Six new ActivPanels were recently installed at Highlands School in honor of longtime teacher Anne Tate. Pictured from left: Kedra McCall, Cheryl Wilson, Dennis Wilson, Stephanie Smathers, Tate, and Gina Billingsley.

First it was iPads, now it’s Smart Boards.

The Highlander publisher Brad Spaulding will take on a joint role when he becomes publisher of The Crossroads Chronicle.

The Crossroads Chronicle is getting a new publisher.

Mayor Patrick Taylor had a little fun inside the new water tank on Satulah Road before the tank was filled.

The new water tank on Satulah Road does its job.


The buzz last week was why the mayor removed the trash dumpsters at the recreation center.  I have gotten feedback about the decision.

There’s an old saying, “No news is good news.”

Recycling not an easy answer for trash problems


The NC Hot Shots Ballers, a travel basketball team comprised of potential Highlands High School basketball players won its final tournament of the 2019 summer basketball season, winning the Premier Basketball Summer Slam Championship with a 52-31 victory over the SC Thunder.

The real world is about to arrive with a vengeance for Highlands’ rising sophomore and junior basketball players.

The Highlands Hurricanes defeated Jackson County by a 726-195 total on June 13 in Highlands.

The Highlands Hurricanes swim team downed Jackson County 726-195 during a swim meet on June 13 at the Highlands Park and Recreation Pool.

Highlands’ Drew Chalker hits a chip.

The Highlands boys golf team made a little bit of history this week by competing for the first time ever as a team in the North Carolina High School Athletic Association Class 1A state golf tournam


Donald V. Cook was born November 26, 1939 in Margaretville, NY to high school sweethearts George and Margaret (Odell) Cook.

Marian (Neighbors) Beccue, 88, died on July 1, 2019, at Eckerd Living Center in Highlands. Born February 28, 1931 in St.

Paul Franklin Otto Beccue, 89, died on July 2, 2019, at Eckerd Living Center in Highlands. 

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