Newberry Observer- RSS Feed Wed, 26 Nov 2014 00:17:29 EST 1800 Multiple wrecks — insterstate closed Eastbound NEWBERRY COUNTY — I-26 Eastbound in Newberry County has resumed normal operation after multiple accidents with multiple injuries have been cleared. Newberry County Sheriff's Office encourages everyone to drive safely as traffic is high due... Tue, 25 Nov 2014 22:15:03 EST The deception of Obamacare For those of us opposed to the concept of nationalized health care, learning the shameful way that Obamacare was forced on us was like pouring salt in an open wound. Tue, 25 Nov 2014 20:11:01 EST Students nominated for demonstrating 21st century skills NEWBERRY — Newberry Elementary School students and faculty have been working to incorporate 21st century skills into everyday living. These skills promote critical thinking, problem solving, values, collaboration, safety, and high... Tue, 25 Nov 2014 15:08:02 EST Not everyone in Europe recalls the collapse of the Berlin Wall fondly It was November 9, 1989. Tue, 25 Nov 2014 09:02:02 EST Secret Santa for Seniors kicks off Nov. 24 NEWBERRY — The fourth annual Secret Santa for Seniors kick-off and tree decorating celebration with Mayor Foster Senn and Newberry High School seniors will be held at 6 p.m. Nov. 24 at Wendy's, 2900 Main St. Mon, 24 Nov 2014 23:52:03 EST Getting in the spirit of Fall This tractor and trailer made out of hay bales complete with scarecrows “Willie Ray and Lula Mae Strawhead” was created by Dale and Sharon Cromer for the community to enjoy. They are located in the Mt. Pleasant section of Pomaria. Mon, 24 Nov 2014 23:14:02 EST Community Choir performing ‘This is Christmas’ NEWBERRY — The Newberry Community Choir will present “This is Christmas” on Dec. 5, Dec. 6 and Dec. 7 in the Newberry Elementary School Auditorium. Mon, 24 Nov 2014 17:57:02 EST Wolverines season in review WHITMIRE — Whitmire Community School's Wolverines ended their regular season with a 5-5 record, and made it to the playoffs for one game. This season saw the end of the losing streak the Wolverines had for 44 games. Mon, 24 Nov 2014 15:33:01 EST Downtown Newberry kicks off Christmas Students from Whitmire Community and Newberry Elementary School choruses sang Christmas tunes downtown as part of the city's community Christmas tree lighting Friday night. Mon, 24 Nov 2014 14:54:02 EST Piedmont Tech chooses presidential ambassadors for the year NEWBERRY — Each year, Piedmont Technical College chooses some of its best and brightest to serve as Presidential Ambassadors. These students represent the college at campus functions, provide tours and speak about their experiences to potential... Mon, 24 Nov 2014 14:49:00 EST Hospice helps patients, families focus on quality of life NEWBERRY — November is National Hospice and Palliative Care Month and hospices across the country are reaching out to raise awareness about the highest quality care for people coping with life-limiting illness. Mon, 24 Nov 2014 13:47:02 EST City officers receive promotions Chris Carter was sworn into his new position of Patrol Sergeant last Tuesday during the city police department's promotion ceremony. Mon, 24 Nov 2014 12:23:05 EST Promotions honor 5 NEWBERRY — The Newberry City Police Department held a promotional ceremony last Tuesday to honor five of its officers. Mon, 24 Nov 2014 12:21:05 EST Details of Newberry Christmas parade announced NEWBERRY — The Newberry Jaycees are sponsoring the City of Newberry Christmas Parade again this holiday season. Mon, 24 Nov 2014 11:44:05 EST Lady Rebels conclude tennis season PROSPERITY — The Mid-Carolina High School girls' tennis team has been nearly undefeated for the past two years. Mon, 24 Nov 2014 11:33:02 EST Bulldogs aim for the title WINNSBORO — Newberry High School will head to River Bluff High School on Friday to take on Dillon High School for the state championship after their 16-3 victory over Fairfield Central High School last Friday. Mon, 24 Nov 2014 11:19:01 EST NHS is championship bound NEWBERRY — A 12-year losing streak to Fairfield Central ended Friday night with Newberry High School coming out on top with a final score of 16-3 to claim the title of Division 1-AA upper state champions. Mon, 24 Nov 2014 11:02:02 EST Pretreatment ordinance passes NEWBERRY — The Newberry County Water and Sewer Authority has approved a new pretreatment ordinance that is mandated by the Department of Health and Environmental Control and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Mon, 24 Nov 2014 10:56:03 EST YMCA annual youth prayer breakfast a success NEWBERRY — For the past 22 years, the Newberry County Young Men's Christian Association has held a youth prayer breakfast for the young people in the county. Mon, 24 Nov 2014 10:46:01 EST Wolves close out season with loss in ECAC semifinals GARDEN CITY, N.Y. — The Wolves 2014 soccer season came to a heartbreaking end on Friday night as they dropped a tightly contested match to Southern Connecticut State University 2-1 in the semifinals of the East Coast Athletic Conference Division... Sun, 23 Nov 2014 22:58:10 EST