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Edventure Children’s Museum planning to re-open July 14th

COLUMBIA, SC (WOLO)– Edventure Children’s Museum is set to reopen after closing its doors during the pandemic. Edventure will re-open Tuesday, July 14, 2020. Museum officials say there will be new safety, cleaning, and social distancing guidelines. All guests will be required to wear masks. Edventure hours will be Tuesday- Saturday 9:30AM to 5PM. You must reserve tickets in advance….

DHEC: ‘Help save lives’ Wear a Mask

COLUMBIA, SC (WOLO)–As more and more record cases of Coronavirus are reported in South Carolina, State health officials are sharing ways you can ‘help stop the spread’ of the coronavirus. On Saturday DHEC reported the first child death related to Coronavirus. “Today, we mourn the loss of one of our children to this virus. It is heart-wrenching to lose a…

Last call: Governor bans alcohol sales at SC Bars, restaurants after 11pm

COLUMBIA, SC (WOLO)– Get ready for last call. South Carolina Governor Henry McMaster’s order to stop the sale of alcoholic beverages in all bars and restaurants after 11:00 PM, takes effect tonight. ABC Columbia image On Friday, McMaster said the order was  to help reduce the transmission of COVID-19 between young adults in South Carolina. Governor Henry McMaster said, “We know…

SC Sales Tax Holiday set for August

COLUMBIA, SC (WOLO)–Get ready to save. South Carolina’s annual Tax Free Weekend is set for August 7-9, 2020. During the weekend, certain items will be exempt from the state’s six percent sales tax. You can purchase everything from pencils and pens to backpacks some clothing, even computers. But remember, not everything is tax free. For a link to items that…

Prisma Health helps NC woman witness birth of first grandchild during pandemic

The new mother is stationed at Shaw Air Force Base

Columbia, SC (WOLO) — Hospitals have been closed to the visitors in order to reduce the risk of exposure to coronavirus for months. Still, that wasn’t going to keep one North Carolina woman from being able to witness the birth of her first grand baby. Tomiko Plummer’s daughter is stationed at Shaw Air force Base and when it came time…

Hospital security guard watches over front-line workers with a smile

'You have the power of a smile to change someone's day'

(ABC NEWS)—- The men and women who are on the frontline of the coronavirus pandemic come in early and work late to save the lives of countkess patients battling the virus. They are not alone though. There’s a familiar face at one hospital that is doing his part to put joy in their hearts, and a smile on their faces,…

Tech CEO caught on camera during racist rant apologizes for ‘hurtful, divisive’ comments

The businessman later apologized in a statement calling his actions during the incident 'appalling'

(ABC News) –A tech industry CEO has apologized after he was caught-on-camera yelling racist remarks at an Asian American family celebrating a birthday at a restaurant in Carmel, California. In video that has since gone viral, a man — who was later identified as cloud computing company Solid8 CEO Michael Lofthouse — can be seen smirking and giving his middle…

Area non profit offers COVID-19 sanitation kits to families with disabilities

Able SC is offering the kits for free click below to see if you qualify

Columbia, SC (WOLO) –Able SC, the non profit organization that is committed to helping those living with disabilities continue do so as independently as possible. As the coronavirus pandemic continues, and numbers of cases increase, the organization is hoping to help. The non-profit says they are offering free COVID-19 Sanitation Kits to those who live in households where a family…

Edventure Children’s Museum set to re-open July 14

COLUMBIA, SC (WOLO)–Edventure Children’s Museum is set to reopen after closing its doors during the pandemic. Edventure will reopen Tuesday, July 14, 2020. Museum officials say there will be new safety, cleaning, and social distancing guidelines. All guests will be required to wear masks. Edventure will be open Tuesday- Saturday 9:30AM to 5PM. You must reserve tickets in advance. For…