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Blackbeard's Pirate Jamboree

The Second Annual Blackbeard’s Pirate Jamboree the weekend of Oct. 31 to Nov. 2 on Ocracoke Island, NC, celebrates the last days of Blackbeard the pirate throughout the village. Featuring Blackbeard’s Pirate Crew, a professional living history group from Hampton, Va., they and other pirate groups will camp the weekend in the yard of the Wahab House, 161 Irvin Garrish Highway.
This free, family-friendly event kicks off at 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 31, in the Ocracoke Community Center at where author-historian Kevin Duffus of Raleigh will test attendees’ knowledge of the infamous brigand in a game show format, followed by songs by the Motley Tones. $10 donation.
The main event will be all day Saturday, Nov. 1, with the authentic pirate encampment, a three-ship battle in Silver Lake Harbor, strolling minstrels, stage combat with the Shadow Players, two beer gardens, the Brigand's Bazaar and more.
Other pirate crews attending will be Capt. Horatio Sinbad on the Meka II, Capt. Ben Bunn and the Ada Mae, the Shadow Players, the Beaufort Oars, the King’s Rangers and Chris Suttle as Blackbeard.
The weekend concludes Sunday, Nov. 2, with a memorial of Blackbeard’s demise at 10 a.m. at Springer’s Point, followed by lunch with the pirates in Howard’s Pub.
Pirate costumes encouraged!

Connie Leinbach, OCBA secretary. 252-928-1811

Hatteras Storytelling Festival: Yarn Tellin', Foot Tappin', Hatteras Style

May 2, 2014 - May 4, 2014 --

Hatteras Village - Outer Banks
Join OUR STATE for the 2nd Annual Hatteras Storytelling Festival: Yarn Tellin', Foot Tappin', Hatteras Style
May 2 - 4, 2014
Hatteras Village - Outer Banks

Featuring storytelling with:
Clyde Edgerton - novelist, musician, and storyteller
Bland Simplson - author, storyteller, professor, and member of The Red Clay Ramblers
Clifford Swain - motivational speaker, educator, musician, and storyteller
Kevin Duffus - historian, author, and storyteller
Ben Cherry - storyteller, A.K.A. Blackbeard the Pirate
Rodney Kemp - Fish House Liar, N.C. Historian of the Year
James Charlet - local historian, storyteller

Also featuring:
Nu-Blu - nationally-known bluegrass group from Siler City, N.C.
Banjo Island - bluegrass group from Hatteras Island, Lots of local storytellers
A Taste of the Village - registration night - enjoy various culinary delights of Hatteras Village

This project is funded in part by the Outer Banks Visitors Bureau.

For more information please visit or call (252) 986-2109.

For information on where to stay on Hatteras Island, please visit

Wilson Woman's Club "A Tour of Homes 2014"

Apr 4, 2014 - Apr 5, 2014 --

Wilson, NC
A tour of 6 homes in the Wilson area. Tickets are $25 and includes both days. A luncheon will also be held on Friday, April 4th at the Woman's club, 402 Broad Street. Ticket are $10 in advance.


Greenville Brushstrokes Clothesline Art Show

Apr 26, 2014 10 4 p.m.

Pitt Co. Historical Society Primitive Baptist Church Firetower Road, Greenville, NC
Our Clothesline Show features local artist paintings done in watercolor, acrylics, oil, or mixed media all of which are original works. There will be an array of framed as well as unframed art all at excellent prices. Art will be displayed in the church as well as hung outside for viewing
. Several of the artist will be on site painting. there will be live music, and a raffle drawing for an awesome watercolor original painting by one of our members, Pete Hickey.
10% of profits go to the Pitt Co. Historical Society. This is a must see and experience show!!!

Dorothy Jensen 252 355 6543

ECNAO 21st Annual Powwow

Mar 23, 2013 Noon - 6PM

Minges Coliseum

East Carolina Native American Organization will be hosting our 21st Annual Powwow at Minges. All are invited. This is a free event. We will have American Indian singing, dancing, vendors, and crafts.