Newberry Observer- RSS Feed Wed, 30 Jul 2014 18:15:39 EST 1800 Greg Biffle re-signs with Roush Fenway, but Carl Edwards won’t be back INDIANAPOLIS, INd. —The good news for Roush Fenway Racing is that Greg Biffle will remain with the team as the organization's veteran leader, after re-signing with RFR. Wed, 30 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Ty Dillon holds off Kyle Busch for first Nationwide Series win INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — Ty Dillon held off a charging Kyle Busch in the closing laps of the Lilly Diabetes 250 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, but he had to win the first NASCAR Nationwide Series race of his career with a fuel cell approaching... Wed, 30 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Gulf War syndrome update: Presumptive Conditions Rejected The Department of Veterans Affairs has rejected a request from members of Congress and veterans advocates to make brain cancer, lung cancer and migraines for Gulf War veterans. Officials said they cannot prove the high rate of these illnesses among... Wed, 30 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST What you need to know about skin cancer Lois Eubanks, executive director of the S.C. Cancer Alliance, will address an overview of skin cancer. July was Skin Cancer Detection and Prevention Month and July is UV (ultraviolet ray) Safety Month. Wed, 30 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Apollo 11 an achievement worth remembering July 21 marked the anniversary of one of America's great triumphs. Wed, 30 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Veterans give back to Freedom and Hope Foundation PROSPERITY — Bouts of dizziness and crippling migraines are a part of life now for Joe Merritt, who served in Iraq and in the Gulf War. Wed, 30 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Farmers group descends on Opera House NEWBERRY — The ambassadors Newberry Opera House gave tours to one of their biggest groups this past weekend: 150 members of the S.C. Young Farmer and Agribusiness Association who were on the 2014 South Carolina Young Farmer and Agribusiness... Wed, 30 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST School board OKs course name changes NEWBERRY — A request to change high school course names was approved at the Newberry County School District Board of Trustees meeting this week. Wed, 30 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Shootings, fire could be connected to teen’s death NEWBERRY COUNTY — Two random shootings within three days of one another and a house fire that was ruled accidental could be related to the July 20 shooting death of a 19-year-old Newberry man at a block party on Rikard School Road in Prosperity,... Wed, 30 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Whitmire discusses football, recreation improvements WHITMIRE — The Town of Whitmire will establish a special committee to discuss the future of Whitmire's recreation department as well as recreation needs, Mayor Billy Hollingsworth said Monday during a called meeting to discuss... Wed, 30 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Annual tax free weekend starts Friday NEWBERRY — For the 14th year, South Carolina will hold its annual sales tax holiday weekend this weekend, beginning at 12:01 a.m. Friday and ending at midnight Sunday. Wed, 30 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Newberry is making big strides We're fortunate in Newberry to have a vibrant small business community with a good mix of long-time and new entrepreneurs. Recent months have seen a great deal of small business activity. Tue, 29 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Camden pulls win out over Chapin-Newberry SUMTER — After suffering a gut-wrenching 10-9, 10-inning loss to Inman Post 45 on Sunday in the American Legion baseball state tournament, Camden Post 17 head coach Craig Smith was interested to see what kind of team he would greet for the... Tue, 29 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Little Mountain Reunion parade line-up LITTLE MOUNTAIN — The following is the parade lineup for this weekend's Little Mountain Reunion. The parade will begin at 10 a.m.1. Boy Scout Troop 612. Grand Marshall- Town Council Tue, 29 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Stepp signs with Newberry College NEWBERRY — Newberry College head men's basketball coach Dave Davis dipped back into his North Carolina recruiting roots and has signed Ragsdale High School's James Stepp. Tue, 29 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Newberry’s Revells headed to Limestone GAFFNEY — Kelly Revells from Newberry College has been hired as head wrestling coach at Limestone College, the Upstate school announced. Tue, 29 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Wolves earn 2013-14 NABC Team Academic Excellence Award NEWBERRY – The Newberry College men's basketball coach team has earned its second academic award of the 2013-14 season from the National Association of Basketball Coaches. The Wolves have earned the Team Academic Excellence Award for the... Mon, 28 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST American Legion donates to fall youth sports Chapin American Legion Post 193 recently donated $300 to Crooked Creek Park for fall youth sports. Post Finance Officer Bob Johnson, right, receives the check from Tiffany Dinsmore, Safari Site supervisor. Mon, 28 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Post 193/24 to take on Camden-Inman SUMTER — Chapin-Newberry's offense was shut down and shut out in its 6-0 loss to Sumter on Saturday at the American Legion baseball state tournament.But no one would have guessed that on Sunday. Mon, 28 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Monthly recap from your Chamber Here at your Chamber, we routinely ask ourselves and others what additional programs or events we can do to promote a positive business environment and to enhance the quality of life in Newberry County. How can we better foster economic growth while... Mon, 28 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST