Since its genesis in the 1930s, the Zahner Lecture Series has brought conservation professionals to Highlands Nature Center each summer and this year is no exception.

There are five girls behind the locked doors of the Cashiers Library early Monday morning.

One brick at a time, volunteers are working to honor Highlands area veterans and fill the memorial garden walkway located in front of the Highlands Police Department headquarters.  


The Highlands-Cashiers Hospital Board has decided to remain part of the Mission Health System — and therefore be a part of the proposed Mission Health acquisition by Hospital Corporation of America

The July meeting of the Highlands Town Board is tonight at 7pm. It will be at the Highlands Community Building next to the ball field.

I was visiting your lovely city this weekend. Yesterday (Saturday, July 14) I was driving toward town when I had a tire go flat suddenly.


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


John Larry “Little” Smith, died July 5, 2018.
A homecoming is being planned and will be held at a later date for him in Highlands.

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

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