Captain Tim Stark completes some last minute maintenance on his Gator Nation fleet before the Monday morning remote control boat showcase at Highlands Falls Country Club.

Aye-aye Cap’n.

Satulah Mountain Brewing hosted Libraries on Tap on Friday, Aug. 9.

    Patrons filed in to Satulah Mountain Brewing on Friday afternoon to get a closer look at how craft beer is made and support their local library.

The Rev. Rob Wood, left, Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd pastor, and congregant Perrin Dargan, a seasonal Cashiers resident, met at the church to talk about a program designed to meet the need for free civil legal aid in the surrounding community.

The International Friendship Center will host a workshop for Deferred Action Childhood Arrivals individuals on Monday, Aug. 19 at the Highlands Episcopal Church of the Incarnation.


Normally the Highlands Town Board meeting is the third Thursday of the month, which would be on Aug. 15 this month. The meeting has been rescheduled for Thursday, Aug. 22.

The Highlands Chamber of Commerce has a long history of supporting businesses in multiple capacities.

When it comes to government, things can change in a New York minute.  


The starter’s horn at the Mountain Swim Leage All-Star meet didn’t sound until after a 90-minute delay due to heavy rains, thunder and lightning on Thursday, Aug. 1.

Some serious lightning struck last week in Highlands.

Wet weather forced soccer practice inside at HHS on Monday afternoon.

On Aug. 1, the opening bell sounded on the 2019-20 sports season as official practice for fall sports were permitted to begin.

The NC Hot Shots Ballers, a travel basketball team comprised of potential Highlands High School basketball players won its final tournament of the 2019 summer basketball season, winning the Premier Basketball Summer Slam Championship with a 52-31 victory over the SC Thunder.

The real world is about to arrive with a vengeance for Highlands’ rising sophomore and junior basketball players.


Friends are invited to a celebration of life event for Donald Cook at noon on Tuesday, Aug. 20, 2019, at the Highlands Civic Center. We will have lunch and share memories. RSVP before noon on Aug.

Friends and family mourn the passing of Christine Erin “Christy” Kelly, who entered her eternal rest on July 31, 2019, under the care and with the comfort of her longtime partner Jim Meiring and fo

William “Bill” Eugene Nail, 78, took his heavenly flight to be with his Lord and died peacefully at home with his family by his side on July 31, 2019.

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