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...

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...

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...

‘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...

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...

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...