A West Columbia home damaged in 2015 flooding gets new roof thanks to nonprofit group

Home Works is a nonprofit organization that oversees various repair projects, ranging from the replacement of roofs to the construction of ramps, the gutting of bathrooms, the repairing of ceilings and the painting of walls.

  Irmo toddler in the fight of his life against a rare blood disorder - here’s how you can help

His journey began two years ago during James’s 15 month checkup when a routine blood test revealed a serious problem: an abnormality that even had the doctors stunned.

SC professor helps with baby in classroom after student couldn’t find childcare

A Columbia College professor is getting a lot of praise online after the school posted photos of her going above and beyond to help a student who needed to be in class on Wednesday.

Trailer stolen from Midlands Boy Scout troop located, deputies say

The Lexington County Sheriff's Department announced Wednesday that a stolen Boy Scout troop's trailer was found - and thanked the community for its help in helping this group.

Talk of the Town: Race for life AND the waffles!

The 2nd annual Race for Life 5K is back and it’s expected to be even bigger and better.

2018 South Carolina State Fair Photobooth

WIS Photobooth at the South Carolina State Fair!

TALK OF THE TOWN: ‘On the Table’ is in the Midlands

“On The Table” is a nationwide initiative aimed at bringing people together to talk about issues in our communities.

Family for Life: These two sisters are looking for their forever together

In tonight's family for life, we're introducing you to two sisters Vantashia and Ashanti.

Beyond The Banks: new lease on life for 30-year-old pancake tortoise

There's an elderly Riverbanks Zoo resident shell-ebrating a new lease on life this summer, and he goes by the name Blueberry.

Fort Jackson trainees fight through 'The Forge,' fostering transition from civilian to soldier

Every year, more than 60,000 soldiers make their way through the gates of Fort Jackson, transitioning from civilian life to that of a U.S. Army Soldier.

From Florida to Fort Jackson, a soldier and his family celebrate his service to our country

It's a ceremony that has happened thousands of times at Fort Jackson, but every single time you watch Family Day it'll give you chills of pride and patriotism like you have never felt before.

Soldier graduations at Fort Jackson shows pride of family, love of country

Every week, Fort Jackson draws in families from all over the country to celebrate the transition happening on Hilton Field, where men and women become to U.S. soldiers.

Community Builder: Midlands woman gifts independence to homeless families

Asking for help when they need it most can be a humbling moment for families who are struggling with homelessness.

Family for Life: Meet Baptiste

After being in and out of foster care for 11 years, 16-year-old Baptiste is almost afraid to get his hopes up. Baptiste, who is very independent, needs a family that will give him a little grace and a little space.

PAALS celebrates International Assistance Dog Week with activities

In honor of International Assistance Dog Week, PAALS is celebrating with a week of activities throughout SC.

Shaw AFB honors the 30,000 soldiers killed in line of duty

30,000 soldiers who have paid the ultimate sacrifice were remembered during a wreath laying ceremony at Shaw Air Force Base, Friday.

Youth across SC 'Walking with Heroes' for summer break

It's a Youth Summer Program through the Dorn VA Medical Center. Organizers say it's a way to give our youth a chance to learn more about healthcare and our veterans.

SC's World War II twin veterans have grandson memorialized at Fort Jackson

Born and raised in Lexington, Thomas Caughman, was a decorated soldier at Fort Jackson who was killed in the line of duty while serving overseas.

Riverbanks Zoo announces the names of the sister lion cubs

After a week-long vote, Riverbanks Zoo and Gardens announced the names of the lion cubs after fan voting closed Thursday.

Midlands husband and wife start Facebook group to help vets with life 'After the Uniform'

A Midlands family wants to make it easier for local veterans to get the medical help they need.

SummerJam proceeds will help the Big Red Barn Retreat continue to heal SC veterans

A SummerJam Friday night at the Doko Meadows Park Amphitheatre in Blythewood is in support of the Big Red Barn Retreat and the services they provide to our local military members and veterans.

