Southeastern Piano Festival wraps up 10th anniversary year with great attendance, competition winners, and a significant donation

The Southeastern Piano Festival wrapped up Saturday night June 16 with a concert by the winners of the Arthur Fraser International Concerto Competition and the announcement of a $20,000 gift to the festival. The Festival, June 10 – 16, had its most successful year ever with record attendance at concerts including 1,500 at its opening Piano Extravaganza Concert at the […]

Assey to lead B-C baseball

Charles Assey II has been appointed to the position of head baseball coach for Brookland- Cayce High School effective with the 2012/13 school year. Coach Assey is a 1999 graduate of Brookland Cayce High School where he was a standout in football and baseball. He was named an All-State baseball player in 1998 and 1999, and played in the North/ […]

Porter named Ben Lippen A.D.

Ben Lippen School head varsity baseball coach Ben Porter has been named the school’s new athletic director. Porter has been at Ben Lippen School since fall 2010. In addition to coaching baseball, Porter has served as strength and conditioning coach and as a houseparent for the Ben Lippen boarding program. As athletic director, Porter will oversee an athletic department consisting […]

Lexington’s Hart beats West Columbia

Lexington’s A.J. Hart pitched all nine innings and got help from a Collin Stegal’s three-run homer in the second inning, as Lexington Post 7 downed West Columbia Post 79, 11-9, in American Legion action Saturday, June 16, at Lexington High School. Hart, who pitched on Lexington High’s title team in the spring, has a reputation for rocky starts before settling […]

Bearcats strive to get back on winning side

Overview: Despite the 3-8 record from 2011, there is plenty of enthusiasm surrounding the Brookland-Cayce football program heading into the 2012 season. The Bearcats are searching for their first winning season since 2004 and third in the last ten years, but there is plenty in place to turn B-C around. For one, head coach Rusty Charpia is welcoming three new […]

Bearcat becomes one of Gamecocks’ all time greats

Before South Carolina coach Ray Tanner’s pitching rotations were filled with Michael Roth, Sam Dyson, or Blake Cooper, he had a right-handed ace by the name of Kip Bouknight. Bouknight was part of a rotation in 2000 that included Peter Bauer and Scott Barber and became known as the “Killer B’s.” A product of Brookland Cayce High School, Bouknight first […]

Playing in the French Manner concert to be performed by Columbia Baroque Soloists

The Columbia Baroque Soloists will present its Summer Institute Concert, Playing in the French Manner, Monday, July 9, at 6:30 p.m. in the Recital Hall at the University of South Carolina School of Music, 813 Assembly Street in Columbia. The performance will feature French Baroque music from the reigns of King Louis XIV, XV, and XVI. In the French Baroque, […]

Boys & Girls Clubs of the Midlands Bridge Creek campus awarded major accreditation

The Boys & Girls Clubs of the Midlands (BGCM) campus located at Richland School District Two’s Bridge Creek Elementary has received accreditation by the prestigious Council on Accreditation (COA). The Bridge Creek site is the third BGCM site to be accredited this year. It follows the Rice Creek Elementary and Lake Carolina Elementary campuses, which are also in the Richland […]

Capital Rotary makes donation to St. Martin de Porres school

Reading skills for students at Columbia’s St. Martin de Porres Catholic Elementary School are getting a boost thanks to members of the Capital Rotary Club. Rotarians have donated a new computer, software, and textbooks for a $5,000 literacy enhancement project. The 75-year-old private school, a ministry of St. Martin de Porres Parish, is located between Benedict College and Allen University […]

Sites announced for children’s free summer lunch program

This summer any child who wants lunch will be able to get it free at 132 sites in Richland and Lexington counties through the federally funded Seamless Summer Feeding Program. Richland One has secured dozens of locations, including churches, parks, and child care centers that will serve as designated sites. Any child can go to any of the sites and […]