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Pirates, Ghosts, and Coastal Lore: The Best of Judge Whedbee

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An anthology of 14 of the best stories drawn from Whedbee's five celebrated Outer Banks folklore collections, which have charmed readers for over 40 years. (Combined sales are well over a half-million.)
Hardcover, 157 pages
Published April 1st 2004 by John F. Blair Publisher
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Amy Neftzger
May 13, 2014 Amy Neftzger rated it liked it
This is a fun read about pirate legends in North Carolina, including many references to Blackbeard and stories related to him. I enjoyed the different tales and particularly liked the story about the two women who became pirates while disguising their gender. The last story in the book engages the reader by offering a $1000 reward to anyone who can provide the mysterious punch bowl used in a bizarre Blackbeard ritual. I like the thought that someone may come forward and contact the author.

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Will Redd
Judge Whedbee is an excellent storyteller with a vast knowledge of North Carolina history and lore. This book is a collection of some of his best stories from various other books, and it's fantastic.

Tales of pirates, ghosts, Indians, and a general mix of all those; there is something in this book for almost everyone. What became of Virginia Dare? Why does the Cedar Grove Cemetery Arch bleed? Does the flaming ship still appear on the night of the new moon in September? Did Judge Whedbee himself a
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Meade
Sep 13, 2015 Meade rated it really liked it
Great stories, particularly if you are familiar with the Outer Banks. Fun vacation read for when you are there! I was pleasantly surprised at how good he was at telling the stories - often little local story books like this aren't well written at all and you put up with it for some local color. No need to put up with anything in this one!
Jennifer
Dec 11, 2011 Jennifer rated it it was amazing
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This is one of the best-written books I've read in a long time! The author was obviously a grand storyteller and brings each of his stories to life. His level of detail and knowledge of the history of the Outer Banks is fantastic.

I would love to read some of the other books that he has written!
Lesley Looper
I'm a sucker for North Carolina settings AND good ghost stories, so I really enjoyed this book! Captivating stories, plus some history of North Carolina.
Soozums
Sep 08, 2007 Soozums rated it really liked it
I read this as I was visiting the Outer Banks, NC. It was definitely a plus to the vacation and knowing exactly where the stories took place.
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CHARLES H. WHEDBEE was born and still resides in Greenville, North Carolina. He was educated at the University of North Carolina, taking his law degree in 1932. He has been Solicitor of Pitt County Court and now serves as Municipal Court Judge in Greenville. He began telling legends of the coastal area on WNCT-TV in Greenville, as a panelist on the "Carolina Today" progrm. He and his wife and thei ...more
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