Roach Anxiety

Part 5: Peace Corps Thailand

In 1962, I became the first person from South Carolina to join the Peace Corps, and regrettably, my roach anxiety followed me. After three months training at the University of Michigan, I was sent to Thailand to teach English in a high school in Korat, a large provincial town in northeast Thailand. Samut, an agriculture teacher, and I shared an […]

Harmony School celebrates Earth Day with a fashion show

Cardinal Newman Dance Marathon breaks school and state records

The 2019 Cardinal Newman Dance Marathon raised $59,017 for Prisma Health Children’s Hospital. This was the school’s highest total and the most ever raised by a high school program in the State of South Carolina. For six hours, over 200 Cardinal Newman students danced, stayed on their feet, engaged in activities, and made history by raising more than any single […]


Magnus Development Partners recently broke ground on the fourth speculative development in the Lexington County Industrial Park in West Columbia. Midway Logistics IV is the only speculative industrial building offering up to 200,000 square feet of available space in central South Carolina and is expected to quickly become fully leased. Colliers International South Carolina’s industrial brokerage team of Chuck Sal- […]

City Snippets

Riverbanks Zoo 7th best in U.S. Riverbanks Zoo & Garden is the seventh best zoo in North America, according to a USA TODAY Readers’ Choice ranking. The newspaper lauded the Columbia zoo’s “naturalistic habitats free of bars and cages.” The newspaper also mentioned Riverbanks’ award-winning breeding programs. Jewelry Warehouse closing Fifty- year- old Jewelry Warehouse is closing its remaining two […]


Julius W. “Jay” McKay II, Daniel R. Settana Jr., and Mark D. Cauthen, of The McKay Firm, have been selected for recognition in the 2019 edition of South Carolina Super Lawyers magazine. Managing attorney Lisa Hostetler Brown, of LawyerLisa, LLC, has been selected to the 2019 South Carolina Rising Stars list by Super Lawyers. Marketing director Heather McDonald, of LawyerLisa, […]


Jason Likas, AIA, NCARB, LEED AP, has been named associate principal at LS3P. David Ebinger has been promoted to project engineer at Schnabel Engineering. Lauren Wargo has been promoted to senior staff engineer at Schnabel Engineering. Interior designer Beth Florence, IIDA, NCIDQ, EDAC, of LS3P, is the winner of the Star Award from the Carolinas Chapter of the International Interior […]

Scott named to Icons & Phenoms 2019

Scott & Corley, PA, has announced Ronald “Ron” C. Scott has been selected as one of 24 business professionals being recognized for their positive influences on the Greater Columbia community in Columbia Regional Business Report’s 2019 inaugural list of Icons and Phenoms. For the first time, the Columbia Regional Business Report is honoring two groups of people for making an […]

Ben Lippen stays alive with walk-off Game 2 win

The Ben Lippen Falcons erased a 4-1 deficit in the sixth inning and then came from behind in the bottom of the eighth inning to beat the visiting Laurence Manning Swampcats 6-5 on May 7 and send their series to a decisive Game 3 on May 9. The Falcons dropped a 5-4 decision at Laurence Manning in the first game […]

Cardinal Newman blasts Barons

The Cardinal Newman Cardinals celebrated Senior Night and an 8-0 SCISA 3A boys soccer quarterfinal victory over the visiting Wilson Hall Barons Monday, May 6. It could have been much worse, but Cardinal head coach Will Eudy played his seniors, some of which were well down the depth chart, and substituted liberally throughout the match. That did lead to a […]