A man and his dog enjoy Kelsey-Hutchinson park last week.

At last month’s Highlands Board of Commissioners meeting it was discussed that people are not cleaning up after their dogs and that it is becoming a problem, creating a potential safety hazard for

Local author Jeannie Chambers recently published her first novel, “Tunnel of Time.”

A pair of local authors have published their debut books.

The elected officials from three different governing bodies got a crash course in dealing with the opioid epidemic that has gripped Western North Carolina on Tuesday night.


Public works activities can cause inconvenience and disruption.  Chipper noise is coming to the recreation department area. Increased truck traffic around Foreman and US 64 will also occur.

Many Highlander readers likely celebrated a bountiful Thanksgiving meal, breaking bread (and turkey and stuffing and green bean casserole and sweet potatoes and pie) with friends and family last we

After the town Christmas tree lighting I attended the last auction Al Scudder conducted. I congratulated Mr. Scudder for creating a landmark Highlands business and said Scudder’s would be missed.


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.


James “Jim” Howard Fox

James “Jim” Howard Fox, 77, of Highlands, North Carolina and Chiefland, Florida passed away on Friday, November 24th surrounded by his family and friends.

George Thomas

George Thomas didn’t have a middle name. He didn’t need one.

Vivian McCall Chastain age, 87 of Highlands N.C. passed away November 27, 2017. A funeral service took place on Wednesday, November 29.

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