WIS TODAY: Merrell Johnson shares resources to help manage stress

  WIS Today: Financial expert Karen Jenkins shares strategies to deal with debt

‘Messages of Hope’ spread for Wish kids; 38 S.C. wishes delayed

  Residents can now apply for benefits with SC Thrive without leaving home

  WIS Today: Columbia Chamber CEO Carl Blackstone interview on small businesses

  Coldwell Banker: Historic lows in listings make this is a good time to sell your home

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AARP SC hosts free tele-town hall focusing on financial security during COVID-19 pandemic

  S.C. Attorney General Alan Wilson discusses Stay-at-Home ordinances on ‘WIS Today’

  PBS NewsHour’s Lisa Desjardins discusses stimulus bill on ‘WIS Today’

  S.C. Teacher of the Year stops by ‘WIS Today’ on ‘Thank a Teacher Tuesday’

Midlands school districts provide free meals to students during school closures

  Columbia stay-at-home ordinance to go into effect Sunday, despite warning from attorney general

Columbia R&B Spring Fest rescheduled for August 22nd

The show is Saturday, April 25 at 7 p.m. at Colonial Life Arena.

United Way of Kershaw County requests donations to help families impacted by COVID-19

The United Way of Kershaw County is asking for donations to help those who have been impacted by the COVID-19 novel coronavirus.

  Lowcountry Strong: Dorchester County kids using chalk messages to inspire others

If you take a drive through Legend Oaks in Dorchester County you will see chalk drawings on almost every driveway and sidewalk.

  Kershaw County cancels all spring community sports

The Parks Department has also postponed all classes, activities and rentals until the end of April.

  Senior Resources providing free meals to all Richland County senior citizens during COVID-19 crisis

  Lexington small business owner offers to help others with ‘tough’ application process for federal assistance

  Clarendon County animal shelter closes to the public, nearly 100 animals still in need of care

  Richland Co. Council to receive daily briefings on the county’s response to COVID-19

  Harvest Hope in critical need of donations to feed community

  Midlands drug manufacturing company donates liters of hand sanitizer to VA Hospital

  List of stores with ‘senior shopping hours’ for customers who have higher risk of contracting coronavirus

Some stores are making significant changes amid the coronavirus pandemic, which includes creating a special shopping hour for one of the most vulnerable age groups.

  #IStayHomeFor: Hashtag encourages people to stay home to slow COVID-19 spread

Actor Kevin Bacon created the hashtag #IStayHomeFor on Twitter, asking others to share the reasons they want to slow the spread of the coronavirus.

  One SC Fund activated to help provide relief for COVID-19 pandemic

Officials have activated the One SC Fund in an effort to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic.

  Spring break in Key West: UofSC student says ‘it’s time to come home’

The coronavirus pandemic hasn’t stopped many spring breakers in Florida from trying to have a “good time.”

  Thousands of South Carolinians can now receive unemployment benefits without applying for other jobs

Applying for benefits is not easy right now because of the huge increase of people applying -- but politicians are trying to cut red tape.

  Homeless during a pandemic: The challenge to self-isolate and stay protected from COVID-19

Many throughout the community and the entire world are choosing to self-isolate as we continue to combat the spread of the coronavirus, but this can be challenging for people who don’t have a place to call home.

Coronavirus pandemic causes temporary closure of S.C. State Museum

The South Carolina State Museum will temporarily close in an effort to slow the spread of COVID-19, officials announced Tuesday.

Lexington restaurants offer 10% discount on all orders during coronavirus outbreak

Some restaurants are also starting delivery service for customers, and many offer curbside pick-up for to-go orders.

  Town of Chapin modifying services to minimize coronavirus spread

In an effort to protect citizens and minimize the spread of coronavirus, the Town of Chapin will modify some of its services until further notice.

  Harvest Hope Food Bank moves services outdoors, asks for volunteers in the midst of coronavirus spread

Harvest Hope Food Bank will be moving its emergency food pantry services outside to aid in social distancing during the coronavirus pandemic beginning March 17.

  Pedestrian hit and killed by car on I-77 identified

The crash happened on Interstate 77 on Sunday, March 15 around 6:04 a.m., near Exit 9 A/B.

