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Blackbeard’s flag to fly on ferries in NC’s Outer Banks

Ferries serving the North Carolina Outer Banks will be flying Blackbeard's flag thanks to an agreement between two state agencies.
Researchers found a 300-year-old piece of a book page (left) in the wreckage of Blackbeard's Queen Anne's Revenge. (Photo: NC Department of Cultural Resources)video

Booty and books: New evidence of pirates’ interest in both

ead men tell no tales, but there's new evidence that somebody aboard the pirate Blackbeard's flagship harbored books among the booty.
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CAPE FEAR HISTORY & MYSTERIES: Birth of Blackbeard

If you know anything about the history of the Cape Fear region, you likely know about the role pirates played in that history. But the truth sometimes isn't what you see in the movies.
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New pirate-themed brewery coming to 4th Street Firehouse

There's a new brewery in an old place. The firehouse, which has stood since 1907 on 4th and Campbell Streets in Wilmington, will soon open as Edward Teach Brewing.
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Judge: Lawsuit about Blackbeard shipwreck can continue

A federal judge has ruled that a videographer can proceed with a lawsuit charging that North Carolina officials illegally copied his videos of the shipwreck of Blackbeard's flagship, then passed a law to legalize their actions.

Blackbeard’s ship fundraising group dissolves amid lawsuits

The nonprofit group that raised money to help preserve the wreckage of Blackbeard's flagship off the North Carolina coast has disbanded amid lawsuits alleging copyright infringement by the state.

Bill to governor addresses NC shipwrecks, public records

A bill making clear footage and photographs of shipwrecks held by North Carolina state agencies are public records is heading to Gov. Pat McCrory's desk.

NC lawmakers enter legal battle over Blackbeard’s ship

North Carolina lawmakers are wading into a legal battle between the state and the explorers of Blackbeard's pirate ship over the rights to footage from the famed wreck.

Shipwreck-hunting company sues NC over Blackbeard’s ship

The shipwreck-hunting company that found Blackbeard's flagship that sank off the North Carolina coast nearly 300 years ago has sued the state for more than $8 million, saying officials violated a contract involving photos and videos of the wreck and recovery.

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