In North Carolina, the Atlantic’s most notorious buccaneers — from the fearsome Blackbeard to the “gentleman pirate” Stede Bonnet — left behind an aura of mystery and a spirit of daring and adventure.
Becoming Blackbeard in Beaufort
How a jack-of-all-trades from Carteret County found his calling and shored up a Crystal Coast tradition.
NC Icons: A Pirate’s Life
Take to the high seas — er, Taylor’s Creek in Beaufort, that is — to learn more about North Carolina’s infamous pirates.
Tales From the Ghost Coast
When the sun sets on long days at the beach, families still reach for Charles Harry Whedbee’s beloved Outer Banks legends and spooky stories, years after the raconteur of Nags Head put them to paper.
4 Outer Banks Ghost Stories That’ll Spook This Halloween
No place in North Carolina stirs the imagination quite like the Outer Banks. Remote, untamed, and mystifying, our state’s stretch of barrier islands is rich with lore that’s been preserved through generations.
Bath: North Carolina’s First Town
With enough imagination, you can see the Bath that Blackbeard saw when he sailed into North Carolina’s first town 310 years ago.