Rising Clayton High School junior Damien Copenhaver’s years of taekwondo training paid off last month when he received a $20,000 scholarship to the University of Bridgeport in Connecticut. His dream of becoming a lawyer and advancing his skills in martial arts sounds ripe for the small screen.
The volunteers who gathered last weekend in a Clayton church’s fellowship hall were preparing a very different type of Happy Meal for hungry children. The volunteers were taking part in a hunger project sponsored by Feeding Children Everywhere, a Florida charity that has prepared more than 53 million meals for families in 47 countries and throughout the United States
A growing Clayton enjoys its festivals, parades and downtown concerts, but each draws on town resources without reimbursement. The Town Council is debating a special-events policy that would charge to hold some events within the town limits.
Johnston County hasn’t backed a Democrat for governor in 16 years, and in 2012, voters here gave Pat McCrory a 2-1 advantage. But Roy Cooper’s stop in Clayton on Wednesday suggests Democrats think they call poll well here in November,
Mitch Hall broke his right hand playing football in middle school, so he learned to snap left-handed. That turned into mastering the preferred two-handed snap early and a spot in the U.S. Army All-American Bowl in January.
August high school football equals humidity, weather delays and excitement in North Carolina. At Cleveland High School, it also usually equals lots of points. It did again as the 2016 season opened Friday night.