The trail to Secret Falls begins inconspicuously: The land slopes gently downwards and then undulates through a rhododendron heavy forest.

The Highlands art community got the chance to show its love of art last Friday night at the opening of The Bascom’s Off the Wall exhibit, which showcases local artwork from area collectors’ private

Kelsey-Hutchinson Founders Park was hopping on Saturday with the Low Country Shrimp Boil fundraiser and the Saturdays on Pine entertainment.


We are entering a new budget year in Highlands. Tonight’s town board meeting agenda includes a public hearing on the proposed new budget.

The effects of epilepsy on a young life have hit home in Highlands as 14-year-old Eliza Leyland and her mother, Renee Hamett, work to raise $17,000 to get a seizure alert service dog.

I want to tell everyone about this really fun thing that I did this year at “Camp Granny.” The Highlands Plateau Greenway now has a Passport Challenge.


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

The score could have been higher than the 2-0 shutout the Highlands Lady Highlanders (10-6) pitched against the Highland Tech Rams (8-10) Wednesday night in the first round of the Class 1A North Ca

The Lady Highlanders soccer team enjoyed a great season this year, advancing to the second round of the North Carolina High School Athletics Association 1A soccer tournament, finishing with a 10-7


The morning of June 8, 2018, our beloved Henry Mendler passed away peacefully at his home in Atlanta just 10 days shy of his 93rd birthday and 30th wedding anniversary to his survived and dearest w

Willard H. Garland, 78, of Highlands, passed away June 18, 2018.

You are invited to remember Dorothie Garrett, a long-time resident of Highlands, at the celebration of life service at Our Lady of the Mountains Catholic Church at 10 a.m.

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