May 15, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Business licenses cost consumers

On May 6, more than 100 members of South Carolina’s business community joined state policymakers for the release of an economic analysis that reveals problems with the current structure of the business license tax in the Palmetto State.  More...

News

Honorees are icing on the cake in Columbia’s neighborhoods

The Columbia Council of Neighborhoods honored 13 Columbia residents at the Eighth Annual CCN Awards Banquet Thursday, May 7 at the Marriott Hotel.  “ These volunteers who were recognized are the icing on the cake in this community,” More...

Shandon Neighborhood Council learns ways to have better relationships with college renters

The Shandon Neighborhood Council discussed ways they can develop a better relationship with college renters at their bi-monthly meeting Monday, May 11.  More...

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“A MUD BATH?”

I’m just saying...

“A MUD BATH???”  That was my husband Marty’s reaction to the news I had found a new groomer for our standard poodle, Whitman. More...

Saving the world from U2

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

Last October the nation collectively relaxed after one more plague unleashed on the population was not eradicated, but at least the evil perpetrators apologized. More...

Education

School Stars

Briana Abraham, a W.J. Keenan High School senior, advanced as a top 20 national finalist to win $40,000 in scholarships in the Elks National Foundation Most Valuable Student (MVS) scholarship contest. More...

Society

Midlands Chapter of ABWA holds banquet

Midlands Chapter of the American Business Women’s Association held its annual awards banquet Friday, April 24 at the Brookland Banquet and Conference Center. The keynote speaker for the event was community leader Sylinda P. More...

Louisa McCord OCR Chapter #12 honors awardees

Aliene Shields Humphries, member in good-standing of the Louisa McCord OCR Chapter #12, was awarded the Mary Anna Custis Lee Award on April 29, 2015. More...

DAR members publishes new book, Patterson Family History

Betty Jewell Durbin Carson, DAR Member #832584, Granby Chapter, Lexington, S. C., is the author of the Patterson Family History. This is an engaging story of the trials and tribulations of a black slave family of South Carolina.  More...

Arts & Entertainment

Young USC Dance Conservatory students present Alice in Wonderland

The University of SC Dance Conservatory will present an original ballet version of the classic tale, Alice in Wonderland, May 22– 23 at Drayton Hall Theatre.  More...

Mongolian violinist featured on chamber music concert

Arts at Shandon will present Chamber Music Concert with Wine reception May 15 and 16 at Shandon Presbyterian, 607 Woodrow Street, at 7:30 p.m. Admission is $15 for each concert.  More...

Columbia Children’s Theatre to hold auditions for its 2015-16 season

Columbia Children’s Theatre (CCT)will hold auditions for its 2015-2016 Season Friday, May 22 from 6:30–8:30 p.m. and Sunday, May 24 from 3–5 p.m. More...

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Public Notices

MASTER'S SALE BY VIRTUE of a decree heretofore granted in the case of: Deutsche Bank National Trust Company Trust Company as Trustee for the Holders of the Vendee Mortgage Trust 2008-1 vs.  More...

Richland County Masters Sale

MASTER IN EQUITY NOTICE OF SALE 2014-CP-40-05454 BY VIRTUE of a decree heretofore granted in the case of: Nationstar Mortgage LLC vs. Cora Allen- Mitchell, et al., I, the undersigned Joseph M.  More...

Public Notices

NOTICE OF UNCLAIMED VEHICLES/PUBLIC SALE The following vehicles are subject to towing, repair and/ or storage liens: are declared to be abandoned pursuant to Section 56-5- 5810, 56-6-5635 and/ or 29- 15-10 SC Law as Amended: and are in the custody of More...

Volvo to bring 2,000 jobs to S.C. and billions to the economy

Volvo Car Corporation has selected Berkeley County, South Carolina, for its first manufacturing facility in the Western hemisphere. More...

Dreher ranked 7th by U. S. News and World Report

Dreher High School is ranked seventh in South Carolina in U. S. News & World Report’s 2015 Best High Schools listing. As one of the state’s topranked schools, Dreher was awarded a national silver medal by the publication.  More...

On Second Thought

Quirky Crimes in the Capital City

Richland County   More...

ASK ANN...

What are manatees and do we have them in S.C.?

Manatees are large aquatic sea mammals often called sea cows. They can grow up to ten feet long and can weigh a ton. They spend their whole live in the water; although, since they are mammals, the can only breathe air. More...

Understanding a historic neighborhood

As a graduate student in the public history program at USC, I have had the pleasure of working with Historic Columbia this past year. One of my responsibilities has been to create a self-guided walking tour of the University Hill neighborhood.  More...

Government / Neighborhood

100 Black Women sponsor students to Civil Rights Musical

On the morning of January 31, 1961, a group of 18 African-American civil rights demonstrators, most of whom were students at Friendship College, converged on McCrory’s 5-10-25¢ Variety Store in downtown Rock Hill. More...

Forest Acres budget may drain reserve

After an “overwhelming” number of negative emails and conversations regarding the possibility of having residents living near Forest Acres recreation areas obtain parking permits, the city council deferred any action on the matter at its More...

Business

Marriage brings business to Columbia

Columbia newcomer Alexis Rast is one of those lucky people who take their pets with them to work each morning.  Of course, that’s no big deal when you’re the boss, and the business at hand is grooming a variety of cats and dogs.  More...

City Snippets

Traffic ticket payment goes mobile   More...

Folks About Town

Providence Hospitals has earned an A grade in hospital safety from The Leapfrog Group. More...

Sports

Cardinals are State Champs!

The Cardinal Newman Cardinals marched into Porter-Gaud Stadium with their own music. Carrying a giant speaker, the Cardinals blasted the theme from the movie Top Gun, Kenny Loggins’s Danger Zone.  More...

Falcons fly to District IV Championship

It took some drama— like “two outs in the bottom of the ninth with a 3-2 count” kind of drama— before the A.C. More...

Bearcats’ run comes to an end

Class 3A Boys Tennis Playoffs-First Round Brookland-Cayce 6, Georgetown 0 May 5, 2015   More...

Home & Garden

Suds up with nature’s bar of soap

Stopping to smell the flowers

The British nickname for scrubwoman or laundress is bouncing bet. More...

Star Chefs

Summer Sides

Saucy Summer Fruit Salad   More...

Travel

Ode to my Father

Part 2: Skinny dipping

Greeleyville had a terrible rain storm in 1916. On the opposite side of the street in front of the Montgomery house was a drainage ditch which looked like a lake, according to my father’s memoirs. More...

Ridge View High School Blazer Rangers head to New Mexico

The Ridge View High School JROTC Blazer Rangers Team received an invitation from the National Rifle Association (NRA) to compete in the 2015 NRA Airgun National Championship located in Albuquerque, N.M., over the Memorial Day weekend.  Based on More...