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Celebrating Black History Month: Cecil J. Williams

Tyler Ryan shares details about South Carolina's Cecil J. Williams celebrating Black History Month

Cecil J. Williams was born on Novembr 26, 1937 and raised in Orangeburg, South Carolina. Growing up, he helped his father, Cecil Williams Sr., who worked as a tailor.  According to SCAfricanAmerican.com, he was given a camera at nine years old, and by 15, he was working as a professional freelance photographer. It was during this time, Williams captured significant…

From the Suit Song to riding Harley’s, Charlene Amoia returns to TV

Tyler Ryan chats with "Wendy the Waitress" about her new series on Pure Flix

HOLLYWOOD CA (WOLO) – Charlene Amoia is a very familiar face to moviegoers and television watchers. From Grey’s Anatomy, 9-1-1, Shameless, House, Criminal Minds, Days of Our Lives,  to appearing in American Pie: Reunion on the big screen  her list of credits is a long one, including some of the biggest shows and most successful movie franchises of recent note. …

Celebrating 60 years with 23 shows in one night at The VST

Tyler Ryan learns about the 60th year anniversary show with the Village Square Theater

LEXINGTON SC (WOLO) – 2022 marks the 60th year that the community has had the opportunity to trod the board at the Village Square Theater, the premiere non-profit theater in Lexington. To celebrate the diamond anniversary, the cast, crew, directors, and set builders, who all volunteer their time, are busy rehearsing for  a big show opening this weekend.  According to…

Celebrating Black History Month: Major General Charles Bolden Jr.

Tyler Ryan shares details about South Carolina's Major General Charles Bolden Jr. celebrating Black History Month

  Born in Columbia, South Carolina on August 19, 1946, Charles Bolden, the man who would become United States Marine Major General Bolden, attended C.A. Johnson graduated in 1964, and attended the United States Naval Academy, earning a BA in electrical science. After graduating, he was commissioned a second lieutenant in the USMC, and went to flight school, which he…

Celebrating Black History Month: Drink Small

Tyler Ryan shares details about South Carolina's Drink Small celebrating Black History Month

  Born on January 28, 1933, Drink Small (Yes, that is his real name), grew up in a sharecropper family in the small rural community of Bishopville, South Carolina. Small came from humble beginnings, educated in a two-room schoolhouse, and in addition to his studies, taught himself how to play the guitar around seven years old. After graduating high school,…

Celebrating Black History Month: Darius Rucker

Tyler Ryan shares details about South Carolina's Darius Rucker celebrating Black History Month

  Country Music Superstar Darius Rucker was born in Charleston, South Carolina on May 13th 1966.       Rucker first gained fame as founder and lead singer of Hootie and the Blowfish, a group he formed while attending the University of South Carolina.  Hootie and the Blowfish proved to be a huge success with five studio albums and six top 40 hits…

Celebrating Black History Month: Viola Davis

Tyler Ryan shares details about South Carolina's Viola Davis celebrating Black History Month

Viola Davis is an award winning actress known for her powerful roles in the TV series, ‘How to Get Away with Murder’, the Broadway production of ‘King Hedley II’ and ‘Fences’. Davis was born on August 11, 1965, at her grandparents’ home in St. Matthews, South Carolina. Her father, Dan Davis was a horse trainer and her mother, Mary Alice, a civil…

For the Health of It: Understanding floppy muscle syndrome

Tyler Ryan and Hima Dalal discuss Hypotonia, including the symptoms and treatments

LEXINGTON SC (WOLO) — Hypotonia, or poor muscle tone, is usually detected at birth or during infancy, and according to Cora Health’s Hima Dalal, it is also known as floppy muscle syndrome. Doctor’s can diagnose the condition in the first few minutes of life or it will be noticed by six months of age.  Dalal says that poor muscle tone…

The Unfinished Carolina Cold Case: Where is Bill Black?

Tyler Ryan investigates the disappearance of a Kershaw County man in 2018 "Do the right thing," his brother says

KERSHAW SC (WOLO) — In August of 2018, Bill Black went missing in Kershaw County, and he has never been seen since, leaving family, friends, and investigators asking What Happened to Bill Black? “He was a great man, he put smiles on everyone’s faces, and he would go without so that could make others happy,” Brandon Black, Bill’s son says…