"I applaud those who’ve challenged some of these proposals, but I also understand that many of the victories are temporary at best, unless a long-term strategy of balancing growth with protecting what we hold dear is put into place."

From the people

"Road work whose cost exceeds benefits should not be undertaken. In this case, the costs should include the non-monetary cost of damage -- physical damage and damage to the character of historic places. For this reason, I strongly oppose this project and urge decision makers work toward its cancellation." - comment from our online petition

The church responds

Letter from Pinecrest Presbyterian Church (ARP) to the Flat Rock village council regarding their response to the N. Highland Lake Road project (U-5887) after seeing the modifications presented by NCDOT on April 13, 2018 (all boldface is added): Subject: NCDOT TIP Project No. U-5887 (Improvements to N. Highland Lake Road (S.R. 1783) Dear Mayor Staton... Continue Reading →

Tomorrow's (April 27) special Flat Rock village council meeting has been CANCELLED due to a scheduling conflict with St John. It will be rescheduled for mid-June or later.

From the people

"This unnecessary project will bring irreversible change to Flat Rock, bring more cars, and now they say buses and trucks, which in turn will 'require improvements' to the Greenville Highway, Rutledge Drive (on the books), Little River Road (DOT-funded study underway), and more. It is devastating to N. HighlandLake Road, but so much more." - comment... Continue Reading →

The special Flat Rock village council meeting scheduled for this Friday, April 27, has been CANCELED due to a scheduling conflict with St John. It will be rescheduled for June or later. We'll keep you posted!

Use of eminent domain [UPDATE]

In the April 2018 issue of The Village Record, the Village of Flat Rock's newsletter mailed to all village households, there is an article on the greenway feasibility study that the village received a grant to conduct. In the article, it is stated (boldface added): The study group will look at multiple potential routes to... Continue Reading →

From the people

"No to the Highland Lake Road project. A more comprehensive study is needed to see the total picture and effect of what DOT has in store for the Village of Flat Rock." - comment from our online petition

From the people

"The plan is inconsistent with the nature of the surrounding area. Concrete is less than a beautiful addition to the historic area. NC transportation should use the money to solve real problems like the intersection of White St. and 225 in front of the new Publix." - comment from our online petition

This photo is an example of a culvert wall installed by NCDOT on Kanuga Road. NCDOT plans to replace the pipes that currently carry King Creek under N. Highland Lake Road with a concrete box culvert with a minimum 3-1/2 foot wall or railing alongside the multiuse path that will cross the creek. That design... Continue Reading →

This photo is an example of a culvert with a wall installed by NCDOT on Kanuga Road. NCDOT plans to replace the pipes that currently carry King Creek under N. Highland Lake Road with a concrete box culvert with a minimum 3-1/2 foot wall or railing alongside the multiuse path that will cross the creek.... Continue Reading →

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