October 22, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

From South Carolina to New York City

Editor’s note: Natasha Whitling is in New York         City interning at the United Nations for her       final course in the masters program in     USC’s School of Journalism an More...

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A mascot of hope

Near the end of   Excalibur, after hope is restored to Camelot, there is a scene featuring the dreary, black and white countryside being restored to color. More...

Forty– something

Teen angst arrives early

I know I’m getting older rapidly, but I wasn’t prepared for my kids to get older so quickly. I know it’s true because at least one of them is growing taller and meaner at the same time. More...

Business

Maryland drops nuclear plant —SCE&G holds on

Five years ago George W. Bush was the first American president to visit a nuclear power plant in about 30 years. More...

Business Briefs

Naming rights Myrtle Beach, running a little short on revenue, is considering selling naming rights to city properties. Other than sports facilities, city properties and naming rights may be combining for the first time in South Carolina. More...

Folks about town

Jessica J.O. King of Ellis Lawhorne & Sims Attorneys at Law has been named to the Environmental Technical Committee of the South Carolina Chamber of Commerce. More...

Society

Estelle Smith Boulware

We celebrate the life of Estelle Smith Boulware, age 90, of Columbia, S.C. She was the widow of Jefferson Douglas Boulware, killed in action during WWII.   More...

Diane and Terry Hughey celebrate 40 years of marriage

Diane and Terry Hughey will celebrate their 40th wedding anniversary October 24, 2010. The couple first celebrated Friday evening with a small dinner party with close friends at their home. More...

“The Southern Lady: Pedestal to Politics”

As they have for a hundred years, the women of the Thursday Study Club met to study and learn and celebrate their heritage. The Centennial Party was held on October 14, 2010, at “Woodlands,” the home of Mardie Faucette. More...

Events

Events

-ART 107 Ordinary Days, exhibition of 107 drawings by Stephen Chesley, will be October 28–November 9, opening reception, Thursday, October 28, 6–8 p.m., Gallery 80808, 808 Lady Street. More...

Arts & Entertainment

Dracula: Ballet With A Bite brings in fresh blood

Columbia City Ballet’s   Dracula: Ballet With A Bite,           already known as the coolest dance show yet, returns to the Koger Center with a fresh approach and new blood to open the company’s 50 More...

Headless Horseman rides again at West Columbia’s Riverwalk

The sounds of saws and hammers in the past weeks have been proclaiming that something big is happening at the little amphitheater along the Riverwalk in West Columbia. More...

Salvation Army and Toys for Tots eager to help families for Christmas

Representatives from The Salvation Army and Toys for Tots will soon accept applications for Christmas Assistance at the Ruff Building at the South Carolina State Fair Grounds (1200 Rosewood Drive).   More...

Travel

Staunton is Stanton in Virginia

Conclusion: Shakespeare in Stanton

In addi tion to the Woodrow Wilson Bir thplace I discussed last week, there were other reasons for Linda and me to stop in Staunton (pronounced Stant.n ), Virginia: • The Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library • Mary Baldwin College &mdas More...

Eat, exercise, rest, and be merry

Patricia Moore– Pastides met her husband, Harris Pastides, president of the University of South Carolina, in the masters of public health program at Yale University. More...

Happy 100th birthday Gertrude Hancock

The Hancock family celebrated Gertrude Hancock’s 100th birthday October 14, 2010. More...

News

Mt. Hermon Lutheran Church, 100 years of memories

Sunday, October 10, 2010, seemed like the perfect day to the planning committee at Mt. Hermon Lutheran Church in West Columbia as they began to prepare for the church’s yearly homecoming Sunday—special because this year, Mt. More...

New Chick–fil–A opens in Five Points

The new Chick–fil–A opened October 20, 2010, in the space that was occupied by Hardees on Harden Street. More...

Bob Ford's Call the Cops!

Power to loot

When it comes to the qualities required to be contemptible, these two guys win an Oscar. More...

Government / Neighborhood

Folks stand up for Chicken Man

For the first time, on October 19 Columbia City Council convened at 6 p.m. for its regular Tuesday meeting. Following the Pledge of Allegiance and an invocation, council’s agenda kicked in.   Emergency winter shelter   More...

Hoggs can keep chickens

Urban farming could be coming to the city of Forest Acres. More...

Football and the State Fair blamed for increase in crime in Olympia

As football season continues and the State Fair comes to town, the Olympia community continues to see a spike in their crime. More...

Education

Richland One school wins national character award

Brockman Elementary School is one of 18 in the nation to win a Profiles in Character Award for developing a caring and respectful atmosphere among its students and staff. More...

Principal for the Day at Saluda River Academy

James Amaker, a second grade student from Saluda River Academy for the Ar ts, was “Principal for the Day” Friday, October 15. He earned the privilege by collecting the highest amount in the school’s Bobcat Bonanza fundraiser. More...

Midlands Tech commissions 20 students as AmeriCorps Education Award volunteers

On Tuesday, October 12, Midlands Technical College commissioned 20 students as AmeriCorps Education Award volunteers for 2010–2011. Dr. More...

Sports

Cardinals, Bearcats, and Blazers get together

Senior captain Alex Watson returned for Cardinal Newman to lead the Cardinals over Brookland–Cayce and Ridge View at a tri–match October 18 at Brookland–Cayce High School. More...

Senior night caps undefeated region season for Airport

Going into the match Tuesday, October 19, no one could have blamed the Airport Eagles if they lost to the Lower Richland Diamond Hornets. After all, they had just clinched the region title in the previous game and had little to play for. More...

Epps chosen for U15 National Training Camp

Rex Epps, son of Tammie and Reggie Epps of Irmo, S.C., has received word from the United States Men’s National Team scouts he will participate in the October U15 National Training Camp at The Home Depot Center in Carson City, California. More...

Home & Garden

Orchids at the State Fair

Candystripe Phalaenopsis More...

Stopping to smell the flowers

There was a time when adventurous orchid hunters risked their lives in cloud forests of South America and jungles of Indonesia and Madagascar. More...

Star Chefs Cooking for a crowd

Newberry Boys Farm serves BBQ prepared by the Lower Richland Ruritan Club. More...