Property disputes have been pitting neighbor against neighbor for as long as property lines have been in existence.

The governor of North Carolina on Wednesday made a brief stop in Highlands and then in Cashiers to hear from public officials about the aftermath of tropical storm Irma. Gov.

After an announcement by President Donald Trump that the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, or DACA, could be rescinded within six months, some local DACA recipients feel like they’re


I know what some folks were thinking when I signed a state of emergency on Monday morning before Irma arrived. Here the mayor goes again overreaching his authority just like the eclipse.

Hurricane Irma spread a path of devastation throughout the southeastern United States over the past week, and Highlands felt the lingering effects as high winds and rains passed through on Monday n

I’m at home on Monday afternoon waiting for Irma to arrive and bring high winds and heavy rain. My primary concern is for the power to remain on, or rather to restore it if it fails.


“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.

The girls’ middle school volleyball team opened their season with a win against Rabun Gap by winning the first two games in a best of three game series last Thursday.

The Lady Highlanders varsity girls’ volleyball team faced a tough loss on Tuesday against Swain. They won their first game but lost the next three.


Dana Fresa 57, of Highlands, passed away unexpectedly on September 14, 2017 at his home.

Richard “Dickie” Lee Worley, Jr.

Richard “Dickie” Lee Worley, Jr, 63, of Highlands, NC passed away Friday, September 15, 2017. He was born September 16, 1953 in Ft.

George Anthony Entwisle

George Anthony Entwisle, 72, passed away on September 9, 2017 at the Highlands Cashiers Hospital after a 9 plus year battle with Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma. He was a resident of Cashiers for 30 years.

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