4th of July

Busy Travel Day on South Carolina roadways

Holiday travel nearing records in SC and across the Nation

COLUMBIA, SC (WOLO)– Monday evening the roads are expected to be congested as a record number of South Carolinians will be returning home from the holiday weekend. AAA says more than 635 thousand South Carolinians were expected to travel. Many heading home Monday night. That’s up more than 35% from last year, which was during the height of the pandemic….

Food Safety tips for a healthy July 4th cookout

COLUMBIA,SC (WOLO) — If you have plans for a July 4th picnic or cookout, safety experts are urging you to follow the right steps to ensure safe food prep. The Palmetto Poison Center at the University of South Carolina College of Pharmacy urges everyone to observe safety guidelines in preparing, cooking and storing food in outdoor environments. Food poisoning can…

4th of July travel busier this year due to lower gas prices says AAA

COLUMBIA, SC (WOLO)– If you are planning to travel this Independence Day, you may want to prepare yourself for some bumper to bumper traffic. ABC Columbia: travel According to AAA, 49-million Americans are expected to travel farther than 50 miles from home this year. Experts say low gas prices, mixed with the nations low-unemployment rate, are the driving factors behind…

PBS’ Decision to Air Taped Fireworks Display Angers Viewers

One user on social media called it "the Milli Vanilli of fireworks."

TV viewers vented on social media after PBS aired a pre-taped July 4 fireworks display Monday in lieu of live footage. The sky was overcast Monday night in Washington, D.C., so PBS chose instead to air what it called “a combination of the best fireworks from this year and previous years,” a decision greeted with mostly derision by its audience….

Watch: 4th of July Security

New York, New York (WOLO) — Following an explosion in Central Park over the weekend, law enforcement agencies are ramping up efforts to make sure they keep 4th of July revelers safe.   Categories: News Tags: 4th of July, Central Park, explosion, Security

Watch: Midlands 4th of July Fun

Columbia,S.C. (WOLO) — There’s no shortage of events to help you celebrate our Nation’s Birthday. We have a list of places you can go to enjoy, tributes, food, music and of course,  fireworks shows throughout the Midlands. Click here to find locations and times. Categories: News Tags: 4th of July, celebration, Nation