Shoes for Souls

When Becca and Steve Bertok’s good friend Brian was stationed in Afghanistan, one…
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Building Stronger

The Moore family loved their Columbia home.
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Yearning to Embrace

Devoid of its once palpable social stigma, adoption has become a beautiful and natural way to complete a family. In addition to biological children or children adopted in the United States, international adoption has been a viable option for thousands of families.
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CMM Picks

As we enjoy celebrating the 25th anniversary of Columbia Metropolitan, our staff continues…
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BBQ

South Carolina is the buckle in the barbecue belt. In spending time with…
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Tea Time!

Living in the South, when someone asks for tea, the typical expectation is a cold glass of sweet tea, that staple tradition of Southern heritage. However, ordering tea of the hot variety is a growing trend in the region.
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A Magical Vessel

Beth and Howard West have lived in their same Columbia home for the past 25 years. Both are avid gardeners, with Howard caring for the raised beds of vegetables in their yard and Beth tending to the flowers.
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A Table for Two

Like beauty, romance is in the eye of the beholder, but it’s hard…
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Why America Is Free

Upon graduation, only one in 10 U.S. high school seniors can pass the test a person must take to become a naturalized citizen of the United States. As the population of the nation becomes increasingly diverse, the social studies curriculum has taught less and less about the defining and unifying history of the founding of this nation and the heritage shared by all Americans.
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Wrap it Up

Mother’s Day, graduation, birthday, teacher gifts … what should you give? Why not…
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A Peek Under the Hood

There’s nothing quite like the smell of a new car, crisp and fresh, not yet spoiled by fast food and dirty gym clothes. In 2016, the order of the day seems to be smaller engines with better fuel economy, greater horsepower, an eye toward green manufacturing, and technologies that used to be extra are now standard.
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