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1427 Pembroke Jones • Landfall • $769,000 Low country home. Views of Pete Dye Lake. 5 bedrooms, 5 baths, in-law suite. 28 WBM july 2016 Stede Bonnet, the “gentleman pirate,” was captured near Southport. Johnson sent pirate hunters after Bonnet, who surrendered along with his crew and was transported to Charleston. Twenty-five of Bonnet’s men were hanged, but since Bonnet was a gentleman, his punishment was imprisonment. Bonnet escaped, but was captured and immediately sent back to jail. After his second capture, he tried writ-ing a letter to Governor Johnson for a pardon. “He said he’d been led astray by Blackbeard and nefarious types and that he’d seen the light, and promised to set an example for boys and girls every-where,” Fryar says. Johnson was skeptical of Bonnet’s claims, and sentenced the gentleman-turned- pirate to hang from the gallows. History records that pirates like Bonnet and Blackbeard did plunder the East Coast from the Cape Fear to Currituck in the 1600s and 1700s. They are celebrated during events such as the Beaufort Pirate Invasion, sched-uled to take place August 12-13. But while it’s fun to see swashbuck-ling reenactors wearing pirate clothing wandering the streets — including one with an authentic peg leg and parrot — much of it is part of North Carolina’s mythology, not its true history. “The average pirate was just a mariner,” Brooks says. Bobby Brandon CRS, GRI, ABR, SRES 910-538-6261 • [email protected] www.BobbyBrandon.com Sam Crittenden 910-228-1885 Scott Haynes 910-279-2500 Bobby Brandon 910-538-6261 Michelle Wheeles  910-382-0611 Rainey Wallace 910-524-8794 Drew Mayer 910-617-5336 311 Summer Rest Road • $2,488,000          5-bedroom, 6-bath home. Dock and boat slips. Built by Wright Holman. Magnificent views. Spectacular home! 3554 Chicora Dr. • River Bluffs • $510,000 New construction. 4 bedrooms, 3.5 baths. 504 N. Lumina Avenue • $835,000 4 bedrooms, 3 baths. Furnished. One block from ocean. Ocean and sound views. 1 Parmele Blvd. • $825,000 Waterfront investment. Wrightsville Beach. 3 bedrooms, 3 baths. Classic beach cottage. 609 Bradley Creek Point Rd. • $635,000 Great investment! Only .25 miles to Wrightsville Beach. Large private yard. Sought after neighborhood. 21 Bahama Dr. • $2,475,000 5 bedrooms, 4.5 baths, FROG. Spectacular sound front home.   40 foot dock and boat lift. SOLD 228 Seacrest Dr. • $1,425,000 Waterfront on Motts Channel. UNDER CONTRACT BoBBy Brandon real estate team


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