October 30, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

The new Trenholm Plaza... where people connect with each other

Despite Columbia’s dreary economic times, retail life is sunny side up at Trenholm Plaza.   More...

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If you are looking for a way to get into the spooky spirit for Halloween, we have an idea. Dracula: Ballet with a Bite is new and improved and is kicking off tonight at 7:30 at the Koger Center. More...

News

MIRCI hosts 25th Annual Low Country Shrimp Boil

MIRCI, the Mental Illness Recovery Center, Inc., is a local nonprofit organization whose mission is to provide community based services to individuals recovering from mental illness or emotional disorders in the Midlands through counseling, housing More...

Play poker with your pooch

PAALS (Palmetto Animal Assisted Life Services) and the Heartworm Project are once again teaming up for the third annual dog walk and reunion. More...

J–School holds 2009 Alumni Awards Dinner

USC’s School of Journalism & Mass Communications held its anual awards dinner at the Capital City Club Thursday evening, October 22, 2009. More...

Education

Viking Marching Band winner at Tournament of Bands

The Spring Valley Viking Marching Band was first place winner with a Superior rating at The Town of Blythewood Tournament of Bands October 17. It earned the highest music score as well.   More...

RNE Band marches to excellent rating

Richland Nor theast High School’s Silver Cadets Marching Band took third place overall (excellent rating) and second in visual execution, drumline, and general effect at the Orangeburg Band Competition (Garden City Classic) on October 17. More...

International Day of Peace at Killian Elementary

Last month students of Killian Elementary School celebrated their ninth annual guidance sponsored “International Day of Peace Program.”   More...

Sports

Eagles stay unbeaten with win over Dreher

After a slow start to the game, the Airport Eagles put together three scores in the third quarter to pull away from Dreher and defeat the Blue Devils 48–7 Friday October 23. Airport quarterback W.T. More...

High School Football

Week 9 Stats

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Falcons pull away from Cardinals late

The Ben Lippen Falcons came to George R. Watson Field Friday, October 23 looking to spoil Senior Night for the Cardinal Newman Cardinals. After a tougher game than many expected, the Falcons went home with a 35–21 win.   More...

Events

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...

Beauty in the Backyard

Winning camellias

The Mid–Carolina Camellia Society held its annual Fall Camellia Show at the S.C. State Fair October 23–25. More...

Stopping to smell the flowers

Grasses in the garden

As lawns go dormant just in time for Halloween, ornamental grasses sweep onto center stage bringing grace, motion, dramatic visual displays, and even new sounds and fragrances to the garden.   More...

Star Chefs

Dr. Pepper Stew   Contributed by Pam Edwards   1–2 pounds stew beef 12 ounces Dr. Pepper 1 envelope Lipton Onion Soup mix Mix ingredients together in a slow cooker and cook on low all day (8–10 hours). More...

Brennen celebrates 60 years October 31

While Halloween is a big holiday for ghosts and goblins and princesses and ballerinas alike, this year it also marks the 60th anniversary of one of Columbia’s oldest elementary schools. More...

Star’s scariest house

Freaks and Frankensteins are creeping all over the residence of Kelley and Thomas Armsey at 731 Albion Road. The Columbia Star staff chooses this house as the One Most Likely to Scare the Wits Out of You.   More...

Neighborhood celebrates Halloween

Heathwood neighborhood party brings out trick or treaters: (l–r)back row Margo Mullins, Kate Evans, Rebecca Waites, Meg Evans, Grayson Stribling, Abby Mullins. Front row: Danielle Kalus, Annie Waites, and Run Kalus.   More...

On Second Thought

Why is new healthcare system being held ’til after elections?

I find it very curious that Obama’s ill–advised destruction of our health care system as we know it will not begin until 2013. More...

Medical doctors are not the only answer

Years ago, I was diagnosed with a crippling form of arthritis. The pain was really bad and did not stop. The diagnosis for the future was that I was not going to get better. Three different medical doctors said they could only monitor me. More...

Closures threaten safety of citizens

Mayor Coble and Members of Council;   More...

Government / Neighborhood

Columbia Council of Neighborhoods hears about www.nixle.com

The Columbia Council of Neighborhoods met Thursday, October 22. Michael King, the assistant city manager for Public Safety, spoke on www.nixle.com, a website that provides residents with updates on crimes that occur in Columbia. More...

Business

Ethics laws sketchy

Columbia City Council Member Tameika Isaac Devine ran for office and won in April 2006. She’s up for re–election this coming April. Her parents, Henry and Veronica Isaac, presumably contributed to her 2006 campaign. More...

Busines Briefs

Good news gets out on Columbia Business Week announced Columbia’s national ranking as No. 14 among metro areas in economic standing. More...

Star Profile

Katie Wilmesherr of the Columbia Regional Sports Council

To quote the sports council’s mission statement: “The mission of the Columbia Regional Sports Council is to strengthen the area’s economy by marketing and selling the Columbia area as a premier destination for sporting events, part More...

Society

Workshop Theatre presents the romantic comedy Same Time, Next Year

Workshop Theatre will continue its 2009–2010 season November 6–21 with the delightful romantic comedy Same Time, Next Year . More...

Town Theatre presents Moon Over Buffalo

Once again misunderstandings and madcap misadventures abound as Town Theatre presents Moon Over Buffalo. Performances will be November 6–21, Wednesdays–Saturdays at 8 pm; Sunday matinees November 8 and 15 at 3 pm. More...

Rockin’ on the Raceway

The cars turn slowly off Highway 321, one or two at a time. There is no grand entrance, no clicking neon sign. Before dark the vinyl banner proclaiming Rockin’ on the Raceway is visible. There is no other clue. More...

Travel

Destination Guinea Part 8

African offroad adventure

It was 5 am on June 7, 2009 when I left Conakry with the former president’s military chauffeur. It had been agreed that I should see the Fouta Djallon region of the country.   More...

Public Notices - Free Access

Public Notices

REQUEST FOR BIDS Health care agency located in Columbia requests bids for telephone system vendor for new facility. More...

NOTICE TO CREDITORS OF ESTATES

All persons having claims against the following estates are required to deliver or mail their claims to the indicated Personal Representatives, appointed to administer these estates, and to file their claims on Form #371PC with the Probate Court of R More...

NOTICE OF APPLICATION

Notice is hereby given that The Fountain Bleu II/Carolyn Jacobs intends to apply to the South Carolina Department of Revenue for a license/permit that will allow the sale ON premises consumption of Beer, Wine, and Liquor at 6820 North Main St. More...