Author: Alex Tejada

Midlands braces for potential winter storm this weekend

COLUMBIA, SC (WOLO) — South Carolina residents are accustomed to extreme heat, but maybe not extreme cold. With winter weather threatening much of the Palmetto State this weekend, you may not be sure what to be prepared for. Voice of Steve LaVoie, NWS Meteorologist :10-20 Dr. Matthew Bitner, Prisma Health Emergency Medicine Physician  1:25-35 Most of the Midlands will be…

DHEC advises South Carolina residents to get vaccinated and regularly test for COVID-19 as cases surge

COLUMBIA, SC (WOLO) — With almost 12,000  new COVID 19 cases and 45 additional deaths reported by DHEC Wednesday, concern is high among public health experts in South Carolina. While hospitalizations are lower than this point last year, case numbers are just as high.  “We’re seeing that the highest number of cases is between people ages 20 to 50. Most…