Beaufort To Host Public Celebration For Winning Cool Town Contest

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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  • by Pete Location: grifton on Feb 3, 2012 at 04:55 PM
    To Formerly O.L.I. you must have missed the LOL LOL LOL. about Kinston
  • by Anonymous on Feb 3, 2012 at 01:27 PM
    The site says it was a tie so technically they did not win anything
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      by Formerly O.L.I. on Feb 3, 2012 at 04:14 PM in reply to
      Beaufort was ahead when the website crashed. Try again...
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      by NC MOM on Feb 4, 2012 at 05:54 AM in reply to
      If you were paying attention Beaufort was 700 votes above NY. There site crashed with Beaufort 700 votes ahead. BEAUFORT WON. PERIOD.
  • by pete Location: grifton on Feb 3, 2012 at 11:25 AM
    Least we forget Kinston that All American City.lol lol lol
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      by Formerly O.L.I. on Feb 3, 2012 at 04:14 PM in reply to pete
      Puhleese; comparing Kinston to Beaufort is like holding swine before Pearls. Kinston made 'All American City' based on some empty leadership ideas that never came to fruition. One only has to walk through the waterfront of Beaufort to know it is 'the coolest small city in America'.
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        by Bob on Feb 4, 2012 at 08:21 AM in reply to Formerly O.L.I.
        Yea we are the coolest city, 90.00 dollar water bills and every other tag says NJ
  • by Should Be Called on Feb 3, 2012 at 09:22 AM
    The Paris Hilton award.
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      by Anonymous on Feb 4, 2012 at 05:56 AM in reply to Should Be Called
      This is a comment by a disgruntled yankee.
  • by Wanda Location: Dover, NC on Feb 3, 2012 at 09:21 AM
    I am so proud of this little town. Wonderful place to visit with great people and beautiful homes. Let's put NC on the Map!!!
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      by Anonymous on Feb 4, 2012 at 05:57 AM in reply to Wanda
      Lets don't - we have enough yanks clogging up our roads and building huge houses in front of beautiful old quaint ones. NO, please don't. We have had enough.
  • by Anonymous on Feb 3, 2012 at 08:13 AM
    Great another needless waste of tax payer dollars. Oh yay we were voted most popular!
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      by CAT on Feb 3, 2012 at 01:54 PM in reply to
      The contest was sponsored by a travel website. No $$$ from taxpayers.
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        by bob on Feb 4, 2012 at 08:24 AM in reply to CAT
        Yes mostly yankee's from NJ live here now and 100.00 water bills, nice town. HA
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          by Oh please! on Feb 4, 2012 at 02:18 PM in reply to bob
          You speak as though Beaufort is the only town with new residents and the water bills are outrageous everywhere.
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