Lydia Hitchcock with The Pizza Place in Highlands is open for business serving carryout meals to residents.

Cooking up a new strategy

In Highlands, restaurants have closed their doors to dine-in business for the duration of the COVID-19 crisis. Some eateries have decided instead to open their doors to carry-out customers, offering “grab and go” meals as an option.  Wolfgang’s…

Tree farm business booms


The 2019 Christmas tree shopping season was a resounding success according to local tree farmers in the area. 

Campgrounds, parks close due to virus


The U.S. Forest Service has closed all campgrounds on National Forest land in North Carolina effective immediately. The closure, announced on Monday, will remain in place until further notice.

HMS downs Summit 7-1 on soccer field


About a minute before Highlands girls middle school soccer coach Caleb Brown sent his team onto the field to face the visiting Summit Charter School Lady Bears, he went over specific team assignmen