April 1, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

The Big Red Barn Retreat, a hidden treasure

The Big Red Barn Retreat is a “hidden treasure” for the community and the lucky people who have the opportunity to see it and enjoy it with its many amenities.  More...

News

Cooper Branch of Richland Library to be revitalized

The Richland Library is revitalizing its Cooper branch, a $3 million, year-long effort that will upgrade the popular Forest Acres institution. More...

Sam McCuen joins Archaeological Research Trust Board

Communicat ions consultant Sam E. More...

CCN hears about the Village, an option for older residents to remain in their homes

Dana Turner and Barbara Mullens gave a presentation at the monthly Columbia Council of Neighborhoods meeting Thursday, March 24 discussing an option for older residents to remain in their home, live independently, and still receive services when they More...

Business

Eat a dog to help a dog

“Good dawg!” Jeff Zona smiles in the face of high praise from a Saturday customer, wolfing down a chili dog, a side of mac ’n cheese, and iced tea. More...

City Snippets

Agape properties sell for $128.6 million More...

Folks About Town

Erica Smith has been named store manager at T.D. Bank in Lexington. More...

Education

BCHS Honors Choir competes at SCMEA Festival

The Brookland-Cayce High School Honors Choir participated in the SCMEA State Choral Festival Competition Tuesday, March 22 at St. Andrews Presbyterian Church. More...

Richland Two names the 2016-2017 Honor Roll Teachers of the Year

Five Richland Two teachers have been selected as the 2016–2017 District Honor Roll Teachers of the Year: Christy Brown, Blythewood Middle; Kristina Dial, North Springs Elementary; Heather Edwards- Bohn, Forest Lake Elementary; Paige Fennell, Ri More...

Midlands Education and Business Alliance connects 130 students and educators to careers in architecture and construction

Midlands Education and Business Alliance, SC Department of Commerce, and the Building Industry Association of Central South Carolina hosted 130 students and educators from Midland’s school districts at the 50th Carolina Classic Home and Garden More...

Sports

Falcons dig in late, burn Devils

In A.C. Flora baseball, we’ll call it the “Falcon formula”– good pitching, solid defense, get on base with hits when you can, with walks when you must, and run like wild when you get there. More...

Gaston carries Dreher past A.C. Flora

A goal from Cole Gaston in the 60th minute from outside the box proved to be the deciding score in a 2-1 Dreher win over A.C. More...

A.C. Flora bombs Blue Devils

Makayla Bush struck out seven Blue Devils and went 3-for-4 from the plate to lead the visiting A.C Flora Falcons to a 12-2 victory over the Dreher Blue Devils in Region IV- 3A softball action Thursday, March 24.  More...

Travel

A Wild Senior Trip

Part 11: Post-script

The four young fishermen from Columbia congratulated themselves as they ate the fish they had caught and cooked at their Islamorado motel. Captain Tigner brought the praise to a stop, “Swabbies, our time on this island has run out. More...

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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 5655810, 5655635 and/or 291510 SC Law as Amended; and are in the custody of EMS Auto More...

NOTICE TO CREDITORS

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Legals

Full Story

Who would USC’s literary icon and gourmet invite to dinner?

Literary scholar and noted expert in regional cuisine Dr. David S. Shields easily envisions the notable guests he would assemble for dinner and the exact menu he would plan for the occasion. More...

Miss Columbia helps Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals

The Miss America Organization has partnered for many years with Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals to raise funds and awareness for children’s hospitals throughout the United States. More...

On Second Thought

Quirky Crimes in the Capital City

Forest Acres More...

Pressed Plant Specimens and 2016 Garden Symposium

“Nature's first green is gold, Her hardest hue to hold. Her early leaf's a flower; But only so an hour. Then leaf subsides to leaf. So Eden sank to grief, So dawn goes down to day. Nothing gold can stay.&rdquo More...

ASK ANN...

Can an American have dual citizenship? Can an American lose her citizenship?

The short answer is yes to both questions; although it is a bit complicated. The United States State Department has a regulation on dual citizenship. More...

Commentary

EVOO

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

Being a contractor in retail has its drawbacks. Witnessing customer interaction designed for a three minute encounter while being stuck in place for several hours can be daunting. More...

Blessed

I’m just saying...

It’s funny how things change. More...

Get a life!

40–Something

I recently got an email from a “fan” who did not take too kindly to my remarks on the odors emanating from my two senior dogs. He wondered if I were trying to be cute or funny. I guess—if he had to ask—I was neither. More...

Society

Designers transform trash into runway fashions

The Columbia Design League will present the annual Runaway Runway recycled fashion show Saturday, April 2 at the Columbia Museum of Art at 1515 Main Street. Doors open at 7 p.m., and the show begins at 8 p.m. More...

Nathan Joel Derrick Sr.

Nathan Joel Derrick Sr., son of The Rev. Joseph C. Derrick and Julia Eargle Derrick, died March 19, 2016, in Wake Forest, North Carolina, where he and his wife, Lee, lived for almost 40 years. Nathan was born in Leesville, South Carolina, in 1941. More...

Sweet & Savory, April 28

Palmetto Place Children’s Shelter ’s Sweet & Savory fundraiser will be 6- 9 p.m. Thursday, April 28, 2016, at the South Carolina State Museum Planetarium Lobby. More...

Events

Events

•ART  Second Annual Cayce Festival of the Arts will be held April 9, 9 a.m.–6 p.m., Brookland-Cayce High School, 1300 State Street, Cayce.caycefestivalofthearts.blogspot.com.  •CELEBRATION   More...

Arts & Entertainment

Coming Soon

The Tempest at Drayton Hall The Tempest will be presented by The UofSC Department of Theatre and Dance April 15-23 at Drayton Hall Theatre, 1214 College Street. More...

Home & Garden

Green tree frogs and music of the night

Stopping to smell the flowers

The American green tree frog, Hyla cinerea, is native to the southeastern United States and a common resident in our yards and gardens. More...

Star Chefs

Banana Dogs  2 Tbsp. peanut butter 2 hot dog buns 2 bananas 2 Tbsp. raspberry jelly 1 Tbsp. raisins (optional)   More...

Wings Across South Carolina Bioblitz to celebrate birds at Congaree National Park

As the days grow longer and the subtle hues of winter give way to the vibrant green of spring, Congaree National Park staff are feverishly preparing for a special event in May which will showcase all things birds. More...