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Frances Nichols makes friends with one of the puppies available for adoption during the Cashiers-Highlands Humane Society Forever Home Reunion.

Area residents who have given dogs and cats from the Cashiers-Highlands Humane Society a forever home gathered Saturday to celebrate their pets.

Highlands resident Christy Kelly and fellow Cancer Action Network ambassador Janis Rogers tour the reflecting pool near the Lincoln Memorial in Washington D.C.

Christy Kelly is a fighter.
Anyone who knows about Kelly’s battle with cancer knows she won’t go down without a fight.

As promised, Mayor Patrick Taylor has sent a letter to Attorney General Josh Stein outlining the concerns of the Highlands Town Board regarding the proposed acquisition of Mission Health by Healthc

Opinion

When you are in need of help, a fire fighter can be one of the most welcome signs of relief. Fall is a good time to think about how to minimize fire risk in our homes and businesses.

The  October meeting of the Highlands Town Board is tonight at 7 p.m. It will be held at the Highlands Conference Center next to the ball field.

As the North Carolina General Assembly gathered for its Oct. 2 special session on Hurricane Florence relief, the state’s rainy-day fund stood at $2.01 billion.

Sports

A third-time match up with Hiwassee Dam looms as Highlands’ volleyball team swept inter-county rival Blue Ridge 3-0 in the first round of the Little Smoky Mountain Conference tournament Monday.

The 2018 Highlands soccer seniors are from left: Freddi Lopez, Jared Shearl, Mattson Gates, Hunter Collins, Jake Billingsley, Drew Chalker, Carson Talbert, Destin Gearhart and Caden Smolarsky.

A 5-1 season-finale loss to Hayesville Tuesday night threatened the Highlands soccer team’s chances of reaching the North Carolina High School Athletics Association Class 1A tournament.

The Highlands Hurricanes Swim Team splashed into its winter season with both feet, downing Jackson County 2,113-264 on Saturday at the Highlands Recreation Center pool on Saturday, Oct. 6.

Obituaries

Come and join us in a memorial celebration for the life of Mikey Crisp.
It will be held on Saturday, Oct. 20, from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Norton Farm, 760 Shortoff Road.

Alice Faye Reese Sewell of Kyle, Texas, 87 years old, left this earth on Sunday, Sept.

Ruth Gade Furnald died Sept. 2, 2018, in Melbourne, Florida.

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