Pronounced "Bo-fort". NOT "Bew-fort" as in the South Carolinian pronunciation.
Beaufort is a small town on the coast of North Carolina. It is known for being the third oldest town in North Carolina and a haven for the notorious Blackbeard the Pyrate. Beaufort is rich in maritime history and culture, making it an ideal location for those seeking retirement. Unfortunately for us young folks, this means absolutely no fun whatsoever.
Billy: Where are you from?
Sue: Beaufort, North Carolina.
Billy: You mean "Bew-fort"?
Sue: No, idiot. I know how to pronounce the name of my hometown. It's "Bo-fort".