Events

WATCH: Back to School Bargains

COLUMBIA, S.C. (WOLO) — Back to class is costing Americans a pretty penny. According to the National Retain Federation, total spending for back-to-school is expected to reach more than $75 billion. If you’re looking for a back-to-school-bargain, you’re in luck.  South Carolina’s annual sales tax holiday is in full swing.  Shopper will be able to enjoy shopping without paying the…

WATCH: Back to School Bash this Weekend

COLUMBIA, S.C. (WOLO) — The Richland County Recreation Commission is ready to dive into the new school year. They’ll be hosting a “Back to School Bash” Friday at Ridgewood Park Community Center, from 10:30 in the morning until 1:00 in the afternoon. On Saturday, they’ll be hosting another “Back to School Bash” at Richland Community Center.   This runs from…

WATCH: National Night Out

COLUMBIA, S.C. (WOLO) — Local law enforcement want you to celebrate National Night Out. National Night Out is an annual community-building campaign that promotes police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie. Officers across the state will have hundreds of officials out in at least 70 communities across the state this year. Participating groups include: Columbia Police Department Richland County Sheriff’s Department Lexington Police Department Sumter…

Fireflies Get Festive for Fourth of July

COLUMBIA, S.C. (WOLO) — Glow time will take on a new meaning down at Spirit Communications Park this Fourth of July. The Columbia Fireflies will be holding an Independence Day celebration tonight. Mini-American flags will be given away to the first 3,000 fans in attendance.  All fans can enjoy a pre-game concert featuring Columbia’s own “76 and Sunny” at the Budweiser…

RCSD Honors Fallen Deputy

COLUMBIA, S.C. (WOLO) — The highlight for many on the Fourth of July comes when the sun sets and fireworks light up the sky, but some early risers are using the day as a way to honor those who serve and sacrifice for our freedom. The Richland County Sheriff’s Department will be honoring Deputy Ryan Rawl with a Memorial Workout…

International Music Day in Five Points

June 21st is International Make Music Day and Columbia, SC is one of hundreds of participating cities around the world. Go out and see performers at a free concert, make some music yourself, and enjoy a great day full of music in Five Points. List of artists and times they are playing: Five Points Fountain Paisley Marie  |  1:00 – 2:00pm…

Summerville tries again to brew largest iced tea

  SUMMERVILLE, S.C. (AP) _ People in Summerville were a little teed off when the record they set last year for brewing the world’s largest container of iced tea was broken a few months later. So, they’re trying to set another record on Friday, which is also National Tea Day. Last year, a 10-foot mason jar was filled with more…

Fireflies to Host “Purple Game, Purple Game”

COLUMBIA, S.C. (WOLO) — Fireflies fans, get ready to party like it’s 1999. Spirit Communications Park will be all about “Purple Rain” for Thursday night’s “Purple Game.” The game against the West Virginia Power will celebrate the life of the late singer and Grammy-award winner, “Prince” Rogers Nelson, just two days after what would have been his 58th birthday. Prince,…