Columbia couple doubles studio time – stained glass and movies

Classical Glass of South Carolina owners Bill and Hi Roberson lead a double artistic life. You’ll find them in films like “Forrest Gump” and “Radio,” and you’ll find their stained-glass work in churches throughout the area, at a Georgia vineyard and at Fort Jackson, among other places. By Kathryn Duggan April 24, 2014 As sunlight… Read More Columbia couple doubles studio time – stained glass and movies

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Wrigley’s success shows radio’s struggles

Rick Wrigley recently celebrated 50 years with WUSC, and his experience with local radio stations and online radio has given him perspective on the current issues radio faces, as well as some of the things that need to be done to stay relevant.

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Linsky trades battlefields for St. Peter’s sanctuary

After hanging up his boots and leaving active duty in the military, the Rev. Gary Linsky has traded his position as an Air Force colonel and chaplain to serve as priest of St. Peter’s Catholic Church on Assembly Street. He says his duties now are the same as ever, even if the context is a… Read More Linsky trades battlefields for St. Peter’s sanctuary

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Gun giveback day rises from minister’s horror at school shootings

Moved by the 2012 Sandy Hook Elementary School shootings, retired Methodist minister John Evans is working to lessen gun violence in Columbia through his nonpartisan and nonprofit Faith Coalition on Gun Violence. The Hollywood-Rose Hill resident continues to organize events like Saturday’s gun giveback day.

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Howard Hunt finds the artist in everyone at Elmwood Park studio

Local artist Howard Hunt juggles many roles, among them being a mentor to the students in his “Paint Your Bum Off Wednesday” classes. He helps amateurs and experts alike explore new artistic territory and get their art in the public eye.

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Double amputee shares faith, encouragement through karate

Taekwondo black belt Ulysses Cornelius’ chances of recovery were slim after a two-year battle with infection left him without both legs. But the faith-driven 59-year-old defied the odds by returning to his karate class, where he teaches out of his wheelchair and ministers to local youths.

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‘Boom Box Guy JJ’ prepares to graduate and retire the persona

  A familiar sight – and sound – on USC’s campus could soon fade into history. Jeremiah Shepherd, better known around campus as Boom Box Guy JJ, is about to graduate. He shares his experience of living out his alter ego and hints at what comes next for him and the boom box.

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Rosewood Art Alley brings public art to neighborhood

To Clay Wooten, Columbia’s public art scene left something to be desired. His creation, Rosewood Art Alley, gives “public art” a new meaning, with the people as both the artists and the audience. In fact, he hopes someone will paint over his work.

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In Earlewood, everybody may not know your name – but they’re trying

Earlewood, one of Columbia’s oldest neighborhoods, is working to establish a new sense of community. The neighborhood’s quality of life committee and a bar owner who lives in Earlewood are helping residents get to know each other over a beer.

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Whitney Hotel’s apartment conversion reflects Devine Street revival

Gone is the Whitney Hotel, the Shandon icon that was home away from home to legislators and that was touched by a University of South Carolina athletics scandal. Now converted to the 700 Woodrow apartments, its rehabilitation reflects a larger transformation of the Devine Street commercial district.

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