Newberry Observer- RSS NEWS Feed Sat, 20 Dec 2014 08:52:15 EST 1800 Hostage situation Friday night ends without incident NEWBERRY — A Colorado man wanted for stealing a car from that state held law enforcement at bay for about four hours Friday after he took his 4-year-old daughter hostage in his ex-wife's house on S.C. 395, close to the Saluda County... Fri, 19 Dec 2014 20:54:05 EST Student donates to a cause Kailey Cheeks, a fifth-grade student at Newberry Academy, was featured in a Guy Harvey newsletter for her donation to his Save Our Seas Foundation. For her birthday in September, she asked for money instead of presents. All of the birthday money she... Fri, 19 Dec 2014 13:55:03 EST Is your home safe this holiday season? NEWBERRY COUNTY — There were 71 civilian fire fatalities reported by U.S. news media between Jan. 1, 2014 and Dec. 13, 2014 according to the U.S. Fire Administration. Fri, 19 Dec 2014 11:13:02 EST Newberry College inducts Who’s Who members Ten Newberry College students were inducted into the list of “Who's Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges” at the school's founders convocation held Nov. 14 in Wiles Chapel. Nicole Ann Teal, Lily Nicole... Fri, 19 Dec 2014 10:49:03 EST Council expresses gratitude to retiring member NEWBERRY — After more than 30 years of service on Newberry County Council, John Caldwell said goodbye in his last council meeting as he heads into retirement. Fri, 19 Dec 2014 10:05:02 EST Add caution to routine NEWBERRY COUNTY — The Christmas season is busy with shopping, church engagements and other events, but it can also be the biggest season for criminals, officials said. Fri, 19 Dec 2014 09:23:02 EST It’s Movie Night at The Ritz NEWBERRY — In the spirit of the holidays, the Community Players will hold a free Christmas Movie Night tonight at the Ritz Theatre. Fri, 19 Dec 2014 08:47:02 EST Students visit nation’s capital With the arrival of winter, the hordes of tourists depart, allowing the high school students of Newberry Academy to take advantage and visit our nation's capital for a week. With few students having been to Washington before, this trip was a... Thu, 18 Dec 2014 13:52:05 EST Fourth graders tackle Creature Feature NEWBERRY — The fourth grade class at Newberry Academy enjoyed a recent class project, “Nature Critters.” Thu, 18 Dec 2014 13:44:03 EST Cheerleaders bring home title The Newberry Academy Varsity Competition Cheerleaders competed Nov. 8 for a chance to bring home a SCISA state title and brought home two awards. The girls placed first in the Gametime Cheer and Gametime Dance divisions and placed second in the... Wed, 17 Dec 2014 13:53:03 EST NC Animal Care and Control celebrates Christmas Shannon Byrd, left, adoption coordinator for Newberry County Animal Care and Control, and director Leslie Jenkins are holding kittens that are available for adoption at the facility. Wed, 17 Dec 2014 12:07:06 EST Rich with our history NEWBERRY — Newberry County, in its soon to be 230-year history, has suffered natural disasters, been the site of military battles and hosted visitors from around the world, many of whom have visited or performed at the Newberry Opera... Wed, 17 Dec 2014 11:41:03 EST Whitmire home destroyed by fire WHITMIRE — An early morning fire on Monday destroyed the home of the owner of Pearl's Cafe on Main Street in Whitmire, officials said. Wed, 17 Dec 2014 11:13:02 EST Tractor-trailer driver charged with pointing gun NEWBERRY — A tractor-trailer driver from Sevierville, Tenn., was charged last week with pointing and presenting a firearm after the driver of a passenger vehicle said the man pointed a gun at him on I-26. Wed, 17 Dec 2014 11:10:04 EST Computer coding magic NEWBERRY COUNTY — Students throughout the Newberry County School District had the chance to create code last week during the initiative titled “Hour of Code.” Wed, 17 Dec 2014 10:26:02 EST District hears audit results NEWBERRY — The Newberry County School District Board of Trustees has approved the financial audit for the year ending June 30, 2014. Wed, 17 Dec 2014 10:10:03 EST Police conducting checkpoints Friday to Sunday NEWBERRY — The Newberry Police Department will conduct traffic safety checkpoints on Dec. 19, Dec. 20 and Dec. 21 between 6 p.m. and 6 a.m. at several locations within the city limits of Newberry. The checkpoint locations will include but are... Wed, 17 Dec 2014 09:38:02 EST They make a difference, one basket at a time NEWBERRY — Making a difference, one basket at a time: The Newberry City Fire Department is beginning the delivery of its “good-fellow” baskets to those in the community in need. Wed, 17 Dec 2014 09:25:02 EST VC Summer to test sirens JENKINSVILLE — VC Summer Nuclear Station on the banks of the Broad River will be testing various warning systems today. Tue, 16 Dec 2014 10:56:02 EST Edwards stays grounded PROSPERITY — While he won't come out and say it, 2014 has been a long year for Prosperity's favorite son, C.J. Edwards. Mon, 15 Dec 2014 15:58:02 EST