A current project for the Johnston County Visitors Bureau staff in 2013 is updating and revising the six town websites created to promote visitation to the county.  The site to get the latest updates is Smithfield, at www.visitsmithfield.org. With a new look and up to date information, the new Smithfield site is easier to manage and more convenient for visitors.

The Town of Smithfield is home to many hotels, restaurants, shops, and annual festivals. The new visitsmithfield.org takes all of these attractions and organizes them with descriptions, contact information, and photographs. There is also information about the town itself, the history and early growth of the town, and relocation information.

The redesigned site also has a couple new features. There is now an entire section on filming in Smithfield. This gives film makers information on locations, connects them to the NC Film

Office resources, and provides helpful information on statewide film incentives. There is also a link to the Muscadine Heritage Wine Trail website, and the site promotes the

Girlfriends Getaway Shopping Package which is very popular with leisure travelers to the area.

“Links to the VisitSmithfield.org site are very important to Google searches and we encourage local business owners listed on the site, to provide a link from their websites to the town’s,” stated Donna Bailey-Taylor, Executive Director.

Visitsmithfield.org is a resource not only for visitors, but local residents wanting to stay connected to what’s happening in Smithfield or “deals around town” that might be available. These new changes make it easier for everyone to use. If there are any updates that were missed, please contact the Johnston County Visitors bureau at www. johnstoncountync.org or call 919-989-8687.