Job fair to be held in Fairfield County on Wednesday

The job fair will take place from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at three different locations in Fairfield County.

  Furry Friends Fridays: Meet Goliath

Pawmetto Lifeline hosts emergency dog adoption special to save dogs from local kill shelters

Soldier who’s been deployed for 13 months surprises mom at N.C. restaurant

Colony Apartment community to receive free Wi-Fi following generous donation from Charlamagne Tha God

Elton John postpones ‘Farewell Yellow Brick Road’ tour stop in Columbia to 2022

  Community honors Faye Swetlik seven months after her tragic death

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  UofSC student awarded Gray Television Media Fellows Scholarship

  Mother of Faye Swetlik speaks to WIS for first time ahead of park ceremony Tuesday

  Mother requests flowers at site of DUI crash that killed her son who would have turned 25, Monday

Midlands woman celebrated with parade for her 100th birthday

  Newberry Electric crew headed to AL to help with more than 77,000 customers without power

  Furry Friends Fridays: Meet Bonita

Big Red Barn Retreat Center hosts 3rd annual Summer Jam Concert

Organizers say that the impact from this year’s concert focuses on veterans in the community.

  S.C. man looking to help family of child who died at Folly Beach

The family of Ian Hernandez held a vigil for the 6-year-old boy Wednesday night. Hernandez was killed after getting caught in a rip current off Folly Beach on Sunday.The boy was pulled from the water by one of several people who jumped in to try and save him.

  SC Red Cross volunteers out West encourages more people to help: ‘It certainly gives you a big sense of purpose’.

There are 36 South Carolinians currently volunteering with the Red Cross in the Gulf to support Hurricane Laura recovery efforts, and out West in response to the wildfires

  Midlands 7th grader donates time, love to local animal shelter

Her love of animals spurred her to find a creative way to get some of her friends & fellow students involved with giving back so she decided to do a linen drive.

  ‘Wall of Remembrance’ unveiled at 9/11 ceremony honoring fallen service members, first responders

South Carolina native receives Medal of Honor from President Trump

9/11 Remembrance Foundation hosts ‘Morning of Remembrance’ ceremony, ‘Wall of Remembrance’ to be unveiled

  New Wall of Remembrance to be unveiled during 10th annual Midlands 9/11 ceremony

  ‘Awakening Blast of the Shofar’ event to be held on State House steps, pushing for country to return to biblical roots

  Furry Friends Fridays: Meet Duke

  4-year-old Concord girl rings victory bell after spending months in hospital for cancer treatment

A 4-year-old Concord girl is home after spending 140 days in the hospital for cancer treatments.

Springdale Police to hold dedication ceremony in memory of Faye Swetlik at playground

Those of the public who wish to attend the ceremony are asked to wear bright colors, as fay loved all colors and enjoyed dressing up.

  8-year-old afraid of law enforcement forms unexpected friendship with Kershaw County deputy

Williamson said was determined to change that fear and with the help of one Kershaw County deputy, she did just that.

Landlords argue eviction ban is not the best way forward

Landlords can no longer evict people for failing to pay rent if their tenant was impacted by the coronavirus. That comes as welcome news for people like Pamela Martin, who did not know about the moratorium on evictions until today.

  Furry Friends Fridays: Meet Daffodil

She loves attention, affection, toys and treats!

  Community battles to keep public park after Richland Co. Recreation Commission makes changes

Residents along with former Richland Recreation Commissioners Helen Bradley and Rev. Charles Epps are fighting to keep a facility they helped build for the community.

Anderson community pays tribute to ‘hometown’ hero Chadwick Boseman

Boseman was born and raised in Anderson and would continuously give back to the community throughout his illustrious career.

SC Education Lottery Claims Center closes following staff member’s possible exposure to coronavirus

All lottery employees working at the Claims Center will be monitored and will voluntarily quarantine, per CDC guidelines.

James Brown’s daughter will speak at Chadwick Boseman tribute in Anderson, officials say

Boseman portrayed the “Godfather of Soul” in the film “Get on Up” in 2014.

