Newberry Observer- RSS Feed Tue, 30 Sep 2014 21:51:42 EST 1800 Keenan K.O.’s Mid-Carolina, 32-8 PROSPERITY — In a battle between two one-loss teams, W.J. Keenan High School made a statement, defeating Mid-Carolina High School, 32-8. Mon, 29 Sep 2014 09:47:04 EST Students get Cocky about reading NEWBERRY — Promising literacy to a large, anthropomorphic rooster may seem like an odd thing to do, but when Cocky's Reading Express visits schools that is exactly what students do. Mon, 29 Sep 2014 09:46:05 EST Enhancements to College Street bring positive changes to Newberry NEWBERRY — As the city of Newberry has seen significant increases in vehicular, pedestrian and bicycle traffic, enhancements made to College Street have created an environment to generate awareness among motorists that the street is shared with... Mon, 29 Sep 2014 09:45:09 EST Under those ‘Friday night lights’ Anyone that knows me pretty well will know that I'm not a huge football fan. Now that being said, what I mean is that I don't truly understand the game of football. I've gone to USC games almost every weekend during football season... Mon, 29 Sep 2014 09:45:06 EST Will American ground troops be sent to fight ISIS? With the United States dropping bombs on yet another Muslim country, we might benefit from a close look at President Obama's anti–Islamic State strategy. Mon, 29 Sep 2014 09:44:03 EST Wolves’ comeback negated by turnovers in 38-29 loss at Mars Hill MARS HILL, N.C. — The Newberry Wolves mounted a comeback to eliminate a halftime deficit, but 17 straight points from the Mars Hill Lions handed the Wolves their second straight defeat by a 38-29 score. Mon, 29 Sep 2014 09:43:14 EST Newberry Academy dominates Greenwood Christian NEWBERRY — The Newberry Academy middle school football team overcame a sloppy first half and dominated visiting Greenwood Christian, 36-14. Mon, 29 Sep 2014 09:43:10 EST Whitmire Tennis Update WHITMIRE — Whitmire Community School's girl's tennis team defeated Batesburg-Leesville High School this weekend 7-0. Mon, 29 Sep 2014 09:43:08 EST NHS sets a record Friday against Eau Claire NEWBERRY — Newberry High School broke a record Friday night by completing a shut-out against Eau Claire of 56-0. Mon, 29 Sep 2014 09:43:02 EST Lady Rebels on fire, defeat Pelion PROSPERITY — On Sept. 25, the Mid-Carolina Varsity Volleyball team hosted region opponent Pelion.The Lady Rebels defeated the Lady Panthers 3-0. Match scores were 25-11, 25-11, and 25-6. Mon, 29 Sep 2014 09:42:02 EST Wolverines taken down by the Trojans MONETTA — Whitmire Community School's Wolverines lost to Ridge Spring-Monetta High School's Trojans this past Friday 21-28, in their second season away game. Mon, 29 Sep 2014 09:41:11 EST German heritage comes to downtown Newberry NEWBERRY — Grab your Lederhosen and head to downtown Newberry October 4 as the city fills with the sights and sounds of Germany. Mon, 29 Sep 2014 09:41:10 EST TRICARE vaccine program update: Infancy to adulthood Although National Immunization Awareness month has ended and most children have returned to school, this is still a good time of year to review required vaccines and check immunization schedules to be sure we are all adequately protected. For most,... Mon, 29 Sep 2014 09:41:07 EST NHS celebrates Homecoming spirit week NEWBERRY — Newberry High School celebrated its homecoming last week with a week full of activities for students and faculty. Each day provided a new opportunity to dress-up on the special themed days. At the end of the week, there was a senior... Mon, 29 Sep 2014 09:41:03 EST Emphasizing importance of academics Cross Country Coach Robert Flint emphasizes the importance of academics to the MCHS Cross Country team by having them study each day prior to practice. Mon, 29 Sep 2014 09:40:04 EST Newberry County invaded by scarecrows NEWBERRY — For the second year the Newberry County Chamber of Commerce in conjunction with the Newberry Jaycees will hold the Newberry County Scarecrow Convention. Mon, 29 Sep 2014 09:40:01 EST MCHS introduces Stadium Roar alert service PROSPERITY — Mid-Carolina High School has a new system, Stadium Roar, that allows people to receive email alerts from MC's football website. Individuals can sign up by visiting Just follow the... Mon, 29 Sep 2014 09:39:10 EST FCA members volunteer their time Several Mid-Carolina High School FCA (Fellowship of Christian Athletes) members volunteered at a Punt, Pass, and Kick Competition on Sept. 13. This event took place on the Newberry College Football Field and was sponsored by the Newberry County... Mon, 29 Sep 2014 09:39:08 EST Opera House Guild plans 10th Oyster Roast NEWBERRY — Once again, the Newberry Opera House Guild is planning for its annual Oyster Roast from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. on Nov. 2. This is an especially significant roast as it marks the Guild's 10th annual Oyster Roast with the help of the... Mon, 29 Sep 2014 09:39:04 EST Newberry Arts Center getting settled in new location NEWBERRY — Not since it was the fun neighborhood pub Lucy and Earl's has there been this much excitement at 1106 College St., the new 2,000-square-foot home of the Newberry Arts Center. Mon, 29 Sep 2014 09:39:01 EST