Third-generation family business continues tradition at SC State Fair

  North Carolina woman dies in Aiken car crash, highway patrol investigating

‘Shark Tank’ investor Mark Cuban reportedly donates $50k to Grand Strand domestic violence center

  This Columbia man’s solo holiday photoshoot is everything you need to see

  How Healthy Learners gives children a reason to smile

  Service Dog Winston takes on the SC State Fair

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  Annual Healthy Learners golf tournament to benefit children in need

  Child survives choking after days in hospital, parents stress importance of CPR training

  Midlands WWII veteran set to celebrate 100th birthday reflects on D-Day invasion

  Water restored to residents after water main break near Trenholm Rd

  Talk of the Town: Dr. Wendy King discusses wellness for dogs

AARP to introduce 2 transportation programs aimed to help Columbia residents

  Dealing with trauma and post-traumatic stress after the perceived threat at SC State Fair

A teenager was charged in connection with a fight at the South Carolina State Fair that led to reports of a shooting and mass panic, but Richland County Sheriff’s Department deputies told WIS there was no shooting at the fair on Saturday night.

  SC fair officials to review emergency plan following stampede Saturday night

Popular videos circling social media left many people concerned about their safety after false reports of shots fired prompted thousands of people to frantically ran out of the South Carolina State Fair Saturday night.

  Friends remember Lexington County couple killed in motorcycle crash with deer

Friends and family are remembering a beloved Lexington County couple who died from injuries after their motorcycle collided with a deer last week.

Highway Patrol investigating I-26 crash that left 1 dead, 3 injured

Highway Patrol is investigating a fatal crash that occurred this morning on I-26 near mile marker 159.

  Hundreds attend walk against domestic violence in Sumter

  A fabulous conversation, that’s what’s ‘On the Table’ on October 22nd

  Going to the State Fair this Weekend? Here’s how to avoid possible parking scams

  Longtime employees among those who make the SC State Fair special

  ‘Father figure’ killed in Columbia house fire remembered by neighbor

  Community Builder: Red Cross VolunTeens surprise their leader

  CFD visits Epworth Childcare Center as part of SC Fire Preventon Week

Members of the Columbia Fire Department paid a visit to the Epworth Early Intervention Childcare Center on Wednesday as part of Fire Prevention Week in South Carolina.

  There’s purr-anormal activity in Rosewood, and by that we mean very cute adoptable kittens

There’s purr-anormal activity in Columbia’s Rosewood neighborhood. And it’s anything but scary.

  Domestic violence victim calls surge at Sumter YWCA after Sharee Bradley’s death

It’s been more than two months since police found the body of Sharee Bradley in her home at Lantana Apartments.

  Family of fallen Lexington Firefighter reminds citizens of Move Over Law

It was an emotional day in Lexington County as hundreds attended a visitation for fallen Firefighter Paul Quattlebaum.

  South Carolina’s only electronic detection K-9 ‘sniffing out’ crime

Queue was placed with the Greenville County Sheriff’s Office last November.

  ‘Died doing what he loved’: Family remembers fallen Lexington County Firefighter

The family of Paul Quattlebaum, the Lexington County Fire Service firefighter who died Friday shares their emotions after losing their loved one in the line of duty.

  History made by South Carolina man after joining American Legion Auxiliary

American Legion Auxiliary members met for their fall conference in downtown Columbia Saturday and also celebrated their first male member in the state of South Carolina.

  Procession held for fallen Lexington County Firefighter

Saturday, community members in Lexington gathered to honor and remember Paul Quattlebaum, the Lexington County Fire Service firefighter who died Friday in the line of duty.

  WWII vessel USS Columbia, sailors who served on it honored in annual ceremony

The USS Columbia sailed the Pacific during WWII and was nicknamed the “Gem of the Ocean.”

‘Ocean Boulevard’ short film premieres in Columbia, illustrates opioid epidemic in Horry County

The Ocean Boulevard short film will premiere in Columbia with a live question and answer segment at the AMC theathers at Dutch Squrare Mall October 19 from 7 p.m to 8:30 pm.

  Service-dog-in-training, Winston, trains ahead of Halloween to not react to costumes

At WIS-TV it is ‘the year of the veteran’, and for more than a year now, we have been checking in with our service-dog-in-training Winston.

