Two Tales Told in Brooklyn: A Review of Mountain Theatre Company's Production

Director, Scott Daniel, and his team outdid themselves with this impressive cast. Every performance was a gem.

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Visit Highlands, NC Awards Grants to Two Local Organizations

Visit Highlands, NC today announced its latest round of grants totaling $18,000 to support two local nonprofit organizations.

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Visit Highlands, NC Awards Grants to Two Local Organizations

Visit Highlands, NC today announced its latest round of grants totaling $18,000 to support two local nonprofit organizations.

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COVID tests available at Hudson Library

Hudson Library now has free at-home COVID-19 rapid tests available. These are antigen tests that provide results in 15 minutes. Drop by the library

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First Responders Cup Golf Tournament at Burlingame Country Club

Under bright, sunny skies in Sapphire the First Responders Cup golf tournament brought in more than $30,000 from donors and sponsors to benefit

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Taking His Turn

For Madison Minus, the artistry lies in revealing the beauty and mystery embedded within a block of wood.

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Lifting Each Other Up

Despite years and hundreds of miles apart, the deep love between Mary and Steve Abranyi would not be contained.

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The Place I Call Home

Cover Artist Penny Pollock’s entire life has been a sequence of inspiration and discoveries.

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Heritage & History-Rich Highlands, NC

An unlikely confluence of natural treasures, events, and quirky personalities created the endlessly surprising Highlands community that continues

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Reflecting on the Past 20 Years
Carpe Diem Farms

Though her attention is clearly focused on the busy year ahead, Sue takes a few moments to cast her gaze to the early days of this magazine and

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The Heart & Start of it

For Delaine and Steve Mehder, their differences have somehow led to an abiding complementary love that will not be denied.

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20 Years of Art

“To say that The Laurel Magazine is an instrumental influence to our arts community would be a huge understatement. They feature art on each

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Award-Winning Dining at Greystone Inn

The Greystone Inn’s Lakeside Dining Room has earned international honors with Opentable.com’s Diner’s Choice Award. To evaluate the wisdom

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Wine, Women & Song at Oak Restaurant

“A Jug of Wine, A Loaf of Bread and Thou” – somehow the 11th century’s Omar Khayyam predicted the vibrant spirit of Bear Shadow’s Wine,

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Get Your Fix
Sapphire, NC

The Fix Restaurant, Bar & Lounge, located at 3093 US 64 East in Sapphire, arrives in this quiet community as an exclamation point for food and

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It’s Brunch Time: Oak Steakhouse Highlands

The arrival of Brunch at Oak Steakhouse at Skyline Lodge is a cause for celebration. Reservations are a must – (828) 482-4720.

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Branching Out: The Art of Dave Ferrell

Dave Ferrell’s chainsaw wizardry draws magical figures from ordinary blocks of wood.

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Woman with an Ibis: Cover Artist, Mase Lucas

Take a closer look at the artistry and profound mystery embedded within our Mase Lucas covers.

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Garden Club Plant Sale
Highlands, NC

Just in time for Plateau Planting, the Highlands Mountain Garden Club’s beloved Annual Plant Sale returns to the Town Ball Field on Saturday,

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Marketplace Magic on Saturdays in Highlands

With Covid restrictions fading into the rearview mirror, Highlands Marketplace is a dazzling showcase for local farmers and artisans, Saturdays

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A River Runs Through it : Three River Fly Fly Fishing

The Three River Fly Fishing Festival, set for April 21-23, offers plenty of challenges for both veteran anglers and clever novices of all ages.

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Bear Shadow Music Festival: Highlands NC

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And Kentucky Makes 8: Cashiers Highlands Humane Society

Six very lucky dogs get a new leash on life thanks to the gentle ministrations of the Cashiers-Highlands Humane Society.

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Cover-Worthy Winters: Annual Cover Winter Photo Contest

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Daytime Experiences at Bear Shadow: Highlands NC

Bear Shadow, slated for April 29 through May 1, sets the tone for a busy Plateau Season with an unforgettable series of daytime experiences.

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The Laurel turns 20

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Bel Canto’s 30th Year

For its 30th Anniversary Recital, Bel Canto’s September 11 concert at Highlands Performing Arts Center puts a graceful note on this busy season in this busy year. For information about tickets, call (828) 787-2867

It’s a Big Dinner

With its Big Mission, it only makes sense that Big Brothers Big Sisters will stage its It’s a BIG Dinner at 6:00 P.M. Tuesday, September 13. Visit bbbswnc.org to learn more about the event and make your contribution.

Nature Appreciation

The Village Nature Series presentation set for 5:00 P.M. Tuesday, September 27, at the Village Green in Cashiers explains why even the squinkiest of our furry and feathered friends need a bit of love


Highlands Porchfest

Highlands Porchfest brings the happy sounds to downtown, including a venerable cultural landmark, September 18. Learn more at highlandsporchfest.com.

Blessing of the Animals

Every dog (and cat, and, yes, Venus Fly Trap!) has its day – Sunday, October 2, is The Blessing of the Animals at The Village Green Commons. For more information visit goodshepherdofcashiers.com

Cashiers Valley Leaf Festival

With art, music, and food, the Cashiers Valley Leaf Festival, slated for October 7-9 at the Village Green, is a celebration of all the good things of October in the mountains.


Dazzling Dahlias

The inescapable charm of Dahlias earns them a day in the sun with Highlands’ Dazzling Dahlia Festival, September 10-11

Fresh From the Farmer

Field-fresh and frankly fun, the Plateau’s Farmers’ Markets are full of natural goodness.

Two Tales Told in Brooklyn: A Review of Mountain Theatre Company’s Production

Director, Scott Daniel, and his team outdid themselves with this impressive cast. Every performance was a gem.


Highlands Chamber of Commerce to Host Ribbon Cutting Ceremony This Sunday to Welcome Unfurl Massage and Bodywork

HIGHLANDS, N.C. – This Sunday, the Highlands Chamber of Commerce will host a traditional red ribbon cutting ceremony to welcome Unfurl Massage and Bodywork to the community. The event is open to the public and will take place at 1 p.m. at its studio, 435 N. 4th St., Highlands. 

Invocative Fine Art Gallery Announces Grand Opening in Highlands, NC

Dr. Steve Hinkey and partner Beata Gola are pleased to announce their new venture, a contemporary fine art gallery opening in early October at 521 N. 4th Street, Highlands NC.

It’s all About Family

Though she is relentlessly determined to stay out of the spotlight, Angela Williams has had a profound effect on Highlands and its people, now and far into the future.