Why Johnston County, NC, should be on your 2024 itinerary

Greetings from Benson, North Carolina, mural

This is why Johnston County, NC, should be on your 2024 itinerary: Originally published at SheBuysTravel.com on May 17, 2024 “What do the Civil War, Ava Gardner, pork, tobacco, and moonshine have in common? Johnston County (JoCo), North Carolina, is the common denominator with a rich history dating to the 1700s. During a recent road […]

Uncovering a Rustic Gem: An Unusual Place to Stay in Benson, North Carolina

Rustic gem Baccer Barn side porch at Broadslab Distillery

When it comes to planning a vacation or retreat, most people tend to opt for the usual hotel or resort experience. However, whether you’re seeking a romantic getaway for two or a cozy solo retreat like me, the Baccer Barn in Benson, North Carolina, promises a unique experience and an unusual place to stay. You’ll […]

Why we are celebrating Ava Gardner in Smithfield, NC

Celebrating Ava Gardner at the Ava Gardner Museum mural

Celebrating Ava Garner ends in October 2023 – The Final “Toast to Ava” Centennial Event. Smithfield, North Carolina, hosted a year-long Centennial celebration in honor of the legendary actress, humanitarian, and fashion icon Ava Gardner. Ava was a beloved North Carolina native who grew up just seven miles east of Smithfield in a rural community […]

Why Redneck BBQ Lab in Benson, North Carolina, is the best

The Redneck BBQ Lab storefront in Benson, North Carolina

The Redneck BBQ Lab in Benson, North Carolina, offers the best BBQ. The Carolinas are famous for BBQ. You’re missing out if you haven’t given it a try yet. Learn more about it in my restaurant review published at Savory Traveler on July 28, 2023. Here’s another article you might like about Benson, North Carolina…

Why Historic Tapoco Lodge Is Good For All Seasons

Historic Tapoco Lodge Resort along Ronnie Milsap Highway and the Cheoah River

First published at SheBuysTravel.com, 6/13/2023 Find out why Historic Tapoco Lodge is good for all seasons…I went in the spring of 2023, just when the trees were budding. “The Historic Tapoco Lodge Resort, a jewel on the banks of the Cheoah River in the quaint town of Robbinsville, offers a unique blend of natural beauty, […]

Postmaster of Bayboro, North Carolina


Judith A. Walsh was the Postmaster of the Bayboro, North Carolina, Post Office from April 2000 until October 2017. Bayboro is the county seat for Pamlico County. Originally from Bayshore, Long Island, New York, Judy moved with her family to Arlington, Virginia, when she was seven years old. She attended Catholic grammar school and public […]