Pier At Atlantic Beach Survives Earl

The Sheraton Atlantic Beach Pier may not be open for Labor Day Weekend, but it survived Hurricane Earl.

Hurricanes and tropical storms become major threats to the few remaining piers along the North Carolina Coast every time they near it. The Sheraton Pier looked to be in danger of not surviving Hurricane Earl Thursday when one of the pilings collapsed.

However, WITN's Hilary Magacs reported Friday morning that the pier is still standing as Earl moves away from the coast of North Carolina.

Because of the damage to the piling during the hurricane, it's not clear if the pier will be closed for the time being.


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  • by Royce Location: Emerald Isle on Sep 4, 2010 at 05:04 AM
    this pier is a place where many retired seniors meet and fish every day and catch all kind of fish.we hope they will soon get it open soon.would very nice if it could be put back to the original length.Earl did a good job on the pier but we were blessed
  • by pete Location: grifton on Sep 3, 2010 at 05:08 PM
    That's good news. a 10-15 foot pier made it,what is it good for? drinking beer and watching the sun set.
  • by Sam Location: Kitty Hawk on Sep 3, 2010 at 09:31 AM
    Atlantic Beach needs a concrete pier. This would be the perfect location for one. I've been to this pier before and it's in a real good spot. This has the hotel and the beachside bar. My wife and I went to stay here that weekend of the Big Rock Blue Marlin Tourmanent back in June and this is a nice area.
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