Labor day

Health experts worry Labor Day travel could drive COVID-19 cases up

Medical experts hope Labor Day celebrations won't mean more coronavirus cases

TSA  is reporting record air travel for the pandemic era as Americans soak up what’s left of summer on this Labor day holiday. As holiday travelers gathered in large crowds on beaches and at parties, health experts worry this weekend could result in another coronavirus surge. Whitney Wild reports. Categories: Health, National News Tags: Coronavirus, Labor day

A look at Labor Day Deals and Savings

ABC NEWS–Typically the long labor Day weekend is a big kick off to the back to school and Fall shopping season. But this year it may look different due to the pandemic. Still, there are deals. ABC’s Janai Norman takes a look at the top Labor Day deals and trends. Categories: Digital Exclusives and Features Tags: Anchor Crysty Vaughan, Labor…

SC Troopers out in Force Labor Day Weekend

SC Law Enforcement will be out trying to keep you safe this holiday weekend

COLUMBIA, SC (WOLO)– SC Law Enforcement will be out trying to keep you safe this holiday weekend. The Department of Public Safety says there will be a strong emphasis on DUI and other unsafe driving behaviors for the next several days. There were 16 fatalities during the Labor Day holiday period last year. The top three contributing factors that led…

Gas prices cheaper this Labor Day: AAA

COLUMBIA,  SC (WOLO)– Drivers planning on a last minute vacation this Labor day weekend will pay less at the pump. Drivers in South Carolina are paying an average $2.23, that’s 28 cents less than last year, according to AAA. According to AAA Carolinas, 502,640 South Carolinians will hit the road for one last vacation. The number is a 3% increase…

AAA estimates more South Carolinians to hit the road for Labor Day

COLUMBIA, SC (WOLO)– Are you ready for the unofficial end to those summer vacations? You are not alone. According to AAA Carolinas, 502,640 South Carolinians will hit the road for one last vacation. The number is a 3% increase from last year. “For most vacationers, the Labor Day holiday is  the last hoorah for summer vacations, as school ramps up…

Busy Labor Day Travel Holiday, Gas Prices Down

COLUMBIA, SC (WOLO)–It’s a busy weekend on the roads for the Labor Day holiday. AAA estimates nearly 5 hundred thousand South Carolinians are travelling for Labor Day. Most travellers hit the road Friday afternoon and Saturday morning. If you are filling up at the pump, good news, Gas prices in South Carolina are among the lowest at $2.53 a gallon…

Labor Day Traffic Safety Checkpoints Underway

COLUMBIA, SC (WOLO)– The Labor Day holiday means more traffic…and more patrols. Area officers, including Columbia police and Lexington Police have stepped up their presence. As many of your neighbors head home from the long weekend…checkpoints are set for throughout this evening. Police will be checking for valid driver licenses, potential drunk drivers…and use of seat belts and car seats…

Chapin Gearing up for Annual Parade

CHAPIN, SC (WOLO) The 38th Annual Labor Day Festival and Parade in Chapin is set to get underway Monday. With Labor Day being the unofficial end-of-summer many Chapin residents come out to celebrate the holiday with family and friends. Here’s a list of some of the events : Labor Day Parade begins at 9:30 am (Streets close at 9 am)…