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Edward Teach, better known as Blackbeard, terrorized the seas aboard the Queen Anne’s Revenge in the early 1700s. Blackbeard spent his time pillaging and plundering vulnerable ships and wreaking havoc on those who came into contact with the dreaded pirate.

Blackbeard’s reign of terror...

Since today is Halloween, we decided to share with you a very popular story told for generations! From the outer banks, hundreds of stories have stemmed from actual events and local liars, and while some of these stories have museums and landmarks to pay homage to the tale, others simply...

Navigating the waters off the coast of Cape Hatteras can be a difficult feat, even for the most experienced sailor. Known as the Graveyard of the Atlantic, Hatteras Island’s coastal waters are well known to be the home to thousands of ships lost at sea. One of the last great shipwrecks to fall...

Did you know there was a smaller "lighthouse" in addition to the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse?

Established in 1855, the Beacon Light was part of the Cape Hatteras Light Station that was located about a ½ mile from Cape Point. This fixed white light could be seen up to

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For more than 100 years residents of Rodanthe have celebrated two Christmases: the Christmas that comes with Santa Claus on Dec. 25, and Old Christmas, which is visited by "Old Buck" on Jan. 6. Held at Rodanthe Community Building, festivities begin on the first Saturday after Epiphany with

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Back in 1963 the Herbert C. Bonner Bridge completed construction linking Hatteras Island to the mainland. With the bridge in place, the vacation industry blossomed on Hatteras Island. Visitors wanting to enjoy the beaches and fishing now had an easy way to access the island.

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Recognize this unique building?

Originally brought down by Dr. Lee & Mary Jane Russo, this unique “space ship” style house was used as the family’s private vacation home. Designed by Finnish architect, Matti Suuronen in 1968, the Futuro House is complete with living...

Blackbeard Legends

Many legends about Blackbeard have been handed down from generation to generation. I have personally always loved the history of Hatteras and Ocracoke Island. Of course, Blackbeard’s stories are always the most

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