Vision statement

Preservation of Flat Rock as a small, quiet historic village situated in a wooded scenic landscape blending quality residential homes and open spaces. From the Village of Flat Rock Comprehensive Land Use Plan (page 3) When did this Vision change? Because adding miles of greenways and "modernizing" roads in the village will not preserve a... Continue Reading →

From the Hendersonville Lightning editorial page: ". . . Municipal elections in Henderson County are generally ho-hum affairs, especially when Hendersonville has no mayor’s race. With the already announced retirement of Flat Rock Mayor Bob Staton, the question becomes whether Historic Flat Rock and the activist organization Cultural Landscape Group Flat Rock field a candidate... Continue Reading →

Kanuga Road project R-5748 update

At today's Henderson County Transportation Advisory Committee (TAC) meeting, the MPO representative announced that the Kanuga Road project has been delayed by two years. Right-of-way acquisition has been moved to 2021, with construction scheduled for 2023.

MPO public input opportunities

The French Broad River MPO has posted two public input opportunities so that they can hear from you: Amendments to the Transportation Improvement Program (TIP). To be considered by the MPO Board on January 24. Send comments on the proposed amendments  to through January 23 or make them in person at the MPO Board... Continue Reading →

The N.C. Department of Transportation on Thursday unveiled a draft 10-year transportation plan for 2020-2029 at the monthly Board of Transportation meeting in Raleigh. The 10-year plan includes no major new projects in Henderson County, the largest county in the 10-county Division 14. . . Continue reading

CLG comment in the Hendersonville Lightning: "Our concern is that the First Amendment guarantees citizens the right to express their satisfaction or dissatisfaction with their government and anytime that’s curtailed it’s concerning.” Continue reading

From the Hendersonville Lightning: "A proposed Highland Lake Road project turned the usually sedate Flat Rock Village Council meetings into jam-packed public forums filled with project opponents. At Laurel Park, Hendersonville and Mills River council meetings, residents turned out to oppose roundabouts on U.S. 64, Kanuga Road work, a White Street widening and an N.C.... Continue Reading →

From the 191 Alliance group: "While the petition concerns the widening of 191 to 4-lanes specifically, it is also a referendum on all county projects that our county commissioners, the French Broad River Metropolitan Planning Organization, and NCDOT approve of without our input and their lack of open communication and transparency."

NC Moves 2050 public input survey

From now until November 30, you can participate in both an online survey and leave comments on an interactive map about the future transportation challenges across North Carolina and what should be the future focus of transportation in our region. NCDOT will use the feedback to help shape the vision and goals for its next long-range transportation plan, called NC Moves 2050,... Continue Reading →

T-N: Letter to the editor

Pulling a fast one To the editor: The N.C. Department of Transportation has done it again, pulling a fast one on the city of Hendersonville and county of Henderson! First, it has an outside firm redraw the roundabout at Kanuga, to propose a signalized intersection, deliberately drawn to show this plan would impact property owners more... Continue Reading →

Today is the final day to send comments to NCDOT on the Kanuga Road project (NCDOT project no. R-5748): By mail to Jeffrey Dayton, PE, 555 Fayetteville Street, Suite 900, Raleigh, NC 27601 By email to

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