April 5, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

News

Silver-haired travelers sail into the sunset

Word passed quietly among the dignified dinner guests on the ocean liner the night before it returned to port. Some other fellow travelers would not be joining them when they debarked. More...

Calls for free tax help reach all time high this year

United Way’s South Carolina 2-1-1 calls have been soaring during the 2013 tax season with United Way’s Volunteer Income Tax Assistance ( VITA) program. More...

A Coward was a soldier of God

David Coward, president of the Columbia Torch Club, gave a talk at the March meeting of the club on his famous ancestor Asbury Coward, who was born in Charleston in 1835 to a Low Country rice planter.  More...

Government / Neighborhood

Columbia Council of Neighborhoods meets

The Columbia Council of Neighborhoods held its monthly meeting Thursday, March 29.  More...

Richland County Council ends sports complex

The Richland County Council meeting April 2 featured the official end of the Richland County Regional Sports Complex. More...

Bill SC H3492 will kill animal shelters

This bill was initiated by the South Carolina Association of Veterinarians (SCAV) and could change the way shelters operate pertaining to spay/neuter, testing for disease and vaccination. More...

Education

Spring Valley High School Gospel Choir wins first place

Spring Valley Gospel Choir was named the 2013 #1 Gospel Choir at the 12th Annual Stir Up The Gifts Youth Gospel Choir Competition & Talent Showcase. More...

Nation’s first blended STEM charter school set to open in Columbia

Education improvement initiatives on the federal and local level are based on the belief that all children are capable of learning. However, how each student learns can be as uniquely different as the individual. More...

RNE senior named National Merit Finalist

Richland Northeast High School senior, Kittridge Janvrin, pictured with RNE Principal Sabrina Suber, has been named a 2013 National Merit Finalist. More...

Sports

Forest Acres Classic gets underway

Florida visitors vanquish Hammond

The Westminster (Fla.) Warriors spotted the Hammond Skyhawks a first inning run before exploding for 10 runs over the next three innings to take their first round game 10-1 in the Forest Acres Classic Tuesday, April 2 at Falcon Field at A.C. More...

“Falcon-Ball” tames Timberwolves

“Falcon-ball” is coming back in style for A.C. Flora this baseball season, and it is likely to ensure a deep playoff run for the defending state 3A champions.  More...

Correction

In The Columbia Star’s March 29 story O’Neil l and Dreher overpower Heathwood Hal l, we misstated that Dreher’s Thomas O’Neill scored two goals in Dreher’s 3-nil win over Heathwood Hall March 25. This was not correct. More...

Home & Garden

Stopping to smell the flowers

The good life is yours for the pickin’ at Cottle Strawberry Farm off Sumter Highway at 2533 Trotter Road. On a nine-acre site Joy Cottle and her crew have coddled 15,000 plants since installation last October. More...

Star Chefs

Strawberry Buttermilk Sherbet  2 cups fresh strawberries* 2 cups buttermilk 1 cup sugar 1 tsp. vanilla extract Garnish: fresh mint sprigs   More...

Public Notices - Free Access

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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100-year-old home saved for veteran’s wife

Mary Davis is ecstatic about her newly renovated home, which she hopes to move into soon. She has been staying in a hotel. Mrs. Davis, a recent amputee, is the widow of World War II Veteran PRC Solomon Davis. Mrs. More...

Biggest crime in March: Vehicle break-ins

The most prevalent crime in Columbia last month was theft from motor vehicles, with almost 40 reported incidents according to the Raids Online crime mapping technology on the Columbia Police Department website. More...

On Second Thought

Readers value community newspapers

Although our society is becoming more and more plugged into the Internet, there are some things the online universe cannot provide or substitute for us.  This includes the unique services provided to citizens by community newspapers.  Weekl More...

Strengthen sex education

How’s sex these days in South Carolina? Well, our state’s teenagers seem to like it: almost 60 percent of South Carolina’s high school seniors are sexually active. More...

Quirky Crimes in the Capital City

Richland County   More...

Commentary

Political Cartoon

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Dirty doves didn’t ruin my special day

I’m just saying...

April 3 was our ninth wedding anniversary, and, of course, that brings about a lot of reflection about our ceremony and our married life.  More...

Food Fights

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

I came down a few minutes early one night last week and discovered something called Chopped on the female TV in the house. More...

Business

Couple opens first The Joint franchise in Columbia

Bob and Janet Keen have brought a new option for health and wellness to Columbia. The Keens opened the first The Joint franchise store in Columbia at 4710C Forest Drive in December 2013.  More...

Bridal Showcase earns $33,000 for three nonprofits

The St. Andrews Woman’s Club awarded $33,000 to three Midlands area nonprofit organizations Tuesday evening, March 26. More...

City Snippets

City restructures water and sewer rates   More...

Society

And the band plays on...

A Tribute to Paul Pickens by the Original Wild Irish Band

The initial celebration of Paul Pickens’s life was a microcosm of how he lived it. More...

National Society of DAR holds membership workshop

The National Society Daughters of the American Revolution University of South Carolina Chapter is offering a complimentary genealogy workshop for all interested in joining the DAR and learning general research sources. More...

Do you remember?

Climbing trees and roller skating

I have wonderful memories of playing outdoors as a child and climbing trees. There was one special tree in the backyard of our next door neighbor. 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...

Arts & Entertainment

Theatre SC to stage epic tragedy King Lear April 19– 27

Theatre South Carolina will stage Shakespeare’s revered tragedy King Lear, the epic tale of a ruler’s loss of power and descent into madness, April 19-27 at USC’s Drayton Hall Theatre.  More...

The Four Seasons, two ways: tango meets traditional with SC Phil at Harbison Theatre

Vivaldi gets the tango treatment at Harbison Theatre April 6, when Morihiko Nakahara brings his trademark charisma—and a hand-selected group of over 30 musicians from the SC Philharmonic—to perform two wildly different works bearing the & More...

Travel

Devil’s Island, my own Papillon

Part One: Dreyfus’s bench

My objective, after following the Amazon River 4000 miles from Cuzco, Peru, to Belem, Brazil, in 1978, was to visit Devil’s Island. More...