Four clubs in one comes to Vista

XS Nightlife, the newest concept from Robert Hills, opens its doors at 9 p.m. this Friday, October 7 at the Vista in downtown Columbia. XS intends to raise the bar to unprecedented levels with South Carolina’s only Mega Entertainment Complex that boasts four clubs in one 20,000 square foot space including: The Night Club, XS Live Music Venue, Ultra Lounge, […]

Star Chefs

Pink Salad 1 can cherry pie filling 1 can Eagle Brand milk 1 can crushed pineapple 1 cup small marshmallows 1 carton Cool Whip Mix cherry pie filling and Eagle Brand milk. Add crushed pineapple (do not drain), marshmallows and Cool Whip. Mix well. Chill until served. The Pink Tabouli 1/2 to 3/4 cup couscous 1 large beetroot 2 yellow […]

Coral Vine Antigonon Leptopus knows no boundaries

Stopping to smell the flowers

Establishing healthy boundaries for plants is as important and necessary as with people. Vines tend to be one group of plants that test boundaries vigorously. Many, like the coral vine, disguise their trespassing tendencies with beguiling flowers and leaves. Although a sleeping beauty until late in spring, once up and running the lightweight woody-stemmed perennial coral vine, Antigonon leptopus, sprints […]

North Sea Gas Scottish Folk Music Group to perform at Midlands Tech Harbison Theatre

The Cultural Council of Richland and Lexington Counties in partnership with Celtic Force, presenters of the Tartan Games will present North Sea Gas, a traditional Scottish/Celtic Folk Music Group, 7 p.m. Tuesday, October 11 at the new Midlands Tech Harbison Theatre. Tickets are $15 for adults and $12 for 18 years and younger. Tickets are available online through the Cultural […]

Voices of Old New England at Richland County Library

“Tom Mancke is the closest thing to Henry David Thoreau that I know of,” my husband Jim Welch tells me. “The two could be one and the same. Right down to the little cabin!” Jim and I are putting finishing touches on an October program for the Richland County Public Library during which we, as literary residents, will share glimpses […]

An Evening of One- Acts includes The Pretty Trap during Tennessee Williams Festival

Arts at Shandon presents Joseph Rackers and Marina Lomazov

Governor’s School for Science and Math boasts state’s highest SAT score

Statewide Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) scores for the Palmetto State’s Class of 2011 were recently released. Once again, the Governor’s School for Science and Mathematics ( GSSM) leads the state. With a mean composite score of 1962, based on a 2400-point scale, GSSM is well above the state average of 1427 and the national average of 1500. One- hundred percent […]

S.C. is suitably situated

Former managing editor of The Columbia Record and later The State, S. C. Secretary of Commerce Bobby Hitt took his journalist’s command of the language and respect for the truth into state government at the beginning of the Haley administration last January. Picking up where predecessor Joe Taylor left off, he has led many victories, and he has heard high […]


Four percent According to the Associated General Contractors of America, greater metro Charlotte saw its construction work force drop from 38,100 to 36,606 over the past year ending in August, which was 4% of the area’s construction jobs. South Carolina’s construction work force fell by 1% during the same year. Charlotte home prices fell by 4% for the year ending […]