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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.

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.

Federal judge effectively invalidated amendment to NC Constitution requiring voter ID,
and prohibited legislature from participating in case

RALEIGH, N.C. – The North Carolina legislature today requested an emergency stay of Judge Loretta Biggs's injunction blocking voter ID from taking effect indefinitely. Judge Biggs issued her injunction despite a majority of North Carolina voters adding the voter ID requirement to the state's Constitution in 2018.

Edward’s Pro-Jobs Voting Record Recognized in State Chamber of Commerce Report

RALEIGH, N.C. – This week, the NC Chamber recognized Senator Chuck Edwards (R-Henderson) as a 2019 “Jobs Champion” in their annual How They Voted report. The report details lawmakers’ voting records on key bills identified as critical to preserving and enhancing a favorable climate for business and job creation in North Carolina.