Facing a fluid and complex foreign policy situation, Western North Carolina’s congressional representatives stand opposed to approving military action against Syria, as urged by President Barack Obama.
U.S. Senator Richard Burr (R) addressed about 100 business leaders, elected officials and others the Feb. 21 at the Council of Independent Business Owners luncheon in Asheville. (photo by Max Cooper)
‘Tis the season when our congressmen visit their constituents, and business issues seem to be on their minds: On Thursday, Aug. 18, Rep. Heath Shuler will tour Kearfott Corporation’s Motion System Division in Black Mountain. Sen. Richard Burr was scheduled to visit Thermo Fisher Scientific in Asheville the same day, but canceled.
In a close race that’s attracting national attention, Elaine Marshall and Cal Cunningham are vying for the Democratic U.S. Senate nomination in a run-off election today.
In statements issued this week, Sen. Elizabeth Dole supported and Sen. Richard Burr opposed a cash settlement for Swain County.