Chief Skip Holbrook joins WIS TODAY to discuss recent protests, arrests and Joshua Ruffin case

Chief Skip Holbrook joins WIS Today to give in-depth details regarding recent protests and arrests in Columbia.

  WIS TODAY: Dr. Pena-Cabana discusses mental health during COVID-19 pandemic

Project to expand SC rural broadband access may connect families this summer

  Orangeburg County church pauses in-person services after congregant tests positive for COVID-19

  Lexington crossfitters complete ‘The Murph Challenge’ for Memorial Day

  WIS TODAY: Hart Bridges, UofSC student, discusses his mask making business

SC Veterans Affairs Office participates in national #GoSilent event

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Greenville County 16-year-old now paralyzed, spreads pool safety message

  My Take: Even during a pandemic, we must remember the true meaning of Memorial Day

  First-year teachers receive book donations to help build classroom libraries

  WCAI expands utility, housing assistance to help even more families amid pandemic

  Fort Jackson officials say they have more COVID-19 recoveries than active cases


  Apply now for up to $1,500 toward rent payment through SC Housing

SC Housing has set aside $5 million to help South Carolinians facing financial hardships amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

  Gov. McMaster sits with WIS to share thoughts on COVID-19 response in SC

Despite more opportunities opening for South Carolinians to return to life as we knew it, Governor Henry McMaster is reminding everyone the fight against the pandemic is not over.

Riverbanks Zoo and Garden to reopen on Memorial Day weekend

Riverbanks Zoo and Garden has announced it will reopen May 23.

  Tragedy inspires first children’s book by son of Charleston church shooting victim

Chris Singleton lost his mom in the Emanuel AME Church shootings in Charleston in 2015. Five years later, on that exact date, Singleton will release his first children’s book.

Former Gamecock Jeffery gives back to high school alma mater by paying for senior posters

Soda City Comic Con canceled due to COVID-19 pandemic

Newberry Co. Coroner identifies man killed in single-vehicle collision

  COMET increases bus service as businesses reopen

Orangeburg officials find missing 66-year-old man after days-long search

Aiken Co. Coroner identifies man killed in collision on Pine Log Rd.

After closing to keep customers safe from COVID-19, SC shop now looking to sell as-is

As businesses reopen across the state, some shops may be re-evaluating their future.

Aiken Co. Coroner identifies man killed following single-vehicle collision

The Aiken County Coroner’s Office has identified the man who died after a single-vehicle collision.

Kroger employees to receive ‘Thank You Pay’ after ‘Hero Bonuses’ come to an end

Hourly frontline grocery, supply chain, manufacturing, pharmacy, and call center associates will be eligible.

  WIS TODAY: Aris Woodward shares ways to get kids in the kitchen

Many kids are wrapping up the school year and getting ready for summer.

  SC Evictions Resume: Families living in federally assisted, financed homes protected through July 24

Friday, May 15 a South Carolina Supreme Court order postponing evictions and foreclosures will expire. The ruling was in response to the coronavirus pandemic and the economic downfalls that have come with it.

  COVID-19 pandemic creates sellers housing market in Columbia

New listings in the Greater Columbia-Metropolitan area from April of last year to this year are down nearly 20%.

  WIS TODAY: David Dubberly discusses legal implications as businesses reopen

What kind of COVID19 liability do businesses have as they reopen?

  WIS TODAY: Latasha Taste Walker discusses resources for students

In times of crisis, we can reduce our stress and anxiety by remembering we are part of a caring community.

U.S. Dept. of Veteran Affairs provides immediate housing funding for SC veterans

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs is sending funding to South Carolina to help veterans in need amid the coronavirus pandemic.

SC native sings ‘Rainbow’ for spot on ‘The Voice’ finale, voting ends May 12

NBC’s The Voice kicked off it’s semi-finals with all nine contestants and the four coaches singing a rendition of “Everyday People” by Sly and the Family Stone to honor those working on the frontline of the COVID-19 pandemic Monday night.

  WIS TODAY: Dr. Shivani Patel explains what her dental office is doing to ensure the safety of hygienists, dentists and patients

Dr. Shivani Patel with 32dental in Columbia, took a break from patients Monday morning to speak on WIS Today about safety protocols now in place at dentist offices no re-opening.

