Refurbishing OBX Pier

Governor Beverly Perdue says retooling an old Outer Banks landmark will create hundreds of jobs and help visitors learn about North Carolina marine life and nature.

Perdue signed a bill into law Wednesday to pay for construction of the North Carolina Aquarium Pier at Nags Head, using admissions money at state aquariums and outside sources.

The legislature gave its final ok to the $25 million plan Tuesday. The bill says refurbishing the pier could create more than 550 jobs.

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  • by mike Location: plymouth on Apr 24, 2009 at 10:41 AM
    anything to please the real governor of N.C., marc basnight!
  • by taxpayer Location: beaufort county on Apr 16, 2009 at 06:22 PM
    25million, what type of pier...does it reach the moon too!! CHANGE....WE ARE SEEING IT.
  • by Mike Location: Edenton on Apr 16, 2009 at 12:10 PM
    More pork from the Pork Party. What taxpayers are tired of is paying for something that is really not NEEDED to sustain human life or ensure our security.
  • by Seriously?! on Apr 16, 2009 at 05:58 AM
    I love that any project now is justified by "creating jobs". I doubt that these projects will be creating any new jobs, but just keeping the companies that are still around afloat, and keeping people from being laid off.
  • by OBX Life Location: Kill Devil Hills, NC on Apr 15, 2009 at 08:17 PM
    Glad to see the pier is coming back. At least its a dual purpose, pleasure and research. That pier was a landmark, brought scores and scores of people fishing for decades. Dare County's Tax Revenue is one of the largest in the state.
  • by CI Location: enc on Apr 15, 2009 at 07:26 PM
    This has GOT to be a April fools prank

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