The location for both the March 30 neighborhood compatibility meeting and the April 15 planning board meeting on the rezoning request to allow an asphalt plant in the East Flat Rock area has been changed to Thomas Auditorium at Blue Ridge Community College (49 East Campus Drive, Flat Rock).

Down today?

Word is that the trees at Pinecrest Presbyterian Church (corner of N. Highland Lake Road and Greenville Highway) are coming down today.

Trees down as utility relocation work starts on the N. Highland Lake Road project

NC FIRST commission report & findings

The NC FIRST Commission was created to research and advise the North Carolina secretary of transportation about potential ways of developing a "sustainable long-range transportation investment strategy." The commission's final report and findings were released on​ January 8, 2021. (FIRST stands for "Future Investment Resources for Sustainable Transportation.") From the report's executive summary: The NC FIRST Commission was... Continue Reading →

Update on the N. Highland Lake Road project (U-5887)

Time is drawing close for the N. Highland Lake Road project to begin. Without the support of the French Broad River Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) Board, the Flat Rock Village Council was unable to get the N. Highland Lake Road project cancelled. Here are some updates on the construction timeline and project cost: Construction timeline:NCDOT to let the project... Continue Reading →

From the Times-News editorial page: "Henderson County commissioners deserve the community’s thanks for backing the Ecusta Trail project with a $7 million loan to Conserving Carolina. The local land trust on Oct. 27 entered a contract with Blue Ridge Southern Railroad LLC, a division of WATCO Companies, to begin purchasing the Henderson County portion of... Continue Reading →

Speed limit change on Greenville Highway

At the December 10 village council meeting, the council voted to accept Ordinance 108. The council had requested that NCDOT look into lowering the speed limit on this section of Greenville Highway several months ago. After studying the traffic in this area, NCDOT agreed to the council's request to lower the speed limit to 25... Continue Reading →

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