  WIS TODAY: Dr. Anna Kathryn Burch discusses rare COVID-19 related disease that affects children

What do parents need to know about a rare COVID-19 related illness affecting children that has caused 5 deaths & up to 85 others to get sick? ‬

  While restaurants prepare to reopen dine-in services, small business are eager to get back to work

Mother’s Day and University of South Carolina graduation weekend are traditionally some of the busiest days on the calendar for Columbia restaurants.

Juvenile dies in hit-and-run crash in Robeson County

A juvenile was killed in a hit-and-run crash Friday night in Robeson County, officials said.

First Baptist Community, Harvest Hope host mobile food pantry in Sumter

The First Baptist Community Improvement Corporation is partnering with Harvest Hope to host a mobile food pantry in Sumter.

7Sunday hosts ‘For No Reason’ Facebook Live concert Friday night featuring local artists

Are you in the mood for some soulful R&B, a little Rock ‘N Roll, and maybe a little jazz? We know a place you can attend that concert from the comfort of your own house Friday night.

  WIS TODAY: John Tudor shares magic tricks and discusses changes to his business

Friday on WIS Today magician John Tudor shared some of his secrets.

  WIS TODAY: Jessica Reese weighs in on barbershops, salons reopening

How soon should barbershops & salons be allowed to reopen?

  WIS TODAY: Mike Gula discusses changes at Columbia Metropolitan Airport

If you have travel plans, Mike Gula from Columbia Metropolitan Airport has big changes you need to know about before booking your next flight.

  WIS TODAY: Laura Hewitt discusses SC hospitals and healthcare workers

Laura Hewitt from the S. C. Hospital Association stops by WIS TODAY to talk about the amazing stories they’ve seen so far and where they’re headed next. ‪

SC running community honors Ahmaud Arbery with running tribute

The running community in South Carolina joins other states across the nation in honoring Ahmaud Arbery with a running tribute on Friday, May 8.

  WIS TODAY: Mac Caldwell discusses mental health help during COVID-19 pandemic

The Covid-19 pandemic has impacted many lives and taken a toll on some people’s mental health.

  WIS TODAY: Mayor Steve Benjamin gives update on testing and help for small businesses

The City of Columbia launched a new safe haven initiative to give frontline workers ‘Peace of Mind.’

  Town of Lexington offers additional help to small businesses, lowers property taxes by 21%

The Town of Lexington is taking extra steps to support small businesses facing hardships during the coronavirus pandemic.

  WIS TODAY: Sen. Mia McLeod discuses COVID-19 town halls for the community

Questions about public health, unemployment, voting or education?

  Midlands Gives launches new virtual headquarters, lowers minimum donation amid pandemic

Tuesday, May 5 is your chance to help local nonprofits overcome the impact of COVID-19. The seventh annual Midlands Gives challenge kicks off at 6 a.m. and goes until midnight, Wednesday, May 6 but the challenge will look a lot different this year because of the pandemic.

  WIS TODAY: Terri Williams discusses MAFIA and why ‘Midlands Gives’ is important for the nonprofit

MAFIA (Make A Friend In Animals) is a non-profit in Winnsboro focused on rescuing abandoned or abused animals.

SC native sings ‘Aint No Sunshine’ for spot in the Top 9 on ‘The Voice’, voting ends May 5

The top 17 musicians on NBC’s The Voice faced off virtually Monday night. Blythewood native, CammWess is still in the running.

  Can you help us find Door Dash Bruce?

Yes, we need your help finding a gentleman we’re naming “Door Dash Bruce.” No, he’s not in trouble. Stick with me here.

  WIS TODAY: Leré Robinson discusses easy, fun & healthy recipes for kids

Fresh, fun & delicious. Health consultant Leré Robinson whips up some easy fruit recipes that are guaranteed to delight the kids.

  WIS TODAY: Dawn Staley discusses SEC special ‘For the Culture’ special airing on SEC network

What made the #1 ranked team in the country the best & set them apart from all the rest?

  WIS TODAY: Bobby Williams discusses what SC restaurants are doing to protect customers as services expand during pandemic

As restaurants expand dine-in service, what’s being done to protect customers & employees?

NFL Player, North Charleston native sponsoring food giveaway

When Fort Dorchester alum Carlos Dunlap realized he would not be able to host his annual youth football camp because of the pandemic, he decided he still wanted to give back to the community.

  Cars, bikes line up to honor 7-year-old shooting victim Knowledge Sims

Knowledge was killed Wednesday night when someone fired at least 12 rounds into his Columbia home.

  Hidden WWII letters connect family to lost loved one

With the return of those letters, laughter and loving memories have also returned home, during a time when it’s needed most.

