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Saturday will be the 20th anniversary of the attack on the Twin Towers, September 11, 2001. Hope everyone will take a moment as we usher in a beautiful fall weekend to and remember those innocent […]

Mayor on Duty

The first mass vaccination effort in this country was undertaken at the direction of General George Washington during the Revolutionary War. By the time the Continental Army encamped at Valley Forge in 1778, smallpox was […]

Mayor on Duty

I called a special meeting of the town board last Monday afternoon to discuss the governor’s new orders concerning wearing masks in state facilities. Governor Cooper had encouraged local governments to consider doing the same. […]

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 […]