Video: Gov. Cooper speaks at OBX Chamber Economic Summit

By on April 12, 2018

Governor Roy Cooper was the keynote speaker Thursday at the Outer Banks Chamber of Commerce 2018 Economic Summit at the Hilton Garden Inn in Kitty Hawk. The event was sponsored by The Willey Agency and Towne Bank.

During his remarks, Cooper reiterated his opposition to oil and gas exploration off the North Carolina coast, and spoke about his desire to improve education and the state’s response to the opioid epidemic.

Jerry Jennings, N.C. Department of Transportation Division One engineer, also presented an update on road and bridge construction projects that are underway or planned for the Outer Banks in the near future.

Cover photo: Outer Banks Chamber of Commerce board chairman Bob Peele (left), Governor Roy Cooper, Fletcher Willey and Linda Willey of The Willey Agency, David McGlaughon of Towne Bank. (Susan Crow/OBCOC)

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  • sortudo

    What did Jerry Jennings say about the MCC Bridge? Thanks

    Thursday, Apr 12 @ 8:34 pm
  • Sam Walker

    We will be posting the slideshow he presented as a gallery tomorrow…Gov. Cooper did a breakout session with media at the same time as Jerry’s comments, so we weren’t able to tape his remarks. I can tell you there was nothing new with regards to the status of the Mid Currituck Bridge.

    Thursday, Apr 12 @ 9:37 pm
  • Spoony Rae

    What a bust, the biggest nothing burger ever. I guess we should feel consoled that he did find his way here, sure do miss Pat McCrory!

    Friday, Apr 13 @ 9:16 am
  • Really?

    The King of litigation, can this guy get anything accomplished without suing someone?

    Friday, Apr 13 @ 4:37 pm
  • sortudo

    Thank you Sam.

    Friday, Apr 13 @ 8:17 pm
  • Kingfish

    Ole Roy can get in more me, my and I’s than former POTUS Obama.

    Saturday, Apr 14 @ 9:41 am
  • dave

    Yeah Kingfish. I’m really glad Trumph doesn’t go on and on about himself and how great he is and how he created the earth and such. I’m guessing Roy never had to pay $130,000 to a PORN star!

    Tuesday, Apr 17 @ 8:40 am
  • Jerms

    @sortudo my understanding is that the bridge is still in limbo and the residents in the corolla area have voiced concerns over increased traffic. Frankly, Curritucks bizare move to charge parking fees this year to detour 4×4 traffic and day tourists is a clear message that the bridge isn’t going to proceed; killing the traffic will also kill the justification to build a bridge in the first place. Also consider that building a bridge will take away significant money from both Dare and the newly built H2obx waterpark.

    Tuesday, Apr 17 @ 10:14 am