On Friday, Beaufort will have a public celebration for it's newest honor of being named America's coolest small town.
The Carteret County town was neck in neck with Hammonsport, New York in online voting for a contest by Budget Travel Magazine. Beaufort held a slight lead going into the final hours but so many people logged on to vote the magazine's website crashed and both towns were declared winners.
The celebration in Beaufort will be located at the town hall and scheduled to being at 4:00 p.m. Friday afternoon.
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