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Hurricane Dorian takes aim at the Carolinas as death toll rises in the Bahamas

Debris and destruction are seen in the aftermath of Hurricane Dorian on the island Great Abaco in the Bahamas, Sept. 3, 2019. Show Caption Hide Caption Florida Department of Transportation members work on the A1A closed coastal route of Vilano Beach due to debris and flooding from Hurricane Dorian, in St. Augustine, Florida, Sept. 4, 2019. Show Caption Hide Caption…

Uber, USC team up on nationwide campus safety initiative

The "Check Your Ride" feature on Uber began to be active in Columbia Thursday

COLUMBIA, S.C. (WOLO) — Uber is putting the University of South Carolina at the forefront of its new campus safety initiative. After President Harris Pastides’s “What’s My Name?” movement picked up steam nationwide, Uber rolled out some changes through a partnership with colleges across the country to remind students of essential safety tips. “We also added a new ‘Check Your Ride’…

“He Was Among the Best of Us”: People Reflect on Sen. Fritz Holling’s Legacy

The Senator's body lay in repose at the State House Monday

COLUMBIA, S.C. (WOLO) — Hundreds visited the State House to pay their respects to Senator Fritz Hollings as his body lay in repose Monday. Several people from all walks of life said they fondly look back at Hollings’s legacy, including Bishop Fred James, a longtime leader in the African Methodist Episcopal Church. “For fifty-five years, it was my privilege and…