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RALEIGH, N.C. – Senator Chuck Edwards (R-Henderson) announced today his appointments to the following Senate committees, three (3) of which he will serve as Chairman for the 2021-22 legislative biennium.

Senate Leader Phil Berger (R-Rockingham) has appointed Sen. Edwards to the following committees: Agriculture, Energy, and Environment (Chair), Commerce and Insurance (Chair), Appropriations on Agriculture, Environment & Natural Resources (Chair), Finance, Judiciary, Redistricting, and Rules & Operations of the Senate.

French Broad Electric Membership Corp. and Citizens Telephone Co. to receive grant to expand broadband access after legislature votes on funding early next year

Sen. Edwards helped negotiate deal on funding after Cooper Admin put it on hold

RALEIGH, N.C. – Senator Chuck Edwards (R-Henderson) announced that French Broad Electric Membership Corporation in Buncombe County and Citizens Telephone Company in Transylvania County would receive a GREAT grant to expand rural broadband access in the western North Carolina community.

Legislature provided $39 million for rural broadband grants in COVID relief packages

Months after the bill passed, the Cooper Admin informed providers the broadband grants wouldn't be coming – and didn't bother telling the legislature

RALEIGH, N.C. – Senator Chuck Edwards (R-Henderson) sent Gov. Roy Cooper a letter asking him to reverse his 11th-hour decision to eliminate COVID relief funding for rural broadband.

Gov. Cooper violating law by withholding public records

WNCN, WRAL have been waiting for records since spring on Cooper's unemployment office mismanagement

Sen. Edwards: "Cooper is making a mockery of the free press."

RALEIGH, N.C. – WNCN, Charlotte's NBC affiliate, reported that yesterday "marks five months since WCNC Charlotte first requested public records related to the change in leadership within [the Division of Employment Security]."

Pratt & Whitney investing $650m in Buncombe County aerospace manufacturing operations

Edwards: "This massive investment is a testament to western North Carolina's work ethic, skill, and ingenuity"

RALEIGH, N.C. – International aerospace manufacturer Pratt & Whitney is investing $650 million in a Buncombe County facility to manufacture jet engine parts and consolidate some worldwide operations.