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Infinity School holds Wright stuff for teen

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NEWBERRY — Newberry’s Mark Wright navigated some rough waters as he completed his final year of high school.Thanks to the intervention of his father, Anthony Wright, and the teachers at the Newberry County School District’s Infinity School, especially Director and educator Tonya Jeter, Mark said he was able to return to making positive life decisions and turn his circumstances around.Until his senior year Wright was a leader on campus at Mid-Carolina High School.A three-year ROTC member, he rose to the rank of Cadet Captain and company commander to Bravo Company.“I was a JROC officer and I really liked it,” he said. “JROTC was my favorite class.”

 

Newberry Opera House seeks volunteers

NEWBERRY — Volunteers at the Newberry Opera House have given over 225,000 hours to the Opera House since it reopened in 1998 and that donated time has saved the Opera House more than $1.6 million.Heather Hawkins, box office manager for the Opera House, said more of those volunteers — who are known as Ambassadors — are needed with the upcoming season gearing up in September.With 100,000 visitors a year and over 200 events and performances, Hawkins said t...

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Aughtry’s new chapter involves volunteering

NEWBERRY — Shirley Aughtry turned her love of people and Newberry into a job by working as an ambassador for the Newberry Opera House (NOH).Since retiring from Packaging Corporation of America, Aughtry has spent the past two years volunteering at the Opera House, ushering and giving tours to visitors.Just shy of two years ago, Aughtry said a friend of hers that also works at NOH called to tell her about the volunteer opportunities.She stopped in, went th...

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Medical, educational, spiritual benefits supplied to Haiti thanks to mission

PORT AU PRINCE, HAITI — On Saturday, June 21, Dr. Mike and Karin White, their daughters Leanna and Lauren, Rachel and Levi Hoover (Clewiston, Fla.) and Brother Tom Dorsey traveled to Port-Au-Prince, Haiti to do medical mission work.The trip is a medical mission outreach Missions of Love for Haiti, a local non-profit organization.The $5000 raised during a walk-a-thon this spring combined with medical donations from area opthamologists and pharmacies as well as indiv...

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Grant awarded to improve Newberry community

NEWBERRY — The City of Newberry was awarded $706,863 for West End Mill Village water and sewer upgrades due to a Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program.Communities across the state are slated to benefit from public improvement projects supported by nearly $13.3 million in funds from the program. The South Carolina Department of Commerce is awarding CDBG funds to 24 local municipalities, including Newberry, which represent 12,591 residents for various projects.

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House fire on Gulf Street Tuesday

NEWBERRY — The City of Newberry Fire Department responded to a structure fire Tuesday morning at 1634 Gulf Street.According to Fire Chief Keith Minick, it appeared to be a kitchen fire, but more information was not available at time of publication. Minick said the crews were able to contain the fire to the back of the house, which was in the kitchen.The family escaped safely, Minick said, but two animals were unable to get out. One firefighter was taken to the emer...

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Wings and things discussed at pilot’s breakfast Sunday

NEWBERRY — Around sixty planes flew into the Newberry County Airport Sunday morning as part of a breakfast tradition that dates back to 1938.President Gerald Ballard welcomed all those present and inducted new members.For the informal group there are no dues, and there is no constitution. Ballard is its only officer and there are no bylaws.This breakfast club is a group of aviators and flight enthusiasts who gather every other week at airports to share b...

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Claytor receives 2013 Deacon Livingston Award

NEWBERRY — Michael Claytor, a master deputy with the Newberry County Sheriff’s Office, has been named the recipient of the 2013 Deacon Livingston Award, presented to an employee who goes the extra mile and exemplifies humanitarian qualities and assistance to the publicA lifetime resident of Newberry County, Claytor came to work with the Newberry County Sheriff’s Office in May 2009 as a deputy and was assigned to the Patrol Division as a patrol deputy.He...

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