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Chop Wood, Tote Water, Love Horses
Carpe Diem Farms

Somehow, keeping all those horses healthy and happy becomes even more complicated in the winter.

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Delicious Food, Drinks & Ambiance
Hummingbird Lounge

In a move that’ll tilt the Plateau’s culinary landscape, Hummingbird Lounge has expanded its offerings into lunch and dinner settings. It’s

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Pairing Valentines and Wines

As yet another holiday approaches – Valentine’s Day this time – thoughts again turn to wine.  Two categories come to mind – dry sparkling

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A Chilly Night For Chiles
Los Vaqueros
Highlands NC

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What Stops Me in My Tracks

For Susie deVille, unlocking the mind’s power of creativity is essential to finding success in business and happiness in life.

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Take a Spin on a Tube
Highlands Outpost

Highlands Outpost in Scaly Mountain has the tonic for whatever wintertime blahs you’re trudging through – snow, speed, and a sharp burst

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Share the Seasonal Beauty
Laurel's Winter Photo Cover Contest

We all know that the concept of Winter Wonderland applies to The Plateau all winter long.   After the holiday lights are gone, the stark beauty

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Icy Business
Ice Skating in Highlands

It’s a winter activity, it’s a party – the Highlands Ice Rink delivers a splash of cold weather excitement, served up with a dash of old

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Music to Muse By
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Sharing the same spirit as our Black Bears coming out of hibernation, Bear Shadow Music Festival returns to the Plateau’s cultural calendar

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Snow Fest at 4118
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Oh, the Weather Outside Might be Frightful, But…Snow Fest 4118 adds an element of fun and excitement. It’ll be staged Saturday and Sunday,

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Seasonal Beauty Beacons

Winter beauty surrounds us on the Highlands-Cashiers Plateau.

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Because It’s Hard | Cashiers Highlands Humane Society

Cashiers-Highlands Humane Society’s extraordinary run of adoptions means plenty of contented cats and dogs, and a Plateau laced with happy households.

Pain is Not a Prerequisite

What’s the point of waiting? The emergence of chronic pain and debilitation demands a fast response.

The Perfect Gift

Forget the Four Calling Birds. This tale centers around a Christmas Carol-warbling Macaw.


Deeper Rest in Long Winter Nights | Yoga Highlands

If you’re feeling the stress of Covid, are you taking it out on your teeth?

Love Will Find Its Way

The passion that Helene and Ricky fell for one another was swift, and they’ve kept it simmering over the decades.

Mighty Locomotive That Does | Cashiers Historical Society

Cashiers Historical Society’s ongoing labors provide a vivid link to the early days of southern Jackson County.


Highlands’ Early Years

Angie Jenkins’ new book casts a warm light upon a Highlands that’s long past, before it slips beyond the collective memory.

Band Together | Highlands NC History

This year’s Highlands Olde Mountain Christmas Parade will be swinging to the beat of a cherished town tradition.

Old Glenville’s Graves

Rumors and speculation still swirl about a mystery beneath the deep waters of Lake Glenville.


Holiday Gifts | Highlands Cashiers Plateau

Feeling an above-normal level of gift giving anxiety in the days leading up to Christmas? These shops and galleries, recognized far beyond the confines of the Plateau, are a simple balm to ease your mind.

Pause for Some Yum | Half-Mile Farm

Just in time for holiday entertaining, this month’s column features recipes from two celebrated cookbook authors – both of whom will soon be visiting Highlands at hosted events at Half-Mile Farm. Mary Martha Greene is the author of The Cheese Biscuit Queen Tells All.

It’s Time to Wine | Cashiers Hotel

Cashiers Hotel’s The Wine and Provisions Shop magnifies the hotel’s concierge level of service with its wisely-curated inventory of wines and its shelves of unique items. For more information, visit hotelcashiers.com or call (828) 743-7066.