Steve Perry receives a commemorative coin dedicated to his military service during a ceremony at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C.
One of the 350 new commercial trash toters.
Hurricane Dorian Bahamian Relief fundraiser Dede Head, hugs newfound friend Kevin FitzPatrick after FitzPatrick gave back his 50/50 raffle winnings to support Head’s efforts to bring a family of Bahamian refugees to the U.S. following Hurricane Dorian.
The ladies of the Cullasaja Women’s Outreach recently granted $223,000 to local nonprofits.
Kedra McCall goes up for a big hit in the Lady Highlanders 3-0 sweep of Swain County as Jeslyn Head, Jordan Carrier, Anne Marie Moore and Tessa Wisniewski form a defensive perimeter around her.
Emily Briggs bumps a return in the pivotal game three against Swain County as Karmen Jenkins and Ashlynn Wilson look on.

News

Will and Autumn Bell, of Highlands, took part in the Rotary Bingo  game.

The Rotary Club of Highlands broke out the Bingo machine on Thursday to help out Wreaths Across America with a Bingo Night to raise funds for the Dec.

Steve Perry receives a commemorative coin dedicated to his military service during a ceremony at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C.

Steve Perry couldn’t sleep. 

The annoyance of a malfunctioning air conditioning unit in his Asheville hotel room was partially to blame.

One of the 350 new commercial trash toters.

The commercial bear-resistant toters are here.

Opinion

This week’s writing is a collection of informational items. I hope they are helpful.

It seems like there is a designated time period for everything nowadays.

Paving of Cullasaja Road began yesterday. The road will be closed to through traffic until the end of the week.

Sports

Kedra McCall goes up for a big hit in the Lady Highlanders 3-0 sweep of Swain County as Jeslyn Head, Jordan Carrier, Anne Marie Moore and Tessa Wisniewski form a defensive perimeter around her.

A state playoff berth in volleyball may be on the line this week as Highlands faces Hiwassee Dam and Blue Ridge, the Highlanders beat Hiwassee Dam at home on Tuesday and play BREC this afternoon on

Emily Briggs bumps a return in the pivotal game three against Swain County as Karmen Jenkins and Ashlynn Wilson look on.

In what coaches are calling the Highlands JV volleyball team’s defining win of the 2019 season, the Lady Highlanders rallied from a 10-4 deficit in game three to edge Swain County 18-16 in overtime

Ava Schmitt prepares to serve while Reese Schmitt looks on during Highlands’ Monday match against visiting Hayesville.

In a battle that lasted until the final points of game five, the Highlands volleyball team fell to visiting Hayesville 3-2 (23-25, 25-19, 22-25, 25-13 15-10) in a Monday home match.

Obituaries

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Curt Bothwell Jamison, 70, of Atlanta, Georgia, passed away at home on Sept. 23, 2019, with his family by his side, after a brief battle with metastatic melanoma. 

Philip Powell, 86, of Highlands and Crawfordville, FL, passed away, Tuesday, Aug. 27, 2019.

Our Robbie, preceded in death by her beloved soulmate Quintus W. Sibley and her parents Don and Iris Pettry of Marietta, Georgia passed peacefully among family in Atlanta, Georgia.

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