Donors help restore Blackbeard booty

By Mark Haywood

The anchor from Blackbeard’s ship is among the relics being restored at East Carolina University in Greenville. (Photo courtesy of the NC Department of Cultural Resources.)

A Chapel Hill couple has made its mark on history…a history that’s 300 years in the making.

The husband-and-wife donated more than $30,000 to the archaeological expedition of Blackbeard’s infamous ship. Mark Haywood reports on how their money will be spent.


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