The 8th Annual Dazzling Dahlia Festival brought together 43 exhibitors with 277 flowers in the juried show, the largest festival yet, according to organizer Kim Daugherty.

When word that actor Burt Reynolds, 82, died due to a cardiac arrest on Sept. 6, many long-time residents of Highlands remembered the man who once owned a summer home here.

When Highlands summer resident Scott Vuncannon prepared for an afternoon hike on the morning of Aug.


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As residents of the state keep an eye on the weather and forecasters are trying to determine what way Hurricane Florence will go, Highlands Mayor Patrick Taylor said the latest models are showing t


The Lady Highlanders fell 3-1 to the 2017 Little Smoky Mountain Conference Champs — Hiwassee Dam — on Sept.

Soccer is a game that’s played with the feet, but the Highlands School (0-1-2) soccer team used their noggins to rally a second half comeback and leave with a well-earned tie 2-2 over visiting Smok

The home opener for the Highlands soccer team didn’t come with the storybook finish players might have wanted last Thursday, Aug.


During the quiet peaceful evening hours of Sunday, Sept. 2, 2018, Mary Pauline “Polly” Grant Dean entered into her heavenly home.

Herbert Neville “Herb” James, age 83, of Highlands, died on Sept. 7, 2018, at Highlands-Cashiers Hospital.

Timothy Mark Bentley, age 61, went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2018, after an extended illness.

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