  91-year-old twins from Lexington have spent nearly every day together, including time in WWII

A unique story nearly a century in the making! A set of 91-year-old twins, born and raised in the Midlands, have spent nearly every day of their lives together - including while serving in World War II.?

The lion cubs three: Meet the newest sisters and princesses of the jungle at Riverbanks Zoo and Garden

It's really the moment we've all been waiting for.  The trio of lion cubs - born to lioness Thabisa in April, made their debut on their exhibit this week and for the first time stepped those sweet little paws in the dirt.

'It’s what we’ve trained for:' 2 Shaw AFB pilots awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross for saving 88 lives overseas

Two pilots at Shaw Air Force Base are being credited with saving 88 lives all while operating a fighter jet, thousands of feet in the air.

Family's loss turns into gain for local military, Big Red Barn Retreat

The founder of the Big Red Barn Retreat is sharing the story of how the program came to be after turning a major loss into a big gain for local military members.

Community Builder: Couple honored for dedication to troops through Patriot Guard Riders

If you've been through the Columbia Metropolitan Airport, you may have also seen the SC Patriot Guard faithful standing guard.

USC School of Law to host free veterans legal clinic

We all know veterans can face many challenges when they return home.  Among them can be financial and legal issues and legal help can be expensive to come by.

Fireflies launch campaign to help SC veterans with medical debt

Ahead of Independence Day, the Columbia Fireflies announced a campaign to retire the medical debt of veterans across South Carolina.

SC Veterans to receive free legal help at USC

Veterans living in South Carolina will soon have access to free legal services

Community Builder: 38-year educator now leading Eau Claire summer camp

Thanks to a Midlands nonprofit, 60 students in the Eau Claire neighborhood are in the middle of attending a 7-week summer camp.

A Midlands vet is thankful for an SC retreat service to treat his PTSD

National Post-Traumatic Stress Awareness Day is June 27 and one Midlands veteran says he's now able to better cope with the stress from his time of service thanks to the Big Red Barn Retreat in Blythewood.

SC native becomes Fort Jackson's 51st commanding officer

Fort Jackson has a new commanding officer at the top with the departure of Major General Pete Johnson, who departs to become deputy commanding general with U.S. Army Pacific.

$20K worth of prizes given away to wounded warriors during annual Fishing Derby

The annual Troop Appreciation Fishing Derby is an all-expenses-paid day of fun for wounded warriors across the southeast region.

U.S. Army celebrates 243rd birthday, Fort Jackson recognized for helping families

The U.S. Army is celebrating its 243rd birthday on Thursday.

The Beauty and the Brokenness: Living with PTSD

A new exhibit at Richland Library Main aims to show you "The Beauty and the Brokenness" of living with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder.

Baby gorilla watch is underway at Riverbanks Zoo!

We are officially on baby gorilla watch at Riverbanks Zoo!

Here’s your chance to help name the baby giraffe at Riverbanks Zoo!

If you've ever wanted to help name a baby, here's your chance to help. Bids for the cutie's name are open and will run through Sunday, April 29 at 6 p.m. All proceeds support giraffe conservation.

Midlands family helps raise $75K toward all-inclusive playground at Saluda Shoals Park

Saluda Shoals Park is in the midst of fundraising to build a universally inclusive playground, and one Midlands family has been the driving force behind the effort and has already raised thousands to support it.

Beyond the Banks exclusive: Out on the deck of Sea Lion Landing

Never before has a camera been out on exhibit with the animals and keepers to catch their training up-close, but in our latest Beyond the Banks

Colonial Cup brings wrap to Steeplechase year

The 46th Annual Marion du Pont Scott Colonial Cup will bring the horse racing world's focus back to Camden, South Carolina this weekend.

Sumter man's kindness going viral

A 24-year-old student of criminal justice already is making small differences every day in the lives of those in need.