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  • New midscale hotel to open in Highlands, N.C. in June
    Old Edwards Hospitality Group to open another hotel for travelers in N.C.
    N.C. mountain vacationers will soon have another hotel choice in the quaint town of Highlands. Old Edwards Hospitality Group has announced it plans to open 200 Main in early summer. The 49-room property, previously known as Mountain High Lodge, is...
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    Highlands in the winter
    Not on most mainstream tourist maps Highlands, North Carolina is known for three things. Sunset Rock, Dry Falls, and Whiteside Mountain. All three are easy to find and are within a 10 minute drive of downtown Highlands. A helpful map to have is...
  • 222 golden retrievers gather in Scotland where breed first developed
    222 golden retrievers gather in Scotland where breed first developed
    222 golden retrievers gathered in Scotland to celebrate. The Golden Retriever Club of Scotland (GRC) hosted the event at Guisachan House, Invernesshire, Scotland. According to United Press International on August 13, 2013, hundreds of retrievers...
  • Highlands, North Carolina
    Elevation 4118
    Most towns don't preface their name with their elevation. By the same token, most towns don't brag about not having a McDonalds, Wendys, Lowes, Home Depot, or any other of the well known retail establishments. Well, by golly, Highlands,...
  • Wemyss Malt Whisky The Hive
    Wemyss Scotch malt whisky comes to Oregon
    Operating on the premise that you can never have too many selections of malt whisky available, a view devoutly held by Scotch aficionados, there’s a new brand in the Northwest courtesy of Domaine Select (DSWE). Say hello to a “new...
  • Horseshoe Market
    The Horseshoe Craft & Flea Market
    Admit it--sometimes you don’t feel hip enough to hang in the Highlands. You don’t know Bon Iver from Bono. You though Linger was an old Cranberries song instead of a place to see and be seen. The only t- shirts you own say Hanes. You...
  • Siete Leguas Tequila
    Siete Leguas Tequila: A Highlands classic
    Tequilas come and tequilas go, and never more so than in the last few years. The boom in the tequila category has spawned so many wannabes, along with a few never-shoulda-beens, that choosing a good tequila can be chancy proposition. Unless you go...
  • Terrace loungers and private outdoor treatment rooms at Old Edwards Inn
    Spa at Old Edwards Inn adds open-air massage in NC mountains, new spa cuisine
    Reported by Kathy M. Newbern and J.S. FletcherThe Spa at Old Edwards Inn has completed yet another addition to its Mobil Four-Star wellness facility. What previously comprised a third-floor terrace just outside the couples treatment room has been...
  • The Easter Bunny will visit Old Edwards Inn and Spa
    Celebrate Easter in style at Old Edwards Inn & Spa, home to award-winning chef
    Reported by Kathy M. Newbern & J.S. Fletcher Readers here will recall that we made the trek from Raleigh to Highlands last year, a beautiful NC mountain town, to celebrate Fletcher's birthday with an incredible stay, spa visit and dinner...
  • Stir Cooking School
    New cooking school stirring things up in Denver with cocktails and cupcakes
    Great news for food lovers -- a new neighborhood gem, Stir Cooking School, has opened its doors in the Highlands. Stir specializes in a variety of classes for novices and professionals alike. Chef and owner Katy Hume opened Stir in November 2010,...
  • Highlands Farmers Market
    A visit to the Highlands Markets
    It’s fall and Farmers Markets are going strong in the Denver area. Get to the market now while the new season’s harvest are coming into full bloom. I visited Highlands Farmers Market this past Saturday and you can too! The market is...
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    It's now a celebration '7 Days A Week' at The Bard's Town with 'Maker's Mondays,' 'Winesday,' etc.
    If you read the Louisville Happy Hour Examiner article about The Bard's Town, the new Shakespearean themed restaurant and theater in the Highlands, you'll know that Bard's Town has a few kinks to work out. You'll also know that...
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    Za's Pizza Pub has happy hour, daily specials, pizza
    There are two reasons it took this Examiner almost an entire year of residency in this fine city to finally enter the beloved eatery that is Za's Pizza Pub. The more influential of the two is a fondness for the TV show "No Reservations...
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    Freekibble Pushes for National Adopt a Shelter Pet Day
    April 30th is the date that Freekibble.com is trying to make National Adopt a Shelter Pet Day. They are partnering with Tails Magazine in an effort to achieve 100,000 emails sent to the President requesting a Presidential Proclamation for a...
  • Ice cream dog treats
    Ice cream treats for your dog
    It’s sizzling hot with summer temperatures blazing. How can we cool our pups down on those triple digit days? With ICE CREAM!!! Yes, our furry, four-legged friends love the delectable treat as much as humans. Where can we get some canine...