Theme parks announce closures due to coronavirus

Carowinds will postpone its opening.

  Historic Columbia to postpone public programs through April 4

As part of the community’s ongoing efforts to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, Historic Columbia is taking precautionary measures by postponing public programs through April 4.

  Talk of the Town: There’s hope for those with kidney disease

Dr. Steve Rosansky will be speaking at the Brookland Foundation’s 20th Annual Community Health Fair on March 14.

S.C. Public Service Commission postpones public hearing on Palmetto Utilities

The state Public Service Commission has postponed the first of two public meetings until March 19 to address a proposed water and sewer rate hike for Palmetto Utilities customers.

Mail scam targeting Lexington County residents threatens wage garnishment, property seizure

The Lexington County Register of Deed’s Office and the Lexington County Sheriff’s Department are warning residents about a mail scam that has been targeting residents who have federal liens against their property.

Register for 5th Annual River Challenge to help veterans with PTSD

Learn more about the River Challenge and register your team today.

Richland County Coroner identifies man killed in ATV collision

The Richland County Coroner’s Office has identified the man who was killed in an ATV collision on the 900 block of Saddlewood Road

Several dogs rescued from suspected puppy mill in Belton, police say

Several dogs were rescued from a suspected puppy mill in Belton on Friday, police said.

Community host ‘Swim 1922’ event for middle school children

The women of Sigma Gamma Rho and USA Swimming will be hosting “Swim 1922 Clinic” for nearly 50 middle school children.

Coroner: 2 brothers killed, 1 other injured after early morning shooting near Longs

HORRY COUNTY, SC (WMBF) - Two people are dead and a third person is injured after an early morning shooting in Horry County.

Home Works to host ‘Love on Lexington’ home repair blitz

Home Works will be hosting a “Love on Lexington” blitz to repair the homes of Lexington County neighbors in need.

  Two members of the WIS 4 p.m. team go to ‘jail’ for a good cause

Sam Bleiweis and Madeline Cuddihy can now say they’ve been to jail.

Funeral service for unclaimed veteran to be held Friday

A funeral service with full military honors will be held for an unclaimed veteran on Friday at noon.

  Talk of the Town: One of the most romantic ballets will soon grace the stage at the Koger Center

In today's Talk of the Town, one of the most romantic ballets will be on stage soon at the Koger Center for the Arts.

BullStreet development lands new craft brewery

Iron Hill is slated to open in summer 2021.

The Citadel’s first African American barber recalls his journey at South Carolina’s military college

Thad Miller got the job, but was told he could only maintain the hair of the black cadets at The Citadel.

  Chapin woman who lost leg in boating accident walks across the court with Coach Dawn Staley

It’s been almost six months since a boating crash on Lake Murray killed one Chapin man and left members of the family with critical injuries.

  2 Dutch Fork seniors named top national scholars; National Science competition delayed due to coronavirus

Lauren Chen and Caitlin Kuncher are finalists in the Regeneron Science Talent Search. Being a finalist landed each of them $25,000.

  Lexington High School ‘Students in Action’ share mission to support St. Baldrick’s

The WIS More at 4 team had some visitors on Monday from Lexington High School.

  Hundreds gather in Sumter to remember Cpl. Andrew Gillette

Hundreds of people packed into the Sumter Civic Center Sunday afternoon to remember Corporal Andrew Gillette, the deputy shot and killed Tuesday while serving an eviction notice at a home on Thomas Sumter Highway. He leaves behind a wife, son and dozens of family members.

  Funeral held for Sumter County Deputy Cpl. Andrew Gillette

The celebration of life for Sumter County Deputy Cpl. Andrew Gillette will be held today at the Sumter County Civic Center.

  Talk of the Town: If your New Year’s nutritional goals flopped, this can help

In today's Talk of the Town, it is estimated 80% of New Year's resolutions fail by February.

Famous Budweiser Clydesdales will kick off St. Pat’s in Five Points

The festival is Saturday, March 21.

  Sumter County deputies remember Cpl. Andrew Gillette

We’re learning more about Corporal Andrew Gillette, the 37-year-old Sumter County deputy who was shot and killed yesterday while serving an eviction notice at a home along Thomas Sumter Highway.

