There are those who watch things happen and those who roll up their sleeves and engage in the process to make a difference. Winchester resident Levi Baldridge, who recently completed an intensive course of study and graduated from the United States Military Academy at West Point, N.Y., is re…

What Randolph County high school golfer placed 19th at the state meet in 1998 with a 36-hole total of 164? a) Amanda Puckett, b) Sarah Haviza, c) Vickie Van Pelt, d) Sarah (Rasso) Black

The recent pandemic restrictions has led the Winchester Community Library to a creative way to have their annual summer reading program.  In this age of social distancing, it is hard for some to feel comfortable in certain locations, the library being one of those locations. So in order to e…

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What Randolph County high school golfer placed 19th at the state meet in 1998 with a 36-hole total of 164? a) Amanda Puckett, b) Sarah Haviza, c) Vickie Van Pelt, d) Sarah (Rasso) Black

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(BPT) - For many students starting or returning to school this fall, the experience may be far different from what they envisioned last year. In response to COVID-19, a number of colleges and universities are temporarily moving to virtual learning models. At the same time, there are colleges…

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(StatePoint) Many people may avoid estate planning because they think it can be put off until later in life. But experts agree that adults of any age should have a plan in place to make sure their financial affairs are in order after they pass on, or in case they are incapacitated. A complet…

Summer is back, and while the COVID-19 pandemic has prompted the cancellation of festivals, concerts and other large gatherings, people who enjoy being among nature are enjoying the outdoors. Given social distancing and other public health safety measures that are still in place across much of the country —particularly large, urban areas — hiking, camping and fishing can be great ways to pass the time and still be safe.

The question of how much liquid to consume daily basis has no simple answer. Several studies have shown differing recommendations. However, specific fluid needs depend on several factors, which include overall health, location and even level of activeness. There isn’t a one-size-fits-all approach, but knowing more about the body’s need for liquids can help in estimating how much ought to be sipped up.