5 cannons raised from wreckage of Blackbeard’s ship in Beaufort

5 cannons raised from wreckage of Blackbeard’s ship in Beaufort

Queen Annes Revenge


BEAUFORT, N.C. — Archaeologists recovered five cannons and two other large artifacts from the wreckage of Blackbeard’s ship “Queen Anne’s Revenge” in Beaufort Monday.

According to the Carteret County News-Times, one of the cannons weighs 3,000 pounds with the other four weighing about 2,000 pounds.

Billy Ray Morris, Deputy Archaeologist, said that with the raising of the five, it now makes 22 cannons raised from the site.

It was reported there are at least eight remaining on the ocean floor. So far, 30 cannons have been discovered at the site, with three of those during this year’s dive season.

After unloading the artifacts at the Coast Guard station, the five cannons were transported to the QAR conservation lab in Greenville.

Blackbeard, the world’s most famous pirate, captured a French slave ship and renamed it Queen Anne’s Revenge in 1717. The wreckage was reportedly found in 1996.

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Horrors! Winston-Salem a spooky-loving city

Winston-Salem a spooky-loving city.


WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — We like our tea sweet, our barbecue with red slaw, and our movies spooky.

Winston-Salem came in seventh in Amazon.com’s list of “Most Horrified Cities,” which was released for Halloween. The list looks at the viewing habits of people around the country using the Amazon Instant Video streaming service.

“Whether a horror classic or a new psychological thriller, the list shows that Southerners enjoy a good scare,” according to a news release, “with 7 out of 10 cities on the top streaming list coming from Southern states.”

Charleston was No. 1 on the list, followed by New Orleans, San Antonio, Little Rock, Louisville (the setting of the 1984 horror-comedy classic “The Return of the Living Dead”), and Las Vegas. Rounding out the top 10 were Albuquerque, Anchorage and Baton Rouge.

According to Amazon, some of the horror-oriented movies and shows that are currently proving popular include…

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3 of 5 people injured at NC State Fair still hospitalized, one in critical condition

3 of 5 people injured at NC State Fair still hospitalized, one in critical condition.  Here is a Video link from 2008 



RALEIGH, N.C. — A complaint that was made about a ride that malfunctioned at the N.C. State Fair Thursday night was reveled by Fair officials in a press conference Friday.

The incident that injured five people happened around 9:17 p.m. on a ride called the Vortex.

Wake County Sheriff Donnie Harrison said an initial investigation showed the ride had stopped and people were getting off when it suddenly started up again.

He said two people suffered serious injuries and three others had minor injuries. Some of the people injured may have been family members. A ride operator was also among the injured.

All the victims were between the ages of 14 and 39 years old, according to the Sheriff Donnie Harrison. Authorities said they requested their names not be released.

WTVD reported that as of Friday morning, three of the victims were still at WakeMed Hospital, with one person in…

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Mt. Carmel Church of Winston-Salem Trunk or Treat


* NOTE: The event time has been changed to 5:00-7:00

Come join Mount Carmel UMC for their annual Trunk or Treat. Trunk or Treat is a family-oriented event that is designed as a safe, fun environment where your children can enjoy trunk or treating from festively decorated cars/trucks.

Mount Carmel is all about people meeting Jesus and getting to know Him better and better. So, if you are looking for a place to belong, don’t wait until you think you fit in. Come to Mount Carmel UMC and find the irresistible love of God that accepts you right where you are.

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30th Anniversary Lexington Barbecue Festival


LEXINGTON, N.C. — This year the Lexington Barbecue Festival is celebrating its thirtieth anniversary with more than 150,000 people expected to attend Saturday’s events.

The entire city spent weeks getting ready for the big day–restaurants like the Barbecue Center have already prepared more than 120 gallons of slaw and will start cooking the barbecue on Thursday.

Even businesses that do not serve barbecue will benefit from one of the nation’s most popular food festivals.

The Candy Factory on North Main Street sees four times their normal business.

“Candy goes with everything. Can’t have BBQ without a little sweet at the end,” explained Jeanne Leonard, owner of the Candy Factory.

The Barbecue Festival is the only day of the year that Amtrak makes a “pit stop” in Lexington. Organizers expect to see more than 300 people from Raleigh and Charlotte come in on the train.

Vendors will go through more than 15,000 pounds of barbecue at the annual festival.

Find more information on the Barbecue Festival here.

Like them on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/BarbecueFestival

Woolly Worm Festival kicks off this weekend

woolywormWoolly Worm Festival kicks off this weekend.


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Roy Kreger “Mr. Woolly Worm” and “Merryweather” the mascot visited FOX8 today to tell folks about the 36th Annual Woolly Worm Festival.

The festival will be held in downtown Banner Elk this weekend. The festival will run from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday.

Tickets are $5 for adults and $2 for children. Ages 4 and under are free. Tickets can be purchased at www.woollyworm.com

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