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Rotarian David Jellison

For Highlands Rotarian David Jellison, the notion of Service Above Self resonates here on the Plateau and far beyond.

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And Then There were 23

The siren call of the Cashiers-Highlands Humane Society’s cats and dogs extends far beyond the Plateau. And people respond.

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28 Acres of Generosity

The Plateau’s premier conservation group has extended its domain by 28 acres, thanks to the generosity of Little Bear Pen LLC.

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Becoming a Horse Dog at Carpe Diem Farms

The arrival of Jethro is an emphatic declaration that Carpe Diem Farms is happily going to the dogs.

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Power of Dreams

A special exhibition at the Bascom,  “Freewheeling: The Allure of the Automobile in Contemporary Art” runs from May 11–August 21. The

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Chuck Leavell, The Tree Man

Bear Shadow Festival Rock Star Chuck Leavell’s long, strange journey began with the magic of Ray Charles and led through worldwide fame with

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All Around Earth Day

A lower-key, more personal celebration is on tap for this year’s Earth Day, set for April 22.

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How ‘bout Them Apples?

The noble apple tree finally gets its day in the sun with The Cashiers Historical Society’s Heritage Apple Day, set for Saturday, March 27

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Winter Cover Photo Contest

As we’re all focused on the arrival of spring, don’t forget those memories of winter. Laurel Magazine is saving a spot for you in its Winter

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The Secret Season

During the winter to early-spring months, the Cashiers-Highlands high-elevation Plateau comes alive during a “secret season.”

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Simon and Protected Land: Highlands Cashiers Land Trust

Santa’s bound to notice the bounty of good works undertaken by the good people of the Highlands-Cashiers Land Trust. And you can end up on the Nice List, too!

Addressing the Pandemic: The International Friendship Center

An innovative program launched by the International Friendship Center in Highlands aims to sharpen the work skills of people throughout the community.

Christmas Comes Early: Carpe Diem Farms

The horses of Carpe Diem Farms celebrate the arrival of Christmas with an abundance of Holiday Cheer – they’re healthy and happy.


Christmas Cheer to 400 Kids: Shop with a Cop

Shop With A Cop, which brings holiday cheer to a host of local children, is thriving thanks to a compassionate law enforcement community and the generosity of a committed citizenry.

Uplifting Health and Well-being: The Highlands Cashiers Health Foundation

The Highlands Cashiers Health Foundation’s good works throughout this pandemic year have given it the determination to aim for even greater things in 2021.

Spinal Stenosis: Aery Chiropractic & Acupuncture

Spinal stenosis has been a topic of conversation more and more lately.  My patients are asking for explanations and help with this painful phenomenon. 


Finding Calm During Times of Chaos: Cashiers Fusion Yoga & Wellness

It’s safe to say that 2020 has been a year unlike most. We have experienced a global pandemic, social unrest, and political differences powerful enough to divide the closest of families and friends. For many, the recent stressors of uncertainty and chaos have led to ongoing feelings of fear, anxiety and depression.

The Solution for 2020

2020’s been an omnishambles year. We’re all hoping the holidays will lift America’s spirit (and consciousness). I’m doing my part. I made a mistletoe ball so huge, it will dwarf your neighbor’s two-story-blow-up-zombie-Rudolf.

A Historical Winter’s Visit: Cashiers Historical Society

Exploring the grounds of the Zachary-Tolbert House offers a glimpse into the lives and fortunes of the people who lived there.


It’s Down To Earth: Highlands NC History

As we think about the lush evergreen Christmas trees that are grown on our mountains, consider what almost happened to many of them years ago.

Cemetery Mystery: Cashiers NC History

Though his influence upon the community is still felt today, many of the details of Frank Allen’s life and death remain cloaked in mystery.

Life with Pie: Amanda Wilbanks at Acorns

Nationally-celebrated Baker and Author Amanda Wilbanks will sign her Southern Baked: Life with Pie and offer samples of her exquisite kitchen creations in a joyful celebration at Acorns Boutique, Saturday, December 12. She’ll continue to spread her sweet message with a series of events at Half-Mile Farm December 11-12.