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Cashiers Library

Synchronized with the multitude of New Year’s resolutions made at the start of 2019, Albert Carlton-Cashiers Community Library is hosting a series of workshops designed to help participants achieve their personal health and wellness goals. Health Coach Patty Smith, who holds a master’s degree from International Health Coach University and boasts extensive health coach training from the Institute of Integrative …

Hudson Heats Up Winter

It used to be that winter was the “slow” time of year at Hudson Library – not so anymore! As part of a Makerspace Grant received by Fontana Regional Library, the Hudson has been able to purchase some useful new gadgets.  A lot of these are educational tools for the kiddos, including building kits, robots, and 3D pens, that are …

The Bascom’s Winter Exhibitions

The new year brings a pair of annual exhibits to The Bascom.  Both in their fifth year, the Winter Resident Artist Program, and the expanding Western Carolina University Student Exhibition will proudly be on display at The Bascom. The Bascom’s Winter Resident Artist Program, WRAP, calls on students or faculty from the surrounding universities to submit site-specific installation proposals for …


A Place of Myriad Possibilities

Claim your spot in the majestic North Carolina mountains on this four-acre home site located high in the clouds.  Commune with the eagles as you relax in the warm winter sun on the large decks that offer panoramic views in multiple directions.  On cool clear nights, watch the moonlight dance across Lake Sequoyah, or checkout the sunrise as it highlights …

Cashiers Promotes Walkability

In support of its pedestrian mobility and safety strategic initiative, the Cashiers Area Chamber of Commerce recently funded a topographical survey related to the installation of an “inner loop” sidewalk from the Crossroads south on NC 107 to Frank Allen Road, west to US 64 and east to NC 107.  This financial underwriting further demonstrates the business league’s leadership and …

The Deerest of Donations

For more than 20 years, High Country Furniture & Design in Waynesville has been providing residents of the Plateau with beautiful furniture and accessories for your home. They pride themselves on their wide and eclectic selection, as they should. High Country is the place to go to find that perfect piece. Whether it’s for the living room, dining room or …


Building Better Businesses

When Chamber of Commerce members up their game with seminars jam-packed with the latest business strategies, tools, and innovations, the pay-off comes home to Highlands in a big way.  Businesses benefit.  Customers receive better services, products, and opportunities.  Employees’ resumes’ and paychecks ratchet upward.  And the town attracts more visitors and patrons.  Each improvement supports the next, all the way …

Easy’s Slippers ARE our Stockings

This is the most wonderful time of the year.  The lights, the celebrations, the weather all make it so.  It has been the most wonderful year at Carpe Diem Farms and our gratitude abounds for all the blessings we have experienced.  The participants in our programs and activities, visitors who have taken time to stop by for a tour, old …

Keep on Bookin’

  To develop an interest in reading, a child needs access to books.  The books should be at their reading level and have content that interests them to make reading engaging and fun. Research shows that reading improves language skills, academic performance, and overall confidence. Throughout the year, The Literacy Council of Highlands gives away thousands of books to children …


Dollars for Our Scholars

The Scaly Old School House is special to the members of the Scaly Mountain Women’s Club.  It’s where we hold our meetings, have our famous pancake breakfasts, and hold our Christmas party.  At this time of the year, the school house will become lovely.  The tables will be filled with greenery, ribbons, and candles and seems to be another time. …

Energetic Service

Surely no one personifies the Rotary motto “Service Above Self” more than Santa and Mrs. Claus!  All of those toys to be made, elf costumes to be sewn, presents to wrap, reindeer to saddle up, thousands of miles to fly, and trillions of chimneys to slide down. Phew! That’s a lot of service!  But we know that Santa has many …

By Being Good Stewards

Ah, the holiday season!   We all want to give the perfect gift, the one that they really need.  What better gift could you give than to protect the quality of the air we breathe, the water we drink and healthy habitat for all who live here now and in the future? Contributing to Highlands-Cashiers Land Trust is just that.  For …