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Confederate Flag Proposal Advances

It has been nearly six months since the Confederate flag was removed from the South Carolina Statehouse grounds.

COLUMBIA, S.C. (WOLO) — It has been nearly six months since the Confederate flag was removed from the South Carolina Statehouse grounds. The flag has since been placed at  the Confederate Relic Room and Military Museum in Columbia. This week proposals to change the location of the flag to a museum in Charleston are advancing in the legislature. Tuesday, the…

S.C. Delegation Responds to Obama’s Gitmo Plan

President Barack Obama wants to close Guantanamo Bay and it's creating a firestorm in Congress.

COLUMBIA, S.C. (WOLO) — President Barack Obama wants to close Guantanamo Bay and it’s creating a firestorm in Congress. Monday, the president says the detention center undermines America’s national security and needs to be closed. The plan does call for transferring the remaining detainees to the U.S. and seeks nearly $500,000,000 in construction costs. It does not say where the…

Midlands Bank “Pays” It Forward

"Keeping the Midlands Beautiful" and making our environment a little greener. That's the goal of TD Bank's "TD Tree Days" project.

COLUMBIA, S.C. (WOLO) —”Keeping the Midlands Beautiful” and making our environment a little greener. That’s the goal of TD Bank’s “TD Tree Days” project. Monday, employee volunteers planted trees at Owens Park. Columbia Mayor Steve Benjamin was on hand to help out. It’s just one way organizers say they can enhance our community. The hope is the trees will add…

Congressional Art Competition

Art students across the state have a chance to have their work displayed in the nation's capital.

COLUMBIA, S.C. (WOLO) — Art students across the state have a chance to have their work displayed in the nation’s capital. Monday morning Congressman Joe Wilson kicked off the Congressional Art Competition at Irmo High School. Winners will be selected from every congressional district in the country. Wilson, who co-chairs the competition, says art has a tremendous impact on our…

Midlands Tech celebrates Black History

A legacy of education was honored Monday as part of Midlands Technical College's Black History Month program.

COLUMBIA, S.C. (WOLO) — A legacy of education was honored Monday as part of Midlands Technical College’s Black History Month program. During a ceremony, Harbison Junior College was highlighted. The school served as a college for black students during segregation. Harbison College was founded in 1882. In 1979 the site was acquired by Midlands Tech. Categories: Local News, News Tags:…

Robertson, Sanford Support Cruz

Phil Robertson of "Duck Dynasty" fame appeared at Cruz events in Charleston and Myrtle Beach.

COLUMBIA, S.C. (WOLO) — Ted Cruz had a celebrity guest Friday campaigning along the coast. Phil Robertson of “Duck Dynasty” fame appeared at Cruz events in Charleston and Myrtle Beach. A Washington Post poll released Friday has Cruz in a distant second behind Donald Trump with Marco Rubio just behind. The Texas senator also picked up an endorsement. Friday afternoon…

WATCH: Haley stumps for Rubio in Upstate

Fresh off of her endorsement of Republican Presidential Candidate Marco Rubio, Gov. Nikki Haley is following through on her promise and hitting the campaign trail.

COLUMBIA, S.C. (WOLO) —  Fresh off of her endorsement of Republican Presidential Candidate Marco Rubio, Gov. Nikki Haley is following through on her promise and hitting the campaign trail. Thursday morning, Haley spoke at a Rubio rally in Greenville where she told a crowd of supporters the Florida senator is the right choice for Commander-in-Chief. “We need to show that…