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Johnston Schools investigates whether student-athlete's grades fixed  WTVD-TV

The Johnston County School District is investigating whether Clayton High School staff members tinkered with a football player's grades to keep him on the ...

Clayton safety Zay Peterson commits to Louisville  HighSchoolOT

Zay Peterson, a rising senior safety who has transferred to Clayton High School from Hartsville High School in South Carolina, has committed to the University of ...

Longtime Clayton coach Gary Fowler receives Lifetime Achievement Award  HighSchoolOT

Gary Fowler spent 28 seasons pacing the sidelines of the football field at Clayton High School. He also served as the school's athletic director.

HSOT Honors: Here are the winners from tonight's awards show  HighSchoolOT

Athletes, coaches, athletic directors, and teams from across central and eastern North Carolina are at the Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts in ...

Clayton High School senior killed while crossing road

Witnesses told authorities that Gustavo Alexis Armenta Valadez, a student at Clayton High School, was crossing N.C. Highway 42 from Alta Mobile Home Park ...

Lance Atkinson '18MAT on His First Year in the Classroom  NC State College of Education

Lance Atkinson '18MAT was named Johnston County Public Schools' 2019 Outstanding First-Year Teacher.

Cleveland returns wealth of talent from regional runner-up team  HighSchoolOT

Cleveland High School's football team made a deep run in the playoffs last season, making it all the way to the 3AA eastern regional championship game.

Reigning Miss America visits Clayton High School promoting arts in education  WTVD-TV

On Friday, reigning Miss America, Nia Franklin, returned to her home state of North Carolina to promote performing arts in education at Clayton High School in ...

HSOT Honors: Here are the winners from Saturday's awards show  HighSchoolOT

Athletes, coaches, athletic directors, and teams from across Central and Eastern North Carolina gathered June 15 at the Duke Energy Center for the Performing ...

Clayton restaurant holds fundraiser for student hit, killed by car  WTVD-TV

On Tuesday, the restaurant where a Clayton High School senior, who died last week worked at, held a Donation Night to assist his family.

Clayton police ask for help tracking down 2 missing teen girls

Information gathered Friday led investigators to believe that the two teens are together and headed to Fayetteville, a news release said.

Fayetteville man charged with killing cashier on Clinton Road in May  The Fayetteville Observer

Jacquan Ernest Wright is accused of being involved in the May 22 shooting death of Rayd Hezam Ali Al Qadhi at the Express Mart/EZ Pass Food Mart on Clinton ...

Clayton 4-star prospect J.R. Walker commits to Va. Tech  HighSchoolOT

Walker was considering five schools at the time of his commitment - Duke, NC State, North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia Tech.

Defending champ Clayton jumps to No. 1 in boys tennis poll  HighSchoolOT

After almost five weeks of the season, the HighSchoolOT boys tennis rankings for the eastern half of the state feature some big changes, with defending 3A ...

Asmussen, Jenks to serve as co-athletic directors at Clayton  HighSchoolOT

Clayton High School has announced its replacement for outgoing athletic director Jimmy Williams.

Tuberculosis confirmed at Clayton High School; 181 may have been exposed  WTVD-TV

There has been a confirmed case of tuberculosis at Clayton High School, a Johnston County Public Schools spokesperson told ABC11 on Tuesday.

Clayton replacing 33 seniors but expectations remain high  WTVD-TV

The Clayton High School football team only lost one game last season, in the third round of the playoffs. This season, the Comets' goal is simple -- beat every ...

Clayton's Asia Todd, more than a basketball player  HighSchoolOT

Clayton High School girls basketball scoring superstar Asia Todd is this week's recipient of the Tom Suiter Extra Effort Award.

Clayton's Walker to announce commitment on Oct. 12  HighSchoolOT

Clayton High School senior athlete J.R. Walker will make his college commitment next month.

MLB Pitcher Brings Christmas Joy to Clayton  Spectrum News

26 kids and their families will have a Merry Christmas. The big thanks for that will go to Chris Archer, a pitcher with the Pittsburgh Pirates.

