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Pat Allen Realty Group

When Pat Allen moved to Highlands 24 years ago, she never imagined herself in the world of real estate. Pat and her late husband – sometimes referred to as “the other Pat” or Dr. Pat – opened a bed and breakfast, the Morning Star Inn, in October 1994.  Five years prior to opening the inn, the two Pats joined the …

Mix of Practical & Magical

Josephine’s Emporium, located a stone’s throw from The Village Green on 40 Burns Street in Cashiers, is a wonderful mix of practical and magic.  Practical, in that they can handle your custom framing needs, from inexpensive to museum quality for your finer pictures and prints.  Magical, in that they have a stunning assortment of antique maps, prints, etchings, lithographs, collotypes, …

Blue Ridge Public Safety

You may have noticed there is not a city police force in the Cashiers area.  The rural nature of the Plateau makes it difficult to patrol regularly and Jackson County has limited resources.  In response to this conundrum, North Carolina started the Company Police Program in 1891.  The North Carolina General Statutes gives the Attorney General the authority to commission …


Collaborative Building

The ideal builder-designer is a master architect. His construction rises above his competitors.  Good communication is his utmost priority. As an exterior/interior stylist he knows how to marry a home’s look and feel to its environment. Maybe you could find that kind of talent in a large city like Atlanta or New York. But Jim Robinson, owner of Design South …

Chamber Welcomes Dale Gordon

Since its inception, the Highlands Chamber of Commerce has been active, promoting and managing growth, maintaining the balance that sustains business while protecting the area’s biggest asset, its beauty. The past two years the Chamber has stepped up its game by promoting the extension of the season to attract new visitors, residents, and businesses.  Added weeks will be added commerce.  …

Fresh Treasures

The owners of Vivianne Metzger Antiques are always looking for new sources to enhance their fabulous inventory of 19th century English and French Antiques.  They continue to be the most extensive source of period antiques on the Cashiers/Highlands Plateau.  With a 2000-square-foot warehouse full of furniture, lighting, and unusual items, the shop and warehouse are always full of treasures to …


Passing the Gavel

Jerry Moore, owner of Kilwin’s Chocolates and Ice Cream Shop in Highlands, took the helm of the Rotary Club of Highlands when Rick Trevathan passed him the gavel at the end of June.  Bounding up to the podium in his signature shorts and polo shirt, he thanked Trevathan, a retired Houston lawyer, for his 2017-2018 service.   Moore went on to …

HIghlands-Cashiers Land Trust

Flowers, honey and the fruits and vegetables we enjoy are all dependent on pollinators. In fact, one in three bites of food you eat is there because of pollination.  Pollinators also support healthy ecosystems that clean the air, stabilize soils, protect from severe weather and support other wildlife.  Unfortunately, pollinators face many threats including habitat loss, invasive plants, and pesticides. …

Scaly Mountain Women’s Club

The Scaly Mountain Women’s Club meets May through October in the Old Scaly School House in Scaly Mountain. We enjoy the building and the lovely grounds.  The old bell stands ready to call the children to class or announce the death in the community.  The building is more than 100 years old.  It was originally built as a school for …


History of Heritage Trees

In addition to The Peggy Crosby Center’s role as a provider of cost-effective office space for non-profit organizations valuable to our community, it’s also the perfect classroom to learn about native plants of the Plateau.  For many years, the Laurel Garden Club has donated funds to the center for landscaping with native plants and for preserving our historically significant trees.  …

Paws to Salute Our Heroes

The Cashiers-Highlands Humane Society presented its prestigious Humane Hero of the Year Awards at its annual fundraiser Bark, Beer & Barbeque this past June at The Farm in Highlands. The awards, now in its fifth year, recognize animal-loving recipients in three categories – Individual, Business and Special Recognition. Receiving the 2018 CHHS Individual Humane Hero of the Year was Lila …

Friends For Life

When Friends for Life and the Forever Farm are the topic of conversation, our senior residents tend to be the focus. It’s only natural. The bigger part of our population are our senior pets. Senior care is the most distinctive aspect of our mission. We do have younger residents at the Forever Farm though. These pets partly make up the …