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An up close and personal tour of the SCDMV CARES unit

Tyler Ryan takes a sneak peek at the DMV's newest tool to help victims of natural disasters

BLYTHEWOOD SC (WOLO)–The South Carolina Department of Motor Vehicles has a new tool designed to help victims of natural disasters when they need important items like replacement driver’s licenses, registrations, and even titles. According to SCDMV spokesman Lauren Phillips, the Community Area Response and Emergency Services Vehicle (CARES) is designed to provide many services that brick and mortar DMV branches…

Black History Moment

Gwendolyn Bradley

Today we celebrate Gwendolyn Bradley in our Black History Moment. Bradley started singing soprano growing up in Bishopville, South Carolina, and has performed around the world, as an international opera singer. She has performed for Queen Elizabeth and for the Queen of Spain. Now Bradley continues to share her gift as a teacher helping young artists develop their skills. All…

Don’t be a stupid cupid and other tips from a flower pro

Tim Lawing shares some ideas with Tyler Ryan to ensure your valentine has a smile on Tuesday

LEXINGTON SC (WOLO) — “When women say they don’t (want flowers) that really means you better do it,” says Florist Tim Lawing about the pending day of love, aka Valentine’s Day.  Lawing, who owns Tim’s Touch Flowers in Lexington says there are lot of ways you can ensure you don’t become a “stupid cupid.” If you have dinner plans, Lawing…

Good Behavior: No need to whine about wine

Pamela Eyring and Tim Gardner join Tyler Ryan with some wine 101

    COLUMBIA, SC (WOLO) – There is no need to be scared of wine, according to Lula Drake owner and sommelier Tim Gardner, but there are some basic tips about presentation. Gardner and etiquette expert Pamela Eyring from the Protocol School of Washington joined Tyler Ryan on Good Morning Columbia with some wine 101 just in time to impress…

Black History Moment

Modjeska Simkins

In today’s Black History Moment we celebrate Modjeska Simkins. Originally from Columbia, South Carolina, Simkins started as a teacher and went on to become the first black person to work full time in public health in our state. Simkins also founded the NAACP State Conference. And, perhaps most historically, Simkins wrote the argument for the lawsuit that was used to…

Tasty Tuesday: The perfect pie from the heart

Persona Pizzeria joined Tyler Ryan for some pizza hacks from the pros

    COLUMBIA SC (WOLO) – The secret to a great pizza, according to Persona Pizzeria Operations Manager Robert Leavitt, is in the dough…more specifically, the flour.  Leavitt sites the use of Persona Pizza’s use of 00 Caputo flour, which is imported from Italy.  The locally owned Persona Pizza on Main Street in Columbia also used a wood fire oven,…

The hunger that doesn’t have to be

A DHEC programs aims to cut food waste in half

COLUMBIA SC (WOLO)–Although we have all seen public service announcements about the lack of food…Across the country and the world, the images of hungry people resonate in our collective minds.  The often unknown fact is that this widespread need for sustenance doesn’t necessarily have to be. According to to South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC), 38.4 million…

Black History Moment

Earth Mae Kitt

NORTH, SOUTH CAROLINA – A singer, dancer, actress and activist, Eartha Mae Kitt was born on January 17th, 1927 in the town North, of South Carolina. She began her career in 1943 when she made her first appearance on Broadway. Kitt won two Emmys, two Grammys and was also was nominated for several Tony awards. She died in 2008, at the…