I can still vividly remember my first time sliding down Turtleback Falls. I was about 9-years-old and my parents said they would give me a pack of Big Red gum if I slid down with my dad.

Local pastor Dan Robinson has made it a point to put his thoughts and reflections down on paper and has turned his experiences traveling into his second book, “The World’s Most Well-Known Stranger.

Highlands School and the greater Highlands community will lose two members later this month when Jeremy and Jaime Dooley move with their three kids to Forth Worth, Texas.


As mayor I am always striving to connect information I have read to what is characteristic of our Highlands community. My observations and insights hopefully focus on a broader perspective.

Redefine pro-life

Very few sights are as mesmerizing and majestic as that of a waterfall. Western North Carolina is home to about 250 waterfalls, according to the US Forest Service.


The Highlands Hurricanes swim team hosted Jackson County swim team and Cherokee County swim team on Thursday, July 5, taking the meet with a score of 629.5.

William Creswell will get an introduction to playing baseball on the next level in August when he suits up to represent the northeastern region in the United States Specialty Sports Association 14-

The Lady Highlanders soccer team was eliminated in the second round of the North Carolina High School Athletic Association Class 1A playoffs on Saturday, losing 5-1 to fifth-seeded Starmount in Boo


Thomas Neil Van Hoogen Sr., 76, of Highlands, was received into the arms of Jesus on June 4 after a short illness.

The morning of June 8, 2018, our beloved Henry Mendler passed away peacefully at his home in Atlanta just 10 days shy of his 93rd birthday and 30th wedding anniversary to his survived and dearest w

Willard H. Garland, 78, of Highlands, passed away June 18, 2018.

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