Despite the best efforts of multiple fire departments from two states, fire claimed a residence at 2797 Clear Creek Road in Highlands on Nov. 17.

Blaze totals Clear Creek home

Fire tore through a home on Clear Creek Road just outside of Highlands on Tuesday, Nov. 17. According to Macon County 911 computer aided dispatch reports, a passerby on a mobile phone dialed 911 just after 9 p.m. The called reported a structure…

Chamber hands out hardware


The Highlands Chamber of Commerce honored some of its own with their annual community service awards presented during the November Business After Hours gathering at the Highlands Mountain House.

Sharing Bartram's Art


The Macon County Public Library is taking patrons on a walk through the woods with a display on local artists’ interpretations of the works of William Bartram.

Brinsons add to legacy of learning


Calling Western Carolina University a “beacon of light and hope for the region and the state of North Carolina,” Jack Brinson thanked university officials and administrators for adding the name Bri