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South Carolina Songwriters to Perform in Showcase Saturday

COLUMBIA, S.C. (WOLO) – The Palmetto Songwriter’s Association is hosting its first quarter musical showcase this weekend. The free event is taking place at Foxfield Bar & Grill on Howard Street off Rosewood Street in Columbia. Three of South Carolina’s finest songwriters – Jack McGregor, Marv Ward and Paisley Marie – will be showcasing their musical talents, starting at 8 p.m….

Ready for a 3 mile run – 475 feet up?

Tyler Ryan learns about the Quarry Crusher Run - 475 feet down and back up

COLUMBIA SC (WOLO)–Running enthusiasts are lacing up their sneakers and preparing for a 3.7 mile and 475 feet Saturday morning.  It’s the last 475 where the story lies.  For the 6th time, 800 runners will gather at Vulcan Materials, and run into the quarry, the bottom of which is nearly 500 feet below sea level. Once runners get to the…

On the Job: Brewing Beer at River Rat

COLUMBIA, S.C. (WOLO) – After about three years in business, Columbia-based River Rat Brewery has expanded distribution to North Carolina, and continues to grow. In that time, brewmaster Drew Walker’s job description has, as well. Good Morning Columbia’s Grace Joyal spent a morning working with Walker to find out what goes into brewing beer. It turns out, there’s more to…

Can you eat 5 pounds of BBQ Saturday Morning?

Tyler Ryan learns about the Annual Commissioners Cup BBQ Cook-off at the Farmers Market

CAYCE SC (WOLO)–On Saturday, over 40 BBQ cooking teams will go head to head…to head…at the annual Commissioners Cup BBQ cook-off and Festival.  According to the SC Department of Agriculture’s Stephanie Sox, the cook-off is only one part of the day, which will include vendors, music, an antique tractor parade, and other family events. The event is in it’s 6th…

How do interest rate impact the American Dream

Tyler Ryan learns about the rise of the interest rate's impact on buying and selling houses

COLUMBIA SC (WOLO)-“Motion causes emotion,” says SC Dream Home’s Clay Vassey of the change in the interest rate on home loans.  Vassey’s reference to the recent one point increase in the rate, from 3.5 percent to 4.5 percent, in a very hot real estate market.  “There were about 3,000 new home builds last year,” he says, noting the geographical location…