Gov. McMaster declares Sunday statewide day of prayer

Governor Henry McMaster proclaimed Sunday, May 3, as a statewide day of prayer in South Carolina.

  ‘He was strong’: Mother mourns 7-year-old killed in shooting as community gathers for vigil

The community came together to remember a little boy who loved cars, Peppa Pig and video games.

  Veterans who need help with housing, utility bills can now apply for aid

The fund is set up through the VA's Supportive Services for Veteran Families program.

Community donates over $22K to help Veterans Café after COVID-19 forced their doors shut

Army veteran Lou Mascherino has been the owner of the Veteran’s Cafe and Grill since 2009. Since that time, it’s become a staple in the local veteran community.

  First responders help Murrells Inlet veteran celebrate his 75th birthday

A Murrells Inlet veteran got a birthday surprise he said he will remember for the rest of his life.

  North Myrtle Beach first responders do ride-by in honor of young heart transplant recipient

A young man whose story touched many hearts along the Grand Strand was honored with his own parade on Friday.

  WIS TODAY: Bernadette Morgan discusses how she keeps her students engaged during COVID-19 pandemic

A Cayce Elementary teacher continues to go all-out for her students.

  Mom, daughters learn more about COVID-19 by making homemade models of the virus

A local mom and her two daughters found a fun way to learn more about the Coronavirus.

Harvest Hope Virtual Food Drive: Help us donate 3 million meals to families in need

As the outbreak and shutdowns have progressed, the need has increased -- and so has our commitment.

West Columbia Riverwalk Park and Amphitheater scheduled to reopen on May 1

On Thursday, officials announced the West Columbia Riverwalk Park and Amphitheater will reopen on May 1.

  WIS TODAY: Doctors Anna Burch and Lauren Matthews answer questions from parents and kids about COVID-19

Dr. Anna Kathryn Burch, pediatric infectious disease pediatrician with Prisma Heath, and Dr. Lauren Matthews, a pediatrician with Lexington Medical Center, make a house call to WIS TODAY to answer questions parents & kids have about COVID-19.

  WIS TODAY: Patrice Penney discusses parenting and shares tips to help kids cope

Patrice Penney from the University of South Carolina College of Social Work visits WIS TODAY to talk about parenting that will help kids cope.

WIS TODAY: AccelerateED task force meeting to be held April 30

Thursday, State Superintendent of Education Molly Spearman announced the convening of a task force charged with studying barriers to school operations and student learning during the COVID-19 pandemic and providing recommendations on how schools and districts can best restart in the fall.

Five Points bar Group Therapy wins court battle to renew liquor license

Several people and groups -- including CPD and UofSC -- objected against the bar renewing its liquor license.

Popular bar in The Vista announces it’s closing for good

The dive bar closed in March when the governor ordered bars and restaurants to close to help fight the spread of COVID-19.

  WIS TODAY: Wanda Williams-Bailey shares details about Project HOPE

Wanda Williams-Bailey visits WIS TODAY to share details on who qualifies for Project HOPE and how to apply.

  WIS TODAY: Casey Pash discusses online resources offered by Junior Achievement of Greater SC

Junior Achievement (JA) of Greater South Carolina is just another organization that has adjusted to the covid-19 pandemic.

  WIS TODAY: Melanie Matney discusses challenges SC hospitals are facing amid the COVID-19 pandemic

Melanie Matney with the SC Hospital Association joins us to answer important questions about SC hospitals on WIS TODAY.

Child care vouchers available for essential workers

Through the federal CARES Acts, South Carolina is offering child care vouchers in order to keep essential employees at work. The state will use a portion of the $63 million provided by the federal government to fund the vouchers.

  New COVID-19 testing center available for all residents of zip code 29203

DHEC data show 29203 is in the top 10 zip codes in the state with the highest number of estimated coronavirus cases.

  WIS TODAY: Andrew Goodwin answers questions on the COVID-19 treatment trials in S.C.

MUSC Health in Charleston is one of a few health care systems across the country participating in a national hydroxychloroquine clinical trial.

WIS TODAY: Amy Holbert shares resources, tools & support for parents

Being a parent can be overwhelming at times, especially if you have concerns about your child’s growth, development, health or learning.

WIS TODAY: #HealthcareHelper super hero Jackie Taylor making masks and other materials for workers

Beginning in April, Jackie Taylor has made over 700 masks to give away.