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August at Richland Library is all about the total solar eclipse

On Monday, August 21, Columbia, South Carolina, is set to experience two minutes and 36 seconds of darkness in the middle of the afternoon. Because Columbia is the third largest U.S. More...

S.C. State Museum gearing up for full month of solar eclipse activities

The South Carolina State Museum is gearing up for full solar eclipse month starting Saturday, August 5. More...

The path of totality for the solar eclipse

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Commentary

Revenge of the Real Nerds

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

I saw Neil DeGrasse Tyson on television recently. He was smart, funny, and self-deprecating; at least as self-deprecating as one of the planet’s most brilliant people can be. How smart must one be just to want to become an astrophysicist?  More...

Seize the hot dogs

I’m just saying...

Since I woke up this morning and realized that it’s already August 1 of 2017, I’ve been thinking about how fast time really does fly.  More...

The veggies can wait

40–Something

I made the mistake of watching a documentary on Netflix called “What the Health.” More...

Education

South Carolina Science Academy names dr. Tim Murph executive director/CEO

The Board of Trustees of SC Science Academy has announced Dr. Tim Murph as its new executive director/ CEO for the 2017-2018 school year. The board unanimously approved Dr. Murph at its recent Board of Trustees meeting. More...

Richland One back-to-school events

Let the countdown begin! The kick-off to a new school year in Richland One is just a few weeks away. More...

Back-to-School Events

• Remington College will hold its 8th annual Cuts for Kids, offering free back-to-school haircuts for students 17 and under, through Thursday, August 31, 607 Bush River Road. More...

Events

Events

•ART University of South Carolina’s McKissick Museum’s exhibition Scenic Impressions: Southern Interpretations from the Johnson Collection, will run through August 5, 2nd floor, North Gallery, corner of Pendleton and Bull street. More...

Home & Garden

On the Trail with Lewis and Clark—Part 2

Stopping to smell the flowers

The Corps of Discovery relied on hunting and wild food gathering for sustenance. Game like deer, elk, and buffalo fueled the strenuous paddling and poling against strong river currents. More...

Star Chefs

Oregon Salmon Patties   More...

Travel

Experiences worth remembering

#9 Columbia Canal

Over the years while exploring historic South Carolina, I discovered numerous abandoned canals. However, the barely flowing “recreational” canal next to the State Museum once provided water to Columbia. More...

Correction

Photo credit for the picture of Carey Rich in the July 28 edition of the Columbia Star goes to Jenny Dilworth. More...

Why is this total solar eclipse so important?

Why is this total solar eclipse so important?  • It’s the first transcontinental total solar eclipse in 99 years; the last one to cross the U.S. coast to coast was in 1918. More...

On Second Thought

Peter Parley’s Tales of an Eclipse, 1836

They have been the subject of legends, seen as dark omens for kings, and in the lyrics of popular songs. Unless you have been living on the dark side of the moon, you know about the total eclipse coming on Monday, August 21.  More...

Quirky Crimes in the Capital City

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ASK US AT THE STAR

More telephone scams

In the July 28 issue, the “Ask Us” column responded to a reader’s question about telephone scams. The ink had not dried before more reports surfaced about new scams, some aimed at social security recipients. As always, be beware. More...

Business

Property owners on Cary Lake being assessed taxes to pay for dam repair

The town of Arcadia Lakes (pop. 954) is coming back from the domino effect. In October of 2015, Cary Lake’s earthen dam fell prey to the rushing waters. More...

City Snippets

County sells plant site  Richland County is selling a plot at Carolina Pines Industrial Park for $150,000 to an unidentified company that plans an $84.5 million plant that will provide 111 full-time jobs. More...

Folks About Town

Jay Zhao has been named vice president of product development and engineering at Britax Child Safety, Inc. Don York has joined McCrory Construction as a superintendent. More...

Sports

Bush expects improvement from Capitals

As Columbia Capitals’ head coach Jason Bush enters his third season, he feels the program is more stable now than when he arrived.  While the wins have been scarce, Bush enters 2017 with six coaches returning from last season. More...

Hornets rebuild under Roberson

Stephen Roberson comes in as the new head coach for C.A. More...

Derricott wants to shock the world in 2017

Head coach Jermaine Derricott is hoping his second season with the Eau Claire Shamrocks will yield better results than his first.  A full football season, a spring practice, and summer workouts gives Derricott a better sense his team is prepared More...

Arts & Entertainment

Sabrina Carpenter joins 2017 S.C. State Fair musical lineup

Teenage pop sensation Sabrina Carpenter will entertain visitors at the 2017 South Carolina State Fair October 22.  The singer, songwriter, and actress is among six musical acts slated to perform in the Pepsi Grandstand during the fair’s 12 More...

Brothers Osborne joins 2017 S.C. State Fair musical lineup

Country performers Brothers Osborne will entertain visitors at the 2017 South Carolina State Fair October 11.  The group is among six musical acts slated to perform in the Pepsi Grandstand during the fair’s 12-day run in Columbia.  More...

Public Notices - Free Access

Legals

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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...

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