C.K. Craven

C.K. Craven

300th Anniversary of the Demise of Blackbeard

Today, 22 November 2018, is the 300th anniversary of one of the most historical “battles” to have ever occurred in North Carolina.  While certainly not of the same magnitude of Guilford Courthouse or Bentonville, the ultimate demise of Blackbeard the Pirate came to pass in Ocracoke Inlet on November 22nd of 1718.

Given the perpetual interest regarding pirates in general (and Blackbeard in particular), the Richmond Observer offers a series of articles chronicling the life and times of arguably the most recognized (if not indeed the most nefarious) pirate of all time.  This is Part VII of the saga.

Thursday, 22 November 2018 11:13

A Brief Review of the History of Thanksgiving

Just as is true for most, if indeed not all, of our holiday traditions in the United States, the modern-day version of what Thanksgiving has historically entailed is rife with inaccurate perceptions, untruths, and veritable impossibilities.  Succinctly stated, much of what we think we know about the holiday is simply wrong.

300th Anniversary of the Demise of Blackbeard

Thanksgiving Day will just happen to mark the 300th anniversary of one of the most historical “battles” to have ever occurred in North Carolina.  While certainly not of the same magnitude of Guilford Courthouse or Bentonville, the ultimate demise of Blackbeard the Pirate came to pass in Ocracoke Inlet on November 22nd of 1718.

Given the perpetual interest regarding pirates in general (and Blackbeard in particular), the Richmond Observer offers a series of articles chronicling the life and times of arguably the most recognized (if not indeed the most nefarious) pirate of all time.  This is Part VI of the saga.

 300th Anniversary of the Demise of Blackbeard 

Thanksgiving Day will just happen to mark the 300th anniversary of one of the most historical “battles” to have ever occurred in North Carolina.  While certainly not of the same magnitude of Guilford Courthouse or Bentonville, the ultimate demise of Blackbeard the Pirate came to pass in Ocracoke Inlet on November 22nd of 1718. 

Given the perpetual interest regarding pirates in general (and Blackbeard in particular), the Richmond Observer offers a series of articles chronicling the life and times of arguably the most recognized (if not indeed the most nefarious) pirate of all time.  This is Part V of the saga.

300th Anniversary of the Demise of Blackbeard

Thanksgiving Day will just happen to mark the 300th anniversary of one of the most historical “battles” to have ever occurred in North Carolina.  While certainly not of the same magnitude of Guilford Courthouse or Bentonville, the ultimate demise of Blackbeard the Pirate came to pass in Ocracoke Inlet on November 22nd of 1718.

Given the perpetual interest regarding pirates in general (and Blackbeard in particular), the Richmond Observer offers a series of articles chronicling the life and times of arguably the most recognized (if not indeed the most nefarious) pirate of all time.  This is Part IV of the saga.

300th Anniversary of the Demise of Blackbeard

Thanksgiving Day will just happen to mark the 300th anniversary of one of the most historical “battles” to have ever occurred in North Carolina.  While certainly not of the same magnitude of Guilford Courthouse or Bentonville, the ultimate demise of Blackbeard the Pirate came to pass in Ocracoke Inlet on November 22nd of 1718.

Given the perpetual interest regarding pirates in general (and Blackbeard in particular), the Richmond Observer offers a series of articles chronicling the life and times of arguably the most recognized (if not indeed the most nefarious) pirate of all time.  This is Part III of the saga.

The 300th Anniversary of the Demise of Blackbeard

Thanksgiving Day will just happen to mark the 300th anniversary of one of the most historical “battles” to have ever occurred in North Carolina.  While certainly not of the same magnitude of Guilford Courthouse or Bentonville, the ultimate demise of Blackbeard the Pirate came to pass in Ocracoke Inlet on November 22nd of 1718.

Given the perpetual interest regarding pirates in general (and Blackbeard in particular), the Richmond Observer offers a series of articles chronicling the life and times of arguably the most recognized (if not indeed the most nefarious) pirate of all time.  This is the second of the installments.

The 300th Anniversary of the Demise of Blackbeard

Thanksgiving Day will just happen to mark the 300th anniversary of one of the most historical “battles” to have ever occurred in North Carolina.  While certainly not of the same magnitude of Guilford Courthouse or Bentonville, the ultimate demise of Blackbeard the Pirate came to pass in Ocracoke Inlet on November 22nd of 1718.

Given the perpetual interest regarding pirates in general (and Blackbeard in particular), the Richmond Observer offers a series of articles chronicling the life and times of arguably the most recognized (if not indeed the most nefarious) pirate of all time.  This is Part I of a series.

ELLERBE - Thursday, November 8th, was the date of Ellerbe Middle School’s fourth semi-annual Career Day Job Fair, and once again, their faculty and staff facilitated a superb event that focused upon student awareness of what the “real world” holds, at least in direct relation to employment and job requirements.

Sunday, 11 November 2018 11:11

100th Anniversary of Armistice Day

Sunday, 11 November 2018, marked the 100th anniversary of the signing of the cease-fire agreement (i.e., armistice) that effectively ended World War I.

The first anniversary of this unofficial end of WWI (the Treaty of Versailles, which officially ended the war, was not actually signed until the following June) was recognized by President Woodrow Wilson in a message to the nation:

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