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Government / Neighborhood

Quirky Crimes in the Capital City

Forest Acres   More...

Woodrow Wilson Family Home Postcard

Smitten with their city’s connection to the first Southerner elected to the United States executive office since the Civil War, Columbians enthusiastically circulated postcards of what is today the Woodrow Wilson Family Home shortly after the 2 More...

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What are the Common Core Standards, and why do people object to them?

It turns out this is a long story. I am going to start with what the Common Core Standards are and how they were created.  Common Core Standards are teaching goals for math and literacy for kindergarten through 12th grade. More...

Education

Westwood High School FBLA earns awards

In the second year of Westwood High School Future Business Leaders of America ( FBLA) its chapter has embraced this year’s SC FBLA “Rise Up” theme by first increasing its membership by nearly 350% and now tripling conference partici More...

Richland One announces make-up days for students

Richland One students will go to school on February 17 and March 28 to make up the two days they missed due to inclement weather. Richland One schools were closed on January 28 and January 29.  More...

Davis ECCT students visit with Cocky in home of USC president Pastides

The boys and girls in Mandi Sturkie’s class at Davis Early Childhood Center for Technology (ECCT) were invited to attend USC’s Reading Express with Cocky in December. More...

Sports

Cardinals take back SCISA wrestling title

The Cardinal Newman Cardinals won the 2014 SCISA 3A State Wrestling Championship Saturday, January 25 at Pinewood Prep in Summerville. The Cardinals defeated the Hammond Skyhawks 39-36 in the final. More...

Lady Blazers turn up the heat in 2nd half

Down 19-11 at halftime, the Ridge View Lady Blazers came out in full court pressure in the third period to sink the Richland Northeast Lady Cavaliers 51-35 in a Region IV- 4A girls’ basketball contest on Friday night, January 31 at Richland Nor More...

Defensive battle goes to Columbia

Points were hard to come by, and the final score looked like something you would see at a football game, but the visiting Columbia Lady Capitals turned out just enough offense in the fourth quarter to pull out a 28- 21 win over the Keenan Lady Raider More...

Arts & Entertainment

It’s going to be a “Cat-tastic” good time as Columbia Children’s Theatre presents Puss in Boots

Columbia Children’s Theatre (CCT), the Midlands only professional theatre for families and young audiences will present Puss in Boots February 7–16. More...

Great musicals of Lerner and Loewe at center stage for USC Symphony concert

For the past few years the USC Symphony Orchestra has devoted its February concert to American musical theater composers. More...

The Westwood Actors’ Theatre and Westwood High School Community present Bye Bye Birdie!

The Westwood Actors’ Theatre and Westwood High School Community are proud to present the rollicking ’50s musical, Bye Bye Birdie! More...

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Legals

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Carolina Gymnasts win in New York

On January 25 and 26, gymnasts from the Columbia’s Carolina Gymnastics Center traveled to New York Ci ty to par t icipate in one of the region’s biggest and most prestigious meets, the Manhattan Classic. More...

A.C. Flora student to perform at Carnegie Hall

John Cooper, a student at A.C. Flora High School, has been selected for the 2014 High School Honors Performance Series at Carnegie Hall. He will perform at Carnegie Hall in February 2014 with the Honors Choir singing Tenor II. More...

Commentary

Political Cartoon

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The Broncos weren’t the only ones who struggled

This year’s Super Bowl halftime show has pointed out a glaring reality to me. My husband and I could be the teensiest bit out of touch with the music world.  More...

Saying goodbye to a special man

40–Something

Editor’s Note: On Thursday, January 30, my family lost its patriarch, Bill Myers. Bill was my wife Tammie’s step- father and the only father she’s known since she was ten years old. More...

Business

Family-owned Madison Hall closes after 37 years

Madison Hall, a family-owned, fine furniture retailer, is closing after a 37-year run in Columbia.  The store at 2710 Gervais Street is in the midst of a liquidation sale that should enable the owners, Sandy Dillard and her children, Jane and Pe More...

Progressive Physical Therapy opening two new offices

Progressive Physical Therapy, one of the state’s largest physical therapy practices, is opening two new offices inside facilities owned by Midlands Orthopaedics.  Already in operation, one of Progressive’s offices is on the second fl More...

Congaree Land Trust protects 16,141 acres of land in the Midlands

The Congaree Land Trust (CLT) working together with local landowners added 12 new conservation easements, totaling 16,141 acres of newly protected land, during 2013.  More...

Society

Do you remember?

Climbing trees and roller skating

I have wonderful memories of playing outside as a child and climbing trees. There was one special tree in the backyard of our next door neighbor. It had some low hanging limbs a child could reach and use to get to the stronger limbs. More...

William S. Myers

William S. “Bill” Myers, 85, a lifetime resident of the Cedar Springs community of Spartanburg, South Carolina, passed away Thursday, January 30, 2014, at Mary Black Memorial Hospital.  More...

National Coalition of 100 Black Women partner with Representative Mia McLeod against domestic violence

Members of the National Coalition of 100 Black Women, Columbia Organizing Chapter recently joined Representative Mia McLeod of S.C. House District 79 for a “Domestic Violence Town Hall Forum” at Ridge View High School. More...

Events

Events

•ART  The Cultural Council of Richland and Lexington Counties, in partnership with the Greater Columbia Metropolitan Airport, is issuing a call to 2-D and 3-D artists for rotating exhibition opportunities at the airport beginning in Februar More...

February Great Backyard Bird Count programs at Congaree

The Old-Growth Bottomland Forest Research and Education Center at Congaree National Park will host two free birding programs in February. More...

Home & Garden

Cold hardiness of plants

Stopping to smell the flowers

The cold hardiness of humans and plants has been tested repeatedly this winter. Gardeners have been watching their plants at least as much as weather forecasts and news on business, school, and work closings. More...

Star Chefs

Apple Coffee Cake   More...

Travel

The Canadian Maritimes

Part 23: The Signs of Digby

We stopped at Digby, Nova Scotia, to wait for the ferry to Saint John, New Brunswick. Digby was originally called Oositookun by the Mi'kmaq Indians. In the 1760s, New England Planters took over and named it Conway. More...