Governor to make offshore drilling announcement


FORT MACON, Carteret County - Governor Roy Cooper is scheduled to make an announcement off the coast of Fort Macon Thursday.

Thursday marks the second day of Cooper's Eastern North Carolina tour. He is anticipated to make an announcement concerning offshore drilling.

That event is slated to happen at about 10:30 a.m. at Fort Macon State Park at the Education and Visitors Center, 2303 E Fort Macon Rd, Atlantic Beach, NC 28512.

Following the announcement, Governor Cooper will tour Oceanana Pier. Throughout the day, Governor Cooper will be holding meetings and conducting other business. Wednesday, Governor Cooper visited Mother Earth Brewery in Kinston. He celebrated the 50th anniversary of the North Carolina Arts Council and discussed the states recovery from Hurricane Matthew.