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Editorial comment to Navarro, Chaffin & Verity: Don’t kill the goose that laid the golden egg

Editorial comment to Navarro, Chaffin & Verity: Don’t kill the goose that laid the golden egg

Smithsonian Magazine designates Beaufort among top 10 best small towns to visit in America

Source: Smithsonian Magazine, April 2012

Photo source: Smithsonian Magazine, April 2014

The April 2014 issue of Smithsonian Magazine has designated Beaufort as the 7th best small town to visit in America. Here’s the list of the top 10:

1. Chautauqua NY

2. Healdsburg CA

3. Williamsburg VA

4. Steamboat Springs CO

5. Woods Hole, MA

6. Marietta OH

7. Beaufort SC

8. Sedona AZ

9. Nebraska City NE

10. Lansburg MN

The article hails “enrichments unbothered by the growl of our increasingly urban lives” in these top small towns in America. The most striking enrichment of Beaufort, according to a photograph accompanying the article (see above), is the “waterfront park off Bay Street…[that] offers wide views of the Beaufort River”.

Editorial comment: What on earth are Navarro/Chaffin/Verity thinking? They claim Beaufort does not attract enough of the “right kind” of visitors and needs to allow them as private real estate developers appealing to Chinese investors to destroy a major portion of our public waterfront parkland and views to create private “upscale” hotel, condos, offices and retail in the mode of Greenville SC, an industrial city. They are set on a course to kill the goose that laid the golden egg!

Click here to read the article in Smithsonian Magazine.

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