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DHEC honors Hand with Outstanding School Composting Program Award

Collecting food scraps and sifting through worm bins may not meet the traditional definition of fun, but by doing so Hand Middle School students are helping to reduce the amount of waste going to landfills and their efforts have earned statewide reco More...

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SocialCrush brings national social business leaders to Columbia

SocialCrush, the popular, two-day, hands-on, interactive social media business conference announces a new stop on its nationwide tour. More...

Commentary

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Will good prevail over evil?

I’m just saying...

Sometimes you have to look at our world and wonder what the heck is really happening? Acres of American farmland are being flooded while acres of American forests are being devoured by fire. More...

Do hats make the man?

It’s not a criticism; It’s an observation

Matt Lauer was sporting a fedora earlier in the week. Not being a regular “Today Show” viewer, I’m not sure if this was a onetime event or a new trend since Meredith is no longer around to ridicule him.  More...

Business

Cross Hill replaces Kroger

Columbia’s biggest player in retail real estate and the world’s largest natural and organic foods grocer are partnering in place at the confluence of Beltline Boulevard, Jackson Boulevard, and Devine Street. More...

Briefs

Doing good while doing well   More...

Columbians hit local markets

(l) Harrison Brown, Judy Brown, and Debbie Wilson man the counter at Judy’s at the Market, a restaurant at the new S.C. State Farmers Market location in West Columbia. More...

Sports

Irmo-Chapin earns playoff spot with win over West Columbia

Jesse Morris struck out 11, scattered six hits, and allowed just two runs pitching a complete game to lead Irmo-Chapin over West Columbia 7-2 at Airport High School in both teams’ American Legion League 8 regular season finale Friday, July 1. More...

2011 American Legion

League 8 Standings

(Final Standings) 1. Orangeburg (10-2) 2. Irmo-Chapin (6-6) 3. West Columbia (5-7) 4.  More...

Blue Devils optimistic about 2011 season

Editor’s Note: Over the course of the next several weeks in a run- up to the start of the 2011 high school football season, The Columbia Star will present previews of several area schools. This week we present the Dreher Blue Devils.   More...

Events

Museum Road Show returns for summer edition

Items from war artifacts to paintings to jewelry to dolls, textiles and more will be verbally appraised by experts July 16 at the South Carolina State Museum’s semi-annual “Museum Road Sh More...

Events

ART  The Toy Republic and The Dream Life of Broken Toys by Dianna Farfan exhibit will be at 701 Center for Contemporary Art, 701 Whaley Street, Second Floor, through July 31. 779-4571 or www.701cca.org   More...

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The South Carolina State Museum is celebrating the USC Gamecocks’ second baseball national championship with a display of artifacts from last year’s historic season, along with newspaper More...

Travel

Cuba? Why not?

Part 7: Pale death awaits us all

Note: This series first appeared in The Columbia Star in 2001 soon after Linda and I returned from an illegal trip to Cuba. In celebration of President Obama’s opening of Cuba to Americans, I am republishing the articles.   More...

Pets

Protect your pets from pesky mosquitoes

Last week was not a good time to be a mosquito.  The American Mosquito Control Association ( AMCA) declared war on those pesky vultures and from June 26 to July 2, it was “National Mosquito Control Awareness Week.  More...

Keep your pet safe from the heat

As the temperature continues to climb here in sunny Columbia, we need to not only think of ways to keep ourselves comfortable, but also our pets. While people complain about the heat, dogs and cats have much more to complain about. More...

Whooo Whooo, what’s new at the zoo?

Guests visiting Riverbanks Zoo and Garden will be able to see the Zoo’s newest resident, a spectacled owlet.  The eight- week- old bird hatched on May 5 and is the first spectacled owl to be born at Riverbanks since 2002. More...

The annual pilgrimage to Blythewood

With the passing of spring into summer, it came time for the Canine American’s annual pilgrimage to Blythewood Animal Hospital to see Doctors Davida Roof and Rosemary Branson. More...

RNE High School’s Palmetto Center for the Arts takes “Leader of the Pack” to Scotland

What’s summer without a little doowop? Richland Northeast High School’s Palmetto Center for the Arts (PCA) will present “Leader of the Pack,” the Ellie Greenwich musical, Friday and Saturday, July 15 and 16, at 7:30 p.m. More...

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Teamwork brings victory

On Tuesday, June 28, the USC Gamecocks baseball team defeated the University of Florida Gators by a score of 5-2 in the conclusive game of the College World Series. More...

Thank you readers!

Correction: First female drum major was not Betty Myers.

Thank you to our readers for setting us straight. In last week’s issue, we reported that in 1974 Betty Martin (Myers) became the first female drum major for the University of South Carolina Marching Band. More...

Government / Neighborhood

Richland County Treasurer sworn in for third term

Richland County Treasurer David A. Adams was sworn in for a third term in a small ceremony at the Richland County Administration building July 1. More...

West Columbia City Council meets

The regularly scheduled meeting of the West Columbia City Council was held on Tuesday July 5, 2011, at 6 p.m.  Members present were Mayor Bobby E. Horton, Mayor Pro Tem Jack L. Harmon, Eric L. Fowler, L. More...

Richland Council Council joins city and chamber to improve business climate

At the Richland County Council meeting this week, longtime county employee Mike Cinnamon was honored with a proclamation. Cinnamon has been employed by Richland County for 40 years. More...

Education

Richland One Army, Air Force JROTC students receive national and state honors

A. C. Flora High School Army JROTC cadets were one of only 40 teams in the nation selected to compete in the 2011 Army JROTC Leadership Bowl and Symposium in Washington D. C. June 24- 28. More...

Rotary Club of Spring Valley awards scholarships

Six area Richland District Two high school seniors were awarded a $ 1,000 scholarship from the Rotary Club of Spring Valley.  More...

Society

Award-winning Bay Blossom Garden Club ends fun, informative, productive year

The Bay Blossom Garden club garnered seven awards presented by the Garden Council of Greater Columbia at its awards luncheon on May 23, 2011. More...

Local DAR members attend national convention

Members of the Columbia Chapter of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution based in Columbia, SC were in attendance at the 120th Continental Congress, the annual convention of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolutio More...

Dr. Steele and Mr. Vanderslice exchange vows in Greenville, S.C.

Dr. Jennifer Janelle Steele of Greenville, South Carolina, and Mark Scott Vanderslice Jr. of Salisbury, North Carolina, were united in marriage at high noon Saturday, June 25, 2011, at the Daniel Memorial Chapel at Furman University in Greenville. More...

Arts & Entertainment

Workshop Theatre presents the magical classic Cinderella this summer

The Prince is having a ball, and surprise guest Cinderella has caught his eye. But her time has run out, and now the Prince is searching high and low for the foot that fits the glass slipper. More...

Killian Elementary “Schoolhouse Steppers” showcase their talent throughout the community

The Killian Elementary “Schoolhouse Steppers” have showcased their talent throughout the community and participated in a number of competitions during the 2010-2011 school year to include:  Agape Worship Center’s Family Fun Day  S More...

Home & Garden

If it’s Summer, it’s Stokesia

Stopping to smell the flowers

When the native plant peddler comes to your neighborhood, ask for Stokes’ aster, Stokesia laevis. You will likely be shown a cultivar rather than the original species of wildflower.  More...

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