The Eighth Annual Empty Bowls fundraiser for the Highlands Food Pantry was held Sunday, Oct. 7, at the First Presbyterian Church.

Area pet owners attended the Blessing of the Animals in celebration of St. Francis, friend of animals and renewer of Earth on Sunday, Oct. 7. The Rev.

Good food, good music and good friends surrounded legendary Chef Louis Osteen during a celebration held in his honor Monday night.


As the North Carolina General Assembly gathered for its Oct. 2 special session on Hurricane Florence relief, the state’s rainy-day fund stood at $2.01 billion.

Let me do a follow-up to my concerns about the FCC and the deployment of G5 technology that I wrote about last week.

On behalf of the Highlands School PTO, I would like to express my sincere gratitude to all who helped make our annual Fall Festival such a tremendous success.  


The Highlands Hurricanes Swim Team splashed into its winter season with both feet, downing Jackson County 2,113-264 on Saturday at the Highlands Recreation Center pool on Saturday, Oct. 6.

There was no way the Highlands School Lady Highlanders were going to lose Tuesday night.

Before the start of the 2018 soccer season, Blue Ridge soccer coach Nick Pressler issued the challenge to the rest of the Little Smoky Mountain Conference.


Come and join us in a memorial celebration for the life of Mikey Crisp.
It will be held on Saturday, Oct. 20, from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Norton Farm, 760 Shortoff Road.

Alice Faye Reese Sewell of Kyle, Texas, 87 years old, left this earth on Sunday, Sept.

Ruth Gade Furnald died Sept. 2, 2018, in Melbourne, Florida.

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