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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There Was Fire On The Mountain at Bear Shadow Music Festival

They came for their favorite bands, from close by and far away, in pairs and groups, young and old, and every age. They were there for the second Bear Shadow Music Festival– a cavalcade of extraordinary talent, a weekend of music and fans converging at its bucolic home at Winfield Farms in Scaly Mountain.

Last call for tickets to the 2nd annual Bear Shadow spring music festival this weekend

Limited number of tickets still available for Base Camp main stage at Bear Shadow Music Festival in Highlands NC

Early Bird Strolls at Highlands Nature Center

 Join the Highlands Nature Center to explore what birds have arrived in Highlands.


Holy Week at The Village Green

The heartbreak and joy of the Holy Week are celebrated at The Village Green of Cashiers, Good Friday, April 15, through Easter Sunday, April 17. To learn more about The Village Green and these events or make a donation, visit villagegreencashiersnc.com.

Heritage & History-Rich Highlands, NC

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

Real Estate. Real People. Country Club Properties

A trio of professionals (including our Mary Jane McCall) have joined the team at Country Club Properties. For more information, visit ccphighlandsnc.com.


Keeping It Green & Clean | Cashiers Chamber of Commerce

Keeping the highways and byways around Cashiers in pristine condition takes a small army of dedicated men and women.

Busy Times | Rotary Clubs of Highlands and Cashiers

Local Rotarians are embracing the challenges of philanthropy.

Literacy & Learning

A GED from The Literacy & Learning Center is a Golden Ticket to a vast world.


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 her plunge into painting.

Notes From Cat Companions

Though they’d tell us that every day is National Cat Day, felines across the country are probably overjoyed (it’s hard to tell) that the Ladies Who Love Them finally get a day of their own.

Welcoming Michael Schoonover | Highlands Dermatology

Michael Schoonover joins the dynamic team at Highlands Dermatology. Find out more about Michael and Highlands Dermatology at highlandsdermatology.com or call (828) 526-1232.