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Return of the Queen Anne’s Revenge

Jul. 10, 2017

Queen Anne’s Revenge (QAR), Blackbeard’s flagship, ran aground in North Carolina’s Beaufort Inlet and was abandoned by the pirate in June 1718. Its location was one of America’s longest-standing…

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Creation of the National Park

Jul. 10, 2017

Becoming a national park was not easy for the Smokies. Joining the National Park System took a lot of money and a lot of work by thousands of people. Establishing most of the older parks located in…

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Jack Sparrow Meets Blackbeard: A Few Pearls

Jun. 6, 2017

In “Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides,” Blackbeard and the Queen Anne’s Revenge share the spotlight with the entirely fictional Jack Sparrow (Johnny Depp). Here’s a view of Disney’s new…

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7 Ways to Get Hopped Up for NC Beer Month

Mar. 2, 2017

NC Beer Month makes its fifth annual run with first-time festivals, signature events and new takes on exploring the “state of Southern beer.” Here’s a preview of the April lineup from the mountains

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