Mayor on Duty

Plans for the new town Christmas Tree began over a year ago. The tree was transported from Spruce Pine and replanted in the park in late winter. Professional arborists informed the parks and recreation committee […]

Mayor on Duty

I wish everyone a happy Thanksgiving. It is a special day to be with friends and families, and copious amounts of food and beverage will be consumed in Highlands.  There will be no garbage pickup […]

Mayor on Duty

Last weekend was busy. The Highlands Wine and Food Festival was once again a great success. I also want to recognize Highlands American Legion Post 370 and the Highlands Police Department for putting on a […]

Mayor on Duty

Today I will travel to Raleigh to meet with the North Carolina Attorney General and his staff. I will address the impending sale of Mission Healthcare facilities, including our hospital, to Hospital Corporation of America […]

Mayor on Duty

Recent feedback makes me think some folks view the Highlands Plateau as a sovereign nation where citizens control everything. On the other hand, current situations remind me that is not the case. In the discussion […]