Heritage & History-Rich Highlands, NC

An unlikely confluence of natural treasures, events, and quirky personalities created the endlessly surprising Highlands community that continues

READ FEATURED ARTICLE
highlands-nc-sue-blair-art-horsed
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

READ FEATURED ARTICLE
highlands-nc-couple-steve-mehder
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.

READ FEATURED ARTICLE
highlands-nc-cashiers-nc-laurel-marjorie-christiansen-janet-cummings-covers
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

READ FEATURED ARTICLE
lake-toxaway-greystone-inn
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

READ FEATURED ARTICLE
bear-shadow-wine-women-song-highlands-nc
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,

READ FEATURED ARTICLE
cashiers-nc-dining-the-fix-charcuterie
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

READ FEATURED ARTICLE
Highlands-nc-skyline-lodge-oak-restaurant-brunch-table-overview
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.

READ FEATURED ARTICLE
highlands-nc-chainsaw-artist-Dave0Ferrell-fox
Branching Out: The Art of Dave Ferrell

Dave Ferrell’s chainsaw wizardry draws magical figures from ordinary blocks of wood.

READ FEATURED ARTICLE
highands-nc-cashiers-nc-laurel-cover-april2002-mase-lucas
Woman with an Ibis: Cover Artist, Mase Lucas

Take a closer look at the artistry and profound mystery embedded within our Mase Lucas covers.

READ FEATURED ARTICLE
highlands-nc-mountain-garden-club-plant-sale
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,

READ FEATURED ARTICLE
highlands-nc-marketplace-yarn
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

READ FEATURED ARTICLE
highlands-nc-three-river-fly-fishing
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.

READ FEATURED ARTICLE
highlands-nc-bear-shadow-barn-sign-day
Bear Shadow Music Festival: Highlands NC

READ FEATURED ARTICLE
cashiers-highlands-humane-society-davidjjpg
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.

READ FEATURED ARTICLE
Cover-Worthy Winters: Annual Cover Winter Photo Contest

READ FEATURED ARTICLE
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.

READ FEATURED ARTICLE
The Laurel turns 20

READ FEATURED ARTICLE

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.

Author

Category

Magazine Issue

CLEAR

Swing Into Action

Calling all area golfers! It’s time to dust off those clubs and prepare to challenge your friends in the Rotary Club of Highlands’ 26th Annual Golf Tournament. You’ll be able to show your skills as you play one of the premier golf courses of the area. Gather at the Highlands Country Club practice green or the driving range at 10:00 A.M. on …

Get Your Hands Dirty!

Thirty years of designing landscapes for clients in exclusive places from the coast of California to the low country of the Carolinas has equipped Mary Palmer Dargan with a sharp eye for detail and a humorous, no-nonsense approach to getting things done. “Form follows function, then beautify” is her mantra. During the months of April and May you’re invited to get your …

Handmade & Homegrown

Well, spring is finally here, the birds are singing, the flowers are blooming and the Kelsey-Hutchinson Park has had a major face lift. This winter a committee has been hard at work planning a Saturday Market to be held on a regular basis. The goal of this market is to allow local farmers, gardeners, growers, bakers, cooks, crafters and artists the opportunity …


Invest in Your Well-­Being

There’s no time like the present to invest in your well-­being but what exactly does this mean?  Let’s look at this “investment” in terms of time, effort and money and the elements of “well-­being” as stand alone categories that have their own structures but contribute to the overall factors of health and happiness.  The categories are a complex combination of …

Sleep Apnea How Did We Get Here?

The prevalence of sleep apnea has significantly increased over the past 20 years.   Why?  The most likely connection is with obesity and inflammation. Sleep apnea occurs when the breathing mechanism is disrupted during sleep, causing a significant deficit of oxygen into the body. Being starved of oxygen, the body is at risk for cardiac disease, high blood pressure, diabetes, brain …

Combating the Flu

Why are flu shots so important and do I really need one? Dr. Russell: Yes. If you’re six months of age or older, it’s important to receive an annual flu vaccine to help protect you and the people around you – such as family members and friends – against the flu virus. We’re already seeing some early cases in our …


Keep It Gorge-ous

It’s hard to believe anyone would ever litter the beautiful Cullasaja Gorge, but stuff happens. And that’s why every year a group of dedicated volunteers put on their best pickin’ clothes and traipse the trails along the cliffs and riverside, rounding up bottles, paper, and other cast-offs. 2015’s Annual Gorge Clean-up will be Saturday, April 18, at 9:30 A.M. This year’s Clean-up …

Raising Spirits While Raising Funds

Cashiers Valley Preschool will host its 9th annual Cinco de Mayo fundraising celebration on Friday, May 1, from 7:00 to 11:00 P.M. at Sapphire Mountain Brewing Company. Ticket purchases for ‘Cinco’ will not only benefit an educational treasure for local children in the Cashiers-Highlands community, but will also entitle you to a fun-filled evening complete with food, spirits, music, live and …

Acorns’ Women of Wine Fashion Show

Join Acorns Boutique at Highlands Country Club for a kicked-up version of its annual spring fashion show Friday, May 15, from 11:30 A.M. to 1:00 P.M. Old Edwards Inn and Spa will pair fashions with wines to create stunning style at the social-chic event of the season — the Women of Wine Fashion Show. This exclusive event will feature fashions and …


Vine to Wine to Fine Art

One of the most anticipated events in the Southeast returns to The Bascom this spring with Collective Spirits 2015. This year’s festival will be held May 14 – 16, and features more than eleven different events over the course of three days. Collective Spirits is the single largest fundraiser for The Bascom, ensuring the unique education, exhibition, and community outreach will …

Award-Winning Photo

Peter Ray has won Highlands-Cashiers Land Trust’s Sunsetennial Photography Contest, Professional Division, with his dramatic “Secret Falls.” The shot was taken in Nantahala National Forest and was selected by Sallie Taylor, executive director of The Bascom. It honors H-C Land Trust’s 100 years’ of conserving Ravenel Park. One hundred years ago, the Ravenels donated their family land to be a …

Easter on the Green

Hop on over to The Village Green during Easter Weekend for two treasured community traditions. The Village Green hosts more than 100 events each year, many of which enhance the lifestyle of the Cashiers area for residents and visitors alike. The Fifth Annual Easter Egg Hunt, sponsored by S’more Kids Klothes, will begin at 11:00 A.M. on Saturday, April 4, for …