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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Compassion to Action

The Village Green in Cashiers, under the direction of Ann Self, is unquestionably the center of the activity in Cashiers Village.  You’ll find music festivals, art shows, children’s events, and much more.  It’s a lot to organize, but Rose Mary Achey helps by staffing the varied activities with local volunteers. Achey is Volunteer Coordinator for The Village Green.  Having come …

Private Waterfall Home

Whether you’re a looking for your first mountain retreat or are downsizing from a larger home to something more manageable, you will want to check out this beautiful home.  It is conveniently located on the Atlanta side of Highlands near golf, hiking and zipline.  Enjoy a leisurely drive to Highlands or Clayton for shopping, fine dining and the arts.                                           Feel …

Labor Day You Can Work to become a Better Investor

Here we are at Labor Day, a holiday to honor all the hard-working people in this country.   As one of them, keep in mind that your efforts can have positive results.  Famed film producer Samuel Goldwyn once said, “The harder I work, the luckier I get.”  And this same philosophy can apply to your investing, too – because you can …


Presidential Firsts

Donald Trump was the first to use tweeting as a running presidential commentary. But what are some other firsts performed by residents of the Oval Office? Uncle John’s Fourth Bathroom Reader, one of my favorite reference books (what does that tell ya?), lists other presidential instigations. Teddy Roosevelt was the first to create a slogan while in office. While visiting …

Wade Hampton Club Home

Enjoy the beauty of the Blue Ridge Mountains from your elegant home overlooking the 10th fairway of the award-winning Wade Hampton Golf Club.  Few homes today embody the quiet elegance of this golf course estate.  With its intimate sense of scale and timeless floor plan this home is perfectly suited for your carefree living whether you are home alone or …

Spicy Immunity Slaw

When the first chilly winds begin to hit, the colds and the runny noses begin to happen.   There is no better way to enhance your immunity that through eating delicious immunity-enhancing foods. A lot of these foods are combined in this easy slaw. The flavor is absolutely addicting and those that like spicy foods, like garlic and kimchi, will surely …


Guided Relaxation, Autumnal Cool-Down

Let’s practice! Read this aloud, slowly, to a friend, spouse, or child: “Now we will begin the practice of Yoga Nidra or Yogic Sleep.  Lie down on a soft surface with pillows under your head and under your knees.  Close or cover your eyes.  Allow your top eyelids to rest on the lower eyelids. Notice the darkness.  Allow your whole …

The Battle With Weight

As Americans, we seem to have an obsession with fat, weight and weight loss, especially around our midsections.  Many health issues stem from the inflammatory cells associated with belly fat. The battle with weight and undesired fat seems to get worse instead of easier.  Aging is usually blamed for the abdominal fat so often associated with heart disease and diabetes.  …

In the Right Hands

Marion Macy, Manager of Mission’s Rehab Services and Physical Therapy heads the rehab department, Team Spirit, that turns the impossible into possible. Patients with joint replacements, stroke, severe back pain, cardiac issues, neck pain, shoulder surgery, ankle fractures, knee replacements, or just about any injury or impairment will come out good-as-new or better-than-ever after just a few weeks of rehab/therapy.  …


The Tale of Charlie Wright

In the August 2018 Laurel Magazine, the Cashiers history article was about Whiteside Cove’s Felix Eugene Alley, who in the late 1800s wrote the “Ballad of Kidder Cole” which detailed his love for the pretty Kidder and his disdain for Charlie Wright, his rival for the affections of Kidder.  In this article, you’ll learn about Charlie Wright of Highlands who …

Magical History Tour

It’s easy to get Highlanded.  The region’s beauty snaps people up.  Once a visitor takes a downtown tour, a hike to any falls, a drive through a covered bridge, or a trek to the historical museum, he/she is suddenly, willingly, and often permanently planted in paradise. There are volumes of fascinating tales about the Plateau’s lure.  From the Cherokee, to …

Tatarian Aster

Move over Hollywood, there’s a new Us in town.  Kirk Douglas stood tall in the 1960’s film “Spartacus,” proclaiming, “I am Spartacus!” Later in the 2000 movie “Gladiator,” Russell Crowe faced death by saying “My name is Maximus!”  For over 2000 years, the Tatarian Aster has stood tall (really tall) and seems to yell to all who will gaze his …