NC State commit Savion Jackson had to grow up quickly for his family  HighSchoolOT

Before Savion Jackson became a four-star football player and a NC State commit, he was a son and brother helping his mother and siblings through an abusive ...

Clayton school threats: police find sources NC social  The News & Observer

School and law enforcement officials say students have been disciplined for social media posts rumoring threats against a high school in Clayton, NC.

Clayton DE Savion Jackson receives Under Armour All-American jersey  HighSchoolOT

Clayton defensive end and NC State commit Savion Jackson received his Under Armour All-American jersey in front of his coaches, teammates, and classmates ...

NC, Triangle top high school football players | Raleigh News & Observer  The Charlotte Observer

Here's a list of the top high school football players in the Triangle area of North Carolina from Friday, October 5, 2018.

New Clayton High principal makes an introduction  News & Observer

On his way to being named Clayton High School's new principal, Bennett Jones changed colleges once and his major three times, entertaining a number of ...

Honor Roll: Clayton High School  News & Observer

Clayton High School has announced its Principal's List and Honor Roll for the first nine weeks of school.

Clayton DE Savion Jackson commits to NC State  HighSchoolOT

Jackson is a 6-foot-3, 260-pound defensive end. He is rated a four-star prospect and the No. 45 player in the country by

Why this undefeated small-town football team has long been the center of its community  The News & Observer

The more Clayton changes, the more it stays the same. Johnston County's largest town has almost tripled in size since the turn of the century, but high school ...

Clayton's JR Walker commits to Virginia Tech  HighSchoolOT

J.R. Walker, a four-star football player at Clayton, announced his commitment to Virginia Tech during a press conference at his school on Friday afternoon.

Clayton star Savion Jackson letting faith lead the way  WTVD-TV

Growing up, Savion Jackson overcame much adversity, with his father out of the picture, his mother struggling to pay bills. It was the family's faith that carried ...

Power Five commitment recap: June 1-7  247Sports

The 2020 recruiting cycle is heating up as some of the top high school football prospects around the country are announcing where they will play in college.

Dress code controversy at Clayton High School  WTVD-TV

CLAYTON, N.C. (WTVD) -- A mother said her daughter was in tears when she was sent home from Clayton High School for wearing an outfit deemed ...

Can UNC and Duke hold off NC State’s momentum and land football target JR Walker?  The Charlotte Observer

JR Walker, one of the top athletes in the state, is a high priority for NC State, South Carolina and UNC.

Meet Our Award-Winning Alumni  NC State College of Education

Our alumni continue to demonstrate excellence in the field of education. Here's a look at a few of their accomplishments this year.

Clayton DE Savion Jackson to announce commitment  HighSchoolOT

Savion Jackson, a rising senior at Clayton High School, will make his college commitment next week.

Parents locked out of Clayton High School graduation  WTVD-TV

CLAYTON, N.C. (WTVD) -- Parents spent Friday locked out of the Clayton High School graduation after school officials moved the outdoor ceremony indoors.

Clayton names new baseball coach  HighSchoolOT

Brandon Lusk will serve as the head baseball coach of the Comets, replacing Stacey Houser.

161 Students from Across the Country Named 2019 US Presidential Scholars  U.S. Department of Education

U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos today announced the 55th class of U.S. Presidential Scholars, recognizing 161 high school seniors for their ...

Hunter Jenks named Clayton High head football coach  News & Observer

South Johnston High head football coach Hunter Jenks departs a promising Trojan squad to take over at longtime historical power Clayton High School.

Student who brought gun to Clayton HS to be charged as an adult  WTVD-TV

The student who had a gun at Clayton High School Friday morning has been arrested and charged as an adult for bringing a weapon to school.

Clayton renames its gym after championship basketball coach Jeff Adams  News & Observer

Back to the '70s when Jeff Adams was in the midst of a very successful 16-year run as Comets head basketball coach. Most notably, back to 1976, the year that ...

