COVID tests available at Hudson Library

Hudson Library now has free at-home COVID-19 rapid tests available. These are antigen tests that provide results in 15 minutes. Drop by the library

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First Responders Cup Golf Tournament at Burlingame Country Club

Under bright, sunny skies in Sapphire the First Responders Cup golf tournament brought in more than $30,000 from donors and sponsors to benefit

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Taking His Turn

For Madison Minus, the artistry lies in revealing the beauty and mystery embedded within a block of wood.

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Lifting Each Other Up

Despite years and hundreds of miles apart, the deep love between Mary and Steve Abranyi would not be contained.

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The Place I Call Home

Cover Artist Penny Pollock’s entire life has been a sequence of inspiration and discoveries.

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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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Three River Fly Fishing Festival

The Three River Fly Fishing Festival will be held April 27-29.  In its seventh year, this fundraiser has raised thousands of dollars for the Town of Highlands Scholarship Fund. Open to veteran and novice anglers, this three-day event encompasses a wide variety of fly-fishing experiences.  Cyprus International Restaurant and The Ugly Dog Pub have already agreed to host some of the …

Plateau Pick-Up

Spring is just around the corner, and it’s time to start making plans to give Mother Nature a hand with her spectacular spring show by sprucing up Highlands and her highways.   The Highlands Chamber of Commerce invites everyone to take part in its annual Plateau Pickup Day and help with the longstanding tradition of cleaning litter from the Gorge …

Offering You The World | Cashiers, NC

It’s been said that a good library can offer you the entire world. Well, Albert Carlton-Cashiers Community Library also offers it patrons the planets, the stars and assorted galaxies. Library patrons can check out an Orion 10015 StarBlast 4.5-inch Astro Reflector Telescope, perfect for beginners and intermediate backyard astronomers for a week at a time. It’s lightweight and portable and …


The Love of Learning | Highlands, NC

While things are a bit slow and peaceful on the mountain at this time of year, exciting things are being planned and put into place at the Center for Life Enrichment.  2017 marks 25 years for the Center for Life Enrichment, an organization now fondly known throughout the community simply as CLE. From its inception in a local beauty shop …

Grasp Life by the Handlebars | Cashiers NC

It’s hard to believe that it has been a quarter of a century since Clark Moore gathered a few riders in front of the Cashiers Chamber of Commerce for that initial bicycle ride that has grown into the highly regarded annual Tour de Cashiers.  Riders from throughout the Southeast eagerly look forward to this extraordinary cycling event, held this year …

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Food Pantry Benefits

The Highlands Chamber of Commerce went the distance in 2016, raising funds for the Food Pantry of Highlands, especially through the popular Highlands Food and Wine Festival in November. They raised over $5,000. Executive Director Bob Kieltyka said it was natural to make The Food Pantry the non-profit recipient of the proceeds. “After all, the festival was all about food,” …

The Cottage Redefined

Highlands business owners Kevin and Donna Bradley recently unveiled an extension of Black Rock Granite & Cabinetry — a brand new Cabinetry Design Studio located on Cashiers Road near their Granite and Tile Showroom. The Studio, housed in a charming twostory colonial, is inviting simply by its presence. Once inside, you’ll marvel at the diversity of products and level of detail …

New Adventures

It’s hard to believe that Highlands Aerial Park is celebrating its third year. While it’s unquestionably a bona fide success, owners Karen and George Powell aren’t resting on their laurels. As grandparents to seven, they know the importance of having even the littlest ones occupied; so they’re adding two new attractions for all ages. If you’re over 48 inches tall, …


Bohemia Gallery

The experience begins as you find yourself wrapped in the profound and abundant beauty traveling on scenic Highway 64 bound for the ultimate destination, Highlands, North Carolina. A place where the heavens put the most exquisite palate of natural creations that one can imagine for all to experience and embrace in awe. Janice and David Levine found themselves on this journey …

More Couture

Cabin Couture, established in May of 2012, has outgrown its space and is expanding for the upcoming season. Thankfully, they didn’t require a new location, merely a sledgehammer to break through the wall! For a retail store operating “off Main,” this bodes well for the state of Highlands’ economy. Owner Cherry Bittick says, “We’re offering many more selections and options to …

Holley Heating and Air

Shop local. When you see those words, you may think of groceries, clothing, or office supplies. But shopping local also means hiring local. At Holley Heating and Air, formerly MADCO, they believe in thinking globally and acting locally. The Holley family has been in the heating and air conditioning business in Cashiers for over 25 years. Aubrey and Becki Holley …