Richland Co. Democratic Party to hold food drive, voter registration event on Labor Day

The event will feature a non-perishable food drive, voter registration, absentee voting information, and a chance for voters to meet local candidates running for office.

  100th birthday celebration held for Montgomery WWII veteran

A special celebration was held for a local World War II veteran Wednesday.

Columbia wins ‘coolest up-and-coming city’ reader’s choice award

The capital city has officially been named the “Coolest Up-and-Coming City” by Hemisphere Magazine’s inaugural Reacher’s Choice Award.

West Columbia City Council extends mask ordinance

This ordinance will expire on Nov. 1.

  Neighbors help West Columbia man with Down Syndrome celebrate 34th birthday

Neighbors and friends came together Tuesday to help him celebrate his 34th birthday with a drive-thru birthday party.

SCDNR to hold courtesy boat inspections at 4 Midlands locations ahead of Labor Day weekend

SCDNR will hold courtesy boat inspections at 15 different sites ahead of Labor Day Weekend

  Sept. 1 declared as Hester Ford Day in Mecklenburg Co. in honor of oldest living American

County commissioners have officially declared September 1 as Hester Ford day in Mecklenburg County.

  Protesters learn of CPD officer’s firing during demonstration calling for his termination

After complaints about the incident from Saturday night, the officer was initially suspended.

Upstate woman celebrates 105th birthday

Mrs. Lake White is a bright light to everyone she knows.

‘We want to make a statement on our campus’: UofSC student-athletes call for social justice amid recent events

Muschamp says that the reason for this discussion is to make a statement on campus, not only showing that they are against police brutality but to demonstrate leadership as well.

  ‘Wakanda Forever’: S.C. boy honors memory of Chadwick Boseman in viral photo

His enthusiasm has now taken him viral across social media platforms.

14 SC Co-op crews being sent to Louisiana to help restore power following Hurricane Laura

Each of the 14 construction crews are made up of 4-5 co-op employees.

  ‘Dog and Cat Blues’: Newberry Co. man writes catchy COVID song about pets

One local man says he’s knows this all too well and he’s coping with his guitar.

  Furry Friends Fridays: Meet Phyllis

While Phyllis’s outcome is somewhat unknown, one thing is for certain – Phyllis lives life to the fullest!

  WIS Back-to-school special: COVID and the Classroom

The entire WIS news team went to districts throughout the Midlands -- talking with superintendents, school nurses, teachers and parents to give you a glimpse at the “new normal.”

  Rick Henry shares positive update after prostate surgery

He decided to share his story to encourage other men to get regular health screenings.

2020 Okra Strut canceled due to COVID-19 concerns, budget

According to town officials, the festival has been canceled this year due to COVID-19 concerns.

National Dog Day: Some pawsitive news!

Dogs bring us joy and comfort when we need it most.

SC native helps develop new French toast flavored Girl Scout cookie

Toast-Yay! cookies are French toast inspired and dipped in icing and will be nationally recognized beginning January 2021.

  Churches consider offering eLearning support for parents who can’t stay home for virtual instruction

The South Carolina Baptist Convention has put out a call to all of its more than 2,000 churches to consider providing these services, if possible, as a way to support their communities.

  Former Gamecock athletes urge UofSC leaders to rename Strom Thurmond Fitness Center

Thurmond was the longest-serving Republican in U.S. Senate history. He opposed integration and civil rights over his career.

Unique, new restaurant in Myrtle Beach expected to be ‘dino-mite’

The Dinoland Café announced on Friday that it will be opening its doors at 3 p.m. Monday at its location at 1012 South Kings Highway.

  Furry Friends Fridays: Meet Petunia

She LOVES attention and wants to be petted all day.

SC has tracked down almost all 16,000 students who were unaccounted for during pandemic

Fewer than 1,000 students remain accounted for as of August 19.

Riverbanks Zoo welcomes two rhinos to brand new habitat

Visitors can help save the threatened species.

