April 18, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

Dreher dancers hook audiences with Peter Pan

Soar through the sky, swim with the mermaids and watch the pirates battle with Dreher High School's dance rendition of Peter Pan April 30- May 2 at 7 pm in the Dreher High School auditorium. More...

News

Rockin' on the Rooftop

A series of early spring thunderstorms may have delayed the start of the festivities but it certainly did nothing to dampen the spirits of the crowd at Roof Top Rhythms in Forest Acres Saturday April 12. More...

Grandparents Brag Box

Blythewood resident Will Galloway throws the first pitch out at the April 13 Clemson vs. North Carolina game as part of his birthday celebration at Clemson. His dad, Scott, is with him. His mother, Erin, is in the stands with his guests. More...

Government / Neighborhood

Guess who's reading Horton Hears a Who?

Movie critics aren't the only ones talking about Horton Hears A Who. A group of pre- school students at First Nazareth Child Development Center in Columbia enjoyed hearing all about Horton and the Whoville courtesy of Sen. Darrell Jackson. More...

Richland County Council meets April 15, 2008

Roll call Chairman Joe McEachern, Joyce Dickerson, Norman Jackson, Damon Jeter, Paul Livingston, Bill Malinowski, Mike Montgomery, Greg Pearce, Bernice Scott, and Kit Smith were present. Vice Chair Val Hutchinson was absent. More...

Richland One transfers

The Richland One Registrar's Office is accepting applications for school transfers for the 2008- 09 school year. Transfer applications will be accepted through June 1, 2008. More...

Education

The Senior Moment

The annual festival at Dreher High School of one- act plays is four plays performed in repertory fashion over three nights directed by the college- bound honors theatre seniors, which features the highly acclaimed Three- D Players. More...

Photo

Hand Middle School eighth-grader Sarah Rhu won the 2008 Millennium Magazine Youth Journalism Award for her exceptional essay on the life of South Carolina Reconstruction-era Congressman Robert Smalls and her accomplishments on the Hand Mock Trial tea More...

Photo

Richland County Senior Deputy Sherrick Hill, pictured in the middle back row, was named the 2008 SC DARE Officer of the Year. More...

Sports

Falcons claim eighth straight title with win over Blue Devils

April 14, 2008 • Baseball

Using a strong pitching performance by Pat Sullivan and a six- run seventh inning, A.C. Flora pulled away from Dreher to clinch the Region 3- 3A pennant on April 14 at Dreher Field. This is the eighth consecutive region title for A.C. More...

Hammond's des- Troyer scores four on Cardinal Newman

April 15, 2008 • Boys Soccer

In a battle of two of the state's top three private schools, Hammond used a four goal performance by Jordan Troyer and USC- bound keeper Ross Power held a clean sheet to ward off Cardinal Newman 4- 0 on April 15. More...

Bearcats stay perfect, take Region

April 15, 2008 • Baseball

The Brookland- Cayce Bearcats completed an undefeated and championship season in Region IV 3A play with a 7- 4 defeat of rival Airport Tuesday, April 15. To'Nel Legette started the scoring for B- C with a two- run home run in the first inning. More...

Beauty in the Backyard

A Knight with snakes at the Museum

S.C. State Museum guests will have the chance to have questions answered about snakes by Chief Curator of Natural History and herpetologist Jim Knight at the Snakes Alive program Saturday, April 19. More...

Palmetto Trail is a valuable resource

"Since 1989, the Palmetto Conservation Foundation has been working on creating a walking, hiking, and biking trail from the mountains to the sea," began Nancy Stone Collum in her talk to the Greater Piedmont Chapter of The Explorers Club on April 1 More...

Garden of the week

Smelling the roses in Spring Valley

Satish Prabhu's rose garden is in Spring Valley. Prabhu has lived in northeast Columbia since October of 1979. This expanded garden was installed in the fall of 1991. More...

Hawk debuts at Wildlife Baby Shower

Carolina Wildlife Care will host its annual open house, "A Wildlife Baby Shower" Saturday, April 19, 2008, from 10 am- 4 pm and Sunday, April 20, 2008 from 1- 4 pm at its wildlife center at 5551 Bush River Road, Columbia, S.C., 29212. More...

Meet Will Sox

Will Sox, who was chosen for the Storytelling Festival of Carolina, was featured on the front page of The Columbia Star April 4, 2008. His name was given incorrectly. More...

On Second Thought

Thirty-something speaks

Where are my keys?

Why do both my home phones have a locator but my keys do not? Phones ring. If someone calls me, I'm eventually going to find that phone no matter how well it's hidden. If I have to make a call, I can grab the other phone or use a cell phone. More...

It's not a criticism, it's an observation.

TV- ridiculously young

Have you seen the new Viagra commercial on television? The ad features a man coming home from work each boring day in his boring compact meeting his bored wife who doesn't even look up to acknowledge his arrival. More...

Fighting for what's mine

One day last month Brenda Garcia was gassing up her van at a service station in Santa Fe, New Mexico. A young guy walked up to her while she was pumping gas and asked for money. More...

Business

S.C. Chamber sponsors Global Business Forum

The S.C. Global Business Forum was held Tuesday, April 15, in the convention center on Lincoln Street. Well attended, the affair's morning program included addresses by Joe Taylor, secretary of commerce, and Columbia Mayor Bob Coble. More...

Briefs

Black admissions down at USC According to the USC Gamecock, in 2000, 18.7 percent of undergraduates were black students. In 2007, black students were 12.5 percent of the total undergraduate population, down by 32 percent. More...

Jeff Helsley of Goatfeathers and Art Bar

Star Profile

When Goatfeathers in Five Points was conceived in 1980, there was not much like it in Columbia. There was something similar in Washington, New York, and New Orleans, where Goatfeathers' owner Jeff Helsley found his favorite bars. More...

Society

Petticoats: High Fashion or History

The USC chapter of the DAR (Daughters of the American Revolution) held its April meeting on April 9, 2008, at the Presbyterian Home of S.C. in Lexington. The newest member, Mary Beth Lambert McSwain was heartily received. More...

Miss Turnbull and Mr. Humphries plan August 2008 wedding

Mrs. William Julian Rock and Mr. John Robert Turnbull Jr. of Columbia are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Jane Wallis Turnbull, to Carey Alan Humphries, son of Mr. and Mrs. Chester Wayne Humphries of Rainbow City, Alabama. More...

RCPL honors volunteer

Photo courtesy of RCPL Megan Coker was recognized by Richland County Public Library Executive Director David Warren for volunteering more than 100 hours of service to the Richland County Public Library. More...

Events

It's happening right here in your community

Send your events to mimim@sc.rr.com a week before the Friday you wish them to be published

-ANIMALS The Humane Society will host The Mane Event April 25, 7 pm- 11 pm at The Millstone at Adams Pond. The Mane Event will feature live bluegrass entertainment, food, and a silent auction to raise funds for the recently seized Arabian horses. More...

Travel

Pineville, a historic refuge

Part 53: Nurse Maude Callen

Nurse Maude put Pineville on the national map. In 1951, Life Magazine published a 12- page photographic profile of Maude Callen by the renowned photojournalist Eugene Smith. More...

A Traveler's Travail

Listen my children and you shall hear A saga of travel, excitement, and fear. A tale of a seasoned traveler who stumbled And a myth of persistent claims which crumbled. More...

Public Notices - Free Access

Public Notices

MASTER'S SALE 06-CP-40-4330 By virtue of a decree heretofore granted in the case of Flagstar Bank, FSB AGAINST Kathryn S. More...