Tuesdays are a day Karen Brooksbank’s third-grade wordsmiths look forward to every week.

Highlands Information Technology Director Matt Shuler said the town plans to use a drone for a multitude of tasks, primarily mapping and search and rescue.

Highlands senior Madison Lloyd will be one of 1,100 new students this fall at the U.S. Air Force Academy.
“It gives me a sense of pride,” Lloyd said.


“Mayor do something, we can no longer get WSB TV out of Atlanta.”

As May is considered a herald of spring, it also heralds the beginning of what is referred to as “the season” in Highlands.

Town employees undergo continuing education and training. Our town manager, Josh Ward, just completed yearlong training through the University of North Carolina School of Government.


The Lady Highlanders soccer team was eliminated in the second round of the North Carolina High School Athletic Association Class 1A playoffs on Saturday, losing 5-1 to fifth-seeded Starmount in Boo

The score could have been higher than the 2-0 shutout the Highlands Lady Highlanders (10-6) pitched against the Highland Tech Rams (8-10) Wednesday night in the first round of the Class 1A North Ca

The Lady Highlanders soccer team enjoyed a great season this year, advancing to the second round of the North Carolina High School Athletics Association 1A soccer tournament, finishing with a 10-7


Charles Robert Wright, 71, of Franklin passed away Tuesday, April 10, 2018.

Terry “Butch” Von Waller, 60, of Highlands passed away Saturday, May 5, 2018. Born in Tampa, Florida, he was the son of Lillian Zachary Waller and the late Albert Lendal Waller.

Samuel Green III of Highlands and formerly of Atlanta, passed away on Wednesday, May 2, 2018, at the age of 70 due to post-surgical complications.

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