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From left are sisters Amy and Leah Passauer in Madagascar for a 50K run they recently finished to raise money for charity.

Runners are prevalent in Highlands. Some may run up to 10 miles a day.

Highway 64 was closed for several days for repairs.

Officials are taking steps to make sure the unexpected closing of a stretch of U.S. Highway 64 West about a mile west of the crossroads is as brief as possible.


They’re the people you never want to have to call, but when you need them, you’re incredibly glad they are there.

Last Thursday was a slow day. Normally I am in my office each morning, but leave by noon to work in my pottery studio.

It happens every year. For those not affected by breast cancer, October is a month where they see professional athletes wearing pink shoes, socks and armbands.


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.

The Highlands Middle School soccer team beat Tallulah Falls 9 – 2 on Monday. The Highlanders remain undefeated and their next game is today at home against Swain.

“Highlands played hard and maintained momentum against a strong sided East Henderson last Friday,” said Head Coach David Parrish. “ As of Sept. 8, their record is 2-4-1 overall.


Roberta Keener Tate Dendy

Roberta Keener Tate Dendy, 91, passed away Thursday, October 12, 2017.

Mack Ernest Holland, 74, of Cullowhee passed away Friday, October 13, 2017. A funeral service was held Wednesday, October 18, 2017 at 1:00 pm at Yellow Mtn.

The Highlander

Phone: 1-828-526-4114 
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