February 12, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

News

Local artists make it BIG

Six local artists are going big, really big — As in “14 x 48 feet” big — and Columbia commuters will have the chance to appreciate that talent every time they take to the roadways. More...

Government / Neighborhood

South Kilbourne

On February 4 at the South Kilbourne Neighborhood meeting, Britney Skiles and Bobby Markle with Project CRAFT showed a ten minute video of interviews they conducted with residents from South Kilbourne. The interviews can be found at www.skna.org. More...

Worship marathons keep neighbors awake

Forest Acres City Council meets February 9

The Forest Acres City Council at its Tuesday night monthly meeting February 9 directed its attorney to investigate noise complaints against the Victory Praise and Worship Center on Covenant Road. More...

Melrose Heights

In an attempt to continue to improve community safety, Officer Kevin Stegall with the Richland County Police Department, provided some suggestions to residents at the Melrose Heights Community meeting Monday February 8. More...

Education

Boy Scouts celebrating 100 years

Shandon United Methodist Church, home of Troop 37

Shandon United Methodist Church is the home of the oldest continuously chartered Boy Scout troop in the Midlands. More...

State Museum exhibit showcases history of Boy Scouts

The Boy Scouts of America turns 100 years old in 2010, and the South Carolina State Museum is helping celebrate that illustrious mark with the exhibit The Centennial History of the Boy Scouts of America.   More...

Troop 37 Eagle Court of Honor

Eight Boy Scouts with Troop 37 from Shandon United Methodist Church received their Eagle Scout Awards at the Court of Honor Ceremony on January 26, 2010. More...

Sports

Cardinals pin down another championship!

Even after losing 11 wrestlers to graduation last year, Cardinal Newman wrestling coach Eric Goff set the same goal for his squad: a SCISA state team championship. More...

Local grapplers dominate SCISA Individual finals

On Saturday, February 6, 2010, SCISA held its individual state championships in wrestling at Cardinal Newman School. More...

Blue Devils moving to next level

Farrington Huguenin (DE/TE) signs with Kentucky, Sheldon Van Dyke (FB) signs with Catawba, James Davis Gadson signs with Chowan University, and Leonard Kennedy signs with Feather River Community Colle More...

Travel

India

Diwali : celebration and danger

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 12: Place Stanislas

France is the country, Lorraine is the province, Nancy is the city, and Place Stanislas is the city center. More...

Beauty in the Backyard

Snowbuntings Visit in February

Stopping to smell the flowers

In mid–winter the diminutive delicate snow crocus, snowbunting, blooms in full sun even if frost and snow are on the ground. The heirloom crocus was introduced in 1914 by E.A. Bowles, British plant breeder and naturalist. More...

Star Chefs

Be My Valentine

Bavarian Cream and Strawberries Romanoff   More...

Annual Winter Camellia Show

The Annual Winter Camellia Show and Specialized Standard Flower Show, will be held February 13 and 14, Midtown at Forest Acres, Forest Drive at Beltline Boulevard, Columbia. More...

See Jean’s Journal

This story contains a video

Robin Branham is the single, working mother of six–year–old triplet girls. Two of her daughters require constant medical attention for their disabilities. More...

On Second Thought

Closing offshore areas to fishing will imperil jobs and the coastal economy

Imagine a vast area off the South Carolina coast that’s closed to fishing, stretching north from the Georgia border for nearly 150 miles to near McClellanville.   More...

West Columbia

• McSwain Drive, 100 block: A 45–year–old woman was arrested at 12:30 am. Tuesday after a man called from a motel saying the woman was harassing him. More...

Do not be fooled...Your safety is up to Richland and Columbia City Councils

The Columbia Firefighters Association is asking for citizens to call on city leaders in an effort for City Council to lay out their long term plans to fully fund public safety.  More...

Business

Economics forecasting shared across the state

The U.S. economy expanded 5.7 percent in the fourth quarter of 2009, which means the recession is over, but recovery will be slow. More...

Briefs

Greenville’s NuVox sold   More...

Dee Albritton of Fast Forward

Star Profile

Fast Forward, the computer school, moved to its current location at the corner of Devine and Millwood three years ago. Before that, for the previous seven years, Fast Forward had a room at Hand Middle School.   More...

Society

Columbia Baroque Soloists

The Columbia Baroque Soloists (CBS) ensemble specializes in the performance of 17th and 18th century European Baroque vocal and instrumental chamber music at the highest level of artistic excellence.  More...

Leslie Arlen Cotter

Leslie Arlen Cotter completed a long, fruitful life on Thursday, February 4, 2010. Born in Columbia, S.C., on March 10, 1929, he was the son of the late Marie (Shurtleff ) and Leslie Angus Cotter. More...

“Forgotten Stories: SC Fights the Great War”

The South Carolina Confederate Relic Room and Military Museum is highlighting the story of the African–American 371st Infantry Regiment as part of the museum’s exhibit on WWI, “Forgotten Stories: SC Fights the Great War.” &nb More...

Events

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DANCEWORDZ, a freelance production duo (H.G. More...

Town Theatre is bringing Patsy Cline back!

Audience demand is bringing “Always...Patsy Cline” back to Town Theatre with performances February 19 through March 6, Wednesday through Saturday, 8 pm and Sunday matinees at 3 pm, February 21 and 28.  More...

“Breaking Up is Hard to Do” premiers February 12

Columbia’s own Kendrick Cross, “Kenny the Poet,” local actor and poet, will host the Columbia premiere of the movie “Breaking Up is Hard to Do” Friday, February 12 at the Columbia Museum of Art, at 6:30 pm and 9 pm.&nbs More...

Pets

Adventures iin Dogdom

Starring Jake and The Chi

The Canine Americans made no New Year’s resolutions this year which is probably just as well since nobody manages to keep them anyway. But both are marking important milestones early this year. More...

Pet insurance gives owners peace of mind

If Rover has a rash or Fluffy gets the flu, it’s usually not terribly expensive to treat them at your local vet. But if your cat gets hit by the mail truck or your dog breaks its leg, the vet bills could become financially daunting. More...

Keep your dog’s teeth clean

February is National Pet Dental Health Month, and I encourage anyone who hasn’t yet started their dogs and cats on a dental hygiene routine to begin today. More...

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