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Best Decision: Highlands Rotary Club

For Highlands Rotarian Sherry Holt, serving her community has always been part of her DNA.

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Stay Awake and Adapt: Yoga Highlands

Understanding the complex relationship between Mind, Body, and Spirit can boost our mental health and our physical well-being.

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Marriage & Meatloaf: Thomas and Kay Craig

Though they were raised blocks apart, Kay and Thomas Craig took their time before they truly discovered one another. It’s a relationship made

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Time, Light and Motion: Cover Artist Rodney Byard

For Rodney Byard, the vast wild places of the Plateau (and beyond) are his endlessly surprising studio.

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Take a Snap - You Have a Shot: Winter Photo Contest

Show us the magic of Winter on the Highlands-Cashiers Plateau – it’s all around you. If it’s just right, we’ll put you on the cover of

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Keeping it Cold: Ice Skating in Highlands

Keeping it cool is just one of the many steps that maintains the Highlands Ice Rink’s status as a not-to-be-missed wintertime destination.

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Bear Shadow Music Festival: Highlands NC

The Highlands-Cashiers Plateau will be thrumming with the sounds of the Bear Shadow Music Festival, April 23-25. Use those rhythms to power your

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Walking in a Winter Wonderland: Highlands-Cashiers Land Trust

Walking in a Winter Wonderland can be a lot more enjoyable and a lot safer when you practice these sensible steps, courtesy of the Highlands-Cashiers

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Providing Warm, Safe Shelter: Cashiers Highlands Humane Society

The state of abandoned local cats and dogs grows even more perilous with the onset of winter. A contribution to the Cashiers-Highlands Humane

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Dynamic Winter Exhibitions at The Bascom

A new exhibit at The Bascom takes the measure of the deep pools of artistic talent just beyond the Highlands-Cashiers Plateau.

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Spring Music Festival Increases COVID-19 Safety Measures

Highlands Festivals, Inc. moves Bear Shadow spring music festival to larger venue, increases COVID-19 safety measures to produce region’s first ‘pod-style’ live event

Highlands Cashiers Land Trust Receives Gift of One Mile of Protected Green Space

“The property extends from  just past the Highlands Community Center to Sherwood Forest Road on the right as you leave town going East,” said HCLT Director Gary Wein.

Highlands-Cashiers Hospital Steps Up To Assist in Vaccine Roll-out on the Plateau

Highlands-Cashiers CEO Tom Neal spoke to The Rotary Club of Highlands on January 12 regarding vaccine roll-out on the Plateau.


Fishing The East Fork: A New Year’s Eve Fishing Story

About 10:00 a.m. New Year’s Eve the sun came out at the house, and being on vacation, I decided to call an audible and go fish the East Fork of the French Broad river near Rosman, NC. 

Not Out Of the Woods – Residents Urged to Take Covid-19 Seriously

As we get through this second (or third?) wave of Covid-19 on the Plateau, you may be wondering about the situation at Highlands-Cashiers Hospital and Angel Medical Center in Franklin. “Highlands-Cashiers Hospital has one lab-confirmed positive COVID-19 patient as of 8 A.M. this morning,” says hospital spokeswoman Nancy Lindell. “At Angel, we’re treating five people who are Covid-positive.” Ms. Lindell …

Cashiers Library Pond Stocked with Trout

Well, in our excitement we forgot to mention some good news for Cashiers anglers — the little pond behind Albert Carlton-Cashiers Community Library (the cleverly-named Library Pond) is also stocked by the NC Wildlife Commission with hatchery-raised fish. 


Three Additional Little Free Libraries: Hudson Library

The Trustees of the Hudson Library of Highlands, NC proudly announce the recent installation and dedication of three Little Free Libraries located in and around Highlands.

Winter Fishing at Harris Lake

Trout are very sensitive to water temperature and don’t survive very long in water over 70F.  But during the winter, Harris Lake and other NC ponds are cold enough to support trout.

AMERICAN PICKERS to Film in North Carolina

Mike Wolfe, Frank Fritz, and their team are excited to return to North Carolina! They plan to film episodes of the hit series American Pickers throughout your area in March 2021.


New Faces at Silver Creek Realty Group

Recognizing that a deep local knowledge is critical to maintaining its status as a leader in the exploding real estate market, Silver Creek Real Estate Group has added a pair of brokers embedded in the life of the Highlands-Cashiers Plateau.

Nantahala Health Foundation: CHIP grant recipients

Nantahala Health Foundation has awarded nearly $420,000 to local organizations and agencies improving health and alleviating poverty.

Surge of Membership: Highlands Mountaintop Rotary

Mountaintop Rotary’s surge in membership mirrors a burgeoning passion for service to the community and to the world.