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As Right as Rain

Let me tell you about this walk I took recently: It was early evening.  The trail was wet and muddy where the gravel hadn’t washed away, with narrow but deep trenches where water had been working overtime to expose the bedrock beneath the dirt.  Thunder rumbled in the distance, and leaves exposed their lighter undersides ahead of the approaching storm. …

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A Bridge with Spirits, Highlands NC History

In 1886 Highlands’ Fourth Street had a speed bump…a natural speed bump so high it was upending wagons that approached the Main Street intersection with too much horsepower.  Fourth and Main Streets were graded down a bit (the speed bump had 7 feet taken off its top) as part of a road and bridge remodel near John Jay Smith’s sawmill…

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Highlands Dive

Kay Craig, one of the movers and shakers behind The Ugly Dog Pub said, “We need a bar in Highlands, an adults-only gathering place that’s open before, during, and after restaurant hours.” She and husband Thomas envisioned a place that would cater to visitors and locals, particularly servers who are working during prime time and could use a daily, after-hours…

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Dive In Movies at Highlands Rec Park

Dig your swimsuits and sandals out of the closet, and head to the Highlands Rec Park Pool on Friday, April 6, for another of their Dive-In Movies. It opens at 7:30 P.M. and the movie will start at 8:00 P.M., so bring your whole family, your sense of adventure, and enjoy an evening floating in the heated pool.  The water…

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Highlands’ Picklesimer Rock House Falls

The sublime beauty of Picklesimer Rock House Falls rewards anyone who chooses to take a less-traveled path. Toward the end of winter, I always feel like I’m holding my breath, waiting to see if spring is going to come back again.  Every year, if I pay attention, I’m given reassurance from the land that yes, spring is still a recurring…

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The High Dive Now Open

The High Dive, Highlands new late night bar, is now open Tuesday – Sunday beginning at 4:00 pm. Enjoy karaoke on Tuesdays and live music on Fridays. Located at 476 Carolina Way.