Author: Angela Rogers

Riverbanks Zoo Expecting Baby Gorilla

The Riverbanks Zoo family is getting bigger! One of the Western Lowland Gorillas is expecting and the Zoo family couldn’t be happier.

  Columbia, SC (WOLO)– Kazi is getting a little spoiled and rightfully so. Kazi is 12-years-old and expecting her first baby. The Zookeepers have to make sure she is getting all the right prenatal vitamins and nutrition, now that she’s eating for two.   “She is starting to get a baby bump. And as time goes on, as we learned…

Dreamers Could Get In-State Tuition If New Bill Passes

  Columbia, SC (WOLO)– A new bill could have Dreamers paying in-state tuition for college here in South Carolina.  Some South Carolina lawmakers are pushing a bill that allows DACA participants in-state tuition and occupational licensing.  Representative Neal Collins said he has heard many stories of Dreamers going to school here here all their life, but when it comes time for college,…

Minnie’s Auto Repair Shop Has Women Taking Care of Women

New auto shop is first of its kind in the Midlands. They say all are welcome to come in, but they specifically cater to the ladies.

  Irmo, SC (WOLO)– Every Mickey needs a Minnie! A midlands repair shop is a sister location to Mickey’s — so fittingly it is called Minnie’s. However, what is different about Minnie’s is it is specifically geared towards women.   Minnie’s Auto repair is a team of five women and they pride themselves on not only fixing what needs to…

USC Holds #NotOnOurCampus Unity Rally Against Racism

  Columbia, SC (WOLO)– Tuesday, the Carolina community came together to take a united stand against racism.  Students and staff of USC were very interested in what President Harris Pastides had to say in response to some racist fliers that were put up around campus last month, but today, they are asking why it took the university so long to have…

S.C. Army National Guard Deploys 50 Troops in Support of U.S. Army Europe

This will be the first Air Defense Artillery Brigade in Europe since the Cold war. 

  West Columbia, SC (WOLO)– South Carolina’s National Guard is deploying almost 50 soldiers overseas. This will be the first Air Defense Artillery Brigade in Europe since the Cold war.  Thursday the National Guard held a ceremony to say goodbye to family and honor those willing to sacrifice so much for our country.    “There’s anxiety and fear… but I’ll say…

Two South Carolina Representatives React To Being On Train During Accident

  Columbia, SC (WOLO)– Republican members of Congress are now on their way to the GOP retreat on busses but before they took off, ABC Columbia spoke with two of South Carolina’s representatives who were on the train when the accident happened. Representatives Ralph Norman and Joe Wilson say they are okay now. Both of them were on the train…

New Smartphones Will Impact Columbia’s Police Department

Columbia, SC (WOLO)– The Columbia Police Department is getting smarter. New smartphones will be in the hands of every single officer soon. The Columbia Police Department said using smartphones will improve their capability to address crime concerns by allowing them easier access to internal information, sharing information and connecting with the community more on social media. “It’s a total game…

Helpful Sexual Assault And Violence Resources At USC

    Columbia, SC (WOLO)– Sexual assault awareness has been a hot topic across the country. From the #MeToo movement to the Larry Nassar case, thousands of victims are speaking out. One of the central locations for this conversation have been college campuses. Student Health Services at USC said their main message to survivors of sexual assault is that they are…