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'No conspiracy' to help asphalt plant win rezoning permit, commissioner says

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East Flat Rock residents on Wednesday implored the Board of Commissioners to reject proposed land-use code text amendments that they said would make it easier for Southeastern Asphalt to build a plant on Spartanburg Highway near their homes.   Read Story »

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East Flat Rock Four Seasons Politics

Don't miss this week's Hendersonville Lightning

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Don't miss this week's Hendersonville Lightning.   Read Story »

Tags: restaurants | 2017 water war | water wars | East Flat Rock asphalt plant

Henderson County News

APPLICANT WITHDRAWS REQUEST FOR ASPHALT PLANT

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The asphalt company owner seeking a rezoning to allow an asphalt plant in East Flat Rock has withdrawn the application.   Read Story »

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East Flat Rock News

Planning Board turns thumbs down on asphalt plant

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Short-circuiting a long night of opponents' comments at a public hearing, the Henderson County Planning Board voted on Thursday to recommend that the Board of Commissioners deny a rezoning request that would permit an asphalt  plant in East Flat Rock.   Read Story »

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

East Flat Rock News

Asphalt plant applicant says facts, not emotions, should decide

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Jeff Shipman says if the Henderson County Planning Board judges his zoning application on the facts not emotion he feels good about his chances.   Read Story »

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Henderson County News

203 people prepared to speak against asphalt plant

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Henderson County planners have worked out details of how some 200 people can comment on a proposed asphalt plant in East Flat Rock during a Planning Board meeting Thursday.   Read Story »

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

Henderson County News

Historic Flat Rock Inc. opposes asphalt plant

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Historic Flat Rock Inc. has issued a statement opposing an asphalt plant in East Flat Rock, saying the facility would cause water and air pollution and jeopardize a mountain bog.   Read Story »

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

Henderson County News

Linda McKinnish Bridges: Why I oppose asphalt plant

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The Reverend Harold L. McKinnish, my Dad, was the designer and stonemason for the entrance sign to the community of Highland Hills, off the Spartanburg Highway, on Oak Grove Road.   Read Story »

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Flat Rock Business

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 »

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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 News

Don't miss this week's Hendersonville Lightning

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Don't miss this week's Hendersonville Lightning.   Read Story »

Tags: Hendersonville Lightning | Peter Hans | asphalt plant | East Flat Rock asphalt plant

Henderson County Business

GE comes out against asphalt plant

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EAST FLAT ROCK — The General Electric plant, the largest employer in East Flat Rock since the 1950s and one of Henderson County's oldest manufacturing operations, has come out against the proposed asphalt plant a few hundred yards down the road.   Read Story »

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Henderson County News

Applicant gets delay of asphalt plant rezoning until August

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EAST FLAT ROCK — Facing a broad grassroots campaign against his request, a rezoning applicant seeking permission to build an asphalt plant in East Flat Rock has delayed the request by two months.   Read Story »

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Flat Rock Business

Village Council urges county to reject asphalt plant

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FLAT ROCK — The Flat Rock Village Council voted unanimously on Thursday to urge the Henderson County Board of Commissioners to deny a rezoning request that would allow an asphalt plant on Spartanburg Highway at U.S. 25 Connector in East Flat Rock.   Read Story »

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Henderson County News

Don't miss this week's Hendersonville Lightning

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Don't miss this week's Lightning.   Read Story »

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Henderson County News

Opponents fire questions at asphalt plant applicant

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The most controversial land-use proposal since the Balfour Parkway and the Duke Energy transmission line proposal is shaping up like those earlier fights — with a massive and energetic opposition aggressively involved in every opportunity to make public comment.   Read Story »

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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 »

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