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...

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...

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...
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 British are coming!

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To catch up on Ocracoke news, click here  OPS to honor 300th anniversary of the Battle at Ocracoke this week Events kick off tonight (Nov. 20)...

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...

Caesar: the earliest notable black resident of North Carolina

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By Connie Leinbach New research by author-historian Kevin Duffus of Raleigh has revealed that the positive identification of an African-American member of Blackbeard’s crew provides...

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...

‘A Tale of Blackbeard’ is the talk of Ocracoke

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June 2014 By Connie Leinbach The revival of the play “A Tale of Blackbeard” after a 20-year hiatus is the talk of Ocracoke. An original musical...

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...