Newberry Observer- RSS Feed http://newberryobserver.com/ http://newberryobserver.com/ Fri, 25 Jul 2014 15:20:17 EST 1800 Newberry Thrivent hosts gathering http://newberryobserver.com/news/news/50042249/Newberry-Thrivent-hosts-gathering A chapter dinner for all Newberry Thrivent chapter members was held July 17 at Colony Lutheran Church. There were approximately 70 members in attendance. Pictured are Harriet Kesler and Becky Pugh, who were winners of the drawing for beach theme gift... Fri, 25 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Words of Encouragement http://newberryobserver.com/news/opinion/50041973/Words-of-Encouragement Have we ever thought how influential the words we speak are? Do we know what kind of impact our speech can have on a person who desperately needs to hear an encouraging word? Fri, 25 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Whitmire youth bond through service projects http://newberryobserver.com/news/home_top-news/50045294/Whitmire-youth-bond-through-service-projects WHITMIRE — The youth of First Baptist Church in Whitmire and community members gathered together for a good cause July 18: to work on the home of Whitmire native Mildred Stapleton. Fri, 25 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST VA ID card, benefit, claim processing updates http://newberryobserver.com/news/opinion/50041271/VA-ID-card-benefit-claim-processing-updates You should receive your VHIC within seven to 10 days after you request a VHIC card. Although VA strives to do all they can to ensure they enroll veterans in a timely manner, sometimes they are unable to either verify your military service or need... Fri, 25 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Can you Identify these two women? http://newberryobserver.com/news/news/50031469/Can-you-Identify-these-two-women During Swift Strike III in the summer of 1963, soldiers stopped this car “in the vicinity of” Newberry. If you know the names of the two women who were “detained,” call 276-6197. The photo will be displayed in the lobby of the... Fri, 25 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Sweat, clay mix as youth learn hands-on through YMCA http://newberryobserver.com/news/home_top-news/50017043/Sweat-clay-mix-as-youth-learn-hands-on-through-YMCA NEWBERRY — Newberry youth embraced multiculturalism and learned about American history recently at the Newberry County YMCA thanks to a partnership with the Hollingsworth Outdoor Center. Fri, 25 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST New members join NCMH board http://newberryobserver.com/news/news/50044189/New-members-join-NCMH-board NEWBERRY — Dr. Jerry Alewine, Beth Bozard and Bob Burch were introduced as Newberry County Memorial Hospital board members Tuesday by Dr. Alan Paysinger, board of trustees chairman. Fri, 25 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Andrew Wigger begins journey in Newberry http://newberryobserver.com/news/home_top-news/50017304/Andrew-Wigger-begins-journey-in-Newberry NEWBERRY — Newberry College graduate and Moncks Corner native Andrew Wigger joined The Newberry Observer this week as a staff writer. Fri, 25 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Safety first when operating an ATV http://newberryobserver.com/news/home_top/50053836/Safety-first-when-operating-an-ATV NEWBERRY — Last week, Brandon Michael Austin of Rhode Island died after an accident involving the all-terrain vehicle he was operating. Fri, 25 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST With Salkehatchie, relationships begin — and endure http://newberryobserver.com/news/home_top-news/50055276/With-Salkehatchie-relationships-begin--and-endure NEWBERRY — The cliche that love grows best in little houses holds true for Jeremy and Maggie Senn, thanks to a chance meeting 16 years ago at a Salkehatchie job site off Odell Road in Newberry. Fri, 25 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Three arrested in May 23 home invasion http://newberryobserver.com/news/blotter-home_top-news/50055304/Three-arrested-in-May-23-home-invasion NEWBERRY — Three men have been charged with first-degree strong armed robbery and first-degree burglary in connection with a home invasion that occured May 23 at a home on S.C. 395, the Newberry County Sheriff's Office... Fri, 25 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Arrest made in murder case http://newberryobserver.com/news/home_top-news/332260/Arrest-made-in-murder-case PROSPERITY — A Newberry man who was shot during an incident at a weekend block party that resulted in the death of another man has been charged with the man's murder, according to the Newberry County Sheriff's... Fri, 25 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Thanks and well wishes from one reporter to another http://newberryobserver.com/news/opinion-opinion_columns/50056867/Thanks-and-well-wishes-from-one-reporter-to-another I've never been one for change. Yes, I know it's a part of life, but that's just something that I always have a hard time dealing with and accepting, which is why February of this year sort of “rocked my world,” so to... Thu, 24 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Why are campus administrators making so much money? http://newberryobserver.com/news/opinion_columns/50046436/Why-are-campus-administrators-making-so-much-money Americans committed to better living for bosses can take heart at the fact that college and university administrators — unlike their faculty (increasingly reduced to rootless and benefitless adjuncts) and students (saddled with ever more debt)... Thu, 24 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Angels with Hammers reach out to community http://newberryobserver.com/news/home_top-news/50055313/Angels-with-Hammers-reach-out-to-community Geena Griffith, left, helps her team with metal roof installation.Once repairs were made to the floor, Salkehatchie volunteers moved the furniture back into place. Thu, 24 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Three arrested in Newberry County home invasion http://newberryobserver.com/news/breaking_news-home_top/50046659/Three-arrested-in-Newberry-County-home-invasion NEWBERRY — Three young men were arrested in connection to a home invasion that took place on May 23. Wed, 23 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST How do non-smokers smoke a half-pack a day? http://newberryobserver.com/news/opinion/313745/How-do-non-smokers-smoke-a-half-pack-a-day Which would you choose: a) keeping a job that exposes you to a known cancer-causing agent or b) possibly being unemployed?Many members of our local food service and hospitality industries face that very choice. Wed, 23 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Public hearing upcoming for rezoning property http://newberryobserver.com/news/news/323786/Public-hearing-upcoming-for-rezoning-property NEWBERRY — The property located at 913 Cline St. in Newberry could soon be rezoned from R-6 Residential to Limited Industrial as discussed by the Planning Commission on Monday. Wed, 23 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Lieutenant governor visits Council on Aging http://newberryobserver.com/news/home_top-news/324419/Lieutenant-governor-visits-Council-on-Aging NEWBERRY — To help gain first hand experience and to assist in his new position as lieutenant governor, John Yancey McGill met with the Newberry County Council on Aging on Monday to meet with the center's members and assess their... Wed, 23 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST 4-H projects lead to family goat farm http://newberryobserver.com/news/home_top-news/310466/4-H-projects-lead-to-family-goat-farm POMARIA — The name Isaac means laughter, but gardening is a serious matter for 6-year-old Isaac Epting. Wed, 23 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST