PENDER COUNTY, NC (WECT) - It’s been over six months since Hurricane Florence hit. The Town of Surf City was hit hard by the hurricane, and the pier is still in repair.
Construction has been taking place since after the hurricane, and repairs are almost complete.
Pier manager Vinita Gass says the plan is to reopen on March 30.
Due to the pier being more than 150 feet shorter than it originally was, Surf City’s fishing industry has taken a hit. Not as many fish, such as the kings, Spanish and blues, have been able to be caught there.
“There was a definitely a difference in the fall fishing last year," Gass said. “People who would have normally come out couldn’t come out really because we weren’t up to par or they had their own issues they needed to take care of.”
The official reopening is scheduled for March 30 at 6 a.m.