Author: Maria Szatkowski

Caslen announces tuition freeze in first State of the University address

Columbia, S.C. (WOLO) — On Wednesday, University of South Carolina President Bob Caslen gave his State of the University address. This was his first address since becoming president in July of 2019. “There are challenges ahead for higher education all over the country. But the University of South Carolina has perhaps never been so well prepared to tackle the future…

SC for Ed holds ‘Stand Up and Step Out’ event

On Wednesday, educators across the state took a personal day to contact local legislators and ask for support in raising teacher pay.

Columbia, S.C. (WOLO) — On Wednesday, educators across the state took a personal day to contact local legislators and ask for support in raising teacher pay. The public education advocacy group, SC for Ed, staged the ‘Stand Up and Step Out’  walkout. “The goal for us is to educate the community and to educate our legislature about what it is…

Local veteran celebrates ‘Ampuversary’ one year after losing leg to an alleged drunk driver

Tuesday, Sept. 22, marks one year since a local veteran lost his leg after being hit by an alleged drunk driver.

Hopkins, S.C. (WOLO) — Tuesday, Sept. 22, marks one year since a local veteran lost his leg after being hit by an alleged drunk driver. Cynthia Sims, 63, is suspected of driving drunk, crossing the median and hitting Everette Scott while he was on his motorcycle. “This whole past year has all been a learning experience. But overall, it’s been…

The Midlands remembers Ruth Bader Ginsburg

The Midlands joins the rest of the country in mourning the late Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

Columbia, S.C. (WOLO) — The Midlands joins the rest of the country in mourning the late Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.  She passed away Friday at 87 years old from complications of metastatic pancreatic cancer. “It obviously is an enormous legacy that she leaves behind,” said Joseph Seiner, a law professor at the University of South Carolina School of…

Raising awareness over veteran suicide during National Suicide Prevention Month

Columbia, S.C. (WOLO) — We can all help to prevent suicide. This month helps raise awareness over that, as September is National Suicide Prevention Month. It’s especially important for veterans, as they’re at higher risk for suicide than the average person. “Suicide prevention is the number one clinical priority for the VA system. And so that makes September a really…

Ribbon cutting ceremony held at Camden Riverfront Environmental Park

There's a new park in Camden that will give kayaks and canoes access to water, while allowing nature to flourish.

Columbia, S.C. (WOLO) — There’s a new park in Camden that will give kayaks and canoes access to water, while allowing nature to flourish. Officials held a ribbon-cutting ceremony held at Camden Riverfront Environmental Park, marking the completion of the first part of a project which has been ongoing for about eight years. “The project evolved out of a rectangular,…

USDA Undersecretary visits Harvest Hope

COLUMBIA, S.C. (WOLO) — USDA Undersecretary for Marketing and Regulatory Programs Greg Ibach visited Harvest Hope food bank on Tuesday. Harvest Hope is a part of the USDA’s Farmers to Families Food Box Program which seeks to provide local distributors with fresh fruits, vegetables, dairy and meat products which they then provide to families in need. “We saw farmers suffering…

Camp for kids with cancer goes virtual due to COVID-19

September is National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month.

Columbia, S.C. (WOLO) — September is National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. Thousands of teenagers and children in the United States will be diagnosed with some form of cancer this year. One way for those kids battling cancer to feel a sense of normalcy is to go to Camp KEMO. “To be able to go to camp allows a child to…