Star Gazer

When people say Robert “Bob” Ariail has his head in the clouds, he takes it as a compliment. Bob, now 79, has been a serious stargazer since his third grade teacher mentioned one day that the class was going to study astronomy. “I didn’t know what she meant at first,” says Bob. “But after we started talking about it, I became extremely interested. I began checking out books from the library. I soon became addicted to astronomy. After it gets you in its grasp, it’s hard to get it out of your system.”
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Grateful Hearts

Local Columbians share what they're thankful for this during this year's holiday season.
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Home Grown Success

As the recession bites great chunks out of profits nationwide and gobbles some businesses whole, Columbia’s Edens & Avant continues to hold on to its principles and build its holdings – as well as its signature tree-lined, awning-dotted, open-air shopping centers – from New York to Miami.
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Ask the Experts

Q: I’ve been looking for ways to save on my utility bills and…
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Barron's Outfitters

(L to R) Shannon, Graham, Campbell, Sterling, Kent and Jennings Parsons. Barron’s Outfitters,…
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Wildewood Aesthetic Dentistry

(L to R) Wendy McLaughlin, Kristin Holbrook, Dr. Justin Griffin, Renee Chandler, Megan Sturgess…
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Life in Cartoon

Robert Ariail is an editorial cartoonist. He describes his work saying, "The idea behind what I do is, to take a complex issue and, succinctly, say something, hopefully witty, about the issue. I want to be tough, but accurate. Truth is the foundation of all I do.” Take a closer look at Ariail and his work here!
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Six-Legged Athleticism

Equestrian teams are gaining popularity and momentum in colleges and schools throughout South Carolina. Check out some of whats happening here in Richland County.
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The Value of Good Neighbors

Towering pine trees, large aged hardwoods and well-manicured lawns accompanied by gardens displaying…
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Home Advantage Realty

Jill Moylan of Home Advantage Realty How’s the market? It’s a question Jill…
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Clarion Hotel Downtown

(L to R) Jennifer Shy, director of sales, Chandler Roosevelt, director of catering, Bill Ellen,…
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Nature’s Bounty

There is something magical about the time between the autumnal equinox and winter…
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