Residents came out Saturday morning for the annual Highlands School Color Run.

The new Town Christmas tree was delivered and planted on Friday in Kelsey-Hutchinson Founders Park. The tree, which was grown and dug from Georgia, is a Norway evergreen.

A building project at Reeves Ace Hardware were among three projects that received a green light, but not without stipulations from the Planning Board and the Zoning Board of Adjustment.


I have been in my workshop this week fabricating pickup sticks for the anticipated hordes of volunteers for the Highlands Plateau Pickup. Please join us this Saturday, April 21.

Mark Twain allegedly mused that people were the, “vermin of the earth.” When one sees all the trash on the corridor highways to Highlands, it is hard to disagree with Twain.

April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month.
Child abuse and neglect shouldn’t happen in our country, but it does. And it happens closer to home than we like to think.


Chase Kenter is a real-live Aquaman.

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


George Alfred Taylor, 63, husband of Carol Johnson Taylor, went home to be with the Lord on Monday, Nov. 20, 2017.

Vellamae Hicks Potts, 95, of Highlands passed away Tuesday, April 2, 2018.

William W. “Bill” Gaston III passed away peacefully on April 6, 2018, at his Atlanta residence.   

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