This Is Carolina: Old Surfside Beach Pier wood finding new purpose in the community

Updated: Feb. 18, 2021 at 1:05 PM EST
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SURFSIDE BEACH, S.C. (WMBF) – The Surfside Beach Pier has been a landmark for the community for years.

It was rebuilt following Hurricane Hugo but was once again destroyed in Hurricane Matthew’s rage in October 2018.

“I was actually sitting across the boulevard when the waves were raising the pier up and down,” said resident Don Wright. “And I watched the end of it fall. It was pretty tragic, wild.”

However, this time, memories are unlocked with each pier piece sold by the town. And something beautiful can come after the storm.

“I got orders from my daughter. She was raised on that Surfside pier. And she said, ‘Mama, they’re selling the boards from the Surfside pier and I’ve got to have it,” Margaret Ann Rogers said.

It’s something that’s giving the wood a forever home with those who loved it most.

Officials said more wood will be available next Wednesday from 9 a.m. until noon.

Anyone interested will have to pay first at Surfside Beach Town Hall.

The wood will cost $10 a foot with a limit of ten feet per purchase.

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