JCVB Blog Posts

The bureau staff and a host of local contributors write for our visitors and residents of JoCo, weekly blogs to promote what's happening in tourism around the county.


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!

Weekend with Frank and Ava

Wednesday, September 6, 2017 4:00 PM by Donna Bailey-Taylor

On October 21st the Ava Gardner Museum in Downtown Smithfield will show two vintage movies on their 60th anniversary. Released in 1957, Frank Sinatra’s “Pal Joey”, a musical-comedy starring Rita…

Bureau News and 2015 Annual Report

Thursday, February 11, 2016 3:00 PM by Donna Bailey-Taylor

The Johnston County Tourism Authority welcomes new board members, presents 2015 Annual Report to County Commissioners, and elects officers to lead the board and oversee the operation of the Johnston…
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