CHAPEL HILL – Your new senator will take her seat Wednesday.

Judge Beverly Scarlett will swear in Valerie Foushee to the North Carolina Senate District 23 seat at 2:00 p.m. at the Chatham Courthouse. Foushee will hand deliver her letter of resignation from the House Wednesday, and the resignation will take effect at noon.

The appointment officially sets in motion the replacement process for the House District 50 seat. Five Orange County residents have announced their interest in filling the position that represents parts of Orange and Durham counties.