RALEIGH With as much time as President-elect Donald Trump spent in the Old North State on his way to election victory, it is little surprise that some of North Carolina’s political leaders are being considered for top posts in a Trump administration. As reported by The Hill, N.C. Secretary of the Department of Environmental Quality Donald van der Vaart is in the running to lead the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).Van der Vaart, who was appointed by Gov. Pat McCrory to be North Carolina’s top environmental regulator in 2015, led an effort by the McCrory administration to take a more business-friendly approach to protecting environmental interests. His reformist nature, and frequent criticism of federal environmental policy mandates, may make van der Vaart a good fit for a Trump administration intent on reducing regulatory burdens on citizens and their businesses.The President-elect has stated that many of his remaining cabinet picks will be announced this week, including his pick to head the EPA.
RALEIGH Canada’s loss might become North Carolina’s gain.The hosting honors for the 2018 World Equestrian Games are back up for grabs after the Bromont Olympic Equestrian Park in Quebec announced in July they were […]
RALEIGH In response to the recent national conversation about strengthening police officers’ relationships with the communities they serve, Yaniv Sharir, the owner of O’Malley’s Pub & Restaurant in Raleigh, decided to show his support […]
RALEIGH While hundreds rallied Wednesday at Halifax Mall in downtown Raleigh in support of House Bill 13, members of the General Assembly continued to work on the issue regarding flexibility of K-3 class size […]