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  • 7 November 2014

    Pat McCrory, Governor of North Carolina and chairman of the Outer Continental Shelf Governors Coalition, reiterated his support for Outer Continental Shelf energy development yesterday at a workshop in downtown Raleigh’s Nature Research Center.  “Exploring the potential oil and gas reserves located in the Outer Continental Shelf will solidify North Carolina’s position as an energy leader […]

  • 29 January 2015

    North Carolina Governor, Pat McCrory, chairman of the OCS Governors Coalition, has applauded President Barack Obama’s Interior Department for advancing an oil and gas leasing program that could include development opportunities in the Atlantic Ocean off the coast of North Carolina.  “I’d like to thank Secretary Jewell for taking a step in the right direction […]

  • 16 December 2013
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Governor Pat McCrory and Transportation Secretary Tony Tata announced the reopening of the Herbert C. Bonner Bridge on N.C. 12 at 4 p.m. Sunday afternoon. North Carolina Department of Transportation engineers deemed the bridge safe for traffic after several sonar scans, driving two test pilings, and multiple inspections over the past week. The emergency repair […]

  • 6 December 2013

    Plans are currently underway for dredging to begin at the Herbert C. Bonner Bridge on N.C. 12 over the Oregon Inlet in Dare County. The N.C. Department of Transportation and Great Lakes Dredge and Dock Co. LLC have come to an agreement for the Dredge Alaska to begin dredging sand from the main navigation channel […]

  • 12 December 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Governor Pat McCrory has named Tom Adams of Brunswick County the next chairman of the North Carolina State Ports Authority Board of Directors. “We look forward to Tom Adams’ leadership as he takes on this new role within the Board, and we trust in his ability to advance the goals of the North Carolina State […]

  • 16 October 2014
    Business & Finance

    State of the North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory together with leaders of 20 coastal counties will gather October 22-23 in Wilmington at the N.C. Coastal Resources Commission meeting to discuss among others topics on inlet management, land use planning and dredging. Coastal management staff will present a draft report on the CRC’s inlet management study […]

  • 26 February 2014

    A group of governors representing the Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) Governors Coalition met on Monday with U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell and senior officials at the Interior Department to discuss the thoughtful expansion of offshore energy development. The participating governors – Governor Pat McCrory of North Carolina (newly named chair of the Governors […]

  • 9 April 2015
    Business & Finance

    Governor Pat McCrory visited the North Carolina Port of Morehead City yesterday to talk about the need for continual dredging at the state’s ports, announced TWC News. Dredging at the Morehead City harbor should start within the next month. With the short-term problem solved, McCrory said it is time now to look toward the future […]

  • 6 June 2016
    Business & Finance

    Governor Pat McCrory joined Brigadier General David Turner, commander of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, and state and local representatives last week to survey progress of the new Gallants Channel Bridge project and tour the Port of Morehead City. The construction to replace the existing draw bridge on U.S. 70 over Gallants Channel is […]

  • 5 June 2014

    North Carolina Petroleum Council (NCPC) Executive Director David McGowan welcomed Governor Pat McCrory’s signing of the Energy Modernization Act of 2014 which officially opened the door for the use of hydraulic fracturing in developing the state’s natural gas resources. “Today’s announcement is a game-changer that could result in years of affordable natural gas supply for […]

  • 5 December 2013

    North Carolina Governor Pat McCrory has accepted the position of vice chair of the Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) Governors Coalition.   “Opening up the waters off North Carolina to sensible oil, natural gas and renewable energy development is a vital part of our state’s energy policy,” Governor McCrory said. “Through the OCS Governors Coalition, we […]

  • 25 February 2013

    North Carolina’s Governor Pat McCrory announced Friday, February 22, that he has joined the Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) Governors Coalition. “I am pleased to be a member of the OCS Governors Coalition,” said Governor McCrory. “Pursuing responsible exploration and development of our offshore resources will help us reach our shared goal of greater energy independence […]

  • 29 January 2013
    Authorities & Government

    On January 22, Governor Pat McCrory sent a letter to the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management’s (BOEM) Office of Renewable Energy Programs, announcing the support for decision made by the Department of Interior (DOI) to designate three sites off the North Carolina coast for offshore wind development. He said that offshore wind farms would bring […]

  • 13 March 2013
    Business & Finance

    After the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) issued a Call for Information and Nominations for commercial wind leases off the North Carolina coast in December, five companies expressed their interest in offshore wind development there, the Charlotte Observer informs. The companies filed positive responses to the call, without obligatory commitments or detailed proposals. “We […]

  • 16 November 2016
    Business & Finance

    The North Carolina Ferry Division’s new Dredge Manteo successfully finished its first assignment over the holiday weekend, clearing debris out of the Hatteras-Ocracoke ferry channel that was left behind by Hurricane Matthew last month. The dredging work re-opened a portion of the ferry channel near the Ocracoke-South Dock Terminal. More than 30,000 cubic yards of […]

  • 28 April 2016
    Business & Finance

    The full details of Governor Pat McCrory’s proposed budget adjustments for the 2016-17 Fiscal Year have been released. The governor’s proposal invests in crucial areas including education, public safety, health and human services and infrastructure. “Our balanced budget invests in key priorities that benefit all North Carolinians by strengthening education, enhancing public safety, improving the […]

  • 29 April 2016
    Business & Finance, Vessels

    Governor Pat McCrory joined officials from the Department of Transportation’s Ferry Division yesterday to officially christen the division’s newest vessel, the Dredge Manteo. The 154-foot cutter suction dredge will help keep North Carolina waterways navigable, help stabilize inlets, and support the state’s vital ferry system and emergency routes. “Our state’s connections across the water are just as […]

  • 13 March 2013
    Authorities & Government

    Sen. Kay Hagan and Representatives David Price and Mike McIntyre have joined the call for offshore wind development in North Carolina.  The members issued a letter to the U.S. Department of Interior on February 28, urging it to move forward quickly in developing the state’s offshore wind resources.  “Offshore wind energy development enjoys broad public […]

  • 4 February 2015
    Business & Finance

    North Carolina will receive additional $4 million funding from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for Morehead City Harbor dredging project. Governor Pat McCrory praised the teamwork that helped secure the funding for “desperately needed” dredging of the Harbor Channel. “Ensuring access to our ports is critical because it supports thousands of jobs in Eastern North Carolina. […]

  • 7 May 2013
    Business & Finance

    Alaska Governor Sean Parnell, Texas Governor Rick Perry, Mississippi Governor Phil Bryant, Alabama Governor Robert Bentley, South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley and North Carolina Governor Pat McCrory headlined a panel yesterday, organized by the Consumer Energy Alliance (CEA), at the Offshore Technology Conference in Houston. Representatives from Louisiana and Virginia also participated in the discussion. […]

  • 22 March 2013

    Seventy-nine percent of North Carolina voters favor increased production of domestic sources of oil and natural gas, and only nine percent oppose it, according to a new poll released on Thursday. Ninety-three percent of voters said increased domestic production is important to them. “North Carolina voters recognize that the U.S. has the opportunity to develop […]

  • 21 May 2015
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Great Lakes Council has been successful in attracting Federal and State funding for a triple header project that will restore parts of the Lower Myall River whilst rehabilitating Corrie Island and replenishing the sand at erosion hotspot, Jimmys Beach. The project is being heralded by both Tea Gardens/Hawks Nest residents and Great Lakes Council, who […]