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Search continues for missing kayaker on Lake Carolina

COLUMBIA, SC (WOLO) – South Carolina Department of Natural Resources continues the search for a 20-year-old kayaker missing on Lake Carolina since Christmas. SCDNR has not identified the missing person but family members tell ABC Columbia News he is a college student home on break. Lashae Wallace says her brother Theron Wallace is the missing kayaker.  “We’re just trying to…

Five injured in boat crash on Lake Murray

LAKE MURRAY, S.C. (WOLO): A boat crash on Lake Murray Friday night sent five people to the hospital. Officials with the Department of Natural Resources say it happened around 10:30 p.m. on the Richland County side of the lake near Susie Ebert Island. A tritoon boat, carrying six people, collided with a cabin cruiser, causing it to sink. Five people…

A Clemson professor given 2019 Environmental Awareness Award

Columbia, SC (WOLO) –A Clemson University professor was honored today for his commitment to the environment. Patrick McMillan was this year’s winner of the South Carolina Environmental Awareness Award. Each year members of the public are invited to submit their choice for a nomination for members of the awards committee.  The award is ultimately given to nominees who influence positive…

Holiday Boating Patrol in Full Force

Columbia, S.C. (WOLO)– Many people are spending July 4th outside and one of the more popular spots is Lake Murray. Officers of many different agencies have stepped up patrols ensuring the waterways are safe. Out on the water, everyone is looking to have a lot of fun on the long holiday weekend, but the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources…

WATCH: Celebrating 75 Years of Public Land in S.C.

To celebrate 75 years of public land in South Carolina, the Department of Natural Resources takes us to its newest property just 17 miles east of Columbia

RICHLAND COUNTY, S.C. (WOLO) – To celebrate 75 years of public land in South Carolina, the Department of Natural Resources takes us to its newest property just 17 miles east of Columbia. SCDNR acquired the Wateree River Heritage Preserve wildlife management area in June of 2015. Though, the park sustained damage during October’s flooding, so the 3,647 acre site was…