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...

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...

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)...

NCDOT to suspend dune work on Ocracoke Island for Blackbeard’s Pirate...

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Extra ferries on standby to accommodate Jamboree visitors This weekend, the N.C. Department of Transportation will suspend work to rebuild protective dunes along N.C. Highway...

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...

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...

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...

Blackbeard exhibit on view in Hatteras museum

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HATTERAS— An infamous pirate has once again staked claim to land along the Outer Banks. The North Carolina Maritime Museum in Beaufort has installed its...
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...