Nags Head http://wunc.org en Crippled Jennette's Pier Reopens Eight Years Later http://wunc.org/post/crippled-jennettes-pier-reopens-eight-years-later <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, serif; line-height: 15px; background-color: rgb(162, 191, 228);">A historical fishing pier reopens Saturday in Nags Head after Hurricane Isabel destroyed it nearly eight years ago. Jennette's Pier was absorbed by the state Aquariums soon after the storm leveled it in 2003. The General Assembly approved an $25 million reconstruction in the 2009 budget. Aquariums director David Griffin says the new structure hardly resembles its old self. He says it now stands higher above sea level than most piers.</span><br style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, serif; line-height: 15px; background-color: rgb(162, 191, 228);"><br style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, serif; line-height: 15px; background-color: rgb(162, 191, 228);"><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, serif; line-height: 15px; background-color: rgb(162, 191, 228); margin-left: 40px; display: inline-block;"><span style="font-weight: bold;">David Griffin: "</span>We've elevated this</span></p><p> Fri, 20 May 2011 17:17:00 +0000 Will Michaels 8764 at http://wunc.org Crippled Jennette's Pier Reopens Eight Years Later