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Flat Rock News

Driver fleeing deputy flips Buick in village

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FLAT ROCK — Occupants of a car that led law officers on a chase emerged uninjured and with their hands aloft after flipping their car in the center of the Village of Flat Rock on Monday afternoon. The two men face multiple charges.   Read Story »

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Flat Rock Four Seasons Politics

LIGHTNING EDITORIAL: What to watch in 2019

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Elections in the cities, development in downtown Hendersonville, the next steps in the pursuit of high-speed internet service, the new sheriff’s policy changes and popular uprisings against road improvements and development highlight the forecast for 2019.   Read Story »

Tags: Flat Rock | Laurel Park | 2019 elections

Henderson County News

Closing downtown stage, Playhouse touts Mainstage improvements

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The Flat Rock Playhouse announced Friday that it is closing the Playhouse downtown and moving smaller productions and the Music on the Rock shows it has staged there for seven years to the Mainstage in Flat Rock.   Read Story »

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Flat Rock Business

Flat Rock opens charging station for E-vehicles

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Flat Rock News

Ed Lastein, a 'guiding spirit' of Flat Rock's park, dies at 59

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FLAT ROCK — Edward Harold “Ed” Lastein Jr., a landscape architect who designed most of the public outdoor space, greenways and sidewalks of Flat Rock and served over the past four years as “the guiding spirit” of the new Park at Flat Rock, died suddenly Thursday of a brain aneurysm. He was 59 years old.   Read Story »

Tags: Flat Rock | Village of Flat Rock | Flat Rock Village Council | parks and recreation | Park at Flat Rock

Henderson County Four Seasons Politics

Mayoral candidate owes village $60,000

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If Bob Spitzen pulls off a miraculous upset to become the mayor of Flat Rock, the Village Council would face a thorny question.   Read Story »

Tags: Flat Rock | Flat Rock Village Council | land-use planning | Bob Staton | 2015 municipal elections | Bob Spitzen

Flat Rock Business

Flat Rock gets a nighttime spot

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FLAT ROCK — Dustin and Shannon Zlacki took a leap into the restaurant business after selling their home and moving here from Pittsburgh last year.     Read Story »

Tags: Flat Rock | Little Rainbow Row | restaurants

Flat Rock News

Creek rehabilitation becomes park priority

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FLAT ROCK — Having just adopted a new $1.7 million budget that freezes new park spending for a year, the Flat Rock Village Council heard a presentation about plans to naturalize a creek that dissects the 67-acre park.   Read Story »

Tags: Flat Rock | Flat Rock Village Council | Park at Flat Rock

Flat Rock News

Two village leaders would delay new park entrance

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FLAT ROCK — Concerned about escalating construction costs and unknown operating costs, two members of the Flat Rock Village Council have suggested a moratorium on new spending and a second look at whether a new entrance is needed at a price of almost $1 million.   Read Story »

Tags: Flat Rock | Flat Rock Village Council | parks and recreation | Highland Lake Park Exploratory Committee

Flat Rock News

LIGHTNING PHOTOS: More work set for park

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  FLAT ROCK — The Flat Rock Village Council last week authorized a $15,411 contract for stream and creek work and tentatively committed about $150,000 to renovate the clubhouse for restrooms at the village’s new park.   Read Story »

Tags: Flat Rock | Flat Rock Village Council | parks and recreation | Park at Flat Rock

Henderson County News

Transitions: Towns welcome new leaders

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In the halls of government across Henderson County, 2013 was a year of transition.   Read Story »

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Flat Rock News

Village at odds over park priorities

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FLAT ROCK — One day before the Flat Rock takes possession of its new 67-acre park land, the Village Council decided that it needed to hold a workshop to order priorities for park development.   Read Story »

Tags: Flat Rock | Flat Rock Village Council | Highland Lake Golf Course | parks and recreation | Highland Lake Park Exploratory Committee

Henderson County News

Council OKs first phase of Park at Flat Rock

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FLAT ROCK — A new entrance from Highland Lake Road, restrooms and a sheltered picnic pavilion are among the first improvements residents will see at the new Park at Flat Rock.   Read Story »

Tags: Flat Rock | Flat Rock Village Council | parks and recreation | Highland Lake Park Exploratory Committee

