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Man-Made Whitewater

Experienced paddlers from throughout the Southeast turn out for the West Fork annual recreational dam releases.  During the summer months, the Lake Glenville Dam releases whitewater into the west fork of the Tuckasegee River, creating class IV rapids over a 5.5-mile stretch.  Release dates for 2020 are July 11, July 25, and August 8 and 22 from 10:00 A.M. to …

Natural Settings Showcased

The Cashiers Historical Society has announced the opening of the 2020 Cashiers Designer Showhouse.     Located at the Silver Run Reserve property, the showhouse is set amidst 300 acres of natural beauty, bordering the Nantahala National Forest.  Originally developed 40 years ago as a private family estate, Silver Run is today being revived and transformed into a private mountain …

Perfect Tonic for Minds

The Center for Life Enrichment launches its 2020 season with a full slate of compelling presentations.  We start off with two powerhouse presenters from UNC-Chapel Hill. Max Owre will discuss Charles De Gaulle’s military ideas and his commitment to continuing the fight against Hitler’s Germany when most of France, demoralized by the army’s collapse in 1940, accepted defeat. In a …


Always Fresh Always Local

Choose the food less traveled at Locally Grown On the Green, Cashiers’ farm stand market for local growers. The market is “producer only,” meaning that the vendor must be the grower or producer of all the products they sell. Vendors must produce within a 125-mile radius of Cashiers. That means that the season for each fruit and vegetable is longer. Shopping at …

The Village Nature Series

There’s been a lot of controversy over whether or not “climate change” is real.  Here in the mountains of Western North Carolina, we’re only just now seeing some real changes with later autumns, earlier summers, and record rainfalls, both high and low. These shifts in climate can have subtle impacts on our biotic diversity.  For example, the early warm temperatures …

Highlands July 4th

With uncertainty swirling about the Plateau’s health situation as the state prepares to enact Phase 3 of the Coronavirus Response, the Highlands Chamber of Commerce has decided to postpone the town’s traditional Fourth of July Fireworks Display, moving the date to Saturday, September 5, on the presumably safer Labor Day weekend. Highlands Mayor Pat Taylor’s said, “Given the circumstances, it …


Cashiers July 4th

The traditional Fireworks Extravaganza on the Green has been canceled because of coronavirus-related public safety challenges.   Ann Self, executive director of The Village Green, which organizes the annual July 4th community event, expressed: “The continuing uncertainty of the pandemic and ongoing concern for the health and safety of participants were two of the key factors in making this decision.”  “Even …

Stars, Stripes & Fireworks

The Fourth of July just wouldn’t be Fourth of July without a stunning fireworks display. And, locally, Independence Day fever will be in abundant evidence  on July 3 as the Friends of Lake Glenville (FLG) stage an impressive presentation for America’s birthday.  Watched by  a large audience along the water’s edge and on boats, the spectacular show is based at …

New Agents at Silver Creek

Silver Creek Real Estate Group, with an office at 341 Highway 64 West in Cashiers, a market leader servicing all corners of the Plateau,  has added a trio of agents as the summer season finally gets under way.  A broker since 2007, Merry Soellner serves the entire Highlands-Cashiers Plateau and has consistently been among the top sales leaders in the …


New Realty Branch At Wildcat

Last month, Pat Allen Realty Group added a second office at Wildcat Cliffs Country Club. Aesthetically, the Pat Allen Realty Group main office at 295 Dillard Road and the Wildcat Cliffs office could not be more different.  The second location is evidence of the growth of the realty company. “My daughter, Julie Osborn, and I started this office together seven …

Health-Oriented Highlands

In the tricorner where the Carolinas and Georgia meet, the town of Highlands was born, March 6, 1875.  At 4,000+ feet, the area was ideal for two curative encounters, one for body, the other for soul. The first was a chronic lung recuperation (primarily tuberculosis) center. The second, a retreat for those looking for cool mountain air, waterfalls, and scenery …

Taulbee Joins Chamber Staff

The Cashiers Area Chamber is pleased to announce that Thomas Taulbee joined the staff in May as Director of Member & Community Relations/Visitor Center Manager.   Thomas brings more than a decade of chamber of commerce experience to his new role, as well as much energy and enthusiasm about the opportunity. He was a member of the Leadership Cashiers inaugural class and …