March 29, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

News

That’s no crescent moon on the S.C. flag; it’s a gorget

In our first article, the “gorget” was identified as a medieval piece of throat armor which went from a practical battlefield device to a symbolic one, and back again with modern combat vests.  More...

Southern funeral customs: “Bless his soul and pass the ham.”

Every society has had its revered funeral customs since the beginning of history, but none more so than the Deep South where fellowship and food are almost as important as the hearse and the hymns.  More...

Home care vs nursing homes

A new government report revealing seniors receive substandard care in some taxpayer funded nursing homes has some families in our city, and throughout the nation, turning to an alternative— in-home care for their elderly loved ones.  More...

Business

Three generations provide quality fabrics

The Marsha family has resided in Forest Acres for three generations. In 1939, Leon A. Marsha Sr. More...

City Center Partnership unveils ZeRover

City Center Partnership (CCP) unveiled ZeRover, its new electricpowered courtesy shuttle for the downtown Business Improvement District (BID), Tuesday, March 26 at the City Center Garage (corner of Taylor & Sumter Streets).  More...

Hospital performs nearly 200 heart surgeries in first year

Lexington Medical Center has completed nearly 200 open heart surgeries in the first year of its comprehensive cardiovascular care program. More...

Society

Five women honored as Women of Distinction

The Girl Scouts of South Carolina - Mountains to Midlands will honor five Columbia-area women at its 20th Annual Women of Distinction Awards Dinner on Thursday, April, 11, 2013, at the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center, 6:00 – 9:00 p.m. More...

Do you remember?

Luggage

Memories can change over the years, and when they do, we find ourselves contradicted! Take luggage as an example. When I was a teenager, I went on a long train trip. Actually, it was my first long trip anywhere. More...

Ann Pamela Cuningham Chapter DAR holds annual meeting

The Ann Pamela Cuningham Chapter of the DAR held their annual March Luncheon Meeting at Forest Lake Club on Wednesday, March 6, 2013. More...

Events

Events

•ART  Palmetto Painters, a SC Chapter of the Society of Decorative Painters, will meet Saturday, April 13, 10 a.m., Ashland UMC, 2600 Ashland Road. 781-2340 or www.PalmettoPainters.com.   More...

Home & Garden

Belser in Bloom

Stopping to smell the flowers

Spring is spreading a colorful fragrant blanket of blooms throughout the ten biomes at USC’s W. Gordon Belser Arboretum in the Sherwood Forest neighborhood. The portrait changes daily.  More...

Star Chefs

Strawberries with Balsamic Vinegar More...

Travel

A Pause That Might Refresh

While I wait for My Wonderful Wife to determine where we will travel next, I decided to pose to you, my faithful reader, a few questions rattling around in my cranial cavity. More...

Easter Bunny begins its journey

While most of us were inside dodging the inclement weather Saturday March 23, Radiate Church hosted its second annual free Easter Explosion event at the Clemson Research Park across from Village of Sandhills. More...

On Second Thought

Reader urges accountability in sex education

As a concerned parent of two impressionable boys as well as a health care professional, I am deeply concerned about the Comprehensive Health Education Act (CHEA). This is a bill that was passed in 1988 and has yet to be updated.  More...

Reader says opposition to same-sex marriage is discrimination

It is the first of two days of Supreme Court hearings on Gay marriage. More...

Quirky Crimes in the Capital City

Richland County   More...

Commentary

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Automated healthcare is killing me

I’m just saying...

I miss Marcus Welby and Dr. Kildare. These doctors were real live human beings who actually seemed to genuinely care about their patients. More...

Intelligence ruins simplicity

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

There are few things in life as fine as sitting in a southern place, drinking something cold, and watching a spring breeze tousle the tree limbs in a location where no other human sights are visible, and no other sounds are audible. More...

Education

Palmetto Center for the Arts Theatre program wins top honor

Palmetto Center for the Arts (PCA) theatre students at Richland Northeast High School took top honors at the Palmetto Dramatics Association (PDA) and South Carolina Thespian Festival held at Lander University February 22-24. More...

My Faire Westwood Renaissance Faire at Westwood High School

Westwood High School will host its first annual Renaissance Faire, My Faire Westwood on Friday, April 12. Students will attend the Faire after lunch, and the Faire will be open to the community from 4 p.m. until 7 p.m. Entrance to the Faire is free. More...

Filing for school board seat opens March 22, closes April 1

A nonpartisan special election will be held June 4 to fill an at-large seat on the Richland One Board of School Commissioners.  Barbara A. Scott, who passed away on March 5, was re-elected to the school board in November 2012. More...

Sports

Cavaliers sink Vikings in PKs

For every play, the other guys had an answer. The Cavaliers Muhammed Hulwe broke free up the left wing and ripped the net in the 51st minute to give Richland Northeast a 1-nil lead. More...

Falcons escape Dreher with freshman header

A goal just before halftime was all the A.C. Flora Lady Falcons needed to knock off the Dreher Lady Blue Devils 1-nil Friday, March 22.  “We stayed tough,” A.C. Flora coach Jamie McLeod said. More...

Lenti’s goals carry Spring Valley over RNE

Remember when you were a youngster and had a tough problem to work out and your parents or your teacher would tell you to “Come on...work it out...just use your head.”  Your tough problems may not have always carried over to the socc More...

Arts & Entertainment

Carolina Ballet presents... Cinderella

Ann Brodie’s Carolina Ballet will present the most enchanting of all Fairy Tale Ballets Cinderella  April 12, 13 and 14, at The Township Auditorium, 1703 Taylor Street.  This spectacular and opulent production has been restaged by ar More...

Town Theatre Youth presents...

The tale of Snow White has never felt so fresh. On Saturday, April 6 and Sunday, April 7 at 3 p.m. matinees, new characters, and comedic twists come to life as a modern mom reads the Brothers Grimm tale to her restless children. More...

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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...