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Before Hazel Fishing Piers Were Big Business Along the Coast

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The fishing pier became big business in 1954 with North Carolina's rapidly growing tourism industry. Six new ocean piers were built, bringing the total to 13 along the entire coast from Fort Fisher to Kitty Hawk. Many of the new piers are elaborate, with tackle, bait, and snack shops. And although Hurricane Hazel caused a lot of destruction to these features, they are being rebuilt.