Clayton Promotes Volunteerism with April 13 "Clayton Volunteer Fair"  The Grey Area News

By Ian Rumbles, Town of Clayton. Would you like more volunteers? Would you like people to know more about the great things you are doing in the Clayton ...

Johnston County trying new way to recruit volunteer firefighters

Johnston County Public Schools launched a fire science academy for the 2017-18 school year. The first class of teens will conclude this semester's training in ...

Boys Basketball: Clayton vs. South Johnston (Jan. 26, 2018)  HighSchoolOT

Clayton took down South Johnston 65-37 Friday night in Four Oaks.

Clayton High School closed Thursday due to electrical issue  WTVD-TV

CLAYTON, North Carolina (WTVD) -- Clayton High School is closed Thursday due to an electrical issue, according to Johnston County officials. A spokesperson ...

Top 15 senior football prospects in eastern NC  HighSchoolOT

High school football in North Carolina has had some exceptional talent in previous years and the class of 2019 is no different. The eastern region of the state is ...

4-star athlete J.R. Walker plans to commit in October  HighSchoolOT

Walker, who played at Northeastern High School the last three years before transferring to Clayton High School for his senior season, said he will announce his ...

List of area shelters, emergency operations centers as Florence leaves flooding, damage in Carolinas  WGHP FOX 8 Greensboro

More than 120 shelters across North Carolina are open as Hurricane Florence lashes the coast, according to WTVD. Residents who plan to evacuate should ...

Hurricane Willa moves several high school football games up to Thursday  The News & Observer

The projected Category Four hurricane is expected to drop up to two inches of rain on the Triangle from Friday until Saturday morning.

4 Observer-area stars named to Carolinas Classic All-Star rosters  Charlotte Observer

Three Charlotte Observer-area high school basketball stars have been named to the 2019 Carolinas Classic All-Star rosters. The all-star game matching some ...

Durham, Asheboro students named US Presidential Scholars

Three North Carolina students - two from the N.C. School of Science and Math in Durham and one from Asheboro High School - have been named 2019 ...

Former Mudcat, Clayton's Evan Phillips earns call to the Braves

Former Carolina Mudcats pitcher, and Clayton, N.C. native, Evan Phillips was called up to the majors today by the Atlanta Braves. Phillips pitched for the ...

Virginia Tech Football Scouting Report: JR Walker

JR Walker was one of the biggest victories for the coaching staff in the class of 2019. He could be the future starter at free safety.

Photos: Savion Jackson commits to NC State  HighSchoolOT

NC State picked up another big in-state recruit on Wednesday when Savion Jackson committed to the Wolfpack.

Jimmy Williams named football coach at Franklinton  HighSchoolOT

Former West Johnston and East Wake football coach Jimmy Williams will take over the Franklinton program this fall.

Diesel Students Receive Toolboxes, Scholarships  Johnston Community College News

A Corinth Holders High student and four current JCC students received scholarships to study diesel mechanics.

High school football preview: Clayton to continue air-raid approach  News & Observer

People who have followed Clayton football for years might not have been ready for the kind of air show the Comets put on last season. But coach Randy ...

NC State, UNC target Savion Jackson, a 4-star DE, sets his college announcement date  The Herald

Clayton High School football's Savion Jackson has set his college announcement date, he posted on Twitter. The four-star recruit will pick from NC State, South ...

Smithfield town councilman Marlon Lee keeps on coaching  News & Observer

Marlon Lee started at Clayton High teaching algebra and business classes. The 6-foot-11 basketball player from St. Augstine's College and nearby ...

Clayton crushes South Johnston, 65-37  HighSchoolOT

Clayton eased past South Johnston, 65-37, Friday night in Four Oaks to claim the Comets' sixth-straight victory.

The Swish: Clayton renaming its gymnasium on Friday for coach Jeff Adams  News & Observer

Clayton High School's gymnasium will have a new name on Friday. The school is hosting a ceremony to rename the gym after longtime coach Jeff Adams, who ...

