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IT’S BACK!

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Bob Sofaly photo A tourist stops to take a picture of Fripp Inlet from the deck of the newly rebuilt Hunting Is. Pier on Monday. The pier, origianly built in the early 1980s by local businessman Joseph A. Mix, was named Paradise Pier but given to the SC Dept. of Parks Recreation and Tourism a few years later and renamed. The pier was heavily damged by Hurricane Matthew in 2016. It four-and-a-half years and $955,000 to repair the pier and adjacent visitor’s center which officially re-opened earlier this month.

A tourist stops to take a picture Monday of Fripp Inlet from the deck of the newly rebuilt Hunting Island Pier. The pier, originally built in the early 1980s by local businessman Joseph A. Mix, was named Paradise Pier but given to the S.C. Department of Parks Recreation and Tourism a few years later and renamed. The pier was heavily damaged by Hurricane Matthew in 2016. It took four-and-a-half years and $955,000 to repair the pier. Photo by Bob Sofaly.

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