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Pirates

MARKING HISTORY: Blackbeard Loses His Head

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video Two hundred and ninety-five years ago, it was "off" with Blackbeard's head. One of the most infamous pirates in history, Edward Teach who gained the nickname Blackbeard for his fierce appearance. had a long history in North Carolina. Full story...
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More cannons pulled from Queen Anne's Revenge

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Two weapons last touched by pirates almost 300 years ago surfaced from the depths of the Atlantic Ocean Friday. Full story...
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This Day in NC History: Stede Bonnet, the 'Gentleman Pirate,' hanged in South Carolina

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On December 10, 1718, Stede Bonnet, the “Gentleman Pirate,” was hanged in South Carolina. An unlikely buccaneer, Bonnet was born in 1688 in Barbados, orphaned at a young age and inherited a sizable plantation. By 1715, Bonnet was married and held the rank of major in the militia. In 1717, he gave up his life among the Barbadian planter elite, deserting his family to become a pirate. Full story...
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Blackbeard's cannon salvaged from shipwreck off NC

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Researchers have raised a 2,000-pound cannon from the wreck of the pirate Blackbeard's ship, which has been on the ocean floor off the North Carolina coast for nearly 300 years. Full story...
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Blackbeard artifacts exhibit opens at NC museum

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Bells, cannon and lead shot are among the items that will be on display when the North Carolina Maritime Museum opens the largest exhibit to date of artifacts from the wreck presumed to be the remains of Blackbeard's flagship. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Dolly Parton launches pirate show in Myrtle Beach

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video Singer Dolly Parton is hoisting the Jolly Roger in Myrtle Beach as she opens her new dinner theater this weekend. Cacky talked exclusively with Parton this afternoon and will share that interview with you coming up on WWAY NewsChannel 3 at 5:30 p.m. Full story...
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Blackbeard's anchor returns from the depths

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video A piece of history has been raised from the pits of the ocean, and it’s the largest artifact that's ever been recovered from perhaps the most infamous pirate's flagship. Full story...
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CFCC, UNCW to help in search for Blackbeard's booty

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video Pirates and their folklore have international appeal. Now a local group of archaeologists is partnering with UNCW and CFCC to dig into a wreck close to home. Full story...
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Presumed Blackbeard booty on display at NC museum

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New booty is going on display after it was collected from the shipwreck believed to be Blackbeard's pirate flagship. Full story...
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