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Good Morning Columbia Goes Polar for Special Olympics

LEXINGTON, S.C. (WOLO) – The Lake Murray Polar Plunge was held Saturday to raise money for Special Olympics of South Carolina. Good Morning Columbia anchors Grace Joyal, Rochelle Dean and Tyler Ryan joined a couple hundred brave souls to brave the chilly lake water for a good cause. Related 2 Women Charged in Concession Stand Burglary Two Killed in Early…

Readers Dive into One Book, One Community Selection

COLUMBIA, S.C. (WOLO) – Readers across the Midlands are beginning to discuss this year’s One Book, One Community selection, “Grant Park.” Good Morning Columbia’s Grace Joyal sat down with Richland Library librarian Elizabeth Hill to talk about some of the topics that have arisen and the connections that have been made so far.

Supporting Young Artists in Africa: Postcard-Sized Original Art

COLUMBIA, S.C. (WOLO) – Columbia based non-profit Artists for Africa brings the arts to children in some of the world’s most impoverished areas. Founding board member Robbie Butt says the organization’s annual Postcard Art Event raises crucial money to keep this program in place. The event takes place Wednesday, February 15 at Embassy Suites in Columbia. The evening will feature…

Black History Moment

Robert Purvis

Today we celebrate Robert Purvis in our Black History Moment. Purvis was an American abolitionist born in Charleston. He was President of Underground Railroad. Purvis was of a lighter complexion and used that to his advantage by helping thousands of blacks get to freedom. He helped an estimated 10,000 blacks during his 30 years of activism. All month long we…

Monster Jam at Colonial Life Arena

COLUMBIA, SC (WOLO)–Get ready to rev those engines as monster trucks take over the Colonial Life Arena. Monster Jam drives into town this weekend with the first performance Friday night at 7pm. Carolina Crusher is among the favorites returning for the show. Tickets can be purchased online or at the Colonial Life Arena Box office. Saturday’s performance is at 7pm….

Exclusive Series: SLED Takes Strong Stand Against Medical Marijuana

The chief of SLED opposes a bill that would legalize medical marijuana in South Carolina.

COLUMBIA, S.C. (WOLO) – The road to legalizing medical marijuana in South Carolina stops abruptly at the doorstep of law enforcement in the state. S.C. Law Enforcement Division (SLED) Chief Mark Keel has been a steadfast opponent to the idea. “This is still a federally prohibited schedule one controlled substance,” Keel said, “it’s an illegal drug.” 28 states and the…

Fitness Friday: A little resistance can keep you in shape

Certified fitness instructor Heather Cooper joined Tyler Ryan with some tips on the use of bands and resistance training

COLUMBIA SC (WOLO)–Certified ACE fitness trainer Heather Cooper says that using training bands can provide a great workout that can be packed in a suitcase and brought anywhere.  Cooper says that the bands, which come in different styles and resistance amounts can be found at any sporting good store, department store, or even online at sites like Amazon.com. Cooper says that…