Flat Rock Life

Flat Rock High School marks history

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FLAT ROCK — Former students and teachers gathered Saturday, Oct. 5, to celebrate the history of Flat Rock High School and dedicate a historic marker.   Read Story »

Tags: Flat Rock | History | Henderson County Education History Initiative | Boyce Whitmire

Flat Rock News

Flat Rock wins $475,000 grant for park purchase

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The Village of Flat Rock has won a $475,000 grant that will cover just under half the purchase price of the town's new  park.   Read Story »

Tags: Flat Rock | Flat Rock Village Council | Highland Lake Golf Course | Highland Lake Park Exploratory Committee

Flat Rock News

Neighbors grumble about Flat Rock vacation cottage

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FLAT ROCK — Like it or not, Stonebridge neighbors are powerless to stop a homeowner from renting a cottage to vacationers.   Read Story »

Tags: Flat Rock | real estate | Flat Rock Village Council | land-use planning

Flat Rock Life

New shop opens in Flat Rock

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FLAT ROCK — Unique furniture, jewelry, gifts, art and more can be found at Hamilton Hill Home, a new store in Flat Rock.     Read Story »

Tags: Flat Rock | Little Rainbow Row | Hamilton hill home store

Henderson County News

Flat Rock hopes for Round 2 funding for park

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FLAT ROCK — Although the Flat Rock Village Council missed state funding in May to help pay for the purchase of the Highland Lake Golf Course for a park, the village still has a shot at the money.   Read Story »

Tags: Flat Rock | Flat Rock Village Council | parks and recreation | Highland Lake Park Exploratory Committee | land conservation

Flat Rock Life

Flat Rock celebrates with ice cream, bluegrass, Sandburg tours

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FLAT ROCK — Fans of ice cream and bluegrass are invited to Celebrate Flat Rock Saturday.   Read Story »

Tags: Flat Rock | Music | Flat Rock Village Council

Flat Rock News

Sidewalk easement costs Village

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FLAT ROCK — Get it in writing comes up often in business. It might have paid for the village of Flat Rock.   Read Story »

Tags: Flat Rock | Flat Rock Village Council | Flat Rock West Blue Ridge sidewalk

Flat Rock News

Flat Rock landmarks could be eligible for tax breaks

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FLAT ROCK — The owners of Historic Landmarks in Flat Rock can now apply for a substantial break on their property tax bill.   Read Story »

Tags: Flat Rock | Historic Flat Rock | Flat Rock Village Council | Flat Rock Village Councilman Ron Davis

Flat Rock News

Vagabonds put on show 'For the Rock'

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FLAT ROCK — Vagabonds past and present poked fun at themselves and at the politics surrounding the financial crisis that threatened the Playhouse's future.   Read Story »

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Flat Rock Business

Gallery rezoning clears hurdle

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FLAT ROCK — A rezoning request that would extend retail use across Greenville Highway to the historic Andrews house sailed through a public hearing untouched by opposition, and now heads to the Village Council for final approval on May 17.   Read Story »

Tags: Flat Rock | Historic Flat Rock | Little Rainbow Row | Andrews House

Flat Rock Business

Flat Rock may expand retail

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FLAT ROCK — Why did the shopper cross the road? To check out an art gallery across from the Wrinkled Egg and Hand in Hand stores.     Read Story »

Tags: Henderson County | Flat Rock | Historic Flat Rock | business | Little Rainbow Row | Fred Le Clerq | Angie Le Clercq | Charleston

Flat Rock News

Drama, panel discussion focus on marriage amendment

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Nearly 300 people turned out last month to see a play about the legal fight for gay marriage and hear a panel discussion about the amendment that would outlaw gay marriage in North Carolina. The play, called "8," is based on the federal court case that overturned California's Proposition 8, the state ballot question that allowed gay marriage in 2008.   Read Story »

Tags: hendersonville | Flat Rock | Marriage Amendment | Tom Hill

Flat Rock Life

Scott Treadway back in 'Our Show of Shows'

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FLAT ROCK — Flat Rock Playhouse brings an early television comedy hit to the stage with the opening of "Your Show of Shows" this week starring longtime Playhouse favorite Scott Treadway.   Read Story »

Tags: Flat Rock Playhouse | Flat Rock | theater | arts | comedy | entertainment