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October 19, 2018 - 10 minutes ago

More than 1,400 years ago, nestled between hills in arid, northern Jordan, a church like few others welcomed travelers of faith.

Mid-Atlantic Christian University professor Robert Smith has spent the last 30 years learning its story.

Smith discussed the continuing excavation of the Abila pilgrimage…


God bless Scuppernong River Fest success

October 18, 2018

Columbia — The 27th annual Scuppernong River Festival on Saturday was a day jam-packed with activities and events that ended with fireworks over the river and a night-time concert.

The day began with a parade and the chance to see a Periauger, an 18th century replica work boat, with costumed…


Happy Birthday times three

October 18, 2018

COLUMBIA – Happy Birthday Columbia!

A trio of birthday celebrations took place Friday night at the Columbia Theatre Museum.

Town celebrated its 225th anniversary while it was also the 25th anniversary of Partnership for the Sounds and the 20th anniversary for the Columbia Theatre Museum.

And…


Getting older, and I'm OK with that

October 18, 2018

I turned 55 last Saturday and I didn’t really feel any older than I did the day before.

I say that only because it’s something people say. I’ve never really understood the point of declaring that one does not feel significantly older as the result of a particular birthday.

After…