  WIS anchor Judi Gatson named 2019 Military Advocate of the Year Columbia Chamber of Commerce gala

On Thursday night, WIS anchor Judi Gatson was honored at the Columbia Chamber of Commerce’s 117th annual gala.

  BEYOND THE BANKS: Riverbanks Zoo releases 3rd sea turtle back into the wild as part of broader conservation effort with SCDNR

On Thursday, Riverbanks Zoo said a bittersweet goodbye to its third turtle, Cheli.

  Annual Mayor’s Walk Against Domestic Violence coming Oct. 5

Before the walk, an information fair and rally provide information on available services and resources for victims in the community.

  Council votes to stop payments to team managing penny tax ahead of transition to new team

The move is meant to “save the taxpayers millions of dollars and improve oversight,” county officials said.

  Family, friends honor victims of domestic violence at the State House for Silent Witness Ceremony

Tuesday morning, 7-year-old Darriyana honored her mother Ashley Blackmon on the steps of the South Carolina State House.

  Legendary hip-hop duo Salt-N-Pepa to headline Famously Hot New Year concert

This year, Salt-N-Pepa will headline the Famously Hot New Year which takes place in downtown Columbia.

  “People with disabilities can work and they want to work” - Hire Me SC Employer Summit is Wednesday

The annual Hire Me SC Employer Summit is Wednesday at the Palmetto Club in downtown Columbia, and it’s no coincident that this event is held in October each year.

WIS partners with Harvest Hope Food Bank for Year of the Veteran Food Drive

Donations should be dropped off at participating Rush's locations on Monday, Sept. 30.

  Midlands birthday girl asks for non-perishable food to donate instead of presents

For most 10-year-olds, the peak of celebrating a birthday is sparked by the excitement of opening presents.

  ‘I will never stop searching:’ Family continues to search for missing Branchville man

The family of an Orangeburg County man who has been missing for almost a year now, held a march and balloon release in his honor Saturday afternoon.

  Richland County Coroner’s Office, Century Glass team up to replace window of elderly victim of gun violence

An elderly woman who lives in a Columbia neighborhood received some unexpected help Thursday after she became the victim of gun violence.

  BEYOND THE BANKS: Riverbanks’ last elephant gears up for big move, zoo officials announce what’s next for the exhibit

Zookeepers are working with the zoo’s remaining African elephant, 38-year-old Belle, to get her ready for a big move.

  eLearning in SC: After test run this week, Lexington Two students are ready to learn from home even when school is closed

Lexington School District Two is gearing up for its first eLearning makeup day after classes were canceled due to Hurricane Dorian in September. Lexington Two is now one of 15 school districts statewide to be selected for the eLearning program.

  Impact opioid crisis has had on EMS, first responders and child welfare system in SC

On any given day in the Palmetto State, Naloxone or Narcan is used to save someone's life.

  A Midlands sixth-grader was forced to sit alone at lunch, school resource officer made sure it was the last time.

A Midlands sixth grader is praising the efforts of her school resource officer and using what she learned to brighten the spirits of her fellow classmates.

  Community Builder: Nourishment for the soul is a touchdown at Lower Richland High School

One couple who has roots at Lower Richland High School has made it their mission to feed the school’s football team before every game.

  Officials crack down on West Columbia litterbugs after more than 4000 lbs of trash cleaned up on Hwy 1

When it comes to litter in West Columbia, Mayor Bobby Horton says things have gotten out of hand.

  ‘There are no words in the English language that can describe this terrible hollow feeling’: Father reflects on overdose death of son

Hunting and college football just aren't the same anymore for Bruce Loveless and his family.

  Irmo Okra Strut Commission says financial woes now behind them ahead of 46th annual festival, Friday

Tuesday, those on the Irmo Okra Strut Commission will get together for one of their last meetings before this year’s big event. Now in its 46th year, the Irmo Okra Strut kicks off Friday at Irmo Community Park.

  Free home cleaning service for women with breast cancer now open to all cancer patients

Cleaning for a Reason has helped more than 35,000 cancer patients since launching in 2006.

Community honors Dr. Emily England Clyburn at celebration of life

The Columbia community is honoring the life of Dr. Emily England Clyburn at a celebration of life at Brookland Baptist Church in West Columbia at 5 p.m.

  Tunnel to Towers remembers ultimate sacrifice by first responders and military

The money raised goes to amazing causes.

