Wednesday, the future of one of the last remaining fishing piers along the Crystal Coast is uncertain. A deal between the current owners, the Stanley family of Emerald Isle, and Mid-Atlantic Real Estate Company to purchase the land and pier fell through. That means Mid-Atlantic can't donate the pier to the town, in exchange for storm water management. For now, the Stanley family’s 15 acre tract of land and pier will remain on the market. The town, as well as the Stanleys, look forward to working with prospective buyers to continue their efforts to preserve the pier, and of course remove the ocean storm water outfalls.
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