Mark's Weekly Update - 8-25-17
I want to personally thank everyone who took time out of their evening to come to our Town Hall at Blue Ridge Community College recently--we had a fantastic turnout and energetic crowd! It was a great opportunity to discuss important issues facing people back home, including healthcare, tax reform, government spending, and others.
As I've often said, my voting card may have my picture on it, but it belongs to the people of Western North Carolina—and I will continue to listen to your voices. It's an honor to represent you in Congress.
Serving Lunch at Blue Ridge Health
It was a pleasure to meet with staff and help serve food at the Blue Ridge Health Employee Appreciation Lunch! The men and women of Blue Ridge Health are incredible people, and they work tirelessly every day to provide the best service and care to our community. They do an outstanding job.
Thank you to everyone there for having me! I look forward to being back soon.
‘Coffee with the Congressman’
It was great seeing everyone who came out to our 'Coffee with the Congressman' stop! This is an event we often do to give constituents a chance to stop by, grab some coffee, and ask questions about things going on in DC or Western North Carolina. Thanks to Pig & Grits in Burnsville for hosting!
Mills River Creamery and Dairy
We all know the Mills River Creamery & Dairy as one of the best places in Henderson County—especially if you’re looking for some good ice cream! It was wonderful catching up with folks and getting an update from home.
Visit to VX Aerospace
VX Aerospace in Morganton, NC is among the leaders in manufacturing for aerospace technology, including composite fabrics, parts for both commercial and defense applications, and their own research and development division. Thanks to the outstanding team for giving me a firsthand look at their facilities!
Visit to Pat’s Snack Bar
Pat’s Snack Bar is one of the best local stops in Morganton, NC—and I enjoyed stopping by and getting a chance to say hello to some constituents! Thanks to everyone who took the time to speak with me.
Meeting at Wingate University
We had a fantastic meeting with the professionals from the Wingate University Physician's Assistant Program, learning about the challenges to training their healthcare providers and discussing some of their project initiatives for the coming year.
This PA program plays such a major role in providing top quality healthcare resources to Henderson County. Thanks to Dr. Bob Webb and the team at Wingate for their time!
Gamewell Fire Department and Upper Hominy Fire Department
Western North Carolina first responders continue to show why they are the best in the country. Congratulations to the Gamewell Fire Department and the Upper Hominy Fire Department on their well-deserved federal grants from the Department of Homeland Security!
It was an honor to be there with you all presenting your grant checks. Thank you for your outstanding service to our community.
Military Service Academy Day
My staff and I are excited to announce our Military Service Academy Day in September! This will be a great opportunity for high school students in our district to hear from Military Service Academy representatives and ask any questions they may have. Parents, family members, and teachers are also welcome to attend! You can find more details about the event below.