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According to the American Heart Association, heart disease is the number one killer of women in America. More...

News

Women, take care of yourselves first

Chiropractor, psychologist, and financial analyst hold wellness seminar

When women get a chance to socialize and learn about spiritual, physical, and financial health all in one day, it’s a recipe for success. Add in munchies and a free massage, and you can’t miss.   More...

“Helping the Hurting” addresses issues addressing mental illness

“Helping the Hurting: A Conference for Faith Congregations,” was held on Friday, January 22, 2010 at the Midlands Technical College Airport Campus. More...

Crystal Dawkins’ alleged killer goes to trial in February

Now that the holidays are behind us most of us are looking ahead and thinking about the hopes and expectations we have for the new decade. But one South Carolina father is still mired in a past of horror and sadness. More...

Education

Do you have one hour to give?

Killian Elementary is seeking volunteers to work with students in their REACH (Readers Enthusiastic About Climbing High- er) program. More...

Bridge Creek Elementary fourth grader wins first place in library contest

Gregory Gable, a fourth grader at Bridge Creek Elementary School, won first place in the I Love My Library Media Center! More...

Sandlapper Elementary first graders hold “Art from the Heart” auction

Sandlapper Elementary School first graders are opening their hearts in a global service learning project. In conjunction with their economics unit, students are learning about other children around the world living in third world countries.   More...

Sports

Highlanders take two from Cardinal Newman

A’ja Wilson had 14 points and 13 rebounds as the Heathwood Hall Lady Highlanders staved off a furious second–half rally by the Cardinal Newman Lady Cardinals to win 33–32 Friday, January 22 at Heathwood Hall.   More...

2nd half run helps Dreher over B–C

After a slow start, the Dreher Blue Devils used a 13–3 run late in the third quarter to pull away from Brookland–Cayce 50–37 at Dreher Tuesday, January 26. Seventeen points from Tequila McNeal led the way for the Lady Blue Devils. More...

Canzater leads Eagles over Bearcats

From nearly tip off to the final buzzer, the Airport Lady Eagles controlled the Brookland–Cayce Lady Bearcats in a 46–43 win for Airport Friday, January 22. More...

Travel

India

Varanasi

Editor’s note: Sydney Kornegay was one of the first Cub Reporters for The Columbia Star while she was a student at A.C. Flora High School where she More...

An Interlude in France

Part 10: Pere Lachaise Cemetery

The most horrifyingly interesting place in Paris could be mistaken for an ancient town fortress – 100 acres surrounded by a massive wall with only two entrances, narrow lanes twisting among thousands of ancient trees, and a population of over More...

Sheriff Leon Lott gives State of the County Address

When I took the helm in 1997, we committed to implementing problem solving community oriented policing in the County. Our objectives have and will continue to include, not exclude, citizens in reducing crime and creating safer communities.   More...

Stacks of money found in SC State House

When you walk into one of the back rooms at the South Carolina Department of Archives and History and see a table spread with paper money dating back to the 1700s, visions of horse–drawn carriages and ladies in hoop skirts come to mind. More...

On Second Thought

Buffoons and the Cigarette Tax

When I first arrived in South Carolina some 11 years ago, I was astonished to find that the vast majority of the citizens felt that both chambers of the South Carolina Legislature were a group of buffoons. More...

People should be held accountable

Before anyone criticizes Lt. Gov. Bauer’s statement about public support for indigent people, we should accentuate the positive and eliminate the negative aspects of the facts of life. I agree with Lt. Gov. Bauer’s statement. More...

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Government / Neighborhood

Six neighborhood associations host mayoral forum

The following neighborhood associations have joined together to host a forum for all mayoral candidates on Thursday, February 4, at 7 pm at Eastminster Presbyterian Church on Trenholm Road. More...

Business

Motor Supply Bistro roaring along for two decades

During an era where, beset by rising food costs and shrinking profits, restaurants are falling by the wayside, the Vista’s Motor Supply Company Bistro is not just surviving, but thriving. More...

Briefs

Duke’s rate increase and worker decrease Duke’s rate increase is for $74.1 million a year or an average of 5.2 percent to be implemented by February 1, 2010. The targeted return on common equity is 11 percent. More...

David Jones of Stee–Rike 3

Star Profile

What began 14 years ago as help for his son with backyard batting practice is today Stee–Rike 3, a North Main company owned and operated by Columbia’s David Jones, producing 6,000 perforated plastic baseballs a day. More...

Society

SC Women Honor Valor

The women of South Carolina and patriotic leaders representing every organization imaginable from the mountains to the sea gathered at the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center to honor America’s Greatest Heroes, the recipients of the Medal o More...

Events

Miss Mona’s girls are back in town!!

Workshop Theatre brings “The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas” back to Columbia January 29 through February 13. More...

“Pounding Nails” at Trustus Theatre

Trustus Theatre revives an evening of unforgettable theatre as Steve Harley returns to star in “Pounding Nails in the Floor with My Forehead.” The show will be held in the Trustus Black Box space beginning Thursday, January 28 at 7:30 pm More...

Camden Community Theatre presents “On Golden Pond”

Camden Community Theatre (CCT) will present “On Golden Pond,” January 28–31 in the Wood Auditorium. Show times are 8 pm nightly with a 3 pm Sunday matinee.   More...

Beauty in the Backyard

Growing communiti

Stopping to smell the flowers

Community gardens are growing across the Midlands. One of the best ways to get to know your neighbors is by sharing the enterprise of gardening with them. More...

Riverbanks Zoo introduces new joey

On your next trip to Riverbanks stop by Koala Knockabout, to catch a glimpse of Oliver, the Zoo’s newest resident, a joey (or baby koala). More...

Star Chefs

Brown Sugar Chili   1 ½ lbs. ground beef ½ cup brown sugar 2 ¼ Tbsp. prepared mustard 1 medium sized onion chopped 1 green bell pepper chopped 8–oz. fresh mushrooms 2–14 oz. cans kidney beans drained 1 pint tomato juice ½ tsp. More...