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Five Points, Devine Street Neighborhoods Sweetening Tax-Free Weekend

COLUMBIA, S.C. (WOLO) – In conjunction with South Carolina’s sales tax-free shopping weekend, a couple of Columbia neighborhoods are encouraging you to keep your money local. Five Points and Devine Street merchants are teaming up for their annual Summer Sidewalk Sale. From Friday through Sunday, shoppers can expect markdowns of up to 90 percent off, plus other great specials at participating restaurants. Some…

Cherokee Purple to Black Krim: Festival Celebrates Tomatoes

COLUMBIA, S.C. (WOLO) – The 8th annual Palmetto Tasty Tomato Festival is happening Saturday at City Roots Farm in Columbia. Guests can come out from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. A full lineup of bands will be performing on two different stages. You can sample delicious, tomato-based dishes from Midlands restaurants. Tickets are $12 in advance and $15 at the door….

Columbia’s “Artists for Africa” Creating More than Just Dancers

COLUMBIA, S.C. (WOLO) – Every child deserves the opportunity to create; that’s the mission behind the Columbia and Kenya-based non-profit “Artists for Africa.” Every summer, the group brings Kenyans to participate in USC’s summer dance program. One dancer in particular has leaped onto the world stage. Tonight on @abc_columbia: A 17-year-old’s dance out of a Nairobi slum – and his…