New Owners Buy Mountain Fresh Grocery

After almost 11 years, ownership of Mountain Fresh Grocery store on Main Street was passed on once again. On Monday, husband and wife-team Steve and Jennifer Snead-Smith of Richmond, Va., closed the deal on the purchase. The two left the corporate world behind and searched all over the country for the perfect business to buy.

Native Flora Plant Sale

The Mountain Garden Club’s Annual Plant Sale will be staged at 9:00 A.M. Saturday, May 26, at the Highlands Ball Field. Expect plenty of hardy, mountain-bred stars of the garden.

All About Trout

Your on-stream experience gets measurably better with the application of a few common sense ideas.

Take Your Life Back

Addiction can be successfully treated under the compassionate care of a physician.

Jelly Bugs

Little Ray’s attempt to take care of his ailing Mama will leave a bad taste in your mouth.

A Woman of Vision

The Highlands Community Child Development Center is a treasure for the entire community, thanks to people like Judy Joyner.

No Boundaries,

The Cashiers-Highlands Humane Society’s reputation for loving care for cats and dogs extends far beyond the borders of the Plateau.

The New Classics

Classic Links and Luggage offers complete lines of clothing and fine luggage, all geared to the active lifestyle. It’s all served up with deeply personalized service.

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The Perfect Partner
Published on
2016/08 - August
The success of Bel Canto, now a Highlands institution, is predicated upon the talents and deep experience of pianist-accompanist Dr. Stephen Dubberly. Bel Canto will be performed at 4:00 P.M. Sunday, September 11.  more
The Plucky Perching Birds of March
Published on
2016/03 - March
With the advent of warmer weather, our local songbirds are making their joyful presence known.  more
The Poinsettia Legend
Published on
2015/12 - December
The gorgeous Poinsettia has a heritage as rich as the holiday it adorns.  more
The Recovery Journey
Published on
2016/04 - April
NAMI Appalachian South offers an entire suite of services and support to those battling mental illness and the people who love them.  more
The Red Barn
Published on
2015/05 - May
A simple trip to Sylva can be a journey through time as well.  more
The Red Cap
Published on
2015/12 - December
Everyone is invited to “The Journey of the Wee Red Cap,” a children’s musical staged at Highlands United Methodist Church at 10:50 A.M. Sunday, December 20.  more
The Seed With a Family Tree
Published on
2016/05 - May
The generous Lupins lend an elegant look to gardens around the world while also making appearances in cherished recipes.   more
The Slate-Colored Dark-eyed Junco
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2017/04 - April
The enigmatic Junco is a proud year-round resident of the Highlands-Cashiers Plateau.  more
The Wheel Deal
Published on
2016/03 - March
The 24th edition of the Tour de Cashiers, set for May 14, tests the mettle of beginning and very, very serious cyclists. For information or registration, visit  more
The Yin to My Yang
Published on
2016/09 - September
The loss of Peter Raoul touches upon every facet of Carpe Diem Farms.  more