March 17, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Commentary

Turning the World Upside Down

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

We were waiting patiently for the plane to load after a refreshing weekend of culture appropriation, selfless charitable donations, and educational expansion in the Big Easy. Boarding was halted to organize the process; never a good sign.  More...

Making Mama Proud

I’m just saying...

Well, it’s finally happened… I’ve turned into my mother. More...

The Pain of Aging

The other day as I was walking down the hall past my wife, I tried to give her a little “muscle pose.”  More...

Business

IT-ology engages future IT talent through robotics competitions

Since January 2011, IT-oLogy has provided students and professionals with the necessary technological skills needed to succeed in the constantly changing field known as information technology. More...

Lucrative careers fall under the IT umbrella

Today, there are over 27 careers that fall under the IT umbrella, which according to Code.org, is the “# 1 source of new wages in the United States.” IToLogy, the non-profit organization that was born out of BlueCross BlueShield of South More...

City Snippets

Record numbers visit Congaree Park  Congaree National Park reports a record 143,843 visitors in 3016, a 39.2 percent increase over 2015. More...

Sports

Bearcats come together despite adversity

For Brookland-Cayce boys’ soccer the focus should be on capturing the program’s sixth consecutive region title, improving on last year’s 17-7-2 mark, and trying to make a deep run in the 3A playoffs. More...

Vikings blank Cavs

The Spring Valley Vikings out-kicked the Richland Northeast Cavaliers 4-nil in a cross-district boys soccer match on the pitch at Ben Stern Field on a chilly Friday night, March 10.  More...

Falcon athletes dominate region strength meet

Eleven A.C. Flora High School athletes brought home the most first place finishes out of 20 total weight classes in the annual region Speed and Strength Meet held at Richland Northeast High School.  More...

Home & Garden

Does Lady Banks Live Next Door?

Stopping to smell the flowers

Cycling through Shandon one finds Lady Banks cascading over fences, arbors, and evergreens. More...

Star Chefs

Slow Cooker Corned Beef and Cabbage More...

Travel

Hezekiah Maham

Hezekiah Maham is not mentioned in any popular history book, yet he was a frontiersman, engineer, and Revolutionary War hero. He definitely needs some recognition! More...

Ridge View High School student meets teenage millionaire

It’s not every day you get to shake hands with a teenage millionaire. Ridge View High School senior Tre’Von Mincy had the honor of doing just that when he met 19 year-old Jaylen D. Bledsoe at Orangeburg Wilkerson High School. More...

On Second Thought

Exploring the Irish influence on Columbia

In honor of St. Patrick’s Day and the early Irish communities of South Carolina, Historic Columbia will host an Irish-themed Historic Happy Hour this Friday, March 17.  More...

Quirky Crimes in the Capital City

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Dead buffalo

Upon reading the February 24, 2017 issue of The Columbia Star, I was struck by the captioned photographs above the fold. More...

Government / Neighborhood

Forest Acres City Council discusses cancelling Sweet Seasons and Rooftop Rhythms

On March 13, the Forest Acres City Council heard the adaptive traffic signals scheduled for installation along Forest Drive are on schedule for a late spring installation, but there’s a twist. More...

Healing Harmonies, just what the doctor ordered

At the very same time our country was swearing in a new president in January, another momentous event was taking place right here in Columbia.  More...

Shandon prepares for St. Patrick’s Day

Amy Beth Franks, the director of the Five Points Association, discussed the 35th annual St. Patrick’s Day event at the Shandon Neighborhood Council meeting Monday, March 13.  More...

Education

Cardinal Newman honor student nominated for The Congress of Future Medical Leaders in Boston

Hailey Laubacker, a ninth grader at Cardinal Newman School, will be a delegate to the Congress of Future Medical Leaders in Lowell, Mass. June 25–27.  More...

Society

Frances Oldham Kelsey persisted

Eight years ago, when I was touring New Zealand, I walked into a travel agency and was greeted politely by the middle-aged receptionist. More...

Ordinary Women, Extraordinary Impact

As I think about Women’s History Month and the women who affected my life, they weren’t political figures or loud women shouting into a crowd. They were just the opposite. My heroes are everyday women. More...

Personal Journal Writing as Living History

Writing in a personal journal isn’t new or unusual. Keeping a journal may be one of the oldest forms of writing in the world. More...

Events

Society

•ANIMALS Columbia Arts Academy will host Dogs Rock IV, a benefit concert for PETSinc, Sunday, March 26, 3 p.m., Wild Wings Café in Harbison. www.petsinc.org/super-powermatch. •CAMPS More...

Arts & Entertainment

Workshop Theatre presents Barefoot in the Park

Join Workshop Theatre and get to know newlyweds Corie and Paul Bratter in Neil Simon’s delightful comedy Barefoot in the Park, March 24 through April 2. More...

Salvador Dalí charms the CMA with fantastical fairy tales

The Columbia Museum of Art will hold a major spring exhibition, Salvador Dalí’s Fantastical Fairy Tales, on view through May 21, that explores the connections between art and literature through the artist’s signature playfulness, inventiv More...

Southern Exposure’s new music series ends the season with a bang

Third Coast Percussion with composer Donnacha Dennehy performs March 24

Fresh off their 2017 Grammy win as “Best Chamber Music/ Small Ensemble Performance” for their album Thi rd Coast Percussion: Steve Reich, Chicago’s Third Coast Percussion will end Southern Exposure’s 2016- 17 season with a ban More...

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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 Representa-tives, appointed to administer these estates, and to file their claims on Form #371PC with the Probate Court of More...

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