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Bear Shadow spring music festival adds famed keyboardist Chuck Leavell, exclusive music and nature excursions to weekend lineup

Pre-sale tickets on sale beginning Tuesday, Feb. 2 at 10 a.m.; general on-sale to begin Wednesday, Feb. 3 at 10 a.m.

Oakleaf Flower and Garden Moves!

After months of restoration, the historic Stone Lantern building is blooming again. Oakleaf Flower and Garden has moved to 395 Main Street in Highlands.

Writer Mary Jane McCall Writes About Life During Covid

“Connections with friends, walks with dogs, the grandeur of a sunrise, all these things remind us that life is good.”


A Write Year: Writer Deena Bouknight On Life During Covid-19

“Yes, pandemic 2020 has presented a myriad of personal challenges, not just for me but for most everyone, but it has also opened up a world of blessings and opportunities – if we choose to look at it that way. “

Marlene Osteen Shares Her Thoughts on Life During Covid-19

“Mostly I am aware of how lucky I am as I heed the precautions of sage scientists, confining my “bubble” to family, looking forward to the day that I know now is nearing when tables are set for and rooms are filled with many.”

Have You Seen Mountaintop Rotary’s Giving Trees in Highlands?

Food Insecurity One the Biggest Covid Challenges


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.