This November 5 is election day for three (out of six) Village of Flat Rock council seats plus the mayoral seat. This election will affect the direction of our village — and CLG believes that working to identify and support local candidates for the Flat Rock village council and other local elected positions who appreciate our... Continue Reading →

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From today's Times-News letters-to-the-editor: Rebuttal to John Dockendorf To the editor: Over $3,000,000 — that is how many of your tax dollars Councilman John Dockendorf is willing spend for a path to nowhere. John compares No Highland Lake Road to I-26, but there is no comparison. In several meetings with Flat Rock Village Council members,... Continue Reading →

Erkwood/Shepherd roundabout update

Just heard from NCDOT that Greenville Highway at the Erkwood/Shepherd roundabout will not re-open until mid-November due to recently discovered problems with a sewer line at that location. So we have the detour for a few more weeks.

From the Times-News: Hendersonville City Council offered no input Thursday regarding three roundabouts proposed for the south side of the city, instead requesting more information before making a decision. Engineers from the N.C. Department of Transportation attended the council’s evening meeting to gather input on three roundabouts proposed along South Main Street, Kanuga Road and... Continue Reading →

NCDOT works to shore up Rutledge Drive

Rutledge Drive is still a road that requires a slow speed, but thanks to NCDOT Henderson County Maintenance, the shoulders have been reinforced with added fill to help mitigate any drop-off. There has been so much extra traffic using the road as a detour around the Erkwood/Shepherd roundabout that the roadbed edges have taken a beating,... Continue Reading →

Draft 2020-2029 MPO TIP open for public comments

The draft 2020-2029 Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) is now open for public comment. Comments may be sent to or 828.251.6622 through October 23, or made in-person at the French Broad River Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) Board meeting on October 24 at 1:00 p.m. at Land of Sky Regional Council (339 New Leicester Highway, Asheville).... Continue Reading →

Erkwood/Shepherd roundabout update

At yesterday's Henderson County Transportation Advisory Committee (TAC) meeting, NCDOT gave an update on the Erkwood Drive/Shepherd Street roundabout that is affecting Greenville Highway: Current date to end the detour and reopen Greenville Highway: October 22 (this is a few days later than the original October 17 date) Project now considered 43% complete The photo... Continue Reading →

Yes, facts do matter.

A brief FAQ.Please let us know ( if you need more information or have more questions. Can the N. Highland Lake Road project (U-5887) still be stopped?Yes. According to NCDOT, the Flat Rock village council is still within the time frame to cancel the project. Would the Village of Flat Rock have to pay NCDOT... Continue Reading →

Village survey

The September 2019 issue of The Village Record, the Village of Flat Rock official newsletter, has been mailed to every village property owner.  Inside is Citizen Survey for you to complete. The Cultural Landscape Group:Flat Rock requested last year that the village undertake a community survey when we discovered that the last valid village survey... Continue Reading →

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