Will and Autumn Bell, of Highlands, took part in the Rotary Bingo  game.

The Rotary Club of Highlands broke out the Bingo machine on Thursday to help out Wreaths Across America with a Bingo Night to raise funds for the Dec.

Steve Perry receives a commemorative coin dedicated to his military service during a ceremony at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C.

Steve Perry couldn’t sleep. 

The annoyance of a malfunctioning air conditioning unit in his Asheville hotel room was partially to blame.

One of the 350 new commercial trash toters.

The commercial bear-resistant toters are here.


This week’s writing is a collection of informational items. I hope they are helpful.

It seems like there is a designated time period for everything nowadays.

Paving of Cullasaja Road began yesterday. The road will be closed to through traffic until the end of the week.


Connor Briggs erupts in jubilation as the final horn sounds in Highlands’ 4-3 overtime win over Blue Ridge.

A pair of goals by freshman J.J.

Kedra McCall celebrates a Highlander point in the first game of a voleyball match against Blue Ridge.

Anyone who has ever uttered, or heard, the phrases about revenge and paybacks, knows exactly what the Highlands volleyball team was thinking Thursday when it traveled up US 64 into southern Jackson

Kedra McCall goes up for a big hit in the Lady Highlanders 3-0 sweep of Swain County as Jeslyn Head, Jordan Carrier, Anne Marie Moore and Tessa Wisniewski form a defensive perimeter around her.

A state playoff berth in volleyball may be on the line this week as Highlands faces Hiwassee Dam and Blue Ridge, the Highlanders beat Hiwassee Dam at home on Tuesday and play BREC this afternoon on


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Curt Bothwell Jamison, 70, of Atlanta, Georgia, passed away at home on Sept. 23, 2019, with his family by his side, after a brief battle with metastatic melanoma. 

Philip Powell, 86, of Highlands and Crawfordville, FL, passed away, Tuesday, Aug. 27, 2019.

John Wendell Cleaveland of Highlands passed away Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2019, at Transitions HospiceCare in Raleigh.  

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