February 24, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

News

Brittons celebrates “Faye Day“

Arnold and Faye Levinson met as students at the University of South Carolina and co-founded Brittons in downtown Columbia in 1946. More...

Happy 107th birthday to Junia Anderson Gunter

They give good parties at National Health Center on Parklane in Columbia. Junia Anderson Gunter must think so. She was already 103 when she moved there and has celebrated a birthday each year since.  More...

Locals chosen for La Traviata

The Palmetto Opera has chosen 10 opera lovers and 10 USC School of Music graduate and undergraduate students as extras in Verdi’s La Traviata performance on March 3 at Koger Center in Columbia. More...

Government / Neighborhood

Deputy’s mission is to provide peace in communities

“ Everyday is a new mission,” says Senior Deputy Margaret Fisher, a five year member of the Richland County Sheriff’s Department. More...

Red Cross volunteers assist residents after Forest Acres apartment fire

The local Red Cross was on the scene February 20, 2012, responding to a multi-unit apartment fire that occurred at 24 Magnolia in Forest Acres.  More...

From Spandex to Hawaiian shirts?

Trader Joe’s may move into the CAC.

Trader Joe’s may finally come to Columbia. More...

Education

Cardinal Newman School throws a “party with a purpose”

Minutes before midnight, Cardinal Newman student council lined up onstage in the decorated gym. Hundreds of achy CN student dancers watched from below. More...

Cardinal Newman School announces aggressive approach towards future campus

As completion of phase one of fundraising exceeds goal

Cardinal Newman School celebrated the completion of Phase One of its development efforts towards a new campus – an effort that exceeded its goal of $2.5 million. More...

Sports

Yellow Jackets sting Northwestern

It wasn’t the prettiest of wins for the Irmo Yellow Jackets, but they overcame a sloppy offensive performance to defeat the Northwestern Vikings 63-37 Wednesday, February 15 in the first round of the Class 4A basketball playoffs.  More...

Spring Valley upsets Carolina Forest

Hang on, folks, the roller coaster ride that has been Spring Valley basketball this season is once again sitting at the top of the ramp and preparing to ...plunge? Soar? More...

Cavs stop Spartanburg

The Richland Northeast Cavaliers used a 17-4 burst in the third quarter to cruise to a 59-45 win over the Spartanburg Vikings in first round 4A playoff action, Wednesday, February 15, at the Richland Northeast gym.  More...

Events

Events

•ART  Columbia Museum of Art will host the 2012 Gala, the CHAIRity Ball, Friday, April 27, 7 p.m.-midnight to celebrate opening night of the museum’s spring exhibition, The Art of Seating: 200 Years of American Design. More...

Home & Garden

Propagation can become a federal case

Stopping to smell the flowers

Home gardeners and horticulturists are preparing for upcoming plant swaps and sales. More...

Star Chefs

Celebrate Early Spring

Marinated Asparagus with Sesame-Ginger Vinaigrette 1 lb. fresh asparagus1 Tbsp. sesame seeds Vinaigrette:2 Tbsp.canola or olive oil2 Tbsp. rice vinegar2 Tbsp. orange juice2 tsp. soy sauce1 garlic clove, crushed1 tsp. grated fresh ginger1/4 tsp. More...

Your Gateway to Gardening opens on the Ides of March

Whether your gardening habits have you branching out in many directions or hanging on for dear life at the end of the limb, the 2012 South Carolina Midland Master Gardeners Association Annual Spring Garden Symposium has a line-up of speakers, plantsm More...

Public Notices - Free Access

Pulblic Notices

NOTICE OF  UNCLAIMED  VEHICLE/PUBLIC  More...

Legals

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NOTICE TO CREDITORS OF ESTATES

All persons having claims against the following estates are required to deliver or mail their claims to the indicated Personal Representatives, appointed to administer these estates, and to file their claims on Form #371PC with the Probate Court of R More...

B-C student wins at Westminster

It was a rescued dog named Ivy—part Labrador retriever, part Chow Chow—that led me to the Westminster Dog Show, inspired a mystery series for young readers, and helped a 14-year-old student find her muse and win two national awards for he More...

On Second Thought

Hunter responds to “The Columbia Star is hypocritical”

I normally would not respond to a Letter to the Editor, certainly not one that is unsigned. More...

Presidential numbers

It is “Presidency Week,” so to speak, and also the year we, the American people, go to the polls for the 57th time in 225 years to elect a president. Who have we elected in the past? More...

Quirky Crimes in the Capital City

Richland County   More...

Commentary

Cartoon

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Hey TV advertisers, quit screaming at us

I’m just saying...

I thought Congress was passing a federal law stopping commercials from being eighty decibels louder than regular television shows.  But then I’ve had a lot of false expectations from Congress during my lifetime so why believe this.  H More...

Five miles? what was she thinking?

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

During a trip to downtown Chapin last fall, I saw a high school message board mentioning a 4H Club meeting. I didn’t realize such things still existed.  More...

Business

State pension fund return compared

The Columbia Star recently reported on Curtis Loftis, the state treasurer, and his appearance before a state Senate Finance Committee on Tuesday afternoon, January 31. The Loftis complaint was that S. C. More...

How the Nobel Prize remained a prize... or lessons learned for South Carolina

Pension fund investments and university endowment investments in 2012 have long learned the hard way how to preserve capital. Lessons learned go back to wampum and conch shells, but more recently there’s the story of the Nobel Prize.  More...

Briefs

Mississippi cousins connect  According to the Macon Telegraph and the Atlanta Business Chronicle, a $7.7 billion interstate route from Augusta, Ga., to Natchez, Miss., is being planned by the Federal Highway Administration. More...

Society

Symphony League’s Valentine Ball benefits the SC Philharmonic

The Symphony League is a proud benefactor of the South Carolina Philharmonic and each year contributes more than $30,000 to support the Philharmonic and increase awareness of the performing arts in the community.  More...

The Woman’s Club of Cayce gives to citizens of Cayce/West Columbia through God’s Helping Hands

This past December,   The Woman’s Club of Cayce celebrated the Ninth Annual “Cayce Cares Project” during the 34th Annual Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony. More...

Columbia author attends Westminster Dog Show

“Apparently these dog shows are a really big deal.”  The comment from a man, whose impeccably tailored dark navy overcoat befit a prominent business executive, was heard as he walked past Madison Square Garden, where thousands of ped More...

Arts & Entertainment

Philharmonic spring gala set for May 22

The S.C. Philharmonic will present Encore! its annual Spring Gala at the S.C. State Museum Tuesday, May 22.   More...

Sterling Chamber Players in concert March 1

Sterling Chamber Players will hold a concert March 1 with musicians Micah Gangwer, violin; Jarrod Haning, viola; Mary Lee Taylor, violin; Dusan Vukajlovic, cello; and Janice Zamostny, piano, performi More...

USC Dance Company welcomes New York City Ballet March 23

New York City Ballet Dancers Sara Mearns (left) and Robert Fairchild, perform George Balanchine’s Who Cares? More...

Travel

The 5L (Liberty, Literature, Leaves, Lobster, and Love) Tour

Part 13: Robert Frost slept here!

Since I had satisfied my need to soak in a truly historic site, Shays’ Rebellion, I gave in to my wonderful wife, and off we went to a literary site, the home of Robert Frost near Shaftsbury, Vermont. More...