Digital Exclusives and Features

Celebrate the Class of 2020 in photos!

COLUMBIA, SC (WOLO)– We are saluting our Seniors! We want to send a big congratulations to the Class of 2020! And since many will be missing out on some very important experiences this year, ABC Columbia, along with our sponsors, want to help celebrate the Class of 2020! We’d love to celebrate your local Senior. Just submit a picture of…

Looking for free COVID-19 testing? Prisma Health hosts community testing sites

COLUMBIA, SC (WOLO)– If you are looking for free coronavirus testing, you can check out one of Prisma Health’s COVID-19 community testing sites this week.  Prisma Health officials say the community testing is done in partnership with DHEC.   PER PRISMA HEALTH Testing at this week’s sites will be provided 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Midlands locations Wednesday, May 27,…

South Carolina State Museum set to reopen June 2

South Carolina State Museum will reopen Tuesday, June 2. Museum Members will get early access on Saturday, May 30

COLUMBIA, SC (WOLO)– Get ready to explore South Carolina history. The South Carolina State Museum has announced it will reopen on Tuesday, June 2. Museum Members will get early access on Saturday, May 30. According to Museum officials, they will have new hours and reduced admission. The museum announced new hours, Tuesday through Friday the museum will be open from…

Staying summer safe during the coronavirus pandemic

What health officials say you should and shoud not do to stay healthy this summer

(CNN) — As summer approaches — and states are reopening – there’s a big question mark on which activities are safe to do during this pandemic. Mandy Gaither spoke with doctors and has more on what health officials suggest. Categories: Digital Exclusives and Features

More SC attractions ready: Riverbanks Zoo reopens

Riverbanks Zoo reopens this weekend

COLUMBIA, S.C (WOLO)– Are you ready to enjoy the wild side? This weekend, Riverbanks Zoo and Garden officially reopened. Zoo officials say they have reopened with enhanced safety measures and operating procedures in place. “We’ve been diligently preparing for the Zoo’s reopening for several weeks and look forward to welcoming our members and guests,” said Susan O’Cain, director of communications….

SC Reverend loses five family members to coronavirus

'The last two and a half months have been like a bad dream'

Florence, SC (ABC) —A Florence county man say the past two and a half months have been like a bad dream. and he’s wishing someone would wake him up. He’s lost five family members to coronavirus, including two siblings. ABC’s Tonya Brown says has more on the devastating effect the virus has had on the family. Categories: Digital Exclusives and…

Crayola unveils new crayon collection represents global skin tones

The company says they created the product to give children greater sense of accepance

Image: Crayola /CNN (CNN) — Crayola has launched a new product aimed at cultivating a more inclusive world for children. The company released a new line of crayons designed to represent over 40 global skin tones. Crayola says it hopes its ‘Colors of the World’ collection will increase representation and foster a greater sense of belonging and acceptance among children….

Columbia Parks & Rec reopen with safety requirements in place

City official will reopen many of these areas in phases thoroughout the summer

Image: Columbia Parks and Recreation Logo Columbia, SC (WOLO) — The City of Columbia’s Parks and Recreation Department announced plans to reopen area parks and amenities but in 5 phases that will run throughout the summer to give citizens a chance to enjoy the great outdoors, but with restrictions.  The safety guidelines put in place by city officials  ‘must be…