C.K. Craven

C.K. Craven

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:

HAMLET - Sunday morning at 2:00 a.m. we were to “fall back” to 1:00 a.m. in order to join most of our society in the recognition of - and abeyance unto – the magical realm of returning to “standard time” from daylight saving time. 

So why do we follow this ritualistic observance of daylight saving time in the first place, and why are the adjustments scheduled as they are? 

Yes, daylight saving time (DST) will be returned to us (or perhaps it remains more apropos to say that it is US who will be returned to IT).  In 2019, as of 2:00 a.m. on Sunday, March 10th , all areas of the United States - except for external territories, Hawaii, and most of Arizona - will once again “spring ahead” and thus effectively “lose” an hour of time as measured by our clocks.

Wednesday, 31 October 2018 05:05

Halloween:  It Wasn’t Always Just for Kids

HAMLET - As is true with most, if indeed not all, of our Americanized versions of holidays, our celebration of Halloween is a direct manifestation of practices rooted in ancient European traditions.

While different versions of its origin have emerged over the centuries, the modern Halloween of the United States is a relatively new practice.

For instance, the “trick or treat” routine that is so prevalent now is less than a century old.  Prior to the 1920’s, Halloween was considered a “holiday” for the adults, with the expected indulgence in libations and other sundry “adult” activities (think mini-Mardi Gras parties).

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