Jennette's Pier To Reopen

The first state funded and operated fishing pier in North Carolina will open Saturday where privately owned Jennette's Pier was destroyed in a 2003 hurricane.

The StarNews of Wilmington reported the reconstruction cost $25 million and includes classrooms, marine life exhibits and a 1,000-foot-long concrete fishing pier built to withstand strong hurricanes.

Grand opening ceremonies will start with a demonstration by members of the U.S. Army Golden Knights Parachute team.

The pier in Nags Head is one of three public piers planned by the North Carolina Aquariums, a division of the state's Department of Environment and Natural Resources.

A pier in Emerald Isle is in the design phase. A third, proposed for Carolina Beach, is on hold because of state budget cuts.

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