Anchor Crysty Vaughan

Enforcement of Parking Meters underway in phases in Columbia

COLUMBIA, SC (WOLO)– Grab your change. The City of Columbia has already begun phasing in parking enforcement for meters and parking facilities. Now through May 31 they will only issue warnings, say city officials. Full enforcement of parking meters will begin June 1, 2020. The details from the City are listed below. Per City of Columbia, press release: Beginning Monday…

Cooper River Bridge Run canceled for this year

CHARLESTON, SC (WOLO)– The Cooper River Bridge Run has been cancelled this year. The event posted a statement on its’ Twitter page https://twitter.com/CRBridgeRun The statement reading, in part, ‘We sincerely hoped the conditions around COVID-19 would improve enough to continue our tradition in 2020. Based on the decision of our City leadership, local health experts, and community leaders, it has…

City of Columbia to begin reactivation of parking meter enforcement

COLUMBIA, SC (WOLO)– If you have plans to head downtown Columbia in the coming weeks, you need to know that parking meters will soon be enforced again. The City of Columbia says next week they will begin phasing in parking enforcement for meters and parking facilities. Starting Monday May 18-May 31 they will only issue warnings. Full enforcement of parking…

Gas Prices still down, but could rise soon with reopenings

COLUMBIA, SC (WOLO)– Prices at the pump are still going down. According to GasBuddy gas prices dropped 6 cents a gallon in the past week. Drivers in Columbia are paying an average of $1.43 a gallon. Gas prices in Columbia are 10 cents cheaper than a month ago. The national average has actually jumped to a $1.75 a gallon, according…

Local Living: State Museum offers E learning plus, historic artifacts

State Museum offers E learning, plus introduces new SC artifact

COLUMBIA, SC (WOLO)–The South Carolina State Museum is now home to another historic artifact. State Museum officials say they now have a walking stick once owned by famous abolitionist Frederick Douglass. The stick was given to him as a gift when he visited Charleston in March of 1888. According to the museum, the Douglass walking stick is one of a…

Looking for curbside, take out? Check out our ‘We’re Open’ section

A working list of local restaurants in the Midlands and whether they offer carry out, delivery, or curbside pickup

COLUMBIA, SC (WOLO)–During this time of quarantine many of you may be asking “where can I get take out or curbside?” To help you out, we here at ABC Columbia have added a “We’re Open” link on our web site https://www.abccolumbia.com/were-open-find-local-businesses/ Just click on the link, there you will find a working list of local restaurants in the Midlands and whether…

Take out, delivery? Check out our ‘We’re Open’ section

A working list of local restaurants with take out, delivery, or curbside

COLUMBIA, SC (WOLO)– With all South Carolina restaurants and bars closed for dine-in during the coronavirus pandemic, many restaurants are operating on a to-go only model. So how do you know where to order take out from? To help you out, we here at ABC Columbia have added a “We’re Open” link on our web site. https://www.abccolumbia.com/were-open-find-local-businesses/ In this link you…

BI-LO, Publix, Kroger to operate special ‘seniors’ hours

BI Lo Designating special shopping hour dedicated to seniors from 8 – 9 a.m., Monday through Friday, in all stores

COLUMBIA, SC (WOLO)– Southeastern Grocers , which operates Bi-LO, announced it will set aside a special shopping hour dedicated to seniors and high-risk customers from 8 am to 9 am, Monday through Friday, in all stores. The pharmacy locations will open at 8 a.m. on weekdays to provide prescription refills, influenza and pneumonia vaccines and customer counseling, say store officials….

Local Living: A look at some of the events canceled due to Coronavirus concerns

From St Pats in Five Points to The Cup - Here's a list of some events that are canceled or postponed

COLUMBIA, SC (WOLO)– There is a big line up of local events that are being impacted due to concerns over the coronavirus. One of the Midlands largest events, the annual St. Pats Festival in Five Points, has been postponed. Columbia Mayor Steve Benjamin says he and the Five Points Merchants Association agreed with the decision and that it will be…