July 4th

Gas prices in SC on the rise ahead of the July 4th weekend

Right now, drivers in the Midlands are paying an average of $2.78 a gallon

COLUMBIA, SC (WOLO)– If you are filling up for that July 4th trip, prices are going up ahead of the holiday. Gas prices here in the Midlands, and across the country are expected to rise, say experts. Drivers in the Midlands are now paying an average of $2.78 a gallon. Last year, Columbia drivers were filling up their tanks for…

More and More SC Drivers hitting the road for the July 4th weekend

AAA says more than 635,800 South Carolinians are expected to travel for the Independence Day holiday weekend

COLUMBIA, SC (WOLO)– More and more South Carolinians will be hitting the road for the July 4th weekend. AAA says more than 635,800 South Carolinians are expected to travel for the Independence Day holiday weekend. That number is up more than 35% from last year, amid the pandemic. In all, more than 47 million Americans are expected to travel, experts…

Expert Tips to stay safe and healthy July 4th weekend amid Coronavirus

Columbia, S.C. (WOLO) —  The July 4th holiday typically means picnics, fireworks and trips to the beach. But this year, due to the Coronavirus, the holiday will look different. ABC Columbia’s Maria Szatkowski spoke with a local infectious disease doctor to get some tips to keep you and your family safe this holiday weekend. “People are going to get out…

Just peachy! A look at the Lexington County Peach Festival

An annual event in the Midlands, the Lexington County Peach Festival in Gilbert is a 4th of July tradition.

GILBERT, SC (WOLO)– An annual event in the Midlands, the Lexington County Peach Festival in Gilbert is a 4th of July tradition. “Probably been attending every one for about 30-something years I think,” said ‘Sam,’ a festival attendee. “My family has been volunteering for years. In fact, all my cousins are here. Most of them grew up in the community,”…

Trump’s ‘Salute to America’ set for July 4th

WASHINGTON (AP) – President Donald Trump is marking the 243rd anniversary of the Founding Fathers’ adoption of the Declaration of Independence, an event he says “cast off the shackles of tyranny.” Trump says in an Independence Day message released by the White House that the country is celebrating the rights to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness and recognizing…

Stay safe this 4th, Skip the Sparklers say experts

COLUMBIA, SC (WOLO)–If you plan on lighting up fireworks on the 4th, experts remind you to be safe. Prisma Health Children’s Hospital is offering some safety tips for families to keep their kids safe. Leave fireworks to the experts and plan on attending a public display. Skip the sparklers, kids arms aren’t long enough to hold them far away enough…

Skip the Sparklers on the 4th say Fireworks Safety experts

COLUMBIA, SC (WOLO)–If you plan on lighting up fireworks on the 4th, experts remind you to be safe. Prisma Health Children’s Hospital is offering some safety tips for families to keep their kids safe. Leave fireworks to the experts and plan on attending a public display. Skip the sparklers, kids arms aren’t long enough to hold them far away enough…

Lake Murray Boat Parade celebrates July 4th early

IRMO, SC (WOLO)–Independence Day was celebrated early over the weekend at Lake Murray. The Lake Murray Country Visitor’s Center hosted a Boat Parade and Fireworks. At Lake Murray Saturday, June 29th, plenty of people got a jump start on 4th of July festivities. People went all out and decorated their boats to showcase their pride for America and the jewel…

Lake Murray Boat Parade to celebrate 4th of July this weekend

COLUMBIA, SC (WOLO)–  You don’t have to wait until next week to celebrate Independence Day. Lake Murray Country Visitor’s Center has a big event this weekend. At Lake Murray Saturday, June 29th, you can get a jump start on your 4th of July festivities. Lake Murray Country is hosting its Annual Celebration with a Boat parade at Noon Saturday at…