Mayor on Duty

Last week’s town board meeting was a celebratory event in many ways. The Highlands Cashiers Health Foundation introduced the two new doctors that they brought to the plateau in conjunction with their funding and opening […]

Mayor on Duty

The agenda for tomorrow’s July meeting of the Highlands Town Board of Commissioners is full. The meeting will begin at 7 p.m. at the Highlands Conference Center next to the ball field. The first item […]

Mayor on Duty

The Highlands real estate market is super hot. With that bull market comes the push to build, build without delay. Everyone has to have their project done now, without delay on a nonstop basis. There […]

Mayor on Duty

The summer season is off to a great start. Concerts, car shows, movies, shrimp boils, art shows, farmers markets are all back in full operation, not to mention the wonderful restaurants and shops that are […]

Mayor on Duty

COVID policies can change fast. Two weeks ago, in accordance with Governor Cooper’s new executive emergency order, the town changed the signs downtown to read, “Masks are suggested in crowded areas.”  On Thursday of last […]

Mayor on Duty

Some of the changes that are happening now are rather unnerving, even depressing to this aging Baby Boomer. Social media, the political climate, actual climate change, and population pressures are changing the way we live.  […]

Mayor on Duty

The second budget planning workshop for the town is scheduled for Thursday, May 6 at 3 p.m. at the Highlands Conference Center.  At this meeting the town manager will present a draft of his proposed […]

Mayor on Duty

I’m always on alert while the North Carolina legislature is in session, especially in April when new bills are being proposed. There is one proposed bill, SB 349/HB401-Increase Housing Opportunities, that really causes me concern. […]

Mayor on Duty

Anyone driving in Highlands is encountering the extensive road paving. In addition, we should all be concerned about traffic safety as we cruise down newly paved roads while Highlands opens for the impending post pandemic […]

Mayor on Duty

At last month’s town board meeting I thanked all who have made the Highlands Cashiers Vaccination Clinic possible. I want to take the time to again recognize this outstanding service to the community again. The […]