From Blackbeard's Wreckage Rises a Claim of State Piracy

From Blackbeard's Wreckage Rises a Claim of State Piracy

WASHINGTON — A little more than 300 years ago, the pirate Blackbeard captured a French merchant vessel, renamed it Queen Anne’s Revenge, armed it with 40 cannons and used it to pursue his calling of pillage and plunder.
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Are you ready for Hurricane Dorian? Here's how to prepare

From Florida up to the North Carolina coast, mandatory evacuations are in place as officials warn everyone to take Hurricane Dorian seriously. As people along the coast prepare, here are some ways you can get ready for the storm, too.
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Troopers: Vehicle took off after hitting moped driver in Durham

Troopers were investigating Monday night after a vehicle hit a moped on U.S. Highway 70 East and took off. Another vehicle then hit the moped driver but stayed on the scene, authorities said.
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NC adds more shelters, 46 new swift water boats as Cooper urges residents to get prepared now

With Hurricane Dorian expected to menace North Carolina as early as Thursday, Gov. Roy Cooper on Monday told residents to prepare now for what is expected to be a Category 2 storm when it arrives.
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Wake SPCA takes in South Carolina dogs as Hurricane Dorian approaches

As Hurricane Dorian inched closer to North Carolina on Monday, some shelter animals were moved from the South Carolina coast to the Wake County SPCA. Nine dogs from the North Myrtle Beach Humane Society will be riding out the storm in Wake County.
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Downtown Raleigh's Hopscotch a draw for fans, musicians alike

In its 10th year, Hopscotch has carved out a nationwide niche as a festival that punches well above its weight.
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