Sumter County Sheriff releases heartfelt message about fallen officer

Sumter County Sheriff Anthony Dennis has released a heartfelt message about deputy 37-year-old Cpl. Andrew Gillette.

Daylight Saving Time 2020: Clocks will ‘spring forward’ on March 8

In less than two weeks, Daylight Saving Time will begin for 2020. At 2 a.m. on March 8, clocks will move forward an hour to 3 a.m.

  Dorn VA Medical Center held event to celebrate Black History Month

The Dorn VA Medical Center held an event to celebrate Black History Month.

  Talk of the Town: 5th annual African Arts Festival takes place on March 7th

In today’s Talk of the Town, the 5th annual African Arts Festival.

  Volunteers help students celebrate Black History Month

Volunteers from all over made their way to Bethel-Hanberry Elementary in Blythewood Monday for the school’s African American Read-In.

  Lexington County woman uses her art to help honor Faye Swetlik at Springdale Elementary

It's been two weeks since six-year-old Faye Swetlik went missing and just a few days since the Cayce community said goodbye to the Springdale Elementary School student.

Comedy legends Steve Martin and Martin Short bringing show to Columbia

Their new show, “The Funniest Show in Town at the Moment,” is the second tour the pair have gone on together.

  SC program provides support to law enforcement who worked Faye Swetlik’s case

It's been almost two weeks since 6-year-old Faye Swetlik went missing, but some of the law enforcement officers who covered her case are still processing her passing.

African Children’s Choir to perform at Bethel Worship Center

The internationally acclaimed African Children's Choir will be performing at Bethel Worship Center in Camden tonight.

Historical Marker to be unveiled on Henderson Street

A Historical Marker to highlight African American residences, as well as a successful barber, will be unveiled today.

  #RocksForFaye: People across the world keep Faye Swetlik’s memory alive

Thousands of people from across the world are working to keep Faye Swetlik’s memory alive by painting kindness rocks in her honor.

  Community trying to heal after the loss of Faye Swetlik

The pews were packed at the Trinity Baptist Church, to say goodbye to the bubbly Faye Swetlik.

  Cayce community celebrates life of 6-year-old Faye Swetlik

On Friday night people from the Cayce community and far beyond came together to honor the life of 6-year-old Faye Marie Swetlik.

Public memorial service held of Faye Marie Swetlik

Faye’s family wants everyone to wear bright colors, especially pink and purple, to honor Faye’s bright and bubbly spirit.

$25k per year for life winning lottery ticket sold in Goose Creek

South Carolina Lottery officials say a winning ticket worth $25,000 per year for life was recently purchased in Goose Creek.

  WIS-TV is Media Sponsor of 2020 Midlands Heart Ball

WIS-TV evening anchor Alicia Barnes and sunrise anchor Kamie Roesler will be the MCs at Friday’s Midlands Heart Ball. Under the Sea is the theme as the American Heart Association celebrates its 30th year of the event.

  Ahead of Faye Swetlik’s memorial service, children clean #RocksforFaye for weekend event

Hundreds are expected to gather to celebrate the life of six-year-old, Faye Swetlik, Feb. 21. The public memorial service is happening at Trinity Baptist Church in Cayce Friday evening.

Friends gather to honor Upstate WWII veteran for his 98th birthday

He was also recognized at the South Carolina Statehouse by the House of Representatives for his service.

  PUPDATE: Popping balloons, playing with Furbies, and adventuring to the magical land of Publix

This update is sure to give you “paws.” Puppy paws, that is.

  WWII veteran carried to seat at Trump rally in Phoenix

Trump supporters held up Ervin Julian, a 100-year-old World War II veteran, and carried to him to his seat.

Celebrate National Love Your Pet Day by getting your four-legged friend on TV!

Thursday, Feb. 20 is National Love Your Pet Day.

  Trinity Baptist Church aims to help children, community heal with Faye Swetlik Remembrance Service

Church leaders said they hope to make the event as geared toward children as possible, to help little ones deal with grief.

#RocksForFaye: Free community art event dedicated to keeping Faye Swetlik’s memory alive

Art Smart Academy in Irmo is hosting a free art event in order to keep the memory of Faye Swetlik alive, not only in South Carolina but across the world.