28 JCC Students Selected for ECU Pirate Promise  Johnston Community College News

Johnston Community College is pleased to announce its first cohort of dual-enrolled students selected in East Carolina University's Pirate Promise program.

Williams steps down at West Johnston, makes move to Clayton  HighSchoolOT

Jimmy Williams has stepped down as the football coach and athletic director at West Johnston High School and will move into a new position at a rival school.

Alabama offers Clayton junior Savion Jackson  HighSchoolOT

Clayton High School defensive end Savion Jackson picked up a big offer on Sunday evening from a college football powerhouse.

High school football: Top Triangle players, Week 12  The News & Observer

Each week, The News & Observer honors the top 11 high school football performances from around the Triangle and Eastern North Carolina. Nominations are ...

Clayton High teachers resign amid test-tampering investigation

Two Clayton High School teachers have resigned amid questions over a state-mandated history test, school officials said Monday.

List of shelters in greater Triangle where you can stay during Hurricane Florence  The Herald-Sun

Here's a list of open shelters that are still available to Hurricane Florence evacuees in Wake, Johnston, Durham, Orange, Chatham, Franklin, Cumberland and ...

Things To Do in NC When You're Bored - April 11-14, 2019 (Updated)  The Grey Area News

Compiled by Kay Whatley, Editor. UPDATE: Paws in the Park has been canceled due to weather. This list may include events from North Carolina counties of ...

Johnston Middle College will end to make room for career and tech academy  News & Observer

Currently on the campus of Clayton High School, the Johnston County Career and Technical Leadership Academy will move to Johnston Community College ...

Interview with new Northwood football coach Cullen Homolka  Chatham Journal Weekly

by Gene Galin. Pittsboro, NC – Northwood high school brought on a new football coach, Cullen Homolka, about a month ago. I had an opportunity to sit down ...

Pinkowski steps down as Clayton football coach  HighSchoolOT

When Clayton High School's football team takes the field for the first time this fall, it will do so without head football coach Randy Pinkowski.

Clayton High School increases security after alleged threat

Clayton High School had extra security on its campus Monday after an alleged threat, according to school spokeswoman Terri Sessoms.

Area Summer Youth Sports Camps  News & Observer

Baseball. Clayton Baseball Camp. The Clayton baseball camp will be held at Clayton High School June 15-18 from 8:30 a.m. until noon daily. The cost is $75.

Harmony Playground  Town of Clayton

Clayton is working to build a playground where children of all abilities can laugh, play, and interact in a safe, welcoming environment! A spectacular gala took ...

Autopsy: Clayton High baseball player died from heart condition  HighSchoolOT

A Clayton High School baseball player who died during a workout in December likely died as a result of an irregular heartbeat coupled with a weakened heart ...

Blitz Tailgate: Apex Friendship High School | Week 5

Apex Friendship High School is the site of CBS 17's Blitz Tailgate for Week 5 of the high school football season. After Florence wiped out much of last week's ...

July 4th  Town of Clayton

Watch this video and you'll see we had THE greatest time in 2018! So let's do it again on Thursday, July 4th, 2019! We're bringing back Big Love, our free family ...

News  Town of Clayton

World War II veteran Sam Robertson turned 100 years old on Sunday, Sept. 24! On Monday, his family hosted a party inside the B.M. Robertson Mule Barn at the ...

Clayton hosts Shrine Bowl combine  HighSchoolOT

Clayton High School on Saturday afternoon hosted the second of five Shrine Bowl combines in the state of North Carolina, an event for rising senior football ...

Former Central High School basketball coach dies at 75  WTVM

PHENIX CITY, AL (WTVM) - Former Central High School basketball coach James Redd died on Thursday at the age of 75. Redd coached the Red Devils from ...

NCHSAA statement on letter from Haywood County Schools attorney  HighSchoolOT

Que Tucker, the commissioner of the NCHSAA, released a statement regarding the Haywood County Schools complaint of unfair practices and lack of legal ...

