March 1, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

News

50 years and going strong

The Star-Reporterwas first published October 24, 1963. It continued until May 7, 1998 when the name was changed to The Columbia Star, which is what it remains today. More...

Historic Columbia

Thanks to the wild popularity of Masterpiece Theatre’s Downton Abbey, throngs of people have been introduced to the behind-the-scenes world of Old World valets and ladies’ maids. More...

We have choices for dignified, meaningful, and affordable funerals

Part I: Burial Series

Can’t I just be buried in a simple pine box on the family farm?  More...

Business

USC students become entrepreneurs to pay tuition

With college costs continuing to rise, many students must find jobs to make ends meet. Student Painters in Columbia, S. C., is a student- run business that teaches entrepreneurial skills and money management.  More...

The Frame Shop has flourished with family devotion

The McShane clan has mastered every angle of the framing business, making a family enterprise of Columbia’s Frame Shop for 35 years. In 1976, Bill McShane moved from New York as the new proprietor of the Frame Shop. More...

City Snippets

Chick-fil-A® Leadercast® comes to Columbia   More...

Society

Tuesday Settle It All Coffee Club meets

The country’s problems are dispatched each week in an hour over coffee, but that might be misleading. More...

DAR holds scholarship luncheon at Spring Valley Country Club

The USC Chapter NSDAR held its scholarship luncheon and 56th anniversary celebration February 23 at Spring Valley Country Club. The luncheon raised money for the Dean Irene Dillard Elliott Scholarship Fund. More...

Spring Valley Rotary sponsors blood drive

The Spring Valley Rotary Club will host a Red Cross Blood Drive on Tuesday, March 5 from Noon to 5 p.m at Northeast Presbyterian Church located at 601 Polo Road in Northeast Columbia.  More...

Arts & Entertainment

9 to 5 opens at Town Theatre

“Tumble outta bed and stumble to the kitchen… pour myself a cup of ambition… yawn and stretch and try to come to life! More...

...presented by Columbia City Ballet

The Columbia City Ballet presents the world premiere of The Little Prince, the first main stage ballet adaptation of the storybook classic in the United States. More...

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Public Notices

NOTICE OF  UNCLAIMED  VEHICLES/PUBLIC  More...

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...

Legals

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Cornbread Festival takes place this weekend to raise diabetes awareness

The North Columbia Business Association will host the first South Carolina Cornbread Festival Saturday, March 2 from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. at the 2800 block of Main Street at the corner of Main Street and Newman Street. More...

Free blankets for shelter dogs

For a shelter pet, a blanket isn’t just for cold weather. It can be a mattress, a place to keep newborns warm and safe or just a “security blanket” when scared. More...

Commentary

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Kitty Flights and Doggy Depression

I’m just saying...

Dogs and cats do not understand construction or renovations. And they especially don’t understand it when it’s mixed with rain.  We’re building a new deck on our house, and the animals are confused. More...

A Rescue Trip to Union

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

We were heading toward Historic Downtown Union, just over an hour north. Ever notice how many small southern towns proclaim themselves “historic,” spruce up a few buildings, and wait for tourist dollars to accumulate? More...

Education

Richland Northeast High School to present Talley’s Folly at Theatre Rowe

Palmetto Center for the Arts students at Richland Northeast High School will perform Lanford Wilson’s Pulitzer Prize winning play, Talley’s Folly, at Theatre Rowe in Richland Mall March 5, at 7: 30 p. m. More...

Richland Northeast High School band students make Region Band and All-State

Richland Northeast High students Seth Lyons, Quenton Stokes-Brown, Evelyn Ann Borucki, Jekima Hibbert, and Maximillian Witheral made Region Band and All-State. More...

Richland Two students perform at Auntie Karen Foundation’s Legends of... Concert Series featuring Gladys Knight

As part of Horizon- BandSC, two Richland Two student musicians showed off their skill for seventime Grammy award winning vocalist Gladys Knight who performed at the Auntie Karen Foundation’s 10th Annual Legends of…Concert Series. More...

Sports

Pinewood stops Lady Skyhawks’ flight

The Hammond Lady Skyhawks’ playoff run came to an end at the hands of the defending champion Pinewood Lady Panthers at the Sumter County Exhibition Center in the semifinals of the girls’ SCISA 3A basketball semifinals Friday, February 22. More...

Cards run away from Cyclones in 4th

Cardinal Newman’s Austin Ajukwa made a jumper from the free throw line to tie the game with the Porter-Gaud Cyclones at 22-22 at the 3:18 mark of the third quarter. More...

Heathwood unplugs Chargers

The nation’s No. More...

Home & Garden

The Coveted Camellia

Stopping to smell the flowers

Since discovering camellias in their native habitat of China, humans have moved the plant around the globe or traveled to collections to appreciate the blossoms. More...

Star Chefs

Corned Beef Brisket with Spring Vegetables   More...

Travel

Ma Normandie, My Normandy

Conclusion: Seamy & Sumptuous Paris

Linda and I started our trip in Paris where we visited famous sites such as the Eiffel Tower, Notre Dame, Arc de Triomphe, Champs Elysée and the Musée d’Orsay.  More...