Features, Specials & Web Exclusives

The story of a 6 foot cat and more

Seussical the Musical comes to Lexington

  LEXINGTON, SC (WOLO)-He may be six or so feet tall, he may make a heck of a mess as he creates mayhem, but in the end, he does sing, dance, and clean up after himself. The Cat in the Hat, along with all his friends from Whoville come to Lexington’s Village Square Theatre for Seussical the Musical.  The show…

A pair of prize winning pianists promise a magical night of music

A preview of an Up Close and Personal concert

COLUMBIA, SC (WOLO)–The South Carolina Philharmonic joins a pair pf prize winning pianists for a special concert that promised to be “up close and personal.”  According to Phil Musical Director Morihiko Nakahara, big screens on either side of the stage in the Koger Center will give guests a close up view of the performers, Elisabeth Tsai and Derek Chung on…

A dream day 10 years in the making

USC's dream wedding winners had a decade year wait for the big day

COLUMBIA SC (WOLO)–“We had our dream wedding planned,” says Nicole Dozier, about her magical day ten years ago.  Unfortunately, the United States Marine Corps had other plans.  Nicole and John quickly changed plans, and got married by a justice of the peace, and began their life together.  John was deployed shortly after their nuptials, and served in the Marines until being…

Picturing the audience in their skivvies doesn’t work and other public speaking tips

Pamela Eyring shares ways to beat the awkwardness of public speaking

COLUMBIA, SC (WOLO)–More than snakes, spiders, ghosts, and even clowns, public speaking tops the list of biggest fears in the majority of people.  The thought of standing in front of a group of people to make a presentation is an image that will keep people up at night, but it doesn’t have to, at least according to Pamela Eyring from…

Adopt-A-Stream Program Adds Testing Site

COLUMBIA, S.C. (WOLO) – Columbia non-profit Sustainable Midlands is expanding its reach on our urban watersheds. The group recently added the Rocky Branch Watershed to its Adopt-A-Stream testing site. The Smith Branch Watershed oversight started last summer. Volunteers are needed to take water samples. Executive Director Autumn Perkins said the group will be on-site at least once a month. For more…

The Classic tale of swan’s, true love, and evil spells

William Starrett talks about the Columbia City Ballet's Swan Lake Performance

COLUMBIA SC (WOLO)–It’s the classic tale of a promised marriage left by the wayside by the lure of a swan.  The Columbia City Ballet’s William Starrett says that his version of Tchaikovsky’s  classic Swan Lake will follow the traditional story, where an engaged man heads into the woods to hunt before his wedding.  While in the wild, he comes across…

Tasty Tuesday: Water won’t help with the heat and other hot sauce tips

Local company General's Hot Sauce shares some tips and ideas for hot hot hot sauce.

  COLUMBIA SC (WOLO) — “It’s all in the peppers,” says founder of General’s Hot Sauce Dan Ballister says about his over the top hot sauce options.  Ballister came up with the idea in the place where all great ideas are born, at least according to him, while tailgating. Ballister had the concept plan in place.  Once he had acquired investors,…