Clayton News-Star

Clayton News-Star

Where will Clayton build its stage?

Earlier this year, Clayton’s planning director floated the idea of a permanent stage in Town Square

Months later, former town manager Steve Biggs suggested looking elsewhere

So far this summer, downtown concerts have been well received

Golf

Smithfield’s Neal Lancaster opens a few doors with Champions Tour finish

As great as it was for Smithfield golfer Neal Lancaster to hop back in his car with a top 10 finish and a big check on the way after a long week working his way into a Champions Tour event, a third place finish in the Dick’s Sporting Goods Open on Sunday didn’t change a whole lot of the immediate future for the mostly self-taught pro.

Olympics

Johnny Dutch’s dominant Olympic trials run ends in despair

Johnny Dutch came to the U.S. Olympic Trials with a purpose: to make the United States Olympic team. On Sunday, running in his third Trials 400-meter hurdles final, Dutch came up short again, this time in an agonizing conclusion to a race that was his to lose — along with a trip to Rio for next month’s Olympic Games.

Videos

Corinth Holders girls coach on value of making playoffs

Corinth Holders girls basketball coach Brandy Smith finds that just making the playoffs was a worthwhile experience for her players, especially those coming back next fall.
Elliott Warnock ewarnock@newsobserver.com
Corinth Holders girls coach on value of making playoffs 0:45

Corinth Holders girls coach on value of making playoffs

Cold, wet kitten rescued from storm drain in Clayton 2:18

Cold, wet kitten rescued from storm drain in Clayton

Corinth Holders coach on message to his players after playoff loss 0:34

Corinth Holders coach on message to his players after playoff loss

Novo Nordisk Announces Expansion in Johnston County 1:27

Novo Nordisk Announces Expansion in Johnston County