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Henderson County Four Seasons Politics

County commissioners endorse NC 191 widening

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Henderson County commissioners on Wednesday endorsed a four-lane widening of N.C. 191, acknowledging that if they delay the project now they’ll probably lose it for a generation.   Read Story »

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Henderson County News

Business group endorses
 four-lane NC 191 project

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While homeowners along N.C. 191 continue to implore the Henderson County Board of Commissioners to help them stop the road’s widening, the leader of a county business organization urged the board to support the proposed four-lane divided highway.   Read Story »

Tags: disruptive land uses | nimby nation | NC 191 widening

Henderson County News

10-year plan highway contains no new projects for county

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The N.C. Department of Transportation on Thursday unveiled a draft 10-year transportation plan for 2020-2029 at the monthly Board of Transportation meeting in Raleigh. The 10-year plan includes no major new projects in Henderson County, the largest county in the 10-county Division 14.   Read Story »

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Flat Rock News

Flat Rock imposes new rules on yard signs

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FLAT ROCK — Aiming to prevent the proliferation of issue-oriented signs in the historic town, the Flat Rock Village Council has adopted new rules on the size of signs and how long they can stay up.   Read Story »

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Henderson County News

The Top 10, No. 1: The war of the roads

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A proposed Highland Lake Road project turned the usually sedate Flat Rock Village Council meetings into jam-packed public forums filled with project opponents.   Read Story »

Tags: Balfour Parkway | nimby nation | Top 10 news stories

Henderson County News

Homeowners form 191 Alliance to block widening

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Residents along N.C. 191 have stepped up their opposition to a project that would transform the road into four-lane divided highway, organizing an alliance of neighborhoods and calling for a second look at the need now that the Balfour Parkway is dead.   Read Story »

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Henderson County Four Seasons Politics

N.C. Transportation Board kills Balfour Parkway

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RALEIGH — The Balfour Parkway is dead.   Read Story »

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Henderson County News

MPO asks state to kill parkway

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With no discussion, the French Broad River MPO voted last month to remove the Balfour Parkway from the state transportation improvement plan, dealing the penultimate blow to kill the project. The last step would take place when the state Board of Transportation as expected votes to eliminate the project from the STIP.   Read Story »

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Henderson County News

DOT stands by 4- or 5-lane widening of NC 191

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MILLS RIVER — State transportation engineers are standing by their recommendation for a four-lane widening of N.C. 191 through Mills River even as homeowners continue to voice strong opposition to the plans. But in a concession to homeowners who want left turns out of their neighborhoods and farmers who oppose bulb-out U-turns a four-lane divided road would require, the top NCDOT engineer for the region said planners are open to a five-lane unobstructed design through the the town.   Read Story »

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Henderson County News

COUNTY VOTES TO KILL BALFOUR PARKWAY

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Flat Rock Four Seasons Politics

LIGHTNING EDITORIAL: They won't take yes for an answer

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Henderson County News

Meeting on fate of Highland Lake project called off

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Henderson County News

Crowd protests Balfour Parkway

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Henderson County News

Mud Creek ‘firmly in support’
 of treatment center, pastor says

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Tags: opioid abuse | nimby nation | First Contact Ministries | Mud Creek Baptist Church | Greg Mathis | Craig Halford

Henderson County News

Residents organize to oppose treatment center

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Tags: opioid abuse | nimby nation | First Contact Ministries | Mud Creek Baptist Church

Flat Rock News

Flat Rock rebuts arguments of widening project foes

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FLAT ROCK — The Village of Flat Rock Village is defending its past actions in support of the Highland Lake Road widening and rebutting the arguments of the project’s opponents.   Read Story »

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Henderson County News

Hearing on U.S. 64 development is postponed again

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Tags: NCDOT | transportation | nimby nation | U.S. 64 improvements

Henderson County News

LIGHTNING EDITORIAL: Saying no to positive assets

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Ask Joe Sanders what the bicycle community thinks of the current retreat from bike lanes and greenways in road improvement projects and he will gently remind you that you’re asking the wrong question.   Read Story »

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Henderson County News

IN 4-1 VOTE BOARD KILLS PROPOSED MORATORIUM

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Tags: disruptive land uses | nimby nation | 2017 moratorium

Henderson County Business

Arcadia Views opponents want NCDOT to bar entrance on U.S. 64

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Flat Rock Business

NIMBY NATION: Greatest hits of grassroots uprisings

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Flat Rock Four Seasons Politics

NIMBY NATION: County has colorful history of citizen uprisings

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When he started his unlikely fight against a gigantic project to build 14 dams on tributaries of the French Broad River, Jere Brittain knew the odds were stacked against him.   Read Story »

Tags: land-use planning | disruptive land uses | Zoning | nimby nation

Henderson County News

Commissioners may call timeout on big subdivisions

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Confronted by repeated protests over housing developments and road improvements, the Board of Commissioners may call a timeout on growth.   Read Story »

Tags: land-use planning | Henderson County Commissioner Grady Hawkins | disruptive land uses | nimby nation

Flat Rock News

ROAD RAGE: Residents rise up against transportation improvements

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One moment in a lively public comment period last week crystallized the gulf between the group that vociferously opposes the Kanuga Road widening and the group that rallying for U.S. 64 improvements.   Read Story »

Tags: NCDOT | road construction | roads | roundabouts | Kanuga Road | Highland Lake Road project | nimby nation | U.S. 64 improvements