Bill Leslie's Carolina Conversations

Beaufort - NC's Friendliest Town

Posted March 20, 2008 8:29 a.m. EDT

"Sleepy town by the sea. Morning wakes quietly.

Beaufort wins the Carolina Conversations contest for NC's Friendliest Town. What a glorious place!  Congratulations!

The history. The seafood. The laidback pace. The pretty white houses with picket fences on Ann Street. Old churches and graveyards. Memories of the Tall Ships Festival. Grand view of the wild horses on neighboring islands. Those are just a few of the things that attract me to Beaufort.

What about you? What do you like to do in Beaufort? What makes it such a friendly town?