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2014 Visitor Impact Numbers for Johnston County Released

2014 Visitor Impact Numbers for Johnston County Released | ava gardner | Scoop.it
2014 Visitor Spending numbers released for Johnston County.
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Broadslab Distillery Opens Tasting Room March 19

Broadslab Distillery Opens Tasting Room March 19 | ava gardner | Scoop.it
On March 19, the Broadslab Distillery Tasting Room Grand Opening will run from 12-6pm, and continue on Friday and Saturday for the same hours.
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Think Clayton - Think Valentine's Day

Think Clayton - Think Valentine's Day | ava gardner | Scoop.it
Love is in the air in Clayton at area restaurants and special event venues where couples will have several choices for an evening out on Saturday, February 14th. And not to forget our friends east on I-40, the Preston Woodall House is holding a special event too!
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JoCo Has Talent - A Classical Jonathan Levin

JoCo Has Talent - A Classical Jonathan Levin | ava gardner | Scoop.it

Get to know Clayton's own classical pianist, Jonathan Levin, who brings his magic back home through performances with the Clayton Piano Festival.

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Keep it traditional this Christmas - and easy!

Keep it traditional this Christmas - and easy! | ava gardner | Scoop.it
Let our local bakers, barbecue restaurants, and food products in Johnston County help make your Christmas feast a little easier, and just as tasty.
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"Benson Is A Rocking" Public Art Project - JCVB Blog

"Benson Is A Rocking" Public Art Project - JCVB Blog | ava gardner | Scoop.it
After three months of display the 14 rocking chairs of the “Benson Is A Rocking” public art campaign will be removed. Each chair was painted by a local artist and displayed in Downtown Benson. The last time to see the chairs will be at the Benson Harvest Festival on October 25th from 9am-2pm in the Benson Singing Grove.
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Meet Project Runway's Designer Justin LeBlanc at the Ava Gardner Festival Oct. 4th

Meet Project Runway's Designer Justin LeBlanc at the  Ava Gardner Festival Oct. 4th | ava gardner | Scoop.it
The Ava Gardner Museum celebrates Ava as a fashion icon with new exhibits and special guest Justin LeBlanc.
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Ava’s “Kissing Kin” Meet in Smithfield for Seminar - Johnston County Visitors Bureau Blog

Ava’s “Kissing Kin” Meet in Smithfield for Seminar - Johnston County Visitors Bureau Blog | ava gardner | Scoop.it
The Ava Gardner Museum is hosting a seminar on family "kin" of Johnston County native, Ava Gardner, on April 12th in Smithfield, NC.
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New Staff Members at the Bureau

New Staff Members at the Bureau | ava gardner | Scoop.it
Johnston County Visitors Bureau hires two new staff members for marketing and direct sales to promote Johnston County.
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Welcome new staff members, Ashby Brame and Sarah Campbell to the Johnston County Visitors Bureau team!!!

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CPF V Day promo - YouTube

Don't miss our 3rd annual Valentine's Day Gala! Performers websites are: http://www.jonathanlevinpianist.com http://www.noragrahamsmith.com http://www.michae...
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JoCo Has Talent! - Young Abby Stephens

JoCo Has Talent! - Young Abby Stephens | ava gardner | Scoop.it
Johnston County has young, aspiring talent in 11-year-old Abby Stephens from Benson....maybe she will be the next Carrie Underwood or even Taylor Swift. Abby loves to sing country, Christian, rock classics, and pop music and she\'s currently writing original songs.
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JoCo Has Talent! - Meet Amanda Daughtry

JoCo Has Talent! - Meet Amanda Daughtry | ava gardner | Scoop.it
The Johnston County Visitors Bureau is launching a series of BLOGs entitled, JoCo Has Talent!, and first in the series is country music artist, Amanda Daughtry.
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Benson Guitarist Earns N.C. honor

Benson Guitarist Earns N.C. honor | ava gardner | Scoop.it
Benson artist, Jimmy Capps, to be inducted into the NC Music Hall of Fame, October 16th in Kannapolis, NC.
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On Thursday, October 16, the North Carolina Music Hall of Fame’s 2014 Induction Ceremony will be held at the historic Gem Theatre in Kannapolis, NC at 7:15pm. Congratulations to Jimmy Capps of Benson.

Jimmy Capps is a studio guitarist who has played on thousands of recordings, as well as, in the Staff Band at the Grand Ole Opry. Hit recordings that Capps as played on include “Stand By Your Man” by Tammy Wynette, “He Stopped Loving Her Today” by George Jones,” “The Gambler” by Kenny Rogers, “The Rose” by Conway Twitty and “The Lighthouse” by the Hinsons.

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Ava Gardner Festival -- opens

Ava Gardner Festival -- opens | ava gardner | Scoop.it

The Ava Gardner Festival is scheduled for October 3-5 in historic downtown Smithfield and will open new exhibits showcasing the fashion of NC native and legendary actress Ava Gardner.  The festival includes a partnership with the Clayton Piano Festival that will feature a concert, "Movie Tunes" on Oct. 4th and visitors will meet local designer and Project Runway finalist, Justin LeBlanc, who will be at the museum the morning of Oct. 4th.

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The Ava Gardner Museum strives to include other cultural events and venues in the area to showcase film, music, food, shopping and all things of interest for visitors to enjoy.  This year's festival continues to promote the area with a partnership with the Clayton Piano Festival, a tribute to director John Huston, whose movie "The Maltese Falcon" will be showing at the Museum of Art on Friday, Oct. 3rd, and scheduling local designer Justin LeBlanc to visit the museum on Saturday.  Find out more on their website, www.avagardner.org

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