NC Department of Cultural Resources http://wunc.org en Update: Divers Recover Two Additional Cannons From Blackbeard’s Ship http://wunc.org/post/update-divers-recover-two-additional-cannons-blackbeard-s-ship <p>Researchers off the North Carolina coast are on dive number two for the year. Their goal is to recover artifacts from the wreck of Blackbeard's flagship, <em>Queen Anne's Revenge</em>, which ran aground near Beaufort nearly 300 years ago.</p><p>Project Director Bill Ray Morris says this excavation will focus on the forward part of the ship near the bow.</p> Fri, 16 Aug 2013 14:10:51 +0000 Catherine Brand 20856 at http://wunc.org Update: Divers Recover Two Additional Cannons From Blackbeard’s Ship Confederate Ironclad Ship On Display In Kinston http://wunc.org/post/confederate-ironclad-ship-display-kinston <p>A Civil War ironclad ship used by the Confederacy has a new home in eastern North Carolina.&nbsp; The <a href="https://www.facebook.com/events/608606192503944/">CSS Neuse Civil War Interpretive Center,</a> now open in Kinston, displays what’s left of the ship.</p><p>The Neuse was launched near there in 1863 and was meant to help the Confederate Army along the coast of the Carolinas, but the ship ran aground in the Neuse River, and the army used it as support during an inland skirmish in 1865.&nbsp;</p> Mon, 22 Jul 2013 14:35:08 +0000 Will Michaels 19396 at http://wunc.org Confederate Ironclad Ship On Display In Kinston Archeologists To Recover Eight Cannons From Blackbeard's Ship http://wunc.org/post/archeologists-recover-eight-cannons-blackbeards-ship <p style="margin: 0px 0px 15px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 15px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; line-height: 22px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; letter-spacing: normal; orphans: auto; text-align: start; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; white-space: normal; widows: auto; word-spacing: 0px; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);">State archeologists say they have the ambitious goal of recovering eight cannons from Blackbeard's ship.&nbsp; The Queen Anne's Revenge sunk near Beaufort Inlet, North Carolina, in June of 1718, and the state Department of Cultural Resources has been leading efforts to recover artifacts from the ship since 1997. Divers use good weather during the summer and fall months to bring artifacts to the surface.&nbsp; Last week, bad weather prevented divers from starting their yearly digs, but Fay Mitchell of the Department of Cultural Resources says they hope to surface up to three sunken cannons this week. Mon, 10 Jun 2013 13:49:45 +0000 Will Michaels 16916 at http://wunc.org Archeologists To Recover Eight Cannons From Blackbeard's Ship Get Your 1940 Census Data Here http://wunc.org/post/get-your-1940-census-data-here <p>One of the rules of the U.S. Census is that all names must be kept anonymous for 72 years. Historians, genealogists and demographers are eagerly awaiting next week’s big reveal of 1940 Census data - names included. Tue, 27 Mar 2012 15:27:00 +0000 Frank Stasio & Susan Davis 5080 at http://wunc.org Get Your 1940 Census Data Here