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Breast Cancer Awareness month may be nearing its end, but a few local young survivors are making sure they raise awareness yearround. Visit our website at www.thecolumbiastar. com for the rest of the story. More...

News

Looking back at Five Points

Hunter Clarkson can show you what Five Points looked like way before his time. His archives of thousands of photographic negatives have documented the buildings, cars, and people of Columbia’s neighborhood hangout since the 1920’s. More...

Walk raises awareness and money for the blind

On Saturday, October 17, from 10 until 11:30 am, the Columbia Chapter of the National Federation of the Blind of South Carolina will conduct the third annual White Cane Walk. More...

Government / Neighborhood

Break–ins in Heathwood

The Historic Heathwood Neighborhood Association met Tuesday October 13. Investigator Mark Folding gave an update on a rash of break–ins in the Heathwood area. The most current attempt was at 29 Heathwood Circle.  More...

Melrose Heights neighbors plan to run for office

The Melrose Heights Neighborhood Association met Monday October 12. Joseph Azar, a local business man, announced that he is running for Mayor of Columbia. More...

Richland County Auditor contends county council exceeded tax cap

Seeks opinion of attorney general

Richland County Auditor Paul Brawley has requested an opinion from State Attorney General Henry McMaster asking whether Richland County Council can lawfully set a millage rate that raises county taxes above the millage cap prescribed in Act 388. More...

Education

“The Whereabouts of Sherlock Holmes” at Richland County Public Library

“The Whereabouts of Sherlock Holmes,” by Columbia playwright Ceille Baird Welch will premiere in the Richland County Public Library’s Bostick Auditorium at 3 pm, October 18. More...

Richland One in pictures

Reading Bench Target store employees (l–r) Elyse Erickson, Katie Bower, Nneka Singleton, Angela Judware, Gary Baker, Amber Asmus, Cynthia Proctor, and Kate Goodall sit on the reading bench they More...

S.C. universities awarded $5.9 million in grant funding

U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham (R–South Carolina) recently announced more than $5.9 million in grants for Clemson University, the Medical University of South Carolina, Morris College, and the University of South Carolina. More...

Sports

Hall’s touchdowns lift Bengals over Spring Valley

Trailing 17–14 with 4:08 remaining in the game and facing third–and–12 from Spring Valley’s 45– yard line, Blythewood quarterback Daniel Young fired a pass to a leaping Damar Hall at the 25–yard line.  More...

High School Football

Week 7 Stats

By The NUMBERS   More...

Upcoming Schedule

October 16 Christ School @ Ben Lippen Brookland–Cayce @ Dreher* Cardinal Newman @ Augusta Christian* Laurence Manning @ Hammond Thomas Sumter @ Heathwood Hall Dutch Fork @ Richland Northeast* Spring Valley @ Rock Hill* October 22 North Augusta More...

Travel

Destination Guinea

Around my second weekend in Guinea I prepared for my trip to the village of Farenya. The village was one of the major reasons for my being in Guinea in the first place due to its connection to South Carolina through the slave trade.   More...

Beauty in the Backyard

Scarecrows found in Robert Mills Garden

The Scarecrows in the Garden Contest & Exhibit sponsored by the Historic Columbia Foundation opened October 1 and will continue through Halloween at the Robert Mills House and Gardens, 1616 Blanding Street. More...

Autumn Gold

Stopping smell flowers

Spectacular bursts of sunshine are flowering along the roadsides and in midland gardens this October. An aura of gold suffuses the autumn atmosphere.   More...

Star Chefs

Blood Clot Punch 1 2–liter bottle black cherry soda 1 2–liter bottle fruit punch soda 1 can frozen strawberries 1 bag of gummy worms More...

Retiring on the rails

When you visit the South Carolina Railroad Museum in Fairfield County, you’ll see more than a grand old steam engine, polished to perfection, and restored passenger cars. More...

Teen Idols compete for title at RCPL

Nineteen teens will compete in RCPL Teen Idol at 6:30 pm on Thursday, October 22 at the Richland County Public Library located at 1431 Assembly St.   More...

On Second Thought

Thirty–something speaks

The birds and the fleas

Dogs do things to each other. They don’t really care who’s watching, and they don’t bother to seek the privacy of a hotel room or even a doghouse.   More...

Cartoon

Full Story

It’s not a criticism; It’s an observation

Swine Flu infects TV

Anyone sick from Swine Flu yet? Not H1N1 itself, but the hysteria and hype associated with the illness. More...

Business

Port economics

South Carolina’s Port of Charleston was cited this week as one of the main reasons replacement tire importer TBC Corp. chose a site near Summerville for a 1.1 million–sq.–ft. More...

Katherine Robinson of Sagacious Partners

According to its Web site, Sagacious Partners does more than offer theories and strategies. The firm executes. More...

Briefs

Bikes for USC but not for downtown   More...

Society

Miss Myers and Mr . Hatch exchange vows October 3, 2009

Mr. and Mrs. Michael Brandon Hatch were married October 3, 2009, at two o’clock in the afternoon. The marriage is announced by the bride’s parents, Dr. and Mrs. James Townsend Myers. More...

Sarah “Sally” Bonnycastle Hardy

Sarah “Sally” Bonnycastle Hardy, age 70, died Friday, October 9, 2009, of lung cancer. Sally was born July 9, 1939, in Louisville, KY, the daughter of the late Arthur Chichester and Sarah Whitehead Bonnycastle. More...

Mid-Carolina Camellia Society honors Richard C. Mims

The Mid–Carolina Camellia Society is proud to honor past President Richard C. Mims October 22 in the Governor’s Garden of the Lace House. More...

Events

“The Legend of Sleepy Hollow” comes to River Walk

People enjoying the River Walk in West Columbia these days are noticing strange goings–on as they pass the amphitheater at the top of the path. More...

S.C. Shakespeare Company presents “Romeo and Juliet ”

The South Carolina Shakespeare Company announces a compelling first production for their 2009—2010 theatrical season,   Romeo and Juliet.               More...

Events

-ART Columbia Museum of Art will present The       Dorothy and Herbert Vogel Collection: Fifty           Works for Fifty States October 23–January 17 at 1515 Main Street. 799-2810. More...

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