What I've Been Reading
Law enforcement officer deaths from firearms remain high in 2022
On Monday, we recognized Law Enforcement Appreciation Day, a day to remind us of the service and sacrifice of our local law enforcement officers. Tragically, at least 64 officers were shot and killed in the line of duty last year alone. Please join me in honoring our Tenth District law enforcement officers and thanking them for their dedication to our communities. The Tenth District is blessed to have these brave men and women protect and defend us each and every day. Today and every day, we are thankful for your service!
Family says daughter was giver in life, now as organ donor after fatal bike crash
This is beautiful reminder that even in the midst of tragedy, there can be hope. Morganton native Kristi Crowder was killed in a bike accident last week, but now she is literally saving lives by donating her organs. Please join me in praying for the family and loved ones of Kristie Crowder as they mourn her tragic passing.
‘A Tremendous Commitment’ Officials break ground on first facility in Burke Business Park
The News Herald
It is great to see economic investment coming to fruition in Burke County. Unix Packaging selected the Burke Business Park to house its distribution facility, which will create 100 new jobs in the area. I look forward to watching as economic investment in Burke County continues to grow.