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Shining City on the Hill

When I was a kid, I would ride my bicycle home from school and I guess I was a magnet for every neighborhood stray dog or cat who needed a nutritious meal and a warm, safe place to lay down their head.  Even at an early age, I knew those down-on-their-luck animals just wanted someone to love and care for…

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High Falls Trail

Here we are, visiting a waterfall in the middle of winter again. High Falls on the West Fork of the Tuckaseegee River is a place I’ve heard about for years but only visited for the first time recently.  I fell in love and have already returned to it. It was a bright, chilly afternoon at the trailhead, but as we…

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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.