Shaping Our Economic Future: Offshore Oil Drilling in N.C.Join the North Carolina Coastal Federation on July 31 at the New Bern Convention Center for a public forum on offshore drilling and what it means for North Carolina. What does the North Carolina coast look like today – economically, environmentally and socially? How could this change with the introduction of the oil and gas industry? This forum is intended to delve into the economic truths, environmental implications, and tangible effects on coastal communities. Speakers include researchers, regulators, elected officials and coastal residents, from the Gulf of Mexico to Currituck Sound. More information, and registration here.