Thursday, April 16, 2009

OBX pier retooling appears to be a win-win-win-win ...

Let's see ...

Restore a treasured landmark?


Create jobs?


Protect the environment?


Not bad.

"Gov. 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," says the AP. [Emphasis mine.]

"Perdue signed into law Wednesday a bill 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 the pier's refurbishment could create more than 550 jobs.

"The pier will include a stormwater system designed to protect the sounds and beaches from runoff."

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