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Henderson County Four Seasons Politics

Edwards: Court was right in redistricting case

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Last month, in a landmark ruling, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that redistricting is a firmly legislative and political matter outside the scope of the courts.   Read Story »

Tags: Chuck Edwards | redistricting | gerrymandering

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Edwards' bill authorizes new state park

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State Sen. Chuck Edwards is seeking legislation that would authorize the Department of Natural and Cultural Resources to add a new park unit, Pisgah View State Park in Candler, to the state parks system.   Read Story »

Tags: Chuck Edwards | land conservation | NC Parks and Recreation Trust Fund

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Scouts honor Chuck Edwards, who praises his Scoutmaster

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At age 15, son of a single mom, Chuck Edwards faced a fork in the road.   Read Story »

Tags: Edneyville Troop 605 | Don Henderson | Chuck Edwards | Boy Scouts of America | Boy Scouts

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Emerging leaders program taps Edwards

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Sen. Chuck Edwards was selected for the 2019 Class of Emerging Legislative Leaders Program through the State Legislative Leaders Foundation after his nomination by Senate President Pro-Tempore Phil Berger.   Read Story »

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Edwards seeks study of DuPont Forest admission fees

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State Sen. Chuck Edwards wants the state Agriculture Department to study ways to generate revenue at DuPont State Forest, including admission fees that would "favor North Carolina citizens," in order to create "a sustainable income stream to help preserve the protect the forest."   Read Story »

Tags: Chuck Edwards | DuPont State Forest | NC Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler

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Edwards introduces bill for small business health insurance

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State Sen. Chuck Edwards joined three other senators on Tuesday to announce a proposal that they said would allow small businesses to cover employees at a lower cost.   Read Story »

Tags: health care | Chuck Edwards | Obamacare

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Mills River councilman announces state Senate campaign

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Mills River Councilman Brian Caskey announced on Monday that he is running for North Carolina’s 48th Senate District, challenging Republican Chuck Edwards.   Read Story »

Tags: Chuck Edwards | 2020 elections | Brian Caskey | 2018 NC Senate 48 | 2020 NC Senate 48

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Butterworth appointed to N.C. Charter Schools Board

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Jeanette Butterworth has been appointed to the N.C. Charter School Advisory Board by the North Caolina General Assembly, Sen. Chuck Edwards announced. House Bill 1111 which passed both chambers unanimously confirmed her appointment.   Read Story »

Tags: Chuck Edwards | charter schools | Jeanette Butterworth | Mountain Community School

Asheville Business

Edwards appointed to state Tourism Board

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State Sen. Chuck Edwards, who represents three tourism-rich counties, has been appointed to the North Carolina Travel and Tourism Board.   Read Story »

Tags: tourism | Chuck Edwards

Henderson County News

Budget includes 6.5% teacher pay raise, local appropriations

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Seven years ago, when the recession forced the Legislature to make deep budget cuts, landslide mapping in Western North Carolina was among the victims.   Read Story »

Tags: Chuck McGrady | NC Legislature | Chuck Edwards | Cody Henson

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Edwards to run for re-election to state Senate

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State Sen. Chuck Edwards announced on Tuesday that he would run for re-election next year, saying he wanted to continue his work in Raleigh to boost the economy, lower taxes and promote more efficient government.   Read Story »

Tags: Chuck Edwards | 2018 election

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Guest column: For love of country, teach children to stand

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America is a melting pot of different cultures, backgrounds, beliefs, and nationalities.   Read Story »

Tags: Chuck Edwards | football | national anthem | NFL football

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Forty years later, Edwards gets his FFA jacket

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Almost 40 years later, North Carolina Sen. Chuck Edwards received his Future Farmers of America jacket.FFA is backed by the Farm Bureau, and Dana farmer Danny McConnell serves as president of the Henderson County Farm Bureau branch.   Read Story »

Tags: farming | Dana | Chuck Edwards | Danny McConnell

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McGrady's class-size fix cruises in 114-0 vote

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State Rep. Chuck McGrady on Thursday celebrated a rare victory for a substantive piece of lawmaking — a unanimous vote by the House for a bill that rolls back the Legislature’s budget-busting class-size requirement.   Read Story »

Tags: Chuck McGrady | Chuck Edwards

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Edwards to take Senate oath on Tuesday

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Chuck Edwards, newly appointed by Gov. Pat McCrory to fill the 48th District state Senate seat upon Sen. Tom Apodaca’s retirement, will be sworn in to the office at 4 p.m. Tuesday at the Historic Courthouse.   Read Story »

Tags: Chuck Edwards | 2016 state Senate race

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Chuck Edwards files for state Senate

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Chuck Edwards, a Hendersonville business owner and past president of the Henderson County Chamber of Commerce, on Tuesday filed for the  state Senate seat incumbent Tom Apodaca plans to vacate at the end of his seventh term.   Read Story »

Tags: Chuck Edwards | 2016 election

Henderson County Business

Chamber sets goals for 2013

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The Henderson County Chamber of Commerce has set five initiatives for 2013.   Read Story »

Tags: Henderson County Chamber of Commerce | Chuck Edwards

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Small business background preps Edwards for Chamber role

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Before he became a restaurant owner himself, Chuck Edwards drove 7,000 miles a month visiting McDonald's franchises in seven states.   Read Story »

Tags: Henderson County Chamber of Commerce | Chuck Edwards | McDonald's

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Edwards set to get Chamber gavel

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McDonald's restaurant franchise owner Chuck Edwards will become chair of the Henderson County Chamber of Commerce during the organization's 90th Annual Dinner and Awards Program on Jan. 25 at Kenmure Country Club.   Read Story »

Tags: Henderson County Chamber of Commerce | Vince Rees | Chuck Edwards