Gina Billingsley and Annette Jenkins were named Teacher and Support Person of the Year for 2018-19 at Highlands School.

Highlands School selected middle school teacher Gina Billingsley as its Teacher of the Year and Administrative Assistant Annette Jenkins as its Support Person of the Year for the 2018-19 school yea

Organizers Mary Jane Bills, Pam Kerr and Ellen Haug solicit the public’s feedback to help formulate a game plan in keeping qualified medical personnel in the Highlands-Cashiers area during a healthcare forum at the Cashiers Recreation Center.

A group of three “very angry” women convened a public forum Thursday, July 11 in hopes of sending a clear message to Highlands-Cashiers Hospital’s parent company Hospital Corporation of America.

Six new ActivPanels were recently installed at Highlands School in honor of longtime teacher Anne Tate. Pictured from left: Kedra McCall, Cheryl Wilson, Dennis Wilson, Stephanie Smathers, Tate, and Gina Billingsley.

First it was iPads, now it’s Smart Boards.


The buzz last week was why the mayor removed the trash dumpsters at the recreation center.  I have gotten feedback about the decision.

There’s an old saying, “No news is good news.”

Recycling not an easy answer for trash problems


The NC Hot Shots Ballers, a travel basketball team comprised of potential Highlands High School basketball players won its final tournament of the 2019 summer basketball season, winning the Premier Basketball Summer Slam Championship with a 52-31 victory over the SC Thunder.

The real world is about to arrive with a vengeance for Highlands’ rising sophomore and junior basketball players.

The Highlands Hurricanes defeated Jackson County by a 726-195 total on June 13 in Highlands.

The Highlands Hurricanes swim team downed Jackson County 726-195 during a swim meet on June 13 at the Highlands Park and Recreation Pool.

Highlands’ Drew Chalker hits a chip.

The Highlands boys golf team made a little bit of history this week by competing for the first time ever as a team in the North Carolina High School Athletic Association Class 1A state golf tournam


Marian (Neighbors) Beccue, 88, died on July 1, 2019, at Eckerd Living Center in Highlands. Born February 28, 1931 in St.

Paul Franklin Otto Beccue, 89, died on July 2, 2019, at Eckerd Living Center in Highlands. 

Keith Harris Day, 91, formerly of Scaly Mountain and Springfield, Illinois went to his heavenly home on June 29, 2019 after a brief illness. 

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