NC State offers Clayton sophomore DE Savion Jackson  HighSchoolOT

Clayton sophomore defensive end Savion Jackson announced Friday via Twitter that he has received a scholarship offer from North Carolina State University.

All Hurricane Shelters in North and South Carolina  The Weather Channel

The Lamb's Chapel 415 Roxboro Rd. Haw River, NC 27258. Bertie County Middle School 652 US 13N Windsor, NC 27983. Colerain Elementary School

Nixon, Fowler will forever keep an eye on Clayton football  HighSchoolOT

After Friday, Clayton High School's football stadium will bear two of the most renowned names the school has ever seen.

Johnston County students capture state titles  News & Observer

The Johnston County Board of Education recently honored 37 students for first-place finishes in state career and technical education contests. The students, who ...

Three Clayton High School grads killed in Raleigh wreck

Three recent graduates of Clayton High School died Saturday night when the SUV they were in slammed into a tree off Rock Quarry Road in Raleigh, according ...

Blitz Tailgate: Fuquay-Varina High School | Week 7

CBS 17's Todd Gibson was out tailgating at Fuquay-Varina High School Friday afternoon. The hope is that some home cooking might be enough to break a ...

Is NC State becoming a top contender for in-state football recruits?  News & Observer

N.C. State head coach is building up a strong in-state recruiting class of 2019, which includes Savion Jackson, Drake Thomas and CJ Clark. Could this be one of ...

In Case You Ain't Up On Game, Chris Archer Is MLB's Next Black Ace | The Shadow League  The Shadow League

Some would call Tampa Bay Rays pitching phenom Chris Archer the Arnold Jackson of this MLB thing. His adopted family wasn't affluent and enjoying a fairy ...

School board votes to close South Campus  News & Observer

Despite the emotional pleas of parents, students and administrators last month to save the school, the Johnston County school system will close South Campus ...

Clayton’s Chris Archer is Johnston’s first MLB All-Star  News & Observer

Clayton native Chris Archer is in the middle of his best season yet as an Major League Baseball pitcher. The rest of the American League has officially taken ...

US 70 in Clayton to get upgrades that will (hopefully) ease traffic  The News & Observer

The N.C. Department of Transportation will repave U.S. 70 Business through Clayton next year and will change the way drivers get in and out of several side ...

Football: Eastern Guilford vs. Clayton (Nov. 24, 2017)  HighSchoolOT

Eastern Guilford defeated Clayton Friday night, 38-31, to end the Comets perfect season and advance to the 3AA Eastern Region Final.

‘Is this it?’: Here’s what the Triangle should expect as Hurricane Florence moves inland  The Herald-Sun

Hurricane Florence made landfall at the North Carolina coast as a category 1 storm Friday morning and was inching further inland. Here's what's happening in ...

Schools seek $30 million to fund capital projects  News & Observer

The Johnston County Board of Commissioners will meet with the Local Government Commission in the fall and make the pitch for a $30 million loan to fund ...

Nixon-Fowler Stadium: A legendary experience  News & Observer

I consider myself very lucky. The first football game I ever attended at Clayton High School was one of its most memorable — the 1989 2A state championship ...

NC State lands elite 2019 DE Savion Jackson  247Sports

Four-star Clayton (N.C.) defensive end Savion Jackson committed to NC State on Wednesday night at Clayton High School. The 6-foot-3, 260-pound Jackson, ...

Top 10 Most-Viewed Stories on Pack Pride in 2018  247Sports

RALEIGH -- Throughout the year of 2018, NC State saw success among multiple different programs, notably cracking the Top 25 in both...

What Virginia Tech 2019 verbal commits plan on signing during early signing period?  Roanoke Times

BLACKSBURG - Virginia Tech will head into national signing day on Feb. 6 with little work left to do.

Getting to know Virginia Tech's 2019 signees  247Sports

Justin Fuente officially announced the signing of 19 prospects on Wednesday afternoon, which included five 247Sports Composite four-star recruits. Included in ...

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