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Under the new class size law that allows schools to gradually add teachers to accommodate student overflow, Stephanie Mason’s first grade class at Highlands School would allow a maximum of 17 students.

A recent decision by North Carolina legislators have bought elementary schools some time to staff their schools in order to accommodate state mandated smaller classrooms.

A portion of 5th Street will close to accommodate an expanded Motoring Festival in 2018.

The Highlands Board of Commissioners unanimously approved expanding the annual Highlands Motoring Festival Saturday car show onto a portion of 5th Street out of Founders Park, during its Feb.

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

Opinion

Losing a friend is never easy, but to lose a friend who underscored humor, always walking on the light side, intensifies the grief.

Last Saturday morning I woke up at 8:50. I realized I was supposed to be at the Highlands American Legion Post 370 monthly meeting.

The Town of Highlands had long grown tired of the pothole problems around town after a particularly rough winter and took it upon itself to do some on the spot repair work, most notably to Main Str

Sports

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.

The clock hits 0:00 and the Highlanders storm the floor, 2018 Tri-State Conference champions.

RABUN GAP - The Highlands School Highlanders scraped and clawed, holding off a stubborn host Rabun Gap Eagles to win the Tri-State Conference middle school boys basketball championship 29-26 Saturd

Obituaries

Ib Raae, 84, of Savannah, GA, former husband of Mary Bullock Demere, died Thursday morning, February 1, 2018. 

June 13, 1936 – February 11, 2018.

Charlotte Ransom Wood died at age 94. A celebration of her life will be held in Highlands at a later date.

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