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Flat Rock Four Seasons Politics

GOOD JOB!/NEEDS WORK ... Women rising, doors closing, parking

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Good job! The number of women in elected and appointed offices in Henderson County has been lower than it ought to be, given the talent pool. But that has changed for the better over the past year or so.   Read Story »

Tags: downtown parking | downtown hotel | 2019 Flat Rock election | Big Yellow Taxi caucus | parking deck

Henderson County News

Flat Rock takes 'big first step' to kill road job

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Carrying out what they called the will of the voters in the Nov. 5 election, four members of the Flat Rock Village Council pushed through a resolution on Thursday requesting that the NCDOT kill the Highland Lake Road project.   Read Story »

Tags: Highland Lake Road project | 2019 Flat Rock election

Flat Rock Four Seasons Politics

Outgoing Village Council majority remains in favor of road project

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FLAT ROCK — Ginger Brown's swan song as a member of the Flat Rock Village Council, delivered in absentia, was a last stand defense of the Highland Lake Road project, a declaration that the project that drove a rancorous months-long election campaign would result in a visually pleasing and safer entry into the village.   Read Story »

Tags: Highland Lake Road project | 2019 Flat Rock election

Flat Rock Four Seasons Politics

Anti-road slate rides 'Big Yellow Taxi' to victory

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Anne Coletta and two like-minded challengers, mining a deep well of anxiety over the Highland Lake Road widening project, swept to victory in the Flat Rock election on Tuesday, seizing control of the Village Council and setting the stage for an effort to pull the plug on the road improvement job.   Read Story »

Tags: Highland Lake Road project | 2019 Flat Rock election

Henderson County News

Hot race in Flat Rock draws heavy turnout

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FLAT ROCK — The Village Council election is drawing the heavy turnout that one might expect in the most hotly contested race in Flat Rock's history.   Read Story »

Tags: 2019 Hendersonville elections | 2019 Flat Rock election | 2019 Fletcher | 2019 Mills River elections

Flat Rock Four Seasons Politics

GOOD JOB!/NEEDS WORK ... Water water everywhere

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Tags: Henderson County Commissioner Grady Hawkins | water issues | 2019 Flat Rock election

Flat Rock Four Seasons Politics

Flat Rock mayor endorses Brown, Platz and Swing for Village Council

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FLAT ROCK — Flat Rock Mayor Bob Staton on Wednesday issued a strong endorsement of incumbent Ginger Brown and challengers Barbara Platz and Hilton Swing, the three-candidate slate defending a Village Council majority against a slate that vows to undo the Highland Lake Road widening, re-examine greenway plans and bring more openness and inclusiveness to village deliberations.   Read Story »

Tags: 2019 Flat Rock election

Flat Rock Four Seasons Politics

In Flat Rock, drama shifts from stage to campaign trail

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FLAT ROCK — Both sides say they are fighting rumors and disinformation as a lively campaign for control of the Flat Rock Village Council reaches the home stretch.   Read Story »

Tags: 2019 Flat Rock election

Flat Rock Four Seasons Politics

VOTER GUIDE: Who gave what in municipal elections

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Campaign finance reports show that candidates in Flat Rock and Hendersonville have raised thousands of dollars, a significant uptick for municipal elections in Henderson County, which more commonly involve no spending at all.   Read Story »

Tags: campaign finance | 2019 elections | 2019 Hendersonville elections | 2019 Flat Rock election | 2019 Mills River elections

Flat Rock Four Seasons Politics

VOTER GUIDE: Flat Rock Village Council Q&A

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The race for three seats on the Flat Rock Village Council features two slates with clear positions on the Highland Lake Road project.   Read Story »

Tags: 2019 elections | 2019 Flat Rock election

Henderson County News

Don't miss this week's Hendersonville Lightning

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You can't afford to miss this week's Lightning.   Read Story »

Tags: restaurants | Hendersonville Fire Department | downtown parking | 2019 elections | 2019 Flat Rock election

