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Weekend Guide: St. Pat’s in Five Points

Don't press your luck! We're helping you plan your Saturday in Five Points for the "Midlands' premiere event."

COLUMBIA, S.C. (WOLO) — Let’s hope the luck of the Irish will help hold off the rain expected this weekend for one of the largest parties in the South. The annual St. Pat’s in Five Points kicks off Saturday morning. Set up for the big day of festivities was in full swing Friday. Organizers say they’ll be ready to show…

VIDEO: Graham extends lukewarm support to Cruz

Graham says Kasich better candidate, Cruz has best shot to take out frontrunner Trump

WASHINGTON (AP) South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham says that he’ll help fellow Sen. Ted Cruz raise campaign cash in hopes of stopping Donald Trump’s march toward the Republican presidential nomination. Graham dropped his own long-shot candidacy in December and has been a scathing critic of the Texas Republican in the past. Graham told reporters Thursday that his differences with Cruz…

Owner of Free Times found dead

Richmond County Coroner Mark Bowen confirms the owner and publisher of The Free Times took his own life.

COLUMBIA, S.C. (WOLO) — Sad news to pass along. Free Times owner and publisher Charles Nutt of Elgin passed away in an Augusta, Georgia hotel room Wednesday. Richmond County Coroner Mark Bowen confirms Nutt took his own life. Eva Moore, managing editor of Free Times, released a statement on behalf of the paper: “We are deeply saddened by the loss…

VIDEO: Sanford Picked for Cuba Delegation

U.S. Representative Mark Sanford (R-SC 1st District) will be among a handful of republicans traveling to Cuba with President Barack Obama.

COLUMBIA, S.C. (WOLO) — U.S. Representative Mark Sanford (R-SC 1st District) will be among a handful of republicans traveling to Cuba with President Barack Obama. The former South Carolina governor has worked in the past to lift the travel ban between the U.S. and Cuba. The majority of those on the trip will be democrats. The delegation leaves on Sunday…

Clinton sweeps Ohio

Hillary Clinton triumphed Tuesday in the Florida, Ohio and North Carolina presidential primaries, putting her in a commanding position to become the first woman in U.S. history to win a major party nomination.

CLEVELAND (AP) — Hillary Clinton triumphed Tuesday in the Florida, Ohio and North Carolina presidential primaries, putting her in a commanding position to become the first woman in U.S. history to win a major party nomination. But the contests brought little clarity to the Republican race, with Donald Trump winning big in Florida but falling in Ohio to the state’s…

Breaking News: Kasich wins OH, refuses to take ‘low road’ to presidency

The Ohio governor beat back a challenge from Donald Trump in a home-state election Tuesday that keeps Kasich's underdog campaign alive.

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the 2016 presidential campaign, with primaries in five states Tuesday and Republican front-runner Donald Trump trying to move closer to nailing down his party’s nomination: John Kasich says he won’t take the “low road” in his party’s divisive presidential primary after a home-state win in Ohio. The Ohio governor beat back a challenge from…

Breaking News: Rubio ends White House quest

Republican presidential candidate Marco Rubio dropped out of the race for president Tuesday, ending his White House bid after a humbling loss in his home state to Donald Trump.

MIAMI (AP) — Republican presidential candidate Marco Rubio dropped out of the race for president Tuesday, ending his White House bid after a humbling loss in his home state to Donald Trump. “It is not God’s plan that I be president in 2016 or maybe ever,” the Florida senator told a crowd of supporters in Miami. While he didn’t name…

New Partnership Aims at Helping SC Seniors

South Carolinians have a new way to find out what services are available in their area.

COLUMBIA, S.C. (WOLO) — South Carolinians have a new way to find out what services are available in their area. Tuesday afternoon, Lt. Gov. Henry McMaster announced the launch of SC 211. The number can connect callers with support groups, community clinics, counselors, shelters, food pantries, programs for seniors, and other services. SC 211 is free and available in multiple…

New Partnership Aims at Helping SC Seniors

South Carolinians have a new way to find out what services are available in their area.

COLUMBIA, S.C. (WOLO) — South Carolinians have a new way to find out what services are available in their area. Tuesday afternoon, Lt. Gov. Henry McMaster announced the launch of SC 2-1-1. The number can connect callers with support groups, community clinics, counselors, shelters, food pantries, programs for seniors, and other services. SC 2-1-1 is free and available in multiple…

VIDEO: “Fill the Boot” Kicks Off

You can help the Columbia Fire Department give Muscular Dystrophy the boot.

  COLUMBIA, S.C. (WOLO) — You can help the Columbia Fire Department give Muscular Dystrophy the boot. Monday morning, the department kicked off the annual “Fill the Boot” campaign. Beginning Monday you’ll see firefighters at intersections throughout the Midlands asking for your donations to the Muscular Dystrophy Association. The entire campaign runs through Friday. Columbia Firefighters will be at intersections…