Chief Holland

Highlands Police Chief Andrea ‘Sissy’ Holland puts a sunny face on a grueling job.

So Much To Talk About

The sisters saw it first – the love between Wendy Strong and Sam Lupas was meant to be. The obstacles vanished with a kiss.

The Sumptuousness of Primary

Season’s Bounty

The Plateau’s two green markets are a celebration of the landscape’s bounty and a tribute to the men and women who make it all possible.

Weekend Concerts

Lace up your dancing shoes – Highlands’ free weekend concerts return next month – Friday nights at Town Square and Saturday evenings at

The Bear & the Bands

The talent’s already lining up for the third incarnation of the Bear Shadow Music Festival, set for April 28-30. For ticketing and more information


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Highlands Chamber of Commerce Awards Grants and Sponsorships to Non-Profit Organizations

Top row, left to right: Jack Austin (Highlands Festivals/Highlands Food & Wine), Pat Gleeson (Highlands Festivals/Highlands Food & Wine), Steve Mehder (Highlands Festivals/Highlands Food & Wine). Second row, left to right: Billy Love (The Bascom), Lance Hardin (Highlands-Cashiers Land Trust). Third row, left to right: Bianca Mitchell (The Bascom), Kaye McHan (Highlands Chamber of Commerce/Visit Highlands, NC). Front row, left …

Sweet Sensations at Highlands Mountaintop Art and Craft Show

The Scaly Mountain Women’s Club provides tuition reimbursement for qualifying residents of Scaly Mountain and Sky Valley

Actor Andrew Prine honored at Highlands PAC

The storied life and career of actor Andrew Prine will be celebrated with a special service at Highlands Performing Arts Center at 3:00 P.M. Saturday, June 17.

Greeting Card Moment

We’re not making this up – for Robyn and Tom Hessling, it truly was Love At First Sight.

Everything’s Coming Up Daffodils In Cashiers

Showstopping vignettes of daffodils are taking the spotlight throughout Cashiers.

How to Enhance Your Highlands Experience

Highlands’ 2023 Experience Guide outlines the places and personalities that animate this corner of the Southern Appalachians.

Funding For Musical Programs

The Gordon Center for Children provides compassionate, structured care for local children.

Returning to Schedules

A mid-winter crisis gave the Peggy Crosby Center a scare, but efforts underway at this very moment will ensure that things are back to normal within a few weeks.

Faith in Action

The Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd has opened its grant cycle for non-profit agency applications – the deadline is May 1.

Helping Ukraine

Mountaintop Rotary Club of Highlands provides an important link to war-torn Ukraine.

Carpe Diem’s Continuing Story

Sue outlines the random comings and goings, surprises and setbacks that arrive on a daily basis at the Farm.

Feeling the Love

Highlands Community Child Development Center boosts its reach with the addition of a pair of preschool rooms at The Episcopal Church of the Incarnation.