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Marriage & Meatloaf: Thomas and Kay Craig

Though they were raised blocks apart, Kay and Thomas Craig took their time before they truly discovered one another. It’s a relationship made stronger by working together, working apart, and always, an abiding love.

Cashiers Historical Society’s Village Heritage Award

The fresh new Hotel Cashiers’ commitment to preserving the marvelous touches that’ve always beguiled its guests has earned it the coveted 2020 Village Heritage Award.

One-Room Schoolhouses: Cashiers NC History

A series of simple schoolhouses scattered around Cashiers served as vital community landmarks.


Have an Ice Day: Highlands NC History

Highlands has had a long, long-term relationship with snow and ice and the complications of winter.

Winter Shopping on the Plateau

During the Winter months here on the Plateau, things quiet down as we rest and prepare for the upcoming year. Many retailers are off to market, searching for those wonderful new items for the upcoming season.

Be Wine, Valentine

The flavors and notes of Valentine’s Wines are as varied as the romantic passions that infuse this most intimate of holidays.


The Bridge at Mill Creek: Highlands NC

Allow yourself to be seduced by the kitchen creations, the fruits of the bar, and a warmly welcoming service team at The Bridge at Mill Creek. It’s an enticing choice that remedies the random stresses of the season – call (828) 526-5500.

Twice is Double Nice: Twice Baked Potatoes

At a time when we could all use a generous serving of comfort food, Michelle Dauble unveils the comfiest in her Recipe Box – Aunt Betty-approved!

Bbq with a Beer Garden Vibe: Highlands Smokehouse

New Highlands Smokehouse owner Bryan Lewis takes the reins of what’s quickly become a treasured Highlands institution.


Our Rose of Hope: the Lenten Rose

William and a miraculous transplanted Lenten Rose and a young man from Australia give us a blessed message to carry throughout this uncertain year.

Holcomb Creek Falls

Holcomb Creek Falls is a worthy spectacle, but it requires a wary hiker.

North American River Otter: Highlands Biological Foundation

If the last year has left you feeling a little shaky, it’s time for a celebration! Otters are back to splashing on the Plateau! To catch a glimpse of these endlessly enchanting creatures, visit The Highlands Botanical Garden, open dawn to dusk, at 930 Horse Cove Road.