6 Reasons Why Growing Up in Highland Strengthens Youth

6 Reasons Why Growing Up in Highland Strengthens Youth

Imagine growing up in a small county with a population of 2,204 people, whose median age is 59.3. People know your name, your children’s names, your grandparent’s name, even your great-grandparents’ name, and how almost everyone is related. Even though everyone knows...
Stories Hidden in Plain Sight

Stories Hidden in Plain Sight

Conley Colaw is over 80 years old and has lived in Blue Grass, Virginia, his whole life. He has stories to share, and some of them can be read in the quilt squares nailed to the old sugar shack along his driveway.  It all started with one he bought from Margie Boesch...
Monterey Livestock: A Highland Icon Reawakened

Monterey Livestock: A Highland Icon Reawakened

What do you think of when you think of Highland County?  Some of you may say an enthusiastic, “Maple!” And, while sugar-making is important to our little, mountain community, I always think of our wide-open spaces and mild climate – perfect for raising...
Make Room, Maple! Highland County has Another New Syrup!

Make Room, Maple! Highland County has Another New Syrup!

Did you know Highland County is home to Virginia’s first and only commercial producer of Black Walnut syrup? In fact, they may even be the largest producer in the nation!  Christoph and Lauren Herby of Tonoloway Farm in McDowell, Virginia, are adding to Highland...
VIDEO: Meet Our 2020 Maple Queen Erin Brendel

VIDEO: Meet Our 2020 Maple Queen Erin Brendel

  Hey Highland! I’m Erin Brendel. Today, you’re going to learn a little bit about me – your 2020 Highland County Maple Queen. Let’s read some questions! A Viewer’s Question: What does a young lady do with her free time in Highland County?...