From the Times-News letters to the editor: Healthy democracy Contrary to Flat Rock Council Member John Dockendorf’s feelings, having a difference of opinion is not partisanship — it’s a sign of a healthy democracy to offer voters a choice. The Cultural Landscape Group is an advocacy organization whose mission is to preserve the cultural landscape... Continue Reading →

From today's Times-News letters to the editor: A boondoggle “If you’re in a hurry, don’t move to Flat Rock,” said my cousin, Joe Carr from New Orleans. Our charming village is composed of descendants of early settlers and new families who came because they like it just like it is. The current village council members... Continue Reading →

From today's Times-News letters to the editor: They have failed My wife and I chose Flat Rock for our retirement years. The North Highland Lake Road project pushed me to ask questions about Flat Rock governance. Elected officials should represent the people — our mayor and some council members have failed. Taxes increased unnecessarily by... Continue Reading →

From today's Times-News letters to the editor: Church and state Sometimes people feel only the “big” elections are important. All elections are important, whether local, state or national. On Nov. 5, several municipalities have candidate elections. In Flat Rock, you might think it is these three against those three. Much more is at stake. Voting... Continue Reading →

From today's Times-News letters to the editor: Elect grown-ups Owning road frontage on Little River Road has made the possibility of adding 10-foot-wide asphalt cycle paths wholly unacceptable. These plans are clearly seen on page 16 of the Village of Flat Rock Comprehensive Land Use Plan. Add to that the current council’s lawyerly denials that... Continue Reading →

From today's Times-News letters to the editor: Pandora’s Box To the editor: As every commercial developer knows, infrastructure leads development. The North Highland Lake Road project will result in new traffic permits and heavier traffic. Consider just a few clues: The project will increase the stacking lane for left-turning traffic onto Greenville Highway; it will create... Continue Reading →

From today's Times-News letters to the editor: Village healing To the editor: The national political scene is so contentious and negative, and we have the very same thing going on here in the village of Flat Rock. The Highland Lake Road and multiuse path project has the citizens very divided and has created hard feelings for... Continue Reading →

From today's Times-News letters to the editor: Overdevelopment To the editor: “If you build it, they will come” seems to be the theme for many of the people who moved here in order to escape overdevelopment/population at their previous locale. Discontent with the beauty and peace here, they want to desecrate our area, too. I am... Continue Reading →

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