The team celebrates after scoring a goal against Hayesville.

The Highlanders boys’ soccer team was knocked out of the playoffs in the third round last week after loosing to Starmont High School.

A Columbus, Georgia, sting operation targeting child predators snared a Franklin man who worked in both the Macon and Jackson school systems, according to law enforcement officers from that state.

A Code Red missing person’s report ended happily after authorities were able to locate 74-year old Charlotte Carter Merry, of Highlands, on Thursday morning.


I want to thank the people of Highlands for allowing me to serve another term as mayor.

Imagine, you have a loving family, your kids are going to a good school, you have great friends, and then you get that call, you’re going on deployment.

When a person becomes a GI, aka Government Issue, he or she is issued a set of general military orders.


The Highlanders high school soccer team has advanced in the state palyoffs.

Jose Jiminez breezes past a defender in Monday’s game against Andrews.

Highlands scored early and never let up against Andrews on Monday, as they boys clicked after a road win against E. Henderson.


Shannon Rae Marsden

Shannon Rae Marsden, 28, of Sylva, passed away unexpectedly in the early morning hours of Saturday November 4, 2017.

Dovie Moss McCall of Highlands went to her heavenly home, Wednesday, November 1.

Donald Ray Carpenter

Donald Ray Carpenter, 83, of Boca Raton, FL and Highlands, NC was a man with an abundance of character.  He died on October 5, 2017 in the Highlands-Cashiers Hospital under the tender care of Four

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