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Villa Style Home with Amazing Views in Highlands NC

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103 Locust Lane, Highlands NC 28741 This updated four-bedroom, three-bath villa style home located at the end of a cul-de-sac in Highlands Falls Country Club community offers amazing views of the National Forest, mountains, golf course and lake. There are two complete living areas – one with a wood burning stone fireplace, two covered decks and a screened porch, office …

Highlands Hits Its Stride – Atlanta Magazine

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No longer just a summer retreat for wealthy retirees and their families, Highlands, North Carolina, has become a year-round destination for the young and upwardly mobile. Dubbed the Aspen of the East, the small mountaintop town charms visitors who come to shop the high-end boutiques and galleries, dine at white-tablecloth restaurants, and stroll picture-perfect Main Street. Even former naysayers have …

The Fly Fishing Tournament in Highlands, North Carolina

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The Highlands Cashiers Plateau and the rivers headwatered here are known far and wide for trophy trout fishing. Last year The Highlands School Scholarship Fund sponsored its first Three River Fly Fishing Tournament.  Open to everyone, this fundraiser had its highly successful first edition in May of 2011. And now we have the Second Annual Tournament, scheduled for May 17th …

The American Chestnut – Returning to the Highlands Plateau?

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In the late 1920s in the mountains of western North Carolina, a blight on the American Chestnut tree, caused by an Asian fungus first discovered in New York City, wiped out this amazing species.   Before the blight, the chestnut tree had been a valuable resource for its plentiful crop of chestnuts, providing a food source for wildlife in the area …

Open Space A Priority in Highlands NC

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Open space is a priority in Highlands NC. It is the natural beauty of the area that draws people to the Highlands Plateau, offering an exceptional quality of life which is centered around the outdoors. The keen sense of pride and awareness when it comes to preserving the outdoors enables the Highlands NC area to be enjoyed to its fullest. …

Cashiers Mountain Music Festival

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Get ready to kick up your heels at the Cashiers Mountain Music Festival!  This year’s event will be held on Saturday, July 2nd and Sunday, July 3rd in the Village Green Gazebo and will feature musical acts by a variety of talented artists including Balsam Range and Doc Watson. In addition to the top-notch performances, you can enjoy delicious food …

Visit Shangri-La in Sapphire to benefit REACH of Jackson County

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On Saturday, June 18th, area residents and their guests will have an opportunity to experience the beautiful, mystical way of life in the mysterious land of Shangri-La. This Asian-based evening is the theme of REACH of Jackson County’s eighth annual fundraiser and will take place at the Country Club of Sapphire Valley beginning at 6:30 pm. Shangri-La will be filled with music …

Summer Fashion Show at The Old Edwards Farm in Highlands

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Ladies, gather your friends and spend this Thursday at the Old Edwards Farm new Pavilion viewing the latest summer fashions from Acorns.   Enjoy champagne upon arrival and nibble on delicious hors d’oeuvres prepared by Chef Johannes Klapdohr of Madison’s Restaurant.   The show will be accompanied by live Ambient Music.  Learn the newest make-up techniques with a demonstration from the Old …

Wine and Dine on the Mountain in Highlands NC

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Plan your visit to Highlands North Carolina for April 29th through May 1st to kick off the 2011 culinary season with Wine and Dine on the Mountain. This special weekend will captivate all of your senses through fine meals, accompanied by fine wines and the artistic talents of Thomas Arvid.    Arvid has been named one of the top “25 Artists …

The Performing Arts Center in Highlands NC

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For the fourth straight year, the Martin Lipscomb Performing Arts Center (PAC) Youth Theater  will perform for audiences at the end of April.     The Youth Theater is open to all area students in grades 7 through 12.    They began rehearsals in February for this year’s play “Anne Frank and Me” by Cheri Bennett. After almost eight weeks of learning and …