‘Jennette’s Pier’ name remains. (Whither Ice Plant Island*?)

Governor PerdueOn her first official visit to the Outer Banks since she was elected, Governor Perdue displayed her northeastern North Carolina roots when she complained about the “audacity” in thinking about calling the replacement for the Outer Banks’ oldest pier anything other than Jennette’s.

More than 1,000 petitioners on the social networking Web site Facebook had similar sentiments, and the name has been officially restored as part of North Carolina Aquariums.

*Ten years ago, many Outer Bankers were still calling Roanoke Island Festival Park “Ice Plant Island,” the long-standing local name of its location^.

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