A concrete plant in the Flat Creek area that sparked controversy and lawsuits when it was proposed has closed, although it is not clear if the closure is temporary or permanent.
The telephone number for Blue Ridge Concrete , located on Murphy Hill Road near the Flat Creek exit on U.S. 19-23, has been disconnected or is no longer in service. Efforts to reach Mark Turner, who spearheaded efforts to get the plant approved by regulators, were unsuccessful. ...
Neighbors said they noticed 10 days to a month ago that there was no apparent activity at the plant and that concrete trucks were no longer present. ...
For more on the 2008-2010 controversy about the Murphy Hill plant when it was being proposed, fought and permitted, search MountainX.com for "concrete plant". Key links are below:
North Buncombe concrete plant hearing returns
Board unanimously rejects concrete plant
Ruling expected in Blue Ridge Concrete (N. Bunc) lawsuit [updated: Judge OKs plant]
Buncombe Commissioners: Concrete facts
Public Hearing on Concrete Plant tomorrow
North Buncombe citizens group opposing concrete plant gets sued
Air agency board OKs north Buncombe concrete plant permit
Blue Ridge Concrete and opposing citizens sue each othe
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