Members of the Cashiers/Glenville Fire Department direct traffic around an overturned truck on N.C. 107 outside of Cashiers.

The radio crackled to life around 4 p.m. Monday, March 5.

“Stop that truck! He just hit us!” said Cashiers/Glenville Fire Department Chief Randy Dillard over the police radio. 

Highlands Fire and Rescue Chief, Ryan Gearhart, and Assistant Fire Chief Robbie Forrester, inspect one of the department’s nine vehicles staged at HFR’s present Oak Street location.

Highlands Fire and Rescue has outgrown its current location and their building, built in the early 1960’s is in need of updating.

The Highlands Water Department blows air out of a water intake opening every 24 hours to prevent clogging. The resulting churning water can be pretty exciting to a boater or kayaker who happens to be nearby.

The Town of Highlands wants to preemptively stop any rumors in regard to anything strange seen on Lake Sequoyah. 


Infrastructure was the topic of a recent National League of Cities newsletter article.

Happy Sunshine Week!

Read Across America Day started in 1997 as a day to celebrate reading with children, motivating children to ready daily and hopefully create lifelong, successful readers. 


Jordan Carrier scored 27 points against Blue Ridge.

The clock finally struck midnight on the Highlands Lady Highlanders’ Cinderella season as they fell in the third round of the Class 1A North Carolina High School Athletics Association state tournam

The Lady Highlanders won the Little Smoky Mountain Conference tournament last Thursday.

Highlands School’s Lady Highlanders withstood a furious charge from Blue Ridge Early College to advance in the North Carolina High School Athletic Association state basketball playoff tournament, d

Destin Gearhart switches gears between the legs, scoring eight of his game-high 13 points in the first half of Highlands win over Blue Ridge.

The Highlands varsity boys and girls basketball teams closed out the 2017-18 regular season with a pair of Senior Night wins over Cashiers rivals Blue Ridge.


Lisa T. Crowe, 59, of Highlands, died on Feb. 23, at her home. She was the daughter of the late John and Virginia Mae Tucker. Mimi had a heart of gold and a laughter that could make anyone smile.

Longtime Highlands resident John Burrows Gunter, aged 100, died peacefully at home in Vero Beach, FL, with his loving daughter and devoted caregivers at his side.

Walter N. Kalaf was born on Jan. 30, 1925, in Brooklyn, New York, the son of N. K. Kalaf and Mabel S. Kalaf.  He was a graduate of St. Petersburg High School and earned a BA and M.Div.

The Highlander

Phone: 1-828-526-4114 
Main Fax: 1-828-526-3658 

Address: PO Box 249, Highlands, NC 28741
Located: 134 N. Fifth Street, Highlands, NC 28741 
Hours: Monday-Friday 8:30am - 5pm