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Summer camps oppose asphalt plant

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Summer camps in Saluda, Flat Rock, Green River and across Henderson County are expressing their opposition to an asphalt plant in East Flat Rock, saying it could emit pollution that would harm the businesses, reduce revenues and cost jobs.   Read Story »

Tags: East Flat Rock | pollution | East Flat Rock asphalt plant

East Flat Rock Four Seasons Politics

County attorney instructs Planning Board not to reject emails on asphalt plant

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Rebecca Grounsell wrote an impassioned email to members of the Henderson County Planning Board on June 10 imploring them to reject an asphalt plant near her home on Candlestick Drive, where she lives with her husband, Lee, 6-year-old daughter Alice and rescue dogs Griz and Gunny.   Read Story »

Tags: East Flat Rock | County Attorney Russ Burrell | disruptive land uses | public records | asphalt plant | East Flat Rock asphalt plant

Henderson County Business

Fight against East Flat Rock asphalt plant gains momentum

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 EAST FLAT ROCK — Homeowners who live near a proposed asphalt plant on Spartanburg Highway have set up a website and Facebook page, begun to organize into an array of committees for the fight, contacted more than a dozen attorneys and collected more than 3,000 signatures on a petition opposing the land-use change.   Read Story »

Tags: East Flat Rock | disruptive land uses | asphalt plant | East Flat Rock asphalt plant

Henderson County Business

Neighbors organize to oppose asphalt plant

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EAST FLAT ROCK —Neighbors have organized to block a proposed asphalt plant on Spartaburg Highway at the U.S. 25 connector, saying that the manufacturing use could release harmful toxins into the air, depreciate surrounding property values and endanger the health of residents.   Read Story »

Tags: East Flat Rock | disruptive land uses | air pollution | asphalt plant

Henderson County News

Investigators get ID of stolen credit card users

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Henderson County sheriff’s deputies say they now know the identity of two suspects who used a credit card stolen in East Flat Rock at a Wal-Mart in Marion after publicizing surveillance video from the store. After media outlets published the photos, people notified the sheriff's office to report who the men were, sheriff's spokesman Johnny Duncan said in an email Tuesday morning. Detectives "will obtain warrants for their arrest very soon," he said.   Read Story »

Tags: burglaries | East Flat Rock | Wal-Mart

Henderson County News

Five charged with multiple drug felonies in East Flat Rock bust

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Henderson County News

Little change is forecast as GE completes sale of East Flat Rock plant

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A stalwart of Henderson County's manufacturing economy for more than 60 years, the General Electric plant in East Flat Rock now has a new owner. Local business organization leaders say they've been told things will remain the same. Even the name won't change, at least for now.   Read Story »

Tags: East Flat Rock | General Electric

Henderson County News

Family Dollar opening store in East Flat Rock

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EAST FLAT ROCK — Family Dollar is opening a new store on Spartanburg Highway in East Flat Rock next week.   Read Story »

Tags: Spartanburg Highway | retail | East Flat Rock | discount stores

Henderson County Business

GE agrees to sale that includes East Flat Rock plant

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Business association leaders expressed cautious optimism that a proposed sale will be OK for the General Electric East Flat Rock plant, a manufacturing stalwart that has provided good jobs with benefits for more than 60 years in Henderson County.   Read Story »

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Henderson County Four Seasons Politics

Senator questions county native's experience in Senate Judiciary Committee hearing

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Alison Jones Rushing, the 36-year-old East Flat Rock native nominated for a seat on the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals, faced questions about her relative lack of experience when she sat for a confirmation hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Wednesday.   Read Story »

Tags: Thom Tillis | East Henderson High School | East Flat Rock | Allison Jones Rushing | local kids made good

Henderson County Business

General Electric dumps CEO

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Tags: GE Lighting Solutions | East Flat Rock | General Electric

Henderson County News

East Flat Rock native nominated for nation's second highest court

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EAST FLAT ROCK — On the bus ride to a mock trial competition, an East Henderson High School team member became ill and couldn’t play his role in the trial. Not to worry. Mock trial coach Virginia Haynes drafted Allison Jones to play the prosecutor and defense attorney roles.   Read Story »

Tags: East Henderson High School | East Flat Rock | Allison Jones Rushing

Henderson County News

East Flat Rock plan available for public review

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A draft plan designed to guide land-use policy in East Flat Rock over the next 15 years is now available for public review and will be the subject of a public input opportunity from 3 to 6 p.m. Monday, Dec. 12, the East Flat Rock Community Plan Advisory Committee and Henderson County Planning Department announced.   Read Story »

Tags: land-use planning | East Flat Rock

Henderson County News

County seeks input on East Flat Rock plan

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EAST FLAT ROCK — Henderson County planners are inviting residents, business owners and homeowners in East Flat Rock to participate in the community planning process for the area.   Read Story »

Tags: land-use planning | Henderson County planning | East Flat Rock

Henderson County News

Morse to retire from G.E.

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Paul Morse, who helped expand General Electric's outdoor lighting business with innovation, greater efficiency and faster delivery, is retiring from the company after 36 years of service on Oct. 1.   Read Story »

Tags: East Flat Rock | Paul Morse | General Electric

Henderson County Business

East Flat Rock packaging plant adding 50 jobs

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EAST FLAT ROCK — ASG (AGI Shorewood), a global packaging company that specializes in consumer products packaging, announced Tuesday that it plans to expand the company's East Flat Rock plant and add 50 jobs.   Read Story »

Tags: economic development | Henderson County Partnership for Economic Development | Shorewood | East Flat Rock