Surf City Pier celebrates 40th anniversary

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Don Bryan/The Daily News
Published: Thursday, April 4, 2013 at 12:01 PM.

The Surf City Ocean Pier opened March 22 for its 40th season.

The pier is an area icon that has provided memories to countless residents and visitors over the years, said Craig Stinson, the director of the Topsail Area Chamber of Commerce.

“A beach doesn’t feel like a beach without a pier,” Stinson said, adding that the pier has been an area tourist draw for its four decades. He said folks flock to Surf City because of the pier.

Even for those who don’t fish, the pier offers memories.

“Everyone who’s been here has memories of walking on the pier and looking at the ocean below,” he said. “It’s something that doesn’t ever leave you.”

The pier, owned and operated by the same family since 1973, is celebrating its 40th anniversary all season.

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