Green Tie Awards
Several state legislators were honored for their activism on environmental issues at Tuesday's 2014 Green Tie Awards in Raleigh.
• Senator of the year – Angela Bryant for her "consistent ability to prioritize protecting our environment when making hard decisions....and providing real leadership over the years on key issues at the intersection of environment and social justice."
• Representative of the year – Larry Hall for his "sponsorship and votes for sound environmental legislation, being proactive on environmental issues and his record."
• Rising stars: senators' Valerie Foushee and Mike Woodard; reps. Nathan Baskerville, Carla Cunningham, George Graham, Duane Hall, Yvonne Lewis Holley, Bobbie Richardson and Evelyn Terry.