Beaufort is in the Sweet 16.
The city edged out Charlottesville, Va., in Outside magazine's bracket-style contest to identify America's best town.
Beaufort earned 52 percent of the vote to beat Charlottesville after taking out Birmingham, Ala., in the opening round.
By finishing among the final 16, Beaufort will be featured in the magazine's September issue.
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Two towns will face a final round of voting starting May 29, with a winner announced June 5.
The winning town will be profiled in the magazine's September issue.
Four teams remain in the South bracket. Beaufort next faces Chattanooga, Tenn.