New From North Carolina

February 19, 2006 

Three hundred and one years ago, Bath became the first town to be incorporated in North Carolina. With Eva C. "Bea" Latham and Patricia M. Samford, Alan D. Watson, a professor of history at UNC-Wilmington, focuses on the town's 18th century history, its conflicts with pirates and Native Americans, its importance to the formation of the colony, in "Bath: The First Town in North Carolina" (N.C. Office of Archives, $18, paper, 153 pages).

This book can be ordered by calling 733-7442 or online at

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