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Commissioners push asphalt plant decision to June 1

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Henderson County commissioners on Monday delayed a decision on a rezoning request to allow an asphalt plant in East Flat Rock, saying they needed more time to review information presented in a public hearing. The board voted 4-1 to postpone a vote until June 1.   Read Story »

Tags: asphalt plant | Jeff Shipman

Henderson County Four Seasons Politics

Asphalt plant request 'has really stymied me,' commissioner says

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Tags: disruptive land uses | asphalt plant | Jeff Shipman

East Flat Rock News

Planning Board again turns thumbs down on asphalt plant rezoning

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The Henderson County Planning Board voted 5-2 on Thursday night to recommend that the Henderson County Board of Commissioners deny a rezoning to permit an asphalt plant in East Flat Rock.   Read Story »

Tags: asphalt plant | East Flat Rock asphalt plant

Henderson County News

Large crowd turns out to oppose asphalt plant

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Close to 150 people converged on Bo Thomas auditorium on Tuesday afternoon to ask questions about and air objections to a proposed asphalt plant in East Flat Rock.   Read Story »

Tags: asphalt plant | East Flat Rock asphalt plant

Henderson County News

Vacation cottages owner pledges matching donation to fight asphalt plant

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Businesses near the site of a proposed asphalt plant in East Flat Rock are banding together to raise legal and advertising funds.   Read Story »

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Henderson County News

'Not trying to destroy Mother Earth,' asphalt plant applicant says

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EAST FLAT ROCK — Southeastern Asphalt Co. Jeff Shipman defended his renewed effort to build an asphalt plant on Spartanburg Highway at the U.S. 25 connector, saying he has spent weeks looking for another site to no avail.   Read Story »

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Henderson County News

COMPANY REFILES REZONING REQUEST FOR ASPHALT PLANT

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The owner of an asphalt company has refiled a rezoning application to build an asphalt plant in East Flat Rock, a move that is certain to renew a contentious battle between the company and neighboring land owners.   Read Story »

Tags: asphalt plant | East Flat Rock asphalt plant | Michelle Tennant

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 »

Tags: Harold McKinnish | asphalt plant | East Flat Rock asphalt plant | Grimesdale

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

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