  WIS Sports Anchor Rick Henry chooses faith over fear as he faces prostate cancer

Rick hopes sharing his story will encourage many men to take better care of their health.

  Furry Friends Fridays: Meet Angus the kitten

He is cute, playful, well-mannered and in need of a good home!

  As bills mount, daughter of veteran frustrated with state VA nursing home system

The daughter of a South Carolina veteran said she’s in the process of organizing an estate sale of her father’s belongings to help pay for the costs.

Columbia Animal Services to host ‘Clear the Shelters’ adoption event on Friday

The event will take place from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on August 14.

Drive-in movie series coming to River Bluff High School parking lot

The Town of Lexington is hosting a free “drive-up” movie series that is 80s themed!

COMMENTARY: The example we set for our kids is long lasting and not without consequence

National Sons and Daughters Day is August 11th. Each day, each hour, each minute, those of us who are parents are challenged to juggle the stress of life and the responsibility to raise our kids the best we know how.

Free meals for children available from Columbia Parks and Recreation Aug. 10 to 28

Parks and Rec said it wanted to provide some help for families as they get ready to go back to school.

King Fore a Day to host veteran golf tournament on Sept. 14

Organizers say the goal of the event is to bring awareness to the struggles that some veterans and service members deal with on a day to day basis.

MUSC infectious disease expert leads talk on children returning to school

MUSC Children’s Health hosted a webinar Friday morning to answer some parents’ biggest questions about COVID-19 and sending children back to school during the pandemic.

  Councilman Calvin ‘Chip’ Jackson has passed away

The Richland County councilman had a long career in public service, education and higher education.

Free COVID-19 tests available in Columbia at DHEC mobile testing clinic

Testing will happen from 8 a.m. to noon on 10 different days during August.

SC Tax Free Weekend to be held August 7-9

A variety of back-to-school essentials are exempt from the state’s 6% sales tax and any applicable local taxes.

Famously Hot New Year organizers say celebration will likely be virtual due to COVID-19

Organizers say they've spent several months weighing the risks associated with a large in-person event.

  Only slight improvement in available child care, organizations can now apply to temporarily fill that need

In early April, DSS announced more than 50% of all licensed child care facilities in South Carolina had closed.

  S.C. Aquarium releases its 300th rehabilitated sea turtle back into the ocean

The South Carolina Aquarium will release six Kemp’s ridley sea turtles Wednesday morning, marking its 300th release of rehabilitated turtles.

  US Army’s Black Daggers parachute team thanks SC health care workers

They did a parachute demonstration into Lexington Medical Center’s campus as part of the Army’s salute to health care workers in light of the COVID-19 pandemic.

  13-year-old boy saves money, donates over 300 backpacks to community

On Tuesday, Jaylin Clyburn held his second backpack and school supply drive. He also had one on Saturday. Jaylin says he wanted to make sure every kid’s hand was filled with a backpack.

Rosewood community creates a petition for Black Lives Matter mural

Ideas for the project began last month and it was decided that colors and themes representing the LGBTQ community would be featured as well in the mural.

  SC soldier who finished degree while serving overseas comes home to a big surprise

Specialist Douglas Long received a special welcome from his family and the president of Midlands Technical College at the Columbia Metropolitan Airport today after stepping off the plane.

  WIS partners with American Red Cross to host blood drive Aug. 6

There will be five locations across the Midlands where you can donate blood during the event.

  First-ever Drive-Through SC State Fair to be held in October

Patrons will be able to see some of the exhibits, view the animals, and order food from the comfort and safety of their vehicle at this year's Drive-Through SC State Fair.

  Local children put on their own WIS newscast

Kalhan Rutherford, 10, and her 8-year-old brother Luke love to put on their daily newscasts.

  SC officials warn of possibly harmful seed packages in your mail

Do not plant the seeds and do not throw them away, officials warn.

SCDEW announces 6-week extension of unemployment benefits

The South Carolina Department of Employment and Workforce said the state will now offer an additional six weeks of benefits for unemployed South Carolinians.