There’s a light at the end of the tunnel for Verizon cell phone customers when it comes to the quality of their local cellular coverage, and it’s not an oncoming train.

The pile of debris as a result of Tropical Storm Irma will soon to be ground into wood chips.

The mulching of the massive wood debris pile from tropical storm Irma that was supposed to begin last week, has met some delays, but should begin before this week is out, and be done before Christm

The months-long contract dispute between Mission Health and Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina has finally been resolved, although details are scarce on the exact nature of the arrangement.


Over the weekend the plateau was hit with a snowstorm that was more severe than many anticipated.

A few weeks ago I wrote about Blue Zones and the vision of Highlands as a happy place to live. I appreciate the positive feedback and response from concerned and engaged citizens.

Public works activities can cause inconvenience and disruption.  Chipper noise is coming to the recreation department area. Increased truck traffic around Foreman and US 64 will also occur.


One of the biggest highlights of the quadruple header on Dec. 13 was when the Lady Highlanders varsity basketball team faced off against Franklin in a rescheduled Homecoming game.

The Highlanders high school soccer team has advanced in the state palyoffs.


Ray C. Griffith

Ray C. Griffith passed away on December 6, 2017 in Rock Hill, S.C.

William Creswell, 84, of Highlands, NC passed away Tuesday, December 5, 2017 at the Fidelia Eckherd Living Center.

James “Jim” Howard Fox

James “Jim” Howard Fox, 77, of Highlands, North Carolina and Chiefland, Florida passed away on Friday, November 24th surrounded by his family and friends.

The Highlander

Phone: 1-828-526-4114 
Main Fax: 1-828-526-3658 

Address: PO Box 249, Highlands, NC 28741
Located: 134 N. Fifth Street, Highlands, NC 28741 
Hours: Monday-Friday 8:30am - 5pm