New exhibit of Ava Gardner's television roles featuring 4 new costumes.

Ava Gardner Museum

Author: Donna Bailey-Taylor

Donna Bailey-Taylor started as the Director of the Visitors Bureau in August 1996, and continues to love her job and promoting the county. Donna has deep roots in the county as her father's family is from Benson and her mother was born in Clayton. Donna has big dreams for the county in the area of tourism development, hoping the Mountains to the Sea Trail will be completed between Clayton and Smithfield and the new Visitor Center/Museum at Bentonville Battlefield will happen. There are many tourism development projects in the works and it's an exciting time for tourism growth in the county. Keep in touch via Donna's blog!

Governor Roy Cooper announced that in 2019 domestic visitors to Johnston County spent $276.08 million, which is an increase of 7.83% from 2018 data, making two banner years of visitor spending…
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