2021-10-01

The Campaign comes to Workshop


Workshop Theatre is welcoming audiences back to live performances after the COVID hiatus. Its 54th season will kick off with an original play by a local playwright, The Campaign, running October 1–10. The Campaign explores the relationship between Kyle McMillian and his new live-in boyfriend, Seth. Kyle is struggling to balance his political aspirations while navigating a new relationship. These […]

Rumors kicks off U0fSC theatre season


The University of South Carolina Theatre Program will launch its 21/22 season October 15-22 with a production of Neil Simon’s raucous comedy, Rumors, at Drayton Hall Theatre, 1214 College Street. Show time is at 8 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, with additional 3 p.m. matinee performances Saturday, October 16 and Sunday, October 17. Tickets may be purchased online at sc.universitytickets.com. In […]

Irmo Fire Station recreates WWII B25 bomber nose art


The Irmo Fire District Firefighters are sometimes known as the “Boulevard Bombers” for the WWII B25 Bomber Nose Art displayed throughout the fire station. It all began in May 2005 when the newly formed fire staton assisted in washing an old B25 bomber recovered near Bomb Island, Lake Murray. Fire Chief Ben Smith began researching the names of other B25s […]

West Columbia resident honored by president


Sybil Peacock Jarrells received the President’s Lifetime Achievement Award, a medallion ,and a letter from the President recognizing her many years of volunteer service. President Biden’s letter stated, “On behalf of the American people, I extend my heartfelt appreciation. I am proud to present you with the President’s Lifetime Achievement award and the commemorative medallion contained herein.” Sybil was born […]

Ganges Part 11: The Last Leg


I awoke at 4:30 a.m. with a terrible pain in my stomach. When I got up to go to the bathroom, I realized my back hurt worse than my stomach. The platform bed Linda and I slept on in the Bhojbasa Rest House felt like sleeping on rocks. “I don’t want to talk about the trail,” Linda said, still shaking […]

Sunnybrook

Excerpt No. 40 from Mike Maddock’s novel available now on Amazon


Editor’s Note: We are pleased to publish Mike Maddock’s novel, Sunnybrook, in its entirety as a “50 Something” weekly series for 2021. All published excerpts will also be available on our w ebsite, www.TheColumbiaStar.com. Chapter 10 (Cont’d) “David,” Mary Katherine said as she lifted his chin softly with her hand so she could see his face, “What do you think […]

The Empire Strikes Back

I’m just saying...


When I got home one day last week from running errands, I found my newly retired husband, Marty, sprawled on the porch couch looking confused, bewildered, and totally disheveled. His face was scrunched up into a frightening frown and his breathing was shallow. Even his hair looked befuddled…it was standing straight up! “HONEY! Are you alright? What’s happened?” I immediately […]

FOLKS ABOUT TOWN

The South Carolina Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation’s South Carolina Fire Academy graduated 21 recruits from its eight-week firefighter candidate school in Columbia on September 24. Roshanda Pratt has been named entrepreneur-in-residence (EiR) at Richland Library. Capital City/Lake Murray Country Regional Tourism Board has recognized City of Cayce Mayor Elise Partin, and Saluda County chef and restaurant owner Brandon […]

Three Rivers Behavioral Health announces expansion


Three Rivers Behavioral Health is expanding its location in West Columbia with an additional 8,000 square feet and seven new beds to accommodate for future growth. Located at 2900 Sunset Boulevard, the company has been operating for more than 30 years treating adolescents and adults by providing quality mental health and addiction services, helping thousands of people on their personal […]

REAL ESTATE

Colliers South Carolina has announced the following recently completed commercial real estate transactions: Al len Wi lker son, SIOR, CCIM and Henry Roe represented BV DRP Synergy LLC in the lease renewal and expansion of 24,928 square feet of office space at Synergy Executive Park, 250 Berryhill Road to ECPI University. Al len Wi lker son, SIOR, CCIM and Henry […]