Tricentennial Celebrations Come to an End

In 1705, the beautiful beaches of Eastern Carolina drew European settlers to Beaufort County and founded the oldest town in the state. 300 years later, the tricentennial celebrations of this feat came to an end at Bath Elementary School Wednesday afternoon. A time line of the town's history from Indian wars to political rivalries and religious freedom were re-enacted by students and teachers in a tribute ceremony to the town starting around 1 p.m. Several local dignitaries and people from all over gathered to watch the closing ceremonies of a year long celebration commemorating Bath's history.