February 15, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

News

What will you do when the time comes?

Part 3

Editor’s note: During the month of February, The Columbia Starwill feature a series on the options available and decisions involved in caring for our aging loved ones.   More...

February only...Beat the Heat Special

$20 Female Cat Spays  More...

Bulletproof vest presented to Benedict College Campus Police Department

In- Vest USA and Riverland Hills Baptist Church will present three bulletproof vests to the Benedict College Campus Police Department on Monday.  The vest presentation will take place at the Richland County Coroner’s Office at 1931 Pinevie More...

Government / Neighborhood

Forest Acres City Council: two stories in one

The Forest Acres City Council, in two quick meetings held on January 30 and February 12, approved a date for its upcoming general elections, and made plans to relocate city operations to an adjoining property.  At a specially called meeting Janu More...

Executive director of Columbia Parks and Recreation speaks to Melrose Heights Neighborhood Association

The Melrose Heights Neighborhood Association held its monthly meeting Monday, February 11, 2013. Jeff Caton, excutive director of Columbia Parks and Recreation, discussed the master plan. More...

Volunteer today for a cancer free tomorrow

Residents of the Greater Columbia and Orangeburg area have the historic opportunity to participate in a nationwide research study conducted by the American Cancer Society that could change the face of cancer for future generations. More...

Business

Local business designs spaces for 50 years

The designers at Pulliam Morris Interiors describe themselves as “just one big family,” but after looking at the beautiful spaces they design, it’s apparent that this family is very special and very talented.  More...

Bones, Rugs and Harmony opens in Five Points in 2012

Merle Fendig and Steve Sancho are the owners of Bones, Rugs and Harmony, Five Points’ newest consignment shop for “eclectic” furniture and home décor items. More...

City Snippets

Precision cutting tool manufacturer plans $1.25 million investment and creation of at least 30 new jobs   More...

Society

Kilimanjaro record-holder speaks to Explorers

Macon Dunnagan Jr. has climbed Mt. Kilimanjaro 26 times. Kilimanjaro is the highest mountain in Africa and the highest free-standing mountain in the world at 19,341 feet. Dunnagan holds the record of being the first person to climb Mt. More...

City manager speaks to Gethsemane Baptist Church

On Sunday, February 10, 2013, at 10:00 a.m., the recently named City Manager of Columbia, S.C. spoke at her church, Gethsemane Baptist in Blair. This was done in recognition of Black History Month.  More...

Lake Murray-Irmo Rotarian chosen 2015-16 Rotary Club District 7770 Governor

Rod Funderburk, a charter member of the Rotary Club of Lake Murray Irmo, has been selected as the District 7770 Governor for 2015- 16. More...

Events

Events

•CHURCH/CHARITY  First Presbyterian Church Wednesday lunch and speaker series is held 11:30 a.m.–12:50 p.m., Jackson Hall, 1324 Marion Street. Free parking. 799-9062.   More...

Author Talks

The South Carolina State Library’s Center for the Book, in cooperation with USC Press and Hub City Press, announces its spring 2013 author line up. More...

Home & Garden

USC Saturday service at the Carolina Children’s Garden

Stopping to smell the flowers

On Saturday, January 26, 2013, a dozen University of South Carolina students traveled across town to rival turf, the Clemson University Sandhill Research and Education Center. More...

Star Chefs

Porcupine Sliders   More...

Public Notices - Free Access

Public Notices - Master’s Sales

MASTER'S SALE BY VIRTUE of a decree heretofore granted in the case of: Nationstar Mortgage, LLC vs. Wilsie G.  More...

Richland County Master’s Sale

MASTER’S SALE  More...

Legals

Full Story

Opera in the Capital—a must see

Palmetto Opera, in partnership with worldwide opera company Teatro Lirico D’Europa, presents Tosca, Puccini’s edge-of-your-seat thriller Saturday, March 2, 2013, at the Koger Center in Columbia, SC. Curtain time is 7 p.m.  More...

On Second Thought

Reader appreciates the Comptroller General

Comptroller General Richard A. Eckstrom, CPA has made a very real and lasting difference to the quality of government and life in our state. I believe Mr. More...

Reader questions gun lobby and asks for calm discussions

In the past six or so months, the discussion of guns, ownership, ammunition, availability, and all other things gun have become more numerous. We have heard many views from both the pro-gun and gun control sides. More...

Washington calls for government salaries equal to the task

In South Carolina, the number of state employees is established in relation to the state’s population. More...

Commentary

Political Cartoon

Full Story

Valentine Trauma

I’m just saying...

Valentine’s Day is just a few days away, and I have no idea what to get for my husband. More...

Taking the easy route

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

My father and brother were ganging up on me again, and I was tired of it. This time I meant to do something to resolve this issue once and for all. I can’t say what the issue was, have no memory of any specific personal affront. I was ten. More...

Education

Longleaf Middle School wins gold award for school innovation

Using 1 TWO 1 computing, service learning, team-building projects and more, Longleaf Middle School is preparing students to be innovative. Their efforts are being recognized by the South Carolina Education Oversight Committee (EOC).  More...

Blythewood High School Sparkleberry Fair recipients make plans for Bengal Backpacks

Kim Stokes and Angela Lockart were Blythewood High School’s Sparkleberry Fair Grant recipients. They submitted a proposal for Bengal Backpacks. More...

St. John Neumann Catholic School celebrates Catholic Schools Week

St. John Neumann Catholic School joined many other Catholic schools across the country in celebrating Catholic Schools Week, from January 26 to February 1. More...

Sports

Vikings clip Cavs in OT

Block-by-block, the Spring Valley boys’ basketball team is carving out a place on the Midlands basketball map. More...

Deyling has her day

Senior Margo Deyling had 18 points and eight rebounds to help lead the Cardinal Newman Lady Cardinals to a 54-40 victory over the visiting Ben Lippen Lady Falcons on Senior Night, Friday, February 8. More...

National Signing Day

LR’s Edmond signs with Clemson   The recruiting process officially came to an end for Lower Richland’s Marcus Edmond, as Edmond signed a letter of intent with Dabo Swinney and the Clemson Tigers Wednesday, February 6.  “It More...

Arts & Entertainment

Classical Ballet’s Swan Lake emerging for spring

Last season the Columbia Classical Ballet Company mounted the first full staging of Swan Lake that had graced Columbia stages in two decades. The production was a critical and commercial hit, breaking attendance records for the Classical Ballet. More...

Chamber music concerts continue at Shandon Presbyterian Church

The Arts at Shandon will present the second in a series of three concerts for its February Festival of Chamber Music Tuesday February 19, at Shandon Presbyterian Church, Woodrow and Devine Streets at 7:30 p.m.  More...

Travel

Ma Normandie, My Normandy

Part 25: Gothic Cathedral of Chartres

The Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Chartres was constructed between 1194 and 1250, the fifth built in the town since the 4th century. It is one of the finest examples of French High Gothic style.  More...