Skyline Lodge at Christmas
Skyline Lodge Celebrates the Holidays

Skyline Lodge in Highlands NC celebrates Christmas.

The Scaly Screamer
Highlands NC

Letters to Santa at Kelsey-Hutchinson Founder's Park

Neither a global pandemic nor their occasional random acts of naughtiness will prevent Santa from hearing the wishes of his dedicated followers.

Ice, Ice, Baby
Highlands NC

Highlands Ice Rink is open at Kelsey-Hutchinson Founders Park. (Note to Olympic Hopefuls: The Beijing Winter Olympics debut in two months, so

Jubilant Illumination
Highlands NC

Decked out in jubilant illumination, Kelsey-Hutchinson Founders Park sets the stage for a joyous Holiday Season.

Trim our Town
Highlands NC

Trim Our Town is an ardent way to bring the Jolly to downtown Highlands.


Search Articles

There are so many great articles in the pages of The Laurel Magazine, sometimes you want to read them again. You won’t miss a thing. Use these helpful search parameters and find just what you’re looking for about Highlands, NC and Cashiers, NC.



Magazine Issue


Bravo Bel Canto

With yet another successful Bel Canto Recital behind us, we have distributed another $46,300 to our four beneficiaries, closing in on a total of $500,000 in our 24-year existence.  It is through the generous donations by our benefactors that we are able to support the music programs of both the Highlands Community Child Development Center and the Gordon School, which encompass …

A Beautiful Challenge

Winter in the North Carolina mountains is always a beautiful time, but cold weather, icy roads, and heavy snow pose a challenge to our mission to save lives and provide compassionate care.   Adoptions drop during this time but the strays we rescue still come in each day, and our expenses soar as we pledge to be a warm and safe …

Most Wonderful Time of the Year

It seems so appropriate to continue our theme of gratitude for all the gifts we continue to receive.  You just never know on any given day at Carpe Diem Farms who will show up and what blessings they will provide. Volunteers drive Carpe Diem Farms.  We have one paid staff member who works Monday through Friday, and farm chores and care …

Outstanding Community Service

The Town of Highlands Chamber of Commerce honored the Highlands-Cashiers Land Trust at its Annual Event on October 27 by awarding it the Robert B. Dupree Award for Outstanding Community Service.  This award has been given 34 times since 1990.  The award is given in honor of Robert B. Dupree to a deserving person or group for their religious, educational, …

Turn the Tables on Hunger

While we’re wrapping presents and sipping eggnog, let’s stop and think about what it might be like to go hungry.  What might it feel like to send our children off to school with no breakfast, while others have plenty from which to choose?  It’s a pretty bleak picture, isn’t it? It does happen and it happens right here in our …

Volunteer Spotlight Linda Parrish

There are some people who just ought to be considered locals even if they weren’t born here.  Linda Parrish is one.  Her first trip to Highlands was at age 15 when she spent one memorable summer with a friend from Miami.  She later went to Brevard College and, thanks to fellow student Sherry Potts Kremser, came up all the time. …

Mountain Laurel Tennis Club

More than 30 years ago a group of energetic sports enthusiasts decided that it was time for Highlands to have a full-service sports center like they found in regional cities like Asheville and Greenville.   That decision led to Mountain Laurel Tennis Club where they could play tennis both indoors and out.   Oh, but this recreation facility is so much …

Get Ready to Be Coddled

Imagine the thrill this Christmas when your family comes to share your first holiday in your new home at the prestigious Wildcat Cliffs Country Club.   Conveniently located midway between Highlands and Cashiers, you’re just minutes away from activities throughout the Plateau. Enjoy fine dining at the nearby clubhouse, workout at the fitness center or show your prowess at golf, …

Dr. Honeycutt Joins 4 Seasons

Four Seasons Compassion for Life has a new Assistant Medical Director, Elaina Honeycutt, D.O. She has recently completed a year-long fellowship in hospice and palliative medicine and joined Four Seasons in August of this year. She grew up in the Chicago area, and then moved to Sewanee, Tennessee, to attend college at the University of the South where she majored …

What to Say to the FDA

Are you like me, do you do as much as you possibly can to do make the right health choices?   Are you someone who takes a natural approach, which might mean that you take supplements, herbs, and other remedies instead of drugs that are toxic with a few beneficial side effects?  The Food and Drug Administration would like you …

Let’s Stop This Train

We are all in a healthcare crisis!   Our healthcare crisis is non-partisan, it’s happening to all of us.  Whether you like wine or seltzer, tomatoes or potatoes, salt or pepper – we’re all in this same boat and it’s truly a crisis!  We do not have healthcare in this country; we have sickcare.  Have you thought about the fact that …

Invested in Our Mission

If you’re looking for an enthusiastic supporter of both the community and Highlands-Cashiers Hospital, look no further than Interim-President and CNO Christina DeRosa, PhD, RN, MSN, MSM, FACHE.  She joined the team at the hospital in August and has been overseeing the construction of the new Emergency Department. Due to open in June 2017, it will provide a new, mountain-themed …