The African Children's Choir will visit Community Bible Church in Highlands on Jan. 24.

African Children's Choir to perform in Highlands Jan. 24

Call it an act of international good will. Or, a collision of cultures.  The African Children’s Choir, the oldest traveling children’s choir touring the U.S. for the past 36 years, will wrap up their 2019 winter tour, and their 50th tour, with a…

Mini-budgets fill gaps as deadlock drags on

  As the General Assembly and Gov. Roy Cooper continue to debate a state budget months after the deadline, state legislators have been passing “mini budgets” to fund initiatives including rural internet access and teacher pay raises. District 120 Rep. Kevin Corbin said he and his...

Otto man dies in fire

A house fire on Monday claimed the life of an Otto man. The victim was identified on Wednesday as Dean D. Ellis, 66. The cause of death was smoke inhalation, according to the Macon County medical examiner. Otto Fire and Rescue responded to a structure fire on American Way Drive at about 4 p.m....

Highlander boys knock off Murphy


    After watching a pair of second half comebacks fall just short, Highlands boys basketball coach Brett Lamb was excited to see the Highlanders finish the job on Friday night against Murphy.

Highlanders split with Blue Ridge


Highlands and Blue Ridge set the table for the 2019-20 rivalry between the two schools with a middle school doubleheader Wednesday  in Glenville.