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'Blackbeard' at Arts Council on Monday

By News-Argus Staff
Published in News on February 22, 2009 2:00 AM

Blackbeard, the famed pirate of nearly 300 years ago, will sail into Goldsboro Monday for a night of swashbuckling fun.

He will be at the Arts Council of Wayne County from 6 until 8 p.m. as part of Wayne County Reads.

Blackbeard, a.k.a. coastal resident Ben Cherry, will be on deck with his accomplice, a female pirate. Both will be dressed in pirate attire.

Through a storytelling presentation, they will weave yarns about pirates, especially Blackbeard, and women pirates. They will even perform some sword fighting.

"Ben is a walking, talking Blackbeard," said Sarah Merritt, the Arts Council director. "He lives and breathes this stuff."

Those attending are encouraged to don pirate garb. Refreshments will be served.