Congressman Edwards announces 15-county district-wide tour

Press release from Congressman Chuck Edwards 

Congressman Chuck Edwards (NC-11) today announced that he will visit all 15 counties of North Carolina’s 11th District during January, his first month representing Western North Carolina in the U.S. House of Representatives.

“My priority as Western North Carolina’s congressman is to start my term meeting with constituents and listening to their concerns,” Edwards said. “I’m looking forward to visiting every county in our district and hearing about what matters most to WNC. I also hope to learn about any challenges that constituents are facing so that my staff and I can help them with federal agencies or provide other services.”The dates and locations of his district tour for each county are below:

Monday, Jan. 16

  • Transylvania County, MLK Day celebration, 7 p.m. Porter Center at Brevard College, Brevard

Tuesday, Jan. 17

  • Swain County, tour elementary school tour (TBD) Big Brothers Big Sisters program, 9 a.m., Bryson City
  • Graham County, tour new wing of Robbinsville Middle School, 11:30 a.m., Robbinsville
  • Cherokee County, Konehete Veterans Park renaming ceremony, 3 p.m., Murphy
  • Cherokee County, meet and greet at Murphy Fire Department, 3:45 p.m., 1 Firehouse Lane, Murphy

Wednesday, Jan. 18

  • Clay County, roundtable with the Clay County Sheriff and first responders, Clay County Sheriff’s Department, Hayesville, NC
  • Macon County, Franklin Noon Rotary Club, 11:45 a.m., Franklin
  • Jackson County, tour Southwestern Community College Health and Human Services Building and roundtable with college leadership, 2 p.m., Sylva
  • Haywood County, business roundtable, Haywood County Chamber of Commerce, 4 p.m., 28 Walnut St., Waynesville

Thursday, Jan. 19

  • Buncombe County, tour the Charles George VA Hospital, 8:30 a.m., Asheville
  • Buncombe County, tour National Centers for Environmental Information, 11 a.m., Veach-Baley Federal Complex, 151 Patton Ave., Asheville
  • Buncombe County, speak to students and tour CTE classes, Clyde A. Erwin High School, 60 Lees Creek Rd., Asheville
  • Buncombe County, Explore Asheville’s “Year Ahead” event, 3:45 p.m., The Venue, 21 N. Market St., Asheville

Friday, Jan. 20

  • Madison County, law enforcement and first responders’ roundtable, Madison County Sheriff’s Department, 9:00 a.m., Marshall
  • McDowell County, forum with McDowell Chamber of Commerce and economic development leaders, 11 a.m., Universal Board Room, 1170 Tate St., Marion
  • Rutherford County, Rutherfordton Fire and Rescue groundbreaking ceremony, 2 p.m., Rutherfordton

Saturday Jan. 21

  • Yancey County, breakfast meet and greet, Pig & Grits, 8:30 a.m., 620 W. Main St., Burnsville

Monday Jan. 23

  • Polk County, Foothills Economic Development Commission breakfast, 9 a.m., Tryon Equestrian Center, Tryon

Monday Jan. 30

  • Henderson County, Chat with Chuck, 9:30-11:30 a.m., Hendersonville office open house, 8:30-12:30 p.m., 200 N. Grove St., Suite 121, Hendersonville
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