ATLANTIC BEACH, NC (WITN) - The two remaining fishing piers in Carteret County are facing uncertain futures as Hurricane Florence continues churning along the coast.
Atlantic Beach Mayor Trace Cooper says, "It appears the end of the Oceanana Pier and the Barnacle Bar have been lost." In a detailed post on the Atlantic Beach Facebook page, Cooper said the pier made it through the first day of the storm on Thursday. However, it did not survive Friday's rough surf. Cooper did note the Oceanana Motel and trailer park "seem to be decent shape."
While the Bogue Inlet Pier in Emerald Isle suffered damage, the town describes it as "mostly intact." There are two small sections missing from the pier, and the observation deck at the end is ok.