Protest Planned on September 12th in Mills River at Valley Ag

MILLS RIVER, NC – On Saturday, September 12, 2015, from 3pm to 7pm, a protest will be held on the property of the Valley Ag store located on Highway 280 in Mills River.

Coordinators of the Mills River Homeowners Association Coalition are encouraging all area residents to join in together for the protest against proposed Duke Energy power line expansion.

“This is everyone’s fight and we encourage all homeowners and business owners to join this protest on September 12,” says Greg Van Voorhis, president of the Mill Ridge Homeowners Association. “We cannot stop vocalizing our opposition to these pending plans to bring power lines through western North Carolina. Duke Energy needs to continually hear how concerned we are about this situation.”

All area residents are encouraged to sign up and join the protest. To participate, and for more information, email Dukeprotest@gmail.com.

“We know that dozens of residents from the High Vista, Cummings Cove, Mills Pointe, Willow Creek Farms and Mill Ridge communities will be participating in this protest,” says Van Voorhis. “More voices means Duke Energy can’t ignore us. That’s why we’re encouraging all Henderson County residents to join in this protest.”

Mills River and other Henderson County communities fall into proposed routes of the Duke Energy Foothills Project. The area contains pristine waterways, farm lands, mountainous trails and other areas that would be negatively impacted by the construction of power lines.

Email dukeprotest@gmail.com for details. We hope to see you there!