“The Galax News” – A Highlands NC Memory

Georgia Sanders, who is the Office Manager for Meadows Mountain Realty, was born and raised in Highlands NC.     At one point in time, she was the Magistrate and her husband, Ron, served on the Highlands Town Board for years.     Georgia sent this to share with you:

Recently I found some older issues of  “THE GALAX NEWS,  Highlands’ mimeographed newspaper published weekly during the summer season during the late 60’s and early 70’s and sold for 10 cents.   I was in awe reading some of the articles and ads  in the issue dated August 8, 1970.  Nostalgic to say the least!  I am including an ad exactly as published in this issue and will continue to include bits and pieces of Highlands’ earlier years .

“KING’S INN AND MOTEL” – Celebrating 100 years of continual service and dedicated to yesterday’s charm and tomorrow’s convenience.  Announcing the FIRST AND ONLY HOTEL/MOTEL with IN-ROOM TELEVISION in Highlands.  INTRODUCING EVERY SUNDAY DINNER FROM START TO FINISH – for only $2.50 per person…from appetizer to dessert.   Tuesday Evening Buffet Dinner.  $3.00 per person for ALL YOU CAN EAT!”

In the same issue: Tate’s Super Market Sale Prices for the weekend

Scott Tissue – Large rolls 3 for .99         5 lb. flour .59      USDA Whole Fryers  .27 per lb.

We give S&H Green Stamps.  Remember those??    If you can remember these prices, then you absolutely did enjoy “the good old days”!

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BERKSHIRE HATHAWAY HOMESERVICES MEADOWS MOUNTAIN REALTY has been serving the Highlands NC and Cashiers NC areas offering exclusive mountain real estate and country club properties since 2003.

We recognize that there are many important aspects to consider in making a real estate choice. With that in mind, we listen closely to the needs and desires of each individual customer and work diligently to find the ideal mountain property or to sell your property as efficiently and effectively as possible. However, our job does not stop there.

Once you have made your real estate decisions, we are here to help you in any way that we can. It will be our pleasure to familiarize you with all aspects of the Highlands and Cashiers communities, including home, professional and personal services as well as activities, restaurants, health care and shopping. We will go the extra mile to ensure that your experience in the mountains exceeds your expectations.

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