The latest from State Rep. Chuck McGrady (NC District 117) in his July 15 newsletter.
From today's Times-News: A grand scheme To the editor: Just when you thought the NCDOT could not be more incompetent, the July 11 paper showed it sure can! Ninety days of closure of a Greenville Highway stretch is an absolute joke. There have been many times I drive by and no work is being done.... Continue Reading →
Looks like W. Blue Ridge Road between Greenville Highway and Highland Lake Drive is now open to through traffic
Road repair continues on W. Blue Ridge between Greenville Highway and Highland Lake Drive until July 17.
From today's Times-News: Construction on the major component of a roundabout project in Hendersonville is slated to start on Wednesday, July 17. A contractor for the N.C. Department of Transportation will close a section of Greenville Highway in order to complete construction of a box culvert and roundabout at the intersections with Erkwood Drive and... Continue Reading →
From this week's Hendersonville Lightning: Speak now, elected leaders and transportation planners say, before the bulldozer is growling at your door. The trend recently is that homeowners have risen up across the county to oppose road improvements, even though the projects have been in the works for years. Crowds have jeered the Highland Lake and... Continue Reading →
Starting July 17, Greenville Highway at the Erkwood / Shepherd Street intersection will be closed until October 17 (yes, you read that right--October) for the construction of a roundabout. NCDOT has installed Detour signs to help motorists, but it will probably be a mess for a while.
A section of W. Blue Ridge Road will be closed between Greenville Highway to Highland Lake Drive from Wednesday, July 10, to Wednesday, July 17, for road and bridge repair.
Candidate filing for the Nov. 5 municipal elections began Friday in Henderson County, with several familiar faces already stepping in. . . In Flat Rock, critics of the N.C. Department of Transportation’s plan to widen North Highland Lake Road have filed for all three of the council seats open this year. The plan was endorsed... Continue Reading →
"Candidates aligned with the group that opposed the Highland Lake Road widening in Flat Rock were the first to sign up for the 2019 municipal elections when filing opened at noon today at the Henderson County Board of Elections. . . As expected when Coletta announced last month that she would run to rejoin the... Continue Reading →
https://youtu.be/X5lbNXNn3CI Enjoy the Spirit of America Band playing The Stars and Stripes Forever, America's national march, composed by John Philip Sousa in 1896.
Happy 4th! ". . . We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. . ."
Want to see the latest from State Sen. Chuck Edwards on what's going on in Raleigh? Check his July 3 newsletter.
Published in this week's Hendersonville Lightning (on page 9), but not yet online, our CLG response to the Lightning's story last week on the sign dispute in Flat Rock: The recent article in the Hendersonville Lightning entitled “Flat Rock braces for court fight over signs” contains a number of misstatements worth correcting. These misstatements mischaracterize our... Continue Reading →
From today's Times-News letters to the editor: Not transparent or responsive To the editor: I, and others, have made more than a dozen requests to the NCDOT for specific information regarding U.S. 74 and in particular NC-191, both the school safety project and expansion of 191 to four lanes. Many of these requests were sent... Continue Reading →
Don't forget--the CLG membership year runs from July 1 to June 30, so now is the perfect time to join!
From today's Times-News letters to the editor: Confusion is guaranteed To the editor: The online survey for road projects did not include a map and so I have no idea where all of these projects are located. More confusion is guaranteed. Perhaps the DOT can take advantage of the empty storefronts in downtown Hendersonville by... Continue Reading →
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 →
From today's Times-News letters to the editor: Project priority Government agencies say they want the public to help decide what projects should be done. They’re trying everything, but timing is the obstacle. When project priority is studied, the definition of a project is very general, with words like “modernize roadway,” “upgrade intersections” or “improve geometrics.”... Continue Reading →