Columbia

Columbia encourages residents to unplug for Earth Hour

Columbia, SC (WOLO) — Join millions of cities from across the world that are taking part in an effort to increase energy by observing Earth Hour. March 30th, from 8:30PM-9:30pM people are asked to turn off all non essential lights and appliances. The annual event is a way for residents to celebrate the planet and the life forms living on…

Capital City Hoop & Music Festival just in time for tourney fans

Columbia, SC (WOLO) — This weekend thousands of basketball fans will be in town for the NCAA tournament, and they’ll be able to enjoy a variety of musical acts while they are out and about as well. More than a dozen bands plan to hit the stage with a free multi-genre music festival. The event will take place on Main…

Presidents Day closings in the Midlands

COLUMBIA S.C. (WOLO)- Monday is Presidents Day! Presidents day is often observed on the third Monday of February and also the birthday of former president George Washington. While many people will be home from work and school, several businesses will not be operating on their regular schedules today. Here is a list of the following closures: Federal offices State offices…

Columbia Fire Department swears in new members

Columbia, SC (WOLO) —Thursday the newest members of the Columbia Fire Department were sworn into one of the most courageous fields. Fire Chief Aubrey Jenkins presented more than a dozen recruits with the ceremonial coin and pinned badges onto the members of the 2018-02 Columbia Fire recruiting class. Chief Jenkins says not only does the 18 weeks of training prior…

Axe throwing and a brew chops up Columbia entertainment scene

Columbia, SC (WOLO) — The Midlands is expanding and so the growing list of weekend activities along with it. Thursday axe throwing officially arrived in the famously hot city. The casual competitive craft axe throwing venue offers a dart-board like target for competition, social or even business gatherings. If you’d like to check it out, the new hot spot is…

Competitiveness report released

Columbia, SC (WOLO) — With the Midlands continually growing and more jobs coming into the region each year, local leaders release a report showing where Columbia stacks up in comparison to other cities in the Southeast in terms of prosperity and growth. The Midlands regional competitiveness report benchmarks Columbia against cities like Raleigh, Tallahassee and Charleston in order to stay…