WASHINGTON, D.C. The U.S. House of Representatives backed a waiver on Friday that will allow James Mattis to serve as President-elect Donald Trump’s secretary of defense, despite having retired as a Marine General in 2013. The House voted 268 to 151, largely along party lines, for a one-time waiver of a provision of a law on civilian control of the U.S. military that requires a seven-year wait after retirement before active-duty military can lead the Department of Defense.
SPRUCE PINE A grant from the U.S. Department of Commerce is enabling Mayland Community College to continue bolstering workforce training in Western North Carolina.The U.S. Department of Commerce’s Economic Development Administration (EDA) awarded a […]
BERKELEY, Calif. A melee erupted on Saturday in a Berkeley, Calif., park after opponents of President Donald Trump staged a counter-protest next to a Patriot’s Day free speech rally and picnic organized by Trump […]
RALEIGH A bipartisan group of lawmakers filed a bill Thursday designed to tackle N.C.’s widespread opioid abuse crisis. The Strengthen Opioid Misuse Prevention Act, or STOP Act, puts new reporting requirements and stricter controls […]