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Workforce development program supports businesses looking to locate or expand in rural communities and help working-age adults facing employment barriers

RALEIGH, N.C. – Senator Chuck Edwards (R-Henderson) announced today that the Golden LEAF Foundation officially launched the Golden LEAF Opportunities for Work (GLOW) initiative, a $5 million strategic grant initiative to help grow North Carolina’s available skilled workforce to meet urgent industry needs. He encourages 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations, businesses, and governmental entities in District 48 to apply.

State Sen. Chuck Edwards has been appointed co-chair of the Joint Legislative Economic Development and Global Engagement Oversight Committee and appointed to six other committees.

RALEIGH, N.C. – North Carolina Senate Leader Phil Berger (R-Rockingham) appointed Senator Chuck Edwards (R-Henderson) as co-chair for one (1) Non-standing committee, and serve as a member on six (6) Non-standing, Interim and Study committees.

215 rural scholars will receive award up to $12,000 to attend NC colleges

RALEIGH, N.C. – Senator Chuck Edwards (R-Henderson) invites Western North Carolina high school seniors and community college transfer students to apply for the Golden LEAF Scholarship Program. Applications for the 2020-21 academic year are currently available; the deadline to apply ends March 1, 2020. Scholarship information and application are available at CFNC.org/goldenleaf.

Op-Ed by Senator Chuck Edwards One Judge Overrules the Will of NC Citizens January 13, 2020

Since I have served in NC Senate I have been hearing that our society may be in the midst of a constitutional crisis. I am reminded by more and more citizens that through their rulings and opinions, often judges are making law from the bench that would otherwise be the duty of the legislature. Perhaps they are right.