The board members of the Highlands Community Fund hosted an evening of cocktails, good barbecue and fine music —all for a good cause with the Fourth Annual Rise and Shine event, held Aug.

Highlands Fire and Rescue held its annual open house and celebrated its 65th anniversary on Saturday, Aug. 4. The favorite activity for young and old were the fire truck rides.

In 2013, Derek Taylor was working out at the Highlands Recreation Park gym talking to several others about the need for new equipment. He casually suggested they start a race to raise the money.


Yes, that’s me in the picture on page 6 of the Saturday edition of the Asheville Citizen Times, although I’m not identified. I was asking a question at the WNC Conversion Health Foundation Forum.

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The Highlands Hurricanes swim team hosted Jackson County swim team and Cherokee County swim team on Thursday, July 5, taking the meet with a score of 629.5.

William Creswell will get an introduction to playing baseball on the next level in August when he suits up to represent the northeastern region in the United States Specialty Sports Association 14-

The Lady Highlanders soccer team was eliminated in the second round of the North Carolina High School Athletic Association Class 1A playoffs on Saturday, losing 5-1 to fifth-seeded Starmount in Boo


Maria Carballeira (de Cubas) Benning, of Atlanta, Georgia, passed away at age 95 on July 30, 2018, at Chestnut Hill Senior Living in Highlands.

Peter Thomson Sarjeant, 89, of Bedford, Virginia and formerly of Highlands, traded this earthly adventure for a heavenly one on June 26, 2018.

Dale Edward Wallin, son of Harry Axel Wallin and Mable Andreen Wallin, was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota in 1929 and died on Saturday, July 14, 2018, in Highlands at the age of 89.

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