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Trombonist plays with Glenn Miller orchestra

Tom Parker wanted to learn to play the trombone while in bed. At eleven years old, his hip was in a cast and he had to stay in bed for a year. His grandmother took care of him. More...

Columbia Council for Internationals shops at Ten Thousand Villages in Forest Acres

Eunice and Ben Rusche were among members of Columbia Council for Internationals who supported international fair trade recently by shopping at Ten Thousand Villages, a shop off Forest Drive. More...

Modern-day Scots celebrate age-old Scottish tradition

Over a few centuries, what started out as a traditional Celtic festival has morphed into a monster global commercial event worth billions of dollars. More...

Education

Shandon Ivy League Mystery Series takes off at Hand

The Mystery of the Screecher Creature By Rachel Haynie with Karen Petit More...

RNE students excel in the arts

Three students in the Richland Northeast High School's Palmetto Center for the Arts Literary Arts program were among the five South Carolina Young Poets Prize winners announced on November 11 at the Young Poets' Gathering at the Columbia Art Museum. More...

Sports

Bulldogs oust the Capitals

For the second time in as many years, the Columbia High Capitals were eliminated from the playoffs by the Newberry Bulldogs. More...

Scott to head to Ivy League

Hammond School senior football standout Carter Scott has verbally committed to Dartmouth College out of the Ivy League. More...

Panthers honor Viking and Blue Devil

The Carolina Panthers have selected Mason Cloy, a senior tight-end/offensive lineman at Spring Valley High School, and Richard Hahn, a senior offensive lineman at Dreher High School as 2006 Carolina Panthers Community Captains. More...

Travel

Adventure on Saltspring Island

Part 6: Spirit bears and sponge reefs

Spirit bears and sponge reefs are two of nature's wonders that live in the Inland Passage of western Canada and Alaska. More...

Arlington at Christmas

Arlington National Cemetery Contributed by a reader More...

Buck is honored with head stone

Buck, the dog who has worked side by side with Johnny Mayo to commemorate the war dogs in Vietnam, died March 23, 2006. More...

85-year-old takes to the skies

Col. Carroll Furman, an 85-year-old retired lawyer who has a pacemaker and a defibrillator embedded in his chest, recently boarded a small Cessna plane in Chester, and when it reached 12,000 feet, he jumped out. More...

Children of the Confederacy commemorate S.C.'s monument to Wade Hampton

Photos courtesy of Jim Covington Notes from the original unveiling of the Wade Hampton Monument in 1906 taken from a Confederate Veteran More...

On Second Thought

The funniest page in SC starring an

award-winning trio

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Is this a kidnapping or what?

Rainwater and two of his buddies are breaking into a very fancy home in an exclusive neighborhood. The first thing the boys see is a sound system. More...

Five Points merchants want you back

Last weekend was the start of a small win that Our Five Points Group initiated in Five Points.The group has talked with City Council since June 2006 telling them our problems. One being the parking meters. More...

Business

Briefs

by John Temple Ligon

Tale of three cities The Charleston Area Regional Transportation Authority (CARTA) ran a successful summer with Free Ride Fridays offered on the fourth Friday of June, July, August, and September. More...

Presidential hopeful speaks to Columbia Rotary Club

By John Temple Ligon Temple@TheColumbiaStar.com More...

Sen. Joe Biden of Delaware speaks to the Columbia Rotary Club. More...

Society

Miss Collum and Mr. Jordan exchange vows November 11, 2006

Deborah Ann Collum of Co-lumbia and Wilburn Kirby Jordan III, originally of Marion, were married Saturday, November 11, 2006, at Asbury Memorial United Methodist Church. The Reverend Doctor Noble Franklin Miller performed the 3 pm ceremony. More...

Reflections on the Rev. Dr. George E. Meetze

At age 97, on Thanksgiving Day, the Rev. Dr. George Elias Meetze passed into eternity. In the heart of Shandon, George Meetze was pastor of the Lutheran Church of the Incarnation from 1942 until his retirement in 1974. More...

Alexander A. Korda

Janice DiMaria wrote this poem for her dear friend Alexander A. Korder who died November 4, 2006. She read it at the celebration of his life November 12 at the home of Mary Gregory. More...

Events

Calendar

Talin Kenar will appear in Columbia Classical Ballet's production of The Nutcracker

CHURCH/charity First Presbyterian Church continues its Wednesdays at noon lunch service in Jackson Hall. Lunch begins at 11:30 am followed by a speaker from 12:25 to 12:50. A hot meal is $5. Soup and salad is $4. More...

Beauty in the Backyard

The Original Mystery Plant

It's a member of the tomato family, and it doesn't matter which way you pronounce it. The tomato family is also quite properly referred to as the potato family, as well, and again, don't worry about pronunciation. More...

Changes in Columbia

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Nutritious Nuts

Straight out of the shell raw, buttered and toasted, made into butter pecan ice cream or baked into that sweet Southern delicacy known as pecan pie, pecans are powerfully pleasing. More...

Public Notices - Free Access

Public Notice

Master's Sale Part 1 of 3

MASTER'S SALE By virtue of a decree heretofore granted in the case of Principal Residential Mortgage, Inc., against Michael W. More...

Public Notice

Master's Sales Part 2 of 3

MASTER'S SALE By virtue of a decree heretofore granted in the case of US BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS TRUSTEE BY SPECIALIZED LOAN SERVICING, LLC, ATTORNEY IN FACT against JOSE L. More...

Public Notice

Master's Sales Part 3 of 3

MASTER'S SALE at Page 118; subsequently Teresa T. Reese died intestate on April 29, 2001, leaving the subject property to her heirs or devisees, namely Tyann Wilson and Willie E. More...