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Africa Awaits

For Alastair and Laura Lamont, the sensations of Africa are constantly beckoning. If you’ve heard that beguiling siren song, contact them at

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Condo Cozy in Highlands, NC

Some wise decisions and a precise vision allowed Price Connor and Joe Naryka to craft their perfect Plateau getaway.

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When Cupid Takes His Time
Bob and Nancy Mills

Bob and Nancy Mills’ relationship didn’t start with a Meet Cute Moment. It took patience and a go-for-broke spirit to make things work.

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Sam Schmitt
Four-legged Hobby
Sam Schmitt

For Sam Schmitt, a passion for horses, really big horses, has filled his stable and his pastures with these magnificent animals.

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Jeanie Edwards Fine Art Gallery

Jeanie Edwards’ new gallery at 223 South 4th Street in Highlands is sunshine-suffused and serves as the perfect embodiment of her lavish notions

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Walk Under Water
Dry Falls

A potent mix of thunder and mist gives Dry Falls a hypnotic pull that’s almost spiritual.

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Avian World’s Yin & Yang

It’s always Showtime! Wood Ducks are a classic example of guys sprucing up to charm the ladies.

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Shadow of the Bear

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Highlands Food & Wine Festival

The Fifth Highlands Food & Wine Festival, set for November 11-14, is taking every measure possible to ensure that everyone’s safe and sated.

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Fun and Festive
Halloween in Highlands

Don’t be scared! Highlands’ Halloween on Main Street (on October 31) is fun and festive for the whole family. And, if your pooch has the

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At a Glance Waterfall Guide

Enjoy this sampling of area waterfalls, for a deep dive visit thelaurelmagazine.com/recreation.

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Weaving Magic | Shirley Gibson

A reverence for form is woven into each of Shirley Gibson’s elegant baskets.

Painting the Narrative | Cover Artist Bill Farnsworth

For cover artist Bill Farnsworth, plein air painting is as natural as, well, enjoying a sunny day.

10-year Rescue Mission | Southern Highlands Reserve

The endangered Carolina Northern Squirrel is hanging on to a perilous existence. They’re getting by with a little help from their friends.


A Day on the Lake | Lake Glenville

No matter the season, Lake Glenville extends its aquatic siren call far beyond the confines of the Plateau.

Spectacular Fall Show

If you’d like to discover the science behind the beauty of the Fall Leaf Show, join the experts at Highlands Nature Center for an Autumn Amble. Call (828) 526-2623 to find your place on a tour.

Create a Natural Garden

There’s nothing shy about the Brown-Eyed Susan, casting its bold-colored blossoms to the sunshine in meadows, gardens, and clearings across the Plateau.


Walk Under Water | Dry Falls

A potent mix of thunder and mist gives Dry Falls a hypnotic pull that’s almost spiritual.

Avian World’s Yin & Yang

It’s always Showtime! Wood Ducks are a classic example of guys sprucing up to charm the ladies.

Highlands-Cashiers River Otters

River Otters are enjoying their status as the Plateau’s friskiest arrivals. You can spot them at Lindenwood Lake, and possibly other aquatic spots in Cashiers and Highlands.


A Bout with Trout

Bringing in the Big Fish demands a herculean fortitude and an almost sisyphean resolve.

Cashiers Quilters Fall Show

For Cashiers Quilters, who’ll be displaying their creations at Albert Carlton-Cashiers Community Library on Saturday, October 9, the medium is the message. The cozy, comfy message.

Fabulous Fall with Fontana

If you’re reading this, you’re learning. Continue this trend with regular visits to Albert Carlton-Cashiers Community Library and Hudson Library.