April 16, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

Canal’s westside trees threatened

The Columbia Canal was built in the early 19C. But when the railroads came well before the Civil War, the canal was obsolete. Bypassing the rapids at the fall line was no longer a challenge.   More...

News

West Columbia

tSunset Blvd., 400 block: A man was arrested after a short foot chase at 11 pm Monday. A police car was behind another car when the other car pulled an illegal turn without a signal and acted as if the driver was eluding police. More...

Ridgeway presents fourth annual... Arts on the Ridge

Sometimes the best things come in small packages. And on May 1 one of those small packages is promising a large day of fun and frivolity. More...

Dreher guys stay in touch

Dreher High School friends (Class of 1972) have held reunions in 1980, 1990, 2000, and 2010. More...

Business

Darla Moore pays her money and takes her choice

In 1998, Lake City native Darla Moore contributed $25 million to the business school at USC. The school became the Darla Moore School of Business in appreciation. More...

Briefs

Six funds lost $2 billion   More...

Folks about town

NAI Avant’s Paul Hartley was named Top Leasing Agent and Top Overall Producer in the market by the Central Carolina Realtors Association. More...

Society

Miss Lowrey and Mr. Gilbert exchange vows April 10, 2010

Mr. and Mrs. Chad Lee Gilbert were united in marriage April 10, 2010, at 6:30 pm. The marriage is announced by the bride’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. Felton Andrews (Andy) Lowrey of Columbia. The Rev. More...

Miss Dial and Mr. Suthoff plan fall wedding in Trinity Cathedral

Mr. and Mrs. John Donald Dial, Jr. announce the engagement of their daughter Corinne Ellison Dial, formerly of Columbia, to Brian Joseph Suthoff of Boston, Massachusetts. Miss Dial is the granddaughter of Mr. James Hagood Ellison, the late Mrs. More...

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month

The month of April has been designated as Sexual Assault Awareness Month in South Carolina as well as nationally. More...

Events

Events

-ART The Village Artist Gallery will host Go Figure the newly formed N.E. Columbia artists group that provides live models that members can draw or paint Monday evenings, 6:30 pm, Village at Sandhill. 699-8886. More...

West Columbia’s Riverwalk Music Festival this Saturday

The City of West Columbia will hold the 4th annual Riverwalk Music Festival Saturday, April 17, 2010. More...

State Museum offers snake talk April 17

The South Carolina State Museum will host a program called “Snakes Alive!” April 17 to explain why.   More...

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Public Notices

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Shandon United Methodist Church honors 300th anniversary with window

The consecration of the J.S.Bach Window was held April 11, 2010, at Shandon United Methodist Church.   More...

Ridge View student goes to Carnegie Hall

Congratulations to Courtney Reynolds, a Ridge View High School senior, who recently won a Silver Medal in the national competition of the Scholastic Art Awards. More...

On Second Thought

History does repeat itself

Warner: I was in Columbia recently and picked up a   copy of The Columbia Star         where I read your open letter to Henry McMaster. More...

The purpose of history is to learn

Warner: Kudos,and a thank you, for your “Open Letter to Henry McMaster.”   As a historian, you are too familiar with the purpose of history; to learn lessons from the past so that we may apply this learned knowledge to the present More...

Mother thanks for the article

Dear Editor Mike, Thank you for the front page story that Julia Hook wrote about our son Toby Morriss.   She was exceptionally   compassionate, helpful, and thorough, as you surely   know. More...

Government / Neighborhood

Melrose Heights Neighborhood Association hears from the deputy housing official

If you have issues with zoning or cars parked in the front yard or rodents who do you call for help? Larry McCall would be a good start; McCall is the deputy housing official for the city of Columbia. More...

Solicitor discusses crime at Hyatt Park Neighborhood meeting

To help residents understand the options they have when it comes to preventing crime, the Hyatt Park Neighborhood Association invited the Fifth Circuit solicitor for Richland and Kershaw County, Barney Giese, to their meeting on Tuesday April 13. More...

South Kilbourne holds yard sale and neighborhood party

Valencia Park will be the sight for the second annual South Kilbourne Neighborhood Association Yard Sale and Neighborhood Party, president Michelle Huggins announced to a crowd at the South Kilbourne Neighborhood Association meeting April 8. More...

Education

Cardinal Newman School hosts PEERS alcohol awareness event

Cardinal Newman School hosted an Alcohol Awareness event Wednesday, March 21 with help from Professionals Encouraging Educational Reform Statewide or P.E.E.R.S.   More...

Spring Valley student elected vice president of Davidson SGA

A Columbia student, Gerard J. Dash, has been elected vice president of the Student Government Association (SGA). He is the son of Gerard and Demetria Dash of Brookmist Street and is a 2008 graduate of Spring Valley High.   More...

Ben Tanner visits Killian Elementary School

Ben Tanner visited with Killian Elementary’s second grade class to discuss the effects of weather and the job of a meteorologist. More...

Sports

Cardinals bow to Bishops

Day 2 – April 8, 2010

Just under five minutes into Cardinal Newman’s Palmetto Cup second round match with Bishop England Thursday, April 8, it looked like the Cardinals would seize the early momentum. More...

High flying action at the 18th Annual Palmetto Cup

Bearcats strike early to down Cards

Day 1 – April 7, 2010 In the first half of Wednesday’s 2–1 victory for Brookland–Cayce over Cardinal Newman, the Bearcats were able to accomplish something they were unable to do the last couple of games, and that’s sc More...

Bearcats and Cavaliers battle to a draw

Day 2 – April 8, 2010

It was the 65th minute, the Brookland– Cayce Bearcats were down 1–0 to Christ Church Thursday April 8, in their second game of the Palmetto Cup. More...

Travel

Augusta Canal v. Columbia Canal

Linda and I continued her 60th birthday celebration at the Augusta Canal.   Columbia has a historic canal. Augusta does, too.   Columbia’s canal is part of the Riverwalk Park. More...

Beauty in the Backyard

Gardeners Paint with Plants

Stopping to smell the flowers

If there is one color to pronounce the arrival of spring, it is yellow. The glow of sunshine heralds the start of the growing season with a spectrum of hues and shades from pale lemon to golden flares.   More...

Star Chefs

Pico de Gallo   Contributed by Pam Edwards   8–10 Roma tomatoes (seeded) 1/2–1 sweet onion (to taste) 1 jalapeno pepper (or more to taste) 2 medium cloves garlic Juice of one lime 4 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro 1 teaspoo More...

Seventh Annual Wine Tasting at Riverbanks Botanical Garden

Riverbanks Society will host the 7th annual Wine Tasting at Riverbanks Botanical Garden fundraiser on Friday, April 23. More...