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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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Kahne’s win is a Daytona Double for JR Motorsports

DAYTONA, Fla. — It was a return trip to Victory Lane for Dale Earnhardt Jr. as a car owner for JR Motorsports.This time it was Kasey Kahne in his #5 Hellman’s Chevy Camaro rolling into the winners circle for the Subway Firecracker 250.In February, Dale Jr. had Regan Smith bring home the trophy. Friday night’s three-wide, white-knuckle racing saw Kahne barely edge out teammate Smith. The margin of victory was .021 seconds.It marked Kahne’...

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Chapin/Newberry takes 1-0 lead over Greer in playoff series

NEWBERRY —Behind the stalwart pitching of Gordon Ziesing, Chapin/Newberry American Legion won the first game of a best of five series with Greer, 12-2 Monday night.Ziesing faced twenty nine batters, struck out six, walked two, hit two, gave up six hits and two runs (one earned).The pitching and great defense retired Greer in order for the first three innings. A 1-3 double play in the fourth and a 3-6-1 double play in the fifth shut down scoring threats.G...

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An overview of oral health, dentures

Dr. Mary Tepper, dentist with S.C. Department of Disabilities and Special Needs Pee Dee Center and Saleeby Dental clinics in Florence County, presented her annual program to members of Newberry County Council on Aging on June 23.The subject was Oral Health Overview for community access to dental care for individuals with special needs, oral health as related to general health, denture information, and oral hygiene points to remember.

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