RICHLANDS, N.C. (WNCT) – Monday was International Talk Like a Pirate Day, and some swashbuckling kids in Onslow County got in on the action at the Onslow County Museum.
“This year, we’ve really had a celebration here at the museum, so we’ve got snacks, and we’ve got make-and-take crafts,” said Lisa Whitman-Grice, Onslow County Museum Director. “The kids who have been here today have been making eyepatches, and they’ve been making Jolly Rogers. They’ve done some coloring sheets. They’ve actually made their own pirate hook.”
Piracy is an important part of eastern North Carolina history, with the famous Edward Teach, better known as Blackbeard, landing right off the North Carolina coast back in the 1700s and living in Bath. And of course, the pirate is East Carolina University’s mascot.