Bill Hand: Adventures of the 'gentleman pirate'
Among them was the pathetic spectacle of Stede Bonnet, the "gentleman pirate," who got his neck lengthened in a none-too-pleasant way on Dec. 10. Stede Bonnet, a schmuck of a pirate, was used, abused and abandoned by the much smarter and charismatic Blackbeard shortly before the latter ran his ship aground in Beaufort's bay.
Darwen director Amy Leach brings 'lost worlds' to life
Amy Leach tells Diane Cooke about her life in the theatre, her new Christmas production, and an upcoming show about Edwardian film-makers Mitchell and Kenyon AMY Leach was always destined for the stage.
Small World News Service
Scrooge town hall chiefs axe Santa Claus from the Christmas grotto to save cash
Scrooge town hall chiefs have been slammed for axing SANTA CLAUS from their annual Christmas grotto - in a bid to save cash.
The Charlotte Observer
After nearly 65 years together, couple die hours apart
Eleanor and Frank Turner were born within 26 days of each other in July 1926. They wed 22 years later, starting a marriage that lasted nearly 65 years.
Eastern Wake News
Food drive in Knightdale, Wendell, and Zebulon revs up
Volunteers worked at the sorting site last year to prepare to distribute collected food to families in need in the eastern Wake County area.
Marking History: Blackbeard Loses His Head
Two hundred and ninety-five years ago, it was "off" with Blackbeard's head. One of the most infamous pirates in history, Edward Teach who gained the nickname Blackbeard for his fierce appearance.
Hoggard teacher's ability to grow mustache will help those in need
Edward Terzian's students helped him raise $275 during "No Shave November." As you can see from the picture, he grew a pretty fierce mustache.
New hope for patients with macular degeneration
The Food and Drug Administration has approved a surgical procedure that allows a small telescope, no larger than a garden pea, to be implanted into a patient's eye.
12 Irish hotels to visit before you die
By Thomas Breathnach, Katie Byrne, Maeve Dineen, Ian Mallon, Vicki Notaro and PA3l A' ConghaileFrom castles and stately homes where you can live it up like a lord and lady to heavenly havens that have no TVs or wifi, Ireland's best of the best hotels have to be experienced to be believed Staying in a castle could sound like a decidedly Gothic ... (more)
Today marks the 295th anniversary of the death of Edward Teach. On this date in 1718 Lt.
Historic Foscue Plantation hosts tours each Thursday
The Foscue Plantation, an 1824 structure that stands as a reminder of a historic time, is open each Thursday for tours.