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Fitness Friday: Abs are made in the kitchen and other tips for the core

Chris Wooten joined Tyler Ryan to talk about working the core.

LEXINGTON SC (WOLO) – Chris Wooten, owner of The Body Shop in Lexington, says that at the root of any healthy lifestyle is working on the core.   “Everyone is always focused on abs and talk about the core but everybody is doing crunches and focusing on the front of the body and not realizing that it all works together,”…

Richland Library to Celebrate Opening of New Sandhills Branch

COLUMBIA, S.C. (WOLO) – Richland Library’s new Sandhills branch is celebrating a grand opening this weekend. The ribbon-cutting, complete with activities, live music and food trucks, takes place from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday. The public is invited to attend. The new location is at 763 Fashion Drive behind Belk in the Village at Sandhills. In November 2013,…

Exclusive Series: Senator ‘Optimistic’ About Possibility of Legal Medical Marijuana

COLUMBIA, S.C. (WOLO) – The lead sponsor of this session’s medical marijuana bill says it’s not a matter of if, but when the plant will be legalized for medicinal use in South Carolina. Senator Tom Davis, a Republican from Beaufort, sits on the Senate Medical Affairs Committee, which is tasked with getting the S.212, or the S.C. Compassionate Care Act,…

Black History Moment

Thomas "Skipp" Pearson

Today we celebrate Thomas “Skipp” Pearson. Pearson is an internationally known jazz artist who has graced the stage with iconic performers like Otis Redding and Sam Cooke. Pearson has spent 24 years sharing his musical talents with students as a band director and teacher in Bamberg and Claredon county schools. All month long we celebrate native black South Carolinians who…

United Way Celebrates One Year Since Expanding Free Dental Services

COUMBIA, S.C. (WOLO) – United Way of the Midlands is celebrating one year since it expanded its WellPartners free dental and eye clinic in Richland County. The clinic serves both adults and children. Last year alone, United Way Communications Manager Molly Brantley says the effort served 800 kids and 3,700 adults in Richland and Lexington Counties for a total in-kind value…

Black History Moment

Mary Mcleod Bethune

Today we celebrate Mary Mcleod Bethune. The Mayesville native was born a child of slaves and later grew up to be an educator, humanitarian, philanthropist, and civil rights activist. Bethune is, perhaps, best known for founding the private school, Bethune-Cookman University, for African-American students. She also was appointed as a national adviser to President Franklin D. Roosevelt as part of…