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In 1934, the state constructed a new mine at Kure Beach. A Bromine mine, it was located on the ocean and the minerals were extracted from the waters for eleven years. The mine was purchased by private business that combined the bromine production technique with a Texas magnesium facility. In 1946, operations at the mine ceased and the company destroyed the facilities in the 1950s.
Kure Beach Fishing Pier has been a staple in the community for decades. It has passed down in ownership through the Kure family line and each person has brought a new approach to the table. It has evolved from a simple fishing pier to a 24-hour open area with fishing, games, food, and ice cream.