  Set in stone: Columbia 9/11 memorial honors first responders

It’s more than a monument. The sculptor calls the creation a bridge for generations.

Columbia teacher starts ‘positivi-tees’ movement at elementary school

The Rice Creek Elementary teacher said she's noticed a change in her classroom and in the school in general.

  SC politicians react to the passing of Dr. Emily England Clyburn

The wife of House Majority Whip Jim Clyburn leaves a legacy of empowerment and dedication to civil rights and education.

  How to train and prevent common injuries ahead of the Tunnel to Towers South Carolina 5K event

If you’re not a frequent runner who is taking part in the Tunnel to Towers race, Dr. Justin Knight wants to remind those running to know their limits to prevent common injuries when training for a race.

  Allen University campus police chief answers questions after shooting

Parents and students have been calling and emailing into the WIS newsroom about the lack of communication from the school following that shooting Sunday night.

  Team RWB Columbia captain gears up for annual Tunnel to Towers race, honoring first responders

The annual Tunnel to Towers 5K Run and Walk kicks off Friday in honor of a New York City firefighter who lost his life on September 11, 2001.

  Chapin men coordinate, fly supplies to Bahamas following catastrophic Hurricane Dorian

Two Chapin men are working together to bring relief aid to the people of the Bahamas, two and a half weeks after Hurricane Dorian ravaged Grand Bahama and Great Abaco Island.

Foundation receives $490k grant to restore civil rights era hotel in the Lowcountry

A local foundation has received $490,000 to restore a civil rights era hotel in the Lowcountry.

  Parents and students looking for answers after alleged shooting at Allen University

Students and parents from Allen University in downtown Columbia have been calling the WIS newsroom to report an alleged shooting.

  Midlands surgeon reflects on service with U.S. Army

Our military and first responders right here in the Midlands and across South Carolina continue to make the supreme sacrifice of life and limb for our country, including one surgeon at Lexington Medical Center.

  Get free car seat safety check in Lexington during Child Passenger Safety Week

Qualified officers will check that car seats are properly installed, in good shape and not under a recall.

Midlands expert says respiratory illness linked to vaping could be caused by ‘tainted products’

Some changes may be on the way to the US vaping industry, and experts say, that’s largely because of two things…

Red cross assisting family after car runs into home on North Main Street

The Red Cross is assisting a family after a car crashed into their home just before midnight.

  Lexington officials say water safe despite complaints of unusual smell, taste

Lexington officials say the issue is not a health concern and that steps are being taken to fix it.

  Columbia businessman, political activist Joseph Azar dies at 67

The Columbia Community is mourning the loss of a well-known political activist.

UofSC: A’ja Wilson statue to go up outside Colonial Life Arena before 2020 basketball season

Wilson made school history for the most career points, blocked shots, made free throws and free throw attempts.

Officials expect to break ground on Fisher House in 2020

Construction will begin next year on a new place for military families to stay while their loved ones receive medical care in Columbia.

UofSC Alumni Center hosts Columbia Veterans Job Fair

Disabled American Veterans (DAV) and RecruitMilitary will host the Columbia Veterans Job Fair on Sept. 19 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the UofSC Alumni Center.

  “I put it in my mouth and pulled the trigger, but...God had another plan,” Midlands vet tells story of attempted suicide to raise awareness

The inaugural Steps & Strides Against Veteran Suicide Walk is happening Monday morning. It will begin at the Columbia Vet Center on Richland Street.

Lexington Medical Center to host Women’s Night Out in October

The annual event honors breast cancer survivors and their families.

Tunnel to Towers 5K will honor heroes lost on 9/11

Run, walk and honor our heroes!

‘Ding dong!’ Hilarious kid follows instructions when doorbell is broken

Robbins says she has a note up on her front door that says, “Yell ding dong real loud.”

Free flu shots available soon for some families in the Midlands

Families who live in Richland, Lexington and Sumter counties can take advantage.

State lawmakers to tour Veranda and discuss affordable housing in SC

A House committee within the South Carolina Legislature will tour the Veranda at North Main, an affordable housing complex available through SC Housing, 10 a.m. Thursday.

  Warrior PATHH helping combat veterans overcome PTSD, headed to the Midlands

There’s a new program headed to the Midlands designed to help combat veterans overcome post-traumatic stress. Warrior PATHH stands for progressive, alternative training for healing heroes.