Bogue Inlet Pier Scheduled To Re-Open March 17th

Work continues to repair damage across the east from Hurricane Irene and that includes repairs to the Bogue Inlet Pier in Emerald Isle.

As the National Hurricane Center looks ahead to the upcoming hurricane season, expecting it to be about average, workers are feverishly rebuilding the 238 feet of the Bogue Inlet Pier lost last hurricane season. The pier is scheduled to re-open March 17th.

Pier owner Mike Stanley says, "The weather has been absolutely wonderful all winter of course, and we've been really really lucky to be able to move quickly with what we have to do." As far as the upcoming hurricane season, he says, "We think of every hurricane season but we try to put it to the back of our minds."

National Weather Service meteorologists in Newport say it's still early to make projections for this year, but says we are transitioning out of La Nina conditions, which means we should have fewer hurricanes.


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  • by Shine Location: NE NC on Mar 7, 2012 at 04:15 AM
    Did they ever get the Sheraton in Atlantic Beach back open????
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      by SL on Mar 7, 2012 at 05:23 AM in reply to Shine
      From what I understand the Sheraton Hotel will not pen this summer. As far as the pier.. Its gone....
  • by Shine Location: NE NC on Mar 7, 2012 at 04:12 AM
    I bet the company that writes the insurance on the pier is happy ----- It would be a wonder in NC doesn't make it a 'toll pier'. Glad to see them back in business, it will mean alot for the tourist segment and general beach traffic. Maybe there will not be too many 'Hurricanes or Himmacanes' this year.
  • by CutBait Location: NC on Mar 7, 2012 at 03:39 AM
    "Poor" people can fish again? I am not sure that a total moron even deserves a reply. I do not know why these comments sections draw such idiots.
  • by jj Location: nc on Mar 6, 2012 at 09:01 PM
    I am not poor, and I fish!
  • by Great on Mar 6, 2012 at 07:17 PM
    poor people can fish again......
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