South Carolina

SC surpasses 5 thousand confirmed COVID-19 cases

As of Friday evening DHEC says SC has more than 5,000 coronavirus cases

Columbia,SC (WOLO) — The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) released their latest tally of coronavirus cases statewide. As of 5:30PM Friday April 24,  DHEC reported 168 new cases of the novel coronavirus COVID-19, and 8 additional deaths across South Carolina. The total number of people that have now been confirmed with the quickly spread virus stands…

DHEC: 12 additional deaths related to coronavirus, 139 new cases in SC

COLUMBIA, SC (WOLO)–The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control Wednesday, announced 12 additional deaths related to Coronavirus. DHEC also announced 139 new cases of the novel coronavirus,  bringing the total number of people confirmed to have COVID-19 in South Carolina to 2,552, and those who have died to 63. Health officials say the additional deaths occurred in 10…

7th COVID-19 related death announced in South Carolina

The South Carolin a Department of Health and Environmental Control says the seventh South Carolina resident has succumb to the virus

Image: SC DHEC logo Image Columbia, SC (WOLO) —  The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) has announced two additional deaths in South Carolina bringing the total number of deaths statewide to 7. Jonathan Knoche, a physician with DHEC released a statement writing, “Sadly, we have to announce again today that we’ve lost fellow South Carolinians due…

Pair of S.C. lawmakers push for Equal Rights Amendment ratification vote

Only one more state needs to ratify the amendment

COLUMBIA, S.C. (WOLO) –A Constitutional amendment guaranteeing equal rights for men and women could become a topic of debate in the State House. Even though it’s been nearly fifty years since the Equal Rights Amendment fell into the hands of state legislatures, a pair of South Carolina lawmakers are filing a joint resolution to encourage ratification and make the amendment…

Several voters tout benefits of taking part in municipal elections despite lower turnouts

Some polling places saw hundreds come through their doors, others only helped a dozen

COLUMBIA, S.C. (WOLO) –Even though turnout is generally lower for municipal elections as opposed to federal and state elections, some voters say they love the chance to make a difference for their communities. Some people believe their vote carries greater weight when deciding municipal races, and that is why they go to the polling places each year. “I’m a big…

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’…