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N.C. Sen. Chuck Edwards (R-Henderson) has been appointed to an interim committee to begin the process of drawing new district boundaries for use in the 2020 election for U.S. House of Representatives. The committee was created by N.C. Senate Leader Phil Berger (R-Rockingham) and House Speaker Tim Moore (R-Cleveland).

If the Legislature figures out how to proceed with a new map for the 2020 congressional elections, state Sen. Chuck Edwards will be on board the committee drawing new lines.

Farmers in Henderson County who suffered major crop losses in the flooding and record rainfall of 2018 are eligible for emergency relief as part of a bill passed by the state Legislature, state Sen. Chuck Edwards told the Henderson County Board of Commissioners Monday night.

BRIGHTFARMS TO CREATE 54 JOBS IN ETOWAH

BrightFarms, a packaged salads company, will create 54 jobs in Henderson County. The company will invest $21 million to operate a hydroponic greenhouse in the Etowah community of Henderson County.

BrightFarms’ North Carolina greenhouse will be the company’s sixth and one of its largest locations to date. At full production, the 280,000SF state-of-the-art greenhouse in Hendersonville could produce up to two million pounds of leafy greens each year.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
FRIDAY, OCT. 11, 2019

RALEIGH – Starting Nov. 6, farmers in Buncombe, Haywood, Henderson, Rutherford and Transylvania counties will be able to sign up for the NCDA&CS Agricultural Disaster Program. The sign-up period will begin Nov. 6 and will end on Nov. 20.