A new Faith and Fellowship Center at Highlands United Methodist Church is going up on Spring Street near Third Street, part of a major expansion project.

Several of Highlands’ largest churches are undergoing major expansion and renovation projects this fall in order to accommodate a growing itinerary of community events and church-sponsored gatherin

A bioblitz held at the Highlands Nature Center last Saturday empowered community members to catalog flora and fauna.

The Highlands Biological Station celebrated the beginning of Take a Child Outside week on Saturday, Sept. 24 with a variety of events and activities at the Highlands Nature Center.

Buck Trott volunteered a great deal of time with nonprofits in Highlands over the years.

Highlands is a place that attracts generous and compassionate people from all walks of life, but few residents have embodied those values as fully as Allen “Buck” Trott did in his nearly 30 years o


The recent passing of Allen “Buck” Trott gave the Highlands community a reason to pause and reflect on the impact one person can have on the world.

Over the past decade, substantial money has been spent on developing Kelsey-Hutchinson Founders Park.

Last Thursday’s Highlands Town Board of Commissioners meeting covered a wide array of topics, from the skate park to the Sip and Stroll to the solar eclipse.


Benjamin Miller keeps the ball from a Bobcat player.

The middle school volleyball team rolled over Nantahala on Thursday, Sept. 22 in Highlands, winning two straight games to take the match. 

Manuel Contreras

The Highlands School boys’ varsity soccer team stands at 3-0 in conference play after beating Murphy on Tuesday night at home with a score of 3-1.

Brooke Reheimer goes up during the varsity game.

The Highlands School girls’ volleyball season got underway last week, with JV and varsity teams coached by DeDe Head and new Assistant Coach Erika Olvera. 


Donald Gary Houston

Donald Gary Houston, 65, of Highlands, passed away, Thursday, September 22, 2016.

Allen “Buck” Trott

Highlands has lost a public servant and community leader, and the nation has lost an American patriot and United States Air Force warrior.

Anna Cecilia Berryhill Vance passed away September 3, 2016 in Athens, GA. She was born November 18, 1920 in Ardmore, OK.

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