“WILMINGTON, N.C. — In 1666, four years before what would become Charleston was settled, colonists up the coast grew unsettled in another Charles Towne in the vast Carolina region that stretched from north Florida to Virginia.
Two years into their wilderness venture, about 800 people waited for new supply ships that would never arrive. They were at war after Puritan settlers kidnapped Native children into slavery. And factions sparred as the governor preferred a settlement farther to the south to make a statement against Spanish claims to the same land.”
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