MARKING HISTORY: Blackbeard Loses His Head
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MARKING HISTORY: Blackbeard Loses His Head

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.
More cannons pulled from Queen Anne’s Revenge
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More cannons pulled from Queen Anne’s Revenge

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

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.
Blackbeard’s cannon salvaged from shipwreck off NC
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Blackbeard’s cannon salvaged from shipwreck off NC

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.
Blackbeard artifacts exhibit opens at NC museum
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Blackbeard artifacts exhibit opens at NC museum

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.
ONLY ON 3: Dolly Parton launches pirate show in Myrtle Beach
4 years ago
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ONLY ON 3: Dolly Parton launches pirate show in Myrtle Beach

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.
Blackbeard’s anchor returns from the depths
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Blackbeard’s anchor returns from the depths

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.
CFCC, UNCW to help in search for Blackbeard’s booty
4 years ago
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CFCC, UNCW to help in search for Blackbeard’s booty

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.
Presumed Blackbeard booty on display at NC museum
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Presumed Blackbeard booty on display at NC museum

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