March 30, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Riverbanks’ top tiger receives Clemson’s highest honor

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News

Famed filmmaker presents “The Other Side of Immigration”

Roy Germano has visited more than 50 college campuses, screening his award- winning film, “The Other Side of Immigrat ion,” and sparking conversation about the causes and the impact of Mexican immigration.  More...

Filmmaker discusses Magic and Bird

Award-winning filmmaker Ezra Edelman, whose HBO movie chronicles the rivalry between NBA stars Magic Johnson and Larry Bird, will be at the University of South Carolina the first week of April to screen and discuss his films.  More...

Sheriff stays ahead of trends and development

From RCSD   Richland County Sheriff Leon Lott believes that the most successful law enforcement agencies stay connected with their communities and have the most active citizens. More...

Government / Neighborhood

Four candidates for Columbia City Council respond to current concerns

Two At- Large, one District 2, and one District 3 candidate for Columbia City Council responded to five questions from The Columbia Star. The deadline was 10: 00 a. m., Wednesday, March 27. More...

Richland County receives $95K

In 2008, Solicitors in South Carolina took mortgage broker Lending Tree to court to prosecute the company for failing to comply with state laws which required LendingTree to make legally required disclosures. More...

Columbia Council of Neighborhoods hosts candidates for Columbia City Council seats

All of the candidates for Columbia City Council district seats were at the Columbia Council of Neighborhoods monthly meeting Thursday, March 22 for a candidate forum. More...

Business

United We Stand: the win-win merger of a South Carolina seminary and a North Carolina university

This is the story of two great institutions building a partnership that is being watched around the country. More...

Folks about town

Er ic Elkins of Keenan Suggs Bowers Elkins has qualified for “ Top of the Table” designation of the Million Dollar Round Table for outstanding client service, ethics, and professionalism.   More...

Spirax Sarco hosts children’s charity event for Midlands kids

Spirax Sarco the world leader in steam system management sponsored a bicycle charity event for the Boys and Girls Club of the Midlands in Blythewood Friday, March 16.  More...

Sports

Cardinals top Bearcats

Senior forward Sophie Cobb scored a pair of goals to lead the Cardinal Newman girls’ soccer team to a 2-0 win over host Brookland-Cayce in the opening round of the 9th Annual Lady Bearcat Invitational Thursday, March 22.  Despite heavy pr More...

Cards claim co-championship

Senior Pascale Rocca scored a pair of goals to lead the Cardinal Newman girls’ soccer team past Southside Christian, 4-1, and into the championship game of the Lady Bearcat Invitational Saturday, March 24 at Brookland Cayce High School.  More...

Bearcats bounce back

After losing 2-0 to Cardinal Newman in the opener of the Lady Bearcat Invitational Thursday, March 22, the Brookland-Cayce girls’ soccer team played with a renewed focus in its secondround matchup Saturday, March 24.  Unfortunately for Bea More...

Arts & Entertainment

University of SC Lab Theatre presents Broken Glass

The Lab Theatre, the “black box” performance space of the University of SC Department of Theater and Dance, will present Arthur Miller’s acclaimed drama Broken Glass March 29-April 1.  Performances are 8 p.m. More...

Nimbaya! to perform at Columbia International Festival

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Carolina Ballet presents Giselle

Ann Brodie’s Carolina Ballet will present the fulllength classical ballet, Giselle for two performances Friday, April 13. The performances at 10 a.m. and 7:30 p.m. will be at The Township Auditorium.  More...

Travel

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

Part 17: Vermont Country Store

Our last stop in Vermont was Weston, a village nestled in the Green Mountains. More...

Guinea Delegation visits South Carolina

An official delegation from Guinea, West Africa, is visiting South Carolina this week at the invitation of the Department of Anthropology, College of Arts and Sciences, at the University of South Carolina. More...

Decker Boulevard is back

Decker Boulevard is back. Those were the words from Richland County Councilman Jim Manning at a press conference Tuesday, March 27 to announce the developments on the International Corridor. More...

A big thank you from canine officers

Heroes Vest Fund donated four bullet proof vests to Richland County Sheriff ’s Department March 9, 2012. The donations came pouring in after the news of the death of the department’s K-9 Fargo, who was not vested. More...

On Second Thought

Women’s History Month: a time for cautious celebration

March marks Women’s History Month, a celebration of women’s achievements and a reminder of the work that still must be done to ensure basic security and rights for women. More...

Four keys to preventing or replacing incarceration of children

Most of the 2.3 million Americans in prison today have children in the juvenile justice system (500,000) or in foster care (550,000). The majority of these kids need not be there. More...

Quirky Crimes in the Capital City

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Commentary

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Is a clean organized refrigerator even possible?

I’m just saying...

I want a refrigerator like those on television.  All the refrigerators on T.V. are so neat. When the people open the door, the fridge is spotless and organized. More...

Who needs ’em anymore?

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

One day last week, we got new phone books. More...

Education

Richland Northeast High School Chamber Orchestra receives superior rating at SCMEA

Richland Northeast High School Chamber Orchestra recently received a superior rating at the South Carolina Music Educators Association (SCMEA) Concert Festival. More...

Richland School District Two board of trustees meeting highlights

Student Focus   Dent’s MathCounts Team, led by Cathy Stinson, shared some of their successful strategies. These efforts have proved a winning combination as they have won the State Championship for four consecutive years. More...

Operation Seussville 2012, a read-in for elementary school students and their families

On Saturday, March 31 and Sunday, April 1, elementary schoolchildren, Pre4 through second grade, and their families will have the opportunity to enjoy the sights, sounds of a magical world based on the children’s book written by Dr. More...

Society

St. Andrews Woman’s Club helps local charities

The St. Andrews Woman’s Club hosted its 31st Annual Bridal Showcase on Sunday, February 26, 2012, from 12:00 p.m. – 5: 00 p. m. at the Cantey Building in the South Carolina State Fairgrounds. More...

Help give the gift that benefits us all

Dear Friends  Our learners have been turning pages rapidly and making good progress. In addition, we have been filled to capacity on Tuesdays and Thursdays for the past month. More...

Food From the Heart results in over 120,000 pounds of food

On Saturday, March 24, the fourth annual Food From the Heart food drive, organized by Shandon Baptist Church and Northside Baptist Church and held at participating local grocery stores in Richland and Lexington Counties, collected 120,051 pounds of f 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

Propagating Partnerships

Stopping to smell the flowers

Since its establishment in the 1990s the Carolina Children’s Garden at Sandhill has collaborated with community partners to bring imaginative educational endeavors to families. The spring of 2012 is no exception. More...

Star Chefs

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Colleges partner with Eau Claire congregation to launch community garden

Columbia College, Benedict College, USC, and St. John’s Baptist Church, 3404 West Beltline Boulevard, have partnered in a monumental community health project.  On March 31, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., a community garden will be planted at the church. More...