Weather forces some Pirate Jamboree events to pivot out of the...

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Ahead of the coastal storm forecast for Friday, Blackbeard's Pirate Jamboree officials are changing some outdoor event locations for the weekend event celebrating the...

Ocracoke events Oct. 22 to 28; Blackbeard’s Pirate Jamboree kicks off...

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Ocracoke has a big weekend coming up starting Thursday night--Blackbeard's Pirate Jamboree honoring the 300th anniversary of Blackbeard's demise off Ocracoke on Nov. 22,...

Blackbeard’s Pirate Jamboree Oct. 25 to 28 to spotlight 300 years...

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To catch up on Ocracoke news, click here. By Connie Leinbach In 300 years since his demise, Blackbeard has become the best-known pirate in history, and...

OcraCats find Blackbeard’s cat

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To catch up on Ocracoke news, click here. “Ahar, Chester!” says Blackbeard from beyond. “You’re me newest mate for me ship!”    Eighty feline hopefuls from...

Teach’s Hole Blackbeard Exhibit: An ‘arggh!’ for all

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To catch up on Ocracoke news, click here  By Connie Leinbach Before pirates became all the rage, Teach’s Hole Blackbeard Exhibit was telling the story of...

The Smithsonian features Ocracoke’s Blackbeard 300th anniversary

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To catch up on Ocracoke news, click here  Ocracoke Island gets on a lot of lists, and now it has landed on a Smithsonian Institution...
Blackbeards Pirate Jamboree 2017

Pirate Jamboree commemorates Blackbeard’s last stand

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By Richard Taylor Fair weather and large crowds went hand-in-hand contributing to a successful 2017 Blackbeard’s Pirate Jamboree during Halloween weekend, Oct 27 to 29. A...

The further adventures of real-life pirates Mary Read, Anne Bonny revealed...

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To read about Blackbeard’s Pirate Jamboree activities, click here By Connie Leinbach North Carolina author Bill Furney wants to give pirates Mary Read and Anne Bonny their due. The...

Pirates to carouse, battle at Blackbeard’s Pirate Jamboree this weekend

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For Ocracoke news, click here The island is preparing for yet another pirate invation this Friday to Sunday (Oct. 27 to 29) for the Blackbeard’s Pirate...

Pirates rally to help the island

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For Ocracoke news, click here. By Connie Leinbach When Laura Noel heard about the flood devastation on Ocracoke and that Blackbeard’s Pirate Jamboree was canceled, she...