Dual enrollment lets teens jump start college GREENWOOD/NEWBERRY — While college affordability and increasing tuition rates continue to get headlines across the country, families in Piedmont Technical College’s service area have been taking advantage of one of the best deals in higher education for more than 10 years.
PTC’s dual enrollment program, which allows high school students to earn college credit while still in high school, has grown significantly over the last several years. I...
Spring berries beginning to bear fruit Spring signals the beginning of the gardening season. And the first real crop to appear on the scene is a favorite of lots of people: strawberries. There are berry farms in our area that are currently in full production and others that are just getting ready for their season to start. All those who enjoy strawberries have plenty to look forward to this year.
The aroma of those deep red berries is hard to resist for anyone who is a fan of th...
Rhonda Matthews Clemson University Food Safety and Nutrition EducatorThe Newberry Observer
Jail Log The following persons were booked into the Newberry County Detention Center. They are all innocent until proven guilty.
S.C. Highway Patrol
Daniel Robert Walck, 37, driving under the influence.
Evonne Tobe Williams, 57, driving under the influence, open container of beer or wine in motor vehicle.
James Daniel Bradley, 32, open container of beer or wine in motor vehicle.
Danielle Shiffert Bradley, 28, open container of beer or ...
Newberry highlighting foster care for May NEWBERRY — Newberry Mayor Foster Senn has signed a proclamation proclaiming May as Foster Care Awareness month in Newberry.
This gives the thousands of children involved in foster care a voice, heightens the need that is always present for more foster parents to become resource parents, advocates, volunteers and a voice for youth and children involved in foster care.
The S.C. Youth Advocate Program is a South Carolina provider of foster c...
Career Center students win in Skills USA NEWBERRY COUNTY — Six Mid-Carolina High School and Newberry High School students competed and placed in a Skills USA competition held April 11-13 in Greenville at the TD Convention Center.
The students participated in the contest in a variety of events including construction, HVAC, public safety, welding and the arts.
Students from Mid-Carolina who placed were Joe Bedenbaugh, Zachary Branch, Adam Stefanini, Caitlin Bullard and Chase Waite...
Natalie Netzel Staff WriterThe Newberry Observer
Piedmont Tech expands computer degrees to Newberry NEWBERRY — Piedmont Technical College has long prepared technicians to work in the continually advancing field of computer technology. Now, the college is expanding its degree offerings in Newberry with the addition of the information technology concentration.
“We conducted a survey in Newberry and the computer technology field was high on the list of programs that was of interest to the residents,” said Lesley Price, department head of Inf...
York competes in state pageant PROSPERITY — Kylie York from Prosperity is the S.C. Cameo State Royalty queen, which is a sister pageant to the South Carolina Cinderella.
York’s parents are Tina and Ken York and she plans to make appearances, help out at events and is a supporter to her sister queen with the organization, Stomp Out Bullying.
The S.C. Cameo system encourages and promotes leadership, confidence, poise and character as well as recognizing personal achievem...
Governmental Association learns the answers to challenging questions NEWBERRY — The Newberry County Governmental Association held its annual meeting Monday. The town of Prosperity hosted the meeting this year at Dee’s restaurant. The social gathering began at 6:30 p.m., with the meeting starting at 7 p.m.
Each year at the meeting, the different municipalities get together and discuss ways to better the community as a whole. The speaker for the night was Scott Slatton, Legislative and Public Policy Advocate w...
Elyssa Parnell Staff WriterThe Newberry Observer
Dewey Earwood inducted into karate hall of fame NEWBERRY — Sensei Dewey Earwood, owner of Earwood’s Karate in Prosperity, was recently inducted into two karate halls of fame.
In March, Earwood was inducted to the Amerikick International Hall of Fame in Philadelphia, Pa. In April, he was inducted into the Ocean State Internationals in Providence, R.I. In total, Earwood has been inducted into 11 Halls of Fame throughout the United States.
Earwood is a Certified 10th Degree Black Belt in ...
Sims keeps looking forward, maintains positive attitude WHITMIRE — Antonio Sims will tell you it’s never too late for a second chance.
The Whitmire native excelled in high school. He was a good student and an active athlete. But in his senior year, he discovered he was a half credit short of being eligible to participate in athletics that year. He said he lost interest and eventually dropped out.
“I let that get in the way,” said Sims. “Instead of thinking academically, I was thinking about sp...
PTC instant admissions begins Thursday NEWBERRY — Piedmont Technical College will once again offer Instant Admissions Days this summer to make enrolling in college easy.
Instant Admissions Days will be Thursday for summer and fall registration. Other Instant Admissions Days will be June 27, July 18 and Aug. 1 for students interested in enrolling for fall. Admissions and financial aid counselors will be on hand to help students through the entire enrollment process in just one da...
Newberry College Jazz Big Band to present graduation concert NEWBERRY — The Newberry College Jazz Big Band will perform its final concert of the season at 2 p.m. May 3 in West Memorial Recital Hall in the Alumni Music Center on the Newberry College Campus.
During the graduation concert, the band will recognize all the senior members of the ensemble plus the graduating class as a whole. This particular concert also gives local jazz lovers a final opportunity to hear the band that recently thrilled aud...
Small town girl sets her sight on world of fashion PROSPERITY — The inscription inside Kayla Dewelt’s eyewear frames are inscribed in Chinese, adding one of many unique touches to her eyewear line.
“I wanted to be different,” said Dewelt in one of her favorite places — by the lakeside of Dreher Island.
Dewelt has her own line of eyewear that she designs. Her brand is KSDewelt and she also has a boutique, At First Sight Optical, tentatively located in Irmo.
Dewelt is a Prosperity native ...
Natalie Netzel Staff WriterThe Newberry Observer
10 chosen for Palmetto Girls State NEWBERRY COUNTY — Ten girls from across the county have been selected for the Palmetto Girls State to take place in June.
The American Legion Auxiliary Unit 24 announced the delegates and alternates from the local high schools to the 67th Palmetto Girls State Program. The 2013 Palmetto Girls State will be held June 9 through June 15 at Presbyterian College in Clinton.
Selected to attend this year are:
Mid-Carolina High: Mariah Reisman, ...
Mid-Carolina band performs in festival The SCBDA concert festival event is the formative annual assessment of instrumental music programs in South Carolina. Mid-Carolina High School chose music literature that demonstrates various fundamental performance standards. The grade level of literature is a benchmark. The evaluation is similar to standardized tests or end of course exams given in other school courses. A national standard of performance is applied to the program because of...