Mayor on Duty

A picture is worth a thousand words, or at least 500. The photo of an overstuffed  bear resistant garbage toter that was placed on the road Sunday afternoon illustrates  a growing problem in Highlands.  I […]

Mayor on Duty

Bids have been opened for the lease and operation of the Highlands fiber optic network, which is in the final stages of construction. The town received complete bids from NC Broadband Group, BalsamWest, and Hotwire. […]

Mayor on Duty

In recent months there have been confrontations across the nation between police and citizens that bring into question how law enforcement officers should react in certain critical situations. It’s a complicated issue. I support our […]

Mayor on Duty

I had hoped we could do a hybrid Town Board meeting last Thursday night. The plan was to ZOOM the meeting and conduct an in-person meeting following standard COVID-19 protocols. There were technical glitches that […]

Mayor on Duty

A major COVID challenge facing our community is how to protect and manage first responders and personnel that continuously interact with the public. County and municipal officials are doing everything possible to keep employees healthy […]

Mayor on Duty

The August meeting of the Highlands Town Board will be held at 7 p.m. tomorrow evening. The town website has the ZOOM meeting access information. I am adding an option to ZOOMING tomorrow, provided the […]