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First day of school: excitement and exhaustion

At Satchelford Elementary School, Curry Wilson’s fifth grade class had a little fun making crazy faces with their teacher. More...

News

The Knight-CUNYJ Summer Internship Program

The Knight-CUNYJ Summer Internship Program is a diversity initiative that began in the summer of 2015 by CUNY Graduate School of Journalism after it received a grant from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation. More...

Relief is on the way for traffic on Forest Drive

Driving down Forest Drive might be less of a stop-and-start affair soon. More...

Commentary

Movie Remakes

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

I knew it was bound to happen but hoped it would be at least after I exited this world. There have already been too many changes to keep up with, and the move toward universal stupidity is getting harder and harder to laugh off. More...

Big boys don’t cry, but dads do

40–Something

By the time this newspaper hits the stands, I’ll be well on my way to northern Indiana to drop my oldest daughter off at college, which also means in a few days I’ll be blubbering more than Jimmy Swaggart after a night on the town. More...

Ben... Now it’s I, Now it’s Me!

I’m just saying...

The Ballad of Ben is finally over. More...

Education

NEA Foundation and National Education Association name Columbia educator to receive national award

“By implementing customized lessons and differentiating instruction using technology, I provide students with opportunities to use digital media to communicate and work collaboratively.” More...

Scenes from Richland County’s first day of school

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Society

A woman just sat at the head of the table

Finally. It has taken more than two centuries, but we finally have a presidential nominee of a major political party who looks like me, and my sister, and my daughter, and my daughter in-law, and my granddaughters. More...

Women of Fitness

If you would like to nominate a female fitness professional who represents the Best of the Best in her heath and wellness career Send nominations to fitness@thecolumbiastar.com. More...

A pen and ink prescription for healing

Do your thoughts sometimes swirl endlessly, repeating over and over, never going anywhere but staying stuck on the same old issues. More...

Arts & Entertainment

Auditions announced for Carolina Ballet’s The Nutcracker

If your children dream of fierce battles where good triumphs over evil and magic does come true, then Ann Brodie’s Carolina Ballet, The Nutcracker is the perfect story for them. More...

The Nutcracker audition information

Ann Brodie’s Carolina Ballet will hold open auditions for The Nutcracker Sunday, August 28, 2016, at the CMFA ArtSpace, 914 Pulaski Street. More...

USC announces the Maestro’s farewell season

The USC Symphony Orchestra’s upcoming season celebrates Maestro Donald Portnoy’s 31 years leading Carolina’s premier orchestra. More...

Travel

Ganges, Part 11

The Last Leg

I awoke at 4:30 a.m. with a terrible pain in my stomach. When I got up to go to the bathroom, I realized my back hurt worse than my stomach. The platform bed Linda and I slept on in the Bhojbasa Rest House felt like sleeping on rocks. More...

Wish comes true for Haylee Lykes

Richland County Sheriff Leon Lott shares the story of county employee Whitney Lykes and her husband James, who is currently training at the South Carolina Criminal Justice Academy to become a Richland County Sheriff’s Deputy. More...

Star writer interns at Dr. Oz: The Good Life Magazine

It was a few days past the deadline when I found the reminder note hidden at the bottom of a pile of papers. “Apply to Knight CUNYJ Fellowship!” it said, emphasized with horizontal lines underneath. More...

On Second Thought

Battling Through Time at Robert Mills House

Historical Spotlight

On August 19, a water balloon battle of historic proportions will take place as a connection to South Carolina’s strong military history. More...

Of floods and families

Reaching out to Baton Rouge

Editor’s Note: This is the 37th installment in a series of articles by staff writer Cathy Cobbs chronicling her unique journey of the illness and death of her father and the loss of the family’s home in the Great Flood of 2015. More...

Quirky Crimes in the Capital City

Forest Acres More...

Government / Neighborhood

Council receives updates on winter shelter and approves agreement for skating rink

Columbia City Council held its monthly meeting Tuesday, August 16. Mac Bennett, president and CEO of the United Way of the Midlands, gave a presentation about the coordination of regional homeless services. More...

Winners of the #LoveColumbia Photo Challenge

Instagram Mayor Steve Benjamin holds Melanie Matthews’s photograph More...

Business

The Red Lion to open on Hampton Street

Columbia businessman Chris Livingston is readying a new 20,000- square-foot combination auction house/antique mall opening this fall at 1929 Hampton Street. More...

Vista Keys Dueling piano Bar opens

Music fans in the Midlands will soon have another place to catch live performances. Vista Keys Dueling Piano Bar opened August 5 at 700 Gervais Street Suite B-2 between Tsunami and Tin Lizzys. More...

City Snippets

Hi-rise gets city approval City of Columbia officials have approved design plans for the new 15-story apartment building called The Edge to be constructed on Assembly Street beside the Richland Library. More...

Sports

Football returns at 56th Annual Sertoma Sportsarama

For the 56th time, the Richland Sertoma Club kicked off the high school football season with the annual Sportsarama. More...

Aun & McKay Kickoff Classic pits local teams in Chapin

Chapin High School hosted the Second Annual Aun and McKay Kickoff Classic Saturday, August 13. Airport, Ben Lippen, Lexington, Brookland- Cayce, Mid Carolina, and Blythewood all took part in the last warm up before the start of the regular season. More...

Football Schedule for August 19

All games begin @ 7:30

A.C. Flora @ Woodruff Northwood @ Ben Lippen Lake Marion @ B.C. Rock Hill @ Blythewood Florence Christian @ Cardinal Newman C.A. More...

Events

Events

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USC School of Music announces new Freeman Sunday concerts

A USC School of Music revamped series merges two popular programs, Cornelia Freeman Concert Series and Chamber Innovista, to present chamber concerts rich in variety. More...

Home & Garden

a Salubrious Swallowtail Summer

Stopping to smell the flowers

Swallowtails have been the predominant butterfly spotted along roadsides, in backyards, garden centers, and public gardens in the Midlands this summer. More...

Star Chefs

Baked Peaches More...

Public Notices - Free Access

Public Notices

67140.F38287 NOTICE OF MASTER IN EQUITY SALE C/A#12-CP-40-2538 BY VIRTUE OF A DECREE of the Court of Common Pleas for Richland County, South Carolina, heretofore issued in the case of The Bank of New York Mellon fka The Bank of New York as Trustee fo More...

Richland County Masters Sales

MASTER IN EQUITY NOTICE OF SALE 2014-CP-40-05531 BY VIRTUE of a decree heretofore granted in the case of: FV-I, Inc. in trust for Morgan Stanley Mortgage Capital Holdings LLC vs. David L. More...

Public Notices

MASTER'S SALE More...