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Jimmy Pope bought the 22-room Golden Sands Motel at Carolina Beach in 1981. The Center Pier then stretched from the motel over the beach and out into the ocean. In 1996, Hurricane Fran took the pier away right down to the shoreline. Pope built a restaurant and tiki bar on the part of the remaining pier while he continued to expand his motel to 113 rooms. Over the years his interests moved away from the pier and he now leases it to Dave and Abbie Sinclair who operate it from February till cold weather arrives. Now called the Ocean Grill and Tiki Bar, the pier has become a center for beach music band playing.