Flat Rock Four Seasons Politics

Bus in ditch spotlights Flat Rock Village Council campaign issue

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FLAT ROCK — A charter bus stuck in a ditch tied up traffic at Greenville Highway and Highland Lake Road for a couple of hours last Thursday.   Read Story »

Tags: Highland Lake Road project | 2019 Flat Rock election

Henderson County Four Seasons Politics

League hosts candidate meet and greet on Oct. 7

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The League of Women Voters of Henderson County will host a meet-and-greet for candidates in municipal elections from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 7, at the City Operations Center, 305 Williams Street.   Read Story »

Tags: 2019 elections | 2019 Hendersonville elections | 2019 Flat Rock election | 2019 Mills River elections

Flat Rock Four Seasons Politics

Campaign kickoff highlights battle lines in Flat Rock election

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FLAT ROCK — Three candidates for Flat Rock Village Council pushed back last week against charges that their opponents have made about the Highland Lake Road project and other village matters, putting the issues in the fall campaign in stark relief.   Read Story »

Tags: 2019 Flat Rock election

Flat Rock Four Seasons Politics

Flat Rock agrees to amend ordinance regulating political signs

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A federal judge has ordered the Village of Flat Rock to amend its ordinance on political yard signs by working with the organization that sued to strike it down.   Read Story »

Tags: 2019 Flat Rock election | Cultural Landscape Group: Flat Rock

Henderson County Life

Don't miss this week's Hendersonville Lightning

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You won't want to miss this week's Lightning.   Read Story »

Tags: apple farming | 2019 Flat Rock election | pubcycle

Flat Rock Four Seasons Politics

Politics heats up in once tranquil Flat Rock

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FLAT ROCK — Flat Rock Village Council members responded during their regular meeting last week to numerous assertions contained in a mailer from the Cultural Landscape Group, calling the mailer’s points inaccurate or misleading.   Read Story »

Tags: Paige Posey | Highland Lake Road project | campaign signs | 2019 Flat Rock election | Anne Coletta | yard signs | Ginger Brown

Flat Rock Four Seasons Politics

Road widening opponents file lawsuit over Flat Rock sign ordinance

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FLAT ROCK — A Flat Rock couple active in the fight against the Highland Lake Road widening project has filed a federal lawsuit against the village, saying that its sign ordinance unconstitutionally abridges their free neutral speech rights.   Read Story »

Tags: Flat Rock | First Amendment cases | Highland Lake Road project | 2019 Flat Rock election | Anne Coletta

Flat Rock Four Seasons Politics

Five candidates have filed for Mills River council

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Tags: 2019 city elections | 2019 Hendersonville elections | 2019 Flat Rock election | 2019 Fletcher

Henderson County Four Seasons Politics

Anti-road widening candidates file for Village Council seats

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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.   Read Story »

Tags: Highland Lake Road project | 2019 city elections | 2019 Flat Rock election

Flat Rock News

Flat Rock braces for court fight over signs

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FLAT ROCK — Throughout 2018, signs proliferated throughout the Village of Flat Rock as homeowners protested a proposed widening of Highland Lake Road. “Don’t urbanize Flat Rock,” “DOT: Doing Nothing is an Option,” and “Keep Big Rigs Out!” they said.   Read Story »

Tags: Flat Rock | Highland Lake Road project | 2019 Flat Rock election | Anne Coletta

Henderson County Four Seasons Politics

Anne Coletta running for Flat Rock Village Council

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FLAT ROCK — Anne Coletta, leader of the citizen uprising that fought the Highland Lake Road widening, said Wednesday that she is running for her old seat on the Flat Rock Village Council.   Read Story »

Tags: 2019 elections | 2019 city elections | 2019 Flat Rock election

Flat Rock Four Seasons Politics

Nick Weedman running for Flat Rock mayor

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FLAT ROCK — Nick Weedman, a member of the Flat Rock Village Council since 2003 and the current vice mayor, announced on Thursday that he is running for mayor.   Read Story »

Tags: 2019 city elections | 2019 Flat Rock election | Nick Weedman