, that silence their true, authentic voice. Dr. Hutchins focused her doctoral research at Northeastern University on the subject of organizational silence, researching the issue […]

Restoring Randolph Cemetery

A ceremony commemorating the 150th anniversary of the death of African-American State Senator Benjamin F. Randolph will be held Tuesday, October 16 at Randolph Cemetery, 301 Elmwood Avenue beginning at 11a.m. Senator Randolph was originally from Kentucky before moving to South Carolina in 1864 while serving as a chaplain for the 26th Regiment of the United States Colored Troops. He […]

Get to know Historic Cottontown

Explore the many sites and stories of Cottontown with Historic Columbia Sunday, October 14 during their Weekend Strolls and Rolls program presented by Seed Architecture. Established in the late 1890s, Cottontown is listed as part of the “Bellevue Historic District” in the National Register of Historic Places and is protected as an architectural conservation district by the City of Columbia. […]

Quirky Crimes in the Capital City

West Columbia Meeting Street: A man was arrested at 11:30 p.m. Tuesday after an officer on patrol spotted him staggering in the middle of the street. The officer stopped and had the man come to him to get him out of the roadway, and as he approached him, the officer could smell a strong odor of alcohol emanating from the […]

Are you a cat person or a dog person?


What advice do you have for someone who wants a pet – a dog or a cat? At the risk of fighting like cats and dogs, let’s wade into the question. If you go by statistics, dogs rule in popularity, says the American Pet Products Association. In the United States, about 68 percent of households representing 85 million families, have […]

Road Trips

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

My friend Mike has retired, way past the time most of the rest of us have. I got an email from him on the Sunday before our nation’s birthday reminding me that was his final week of actually showing up for work. He’s been involved with grand kids sports events and catching up on chores around the house since then […]

Cat Naps

I’m just saying...

I tried to tell my husband Marty he was making a mistake but…he just wouldn’t listen. If you’ve been reading this column, you know we have had a major renovation at our house. On top of tearing down walls and such, just for giggles, we decided to put in new carpet upstairs. Getting new carpet is a MAJOR undertaking… everything […]

The Key to Senility


Last Friday I almost became the first human being to die of thirst in his own neighborhood. A series of mistakes, missteps, and possibly my own impending senility led to this near tragedy. My first mistake was deciding to run in the afternoon instead of the morning. I should have known better because it’s Columbia, the “Famously Hot” city. I […]

One SC Fund Awards $165,000 for Hurricane Florence Relief

The One SC Fund Grants Committee has announced the first round of grant awards for Hurricane Florence relief and recovery projects across South Carolina. Grantees will receive a total of $165,000 to support their projects. To support the fund, visit www.onescfund.org. To date, the One SC Fund, established by former Governor Nikki Haley in November 2015 after the Thousand Year […]