From left, Town Manager Josh Ward, Mayor Patrick Taylor, Officer John Cherry, and HPD Chief Bill Harrell.

The Town of Highlands Police Department introduced its newest addition to securing the community’s highly sought-after quality of life, Officer John Cherry.

Rendering of possible new downtown trash cans intended to  stymie the efforts of bears searching for food.

With hopes that the Town of Highlands will soon become a BearWise community, the Public Works Committee agreed during its Feb.

Butch and Brenda Woodward have been married 61 years and call themselves each other’s best friend.

If you want the chance to wish Highlands resident Butch Woodward a Happy 81st Birthday– you’re going to have to wait a week or 10 days to do it.


The North Carolina Wildlife Commission recently sponsored a BearWise workshop in Asheville.

Last week I met at town hall with Brian Burch, the NCDOT Division 14 Engineer.

We are in the heart of the Information Age, where the pen and pencil, chalk and blackboard have been replaced by interactive TVs, smart phones and tablets.


Celia Wright Coker passed away on January 16, 2019 with her family gathered around her. An Atlanta native, she was born July 13, 1941 to parents M.

Bonita Marie (Bachmann) Bruce, age 88, passed away peacefully in Highlands on January 27, 2019.

Sept. 19, 1940 - Jan. 26, 2019

The Highlander

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