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NC’s highest court hears arguments about Blackbeard flagship

A lawsuit over the rights to photos and video from the wreckage of the pirate Blackbeard's flagship is still winding its way through North Carolina courts, four years after the legal conflict began.

Historian: Blackbeard’s death a result of unlawful act

One historian says his research shows Blackbeard's death in North Carolina nearly 300 years ago may have been the result of a Virginia lieutenant governor's unlawful actions.

Sign linked to Blackbeard gone from North Carolina island

A century-old sign linked to the pirate Blackbeard is missing from a North Carolina island, and a reward has been posted for its return.

Exhibit at North Carolina Maritime Museum brings Blackbeard to life

Three hundred years ago this month, one of the most famous pirates of all time ran his ship aground just off the Crystal Coast. 

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.

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