Keith Mitchell (right) celebrates with caddie Pete Persolja (left) after making a putt to win the PGA Tour’s Honda Classic in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, on March 3.

Keith Mitchell is becoming a household name in golf circles.

An artists rendering of what the outside of the new Performing Arts Center will look like once complete.

When motorists drive down Chestnut Street in Highlands and pass the Martin-Lipscomb Performing Arts Center to see the overturned earth, downed trees and various construction equipment scattered aro

The front awning covering the entrance to Highlands School and the sidewalk will be replaced this summer if it is approved as a capital needs project.

Highlands School stands to get a facelift this summer with some much-needed aesthetic work planned for the school’s front entrance area, and improvement to overall school security.


Sunshine Week officially began Sunday, March 10, but the idea behind the annual celebration of local journalism and government transparency should be kept in mind all year.

Last week someone publicly questioned my work schedule and travel expenses. I will respond.

In the late 1980’s a marketing team at R.J. Reynolds needed a hook.


Head coach Brett Lamb gives instructions to his team during a fourth quarter timeout against Pine Lake Prep on Thursday.

The basketball season came to an end on Thursday night at Highlands as the boys lost a 73-63 decision to Pine Lake Prep in the second round of the NC High School Athletic Association 1-A state play

Haley Borino splits the defense as she drives for two against Blue Ridge.

On Friday night, the final home game of the 2018-19 basketball season, there was simply too much Highlanders for visiting Blue Ridge to handle.

Highlands senior Drew Chalker is introduced “under the lights” during introductions prior to the start of the Highlands Blue Ridge basketball game.

Piglet, from A.A. Milne’s Winnie the Pooh said it best.
“How lucky I am to have something that makes saying goodbye so hard.”


William Roy McCollum, Jr., age 81, passed away on February 20 after a brief illness. He was born in Atlanta, Georgia, on August 4, 1937 to William Roy McCollum, Sr.

Rene Ramsdell 78, of Highlands, passed away peacefully with her family by her side Saturday, February 23, 2019 in Safety Harbor, Florida.

Thomas Tudor Chambers passed away peacefully at his home in Highlands, NC on February 8, 2019. He was born on May 13, 1955 to Isabel (Hall) Chambers & the late Overton Chambers II.

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