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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 ...

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 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.

181 at Clayton High who were potentially exposed to TB to get tested today

CLAYTON, N.C. (WNCN) - A total of 167 students and 14 staff members at Clayton High School could have been exposed to a student who showed signs of ...

NC State football - Questions with Clayton High School recruit Savion Jackson  Durham Herald Sun

Savion Jackson, Clayton High School defensive end and NC State commit, takes a ride with News and Observer reporter Jonas Pope IV and answers questions ...

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

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

Clayton students disciplined for social posts rumoring school violence, officials say  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 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

Clayton clinches conference win over S. Johnston, 26-14  HighSchoolOT

Even without their starting QB, Clayton picks up a win 26-14.

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.

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 ...

Defensive end Savion Jackson commits to NC State | Raleigh  News & Observer

Heavily recruited Clayton High defensive end Savion Jackson commits to N.C. State.

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 ...

Cleveland outlast Clayton in battle of county rivals  News & Observer

Led by junior quarterback Darius Ocean and his many dangerous weapons, the Cleveland Rams got a leg up in the Greater Neuse 3A conference, defeating ...

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 ...

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.

NC, Triangle top high school football players | Raleigh  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.

Clayton DE Savion Jackson to announce commitment  HighSchoolOT

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

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 ...

NC State football commit Savion Jackson talks family, playing against Clayton teammate  News & Observer

NC State football commit Savion Jackson talks about his mom and Clayton Comets teammate JR Walker in the latest edition of Riding with Recruits video.

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.

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 ...

News  Town of Clayton

Emergency police, fire and rescue services may be reached by calling 9-1-1. The closures include Hocutt-Ellington Memorial Library, the Clayton Community ...

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.

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.

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.

Dress code controversy at Clayton High School  WTVD-TV

A mother said her daughter was in tears when she was sent home from Clayton High School for wearing an outfit deemed inappropriate.

Parents locked out of Clayton High School graduation  WTVD-TV

Parents spent Friday locked out of the Clayton High School graduation after school officials moved the outdoor ceremony indoors.

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

Clayton High School closed Thursday due to electrical issue, Johnston County Schools officials say.

Video shows teen brutally attack another student at school  WSB Atlanta

The victim's mother said she thinks school officials need to take the attack more seriously.

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 ...

Student who brought gun to 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.

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.

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 ...

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.

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 ...

Clayton girls handle South Johnston, 56-41  HighSchoolOT

Clayton defeated South Johnson with ease, 56-41, Friday night in Four Oaks to claim its 10th consecutive win.

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 ...

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

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

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 ...

Pirates 'got a gem' in new pitcher Chris Archer  Tribune-Review

Bennett Jones used to teach computer engineering at Clayton (N.C.) High School, where one of his students was Pittsburgh Pirates pitcher Chris Archer.

Clayton names new baseball coach  HighSchoolOT

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

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.

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 ...

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

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.

Tech school moves from SSS to Clayton  News & Observer

The Johnston County Career and Technical Academy will open next year without funding from the state and on a different campus than planned.

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 ...

High School Roundup | Walker earns honor at Shrine Bowl of the Carolinas  The Daily Advance

From staff reports. Tuesday, December 18, 2018. SPARTANBURG, S.C. — Former Northeastern High School defensive back William “J.R.” Walker was named ...

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.

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 High student wins full scholarship  News & Observer

A Clayton High School student has received a four-year scholarship to attend Gardner-Webb University, a Division I school located in Boiling Springs.

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.

FOOTBALL: Recruiting interest heating up for Clayton County products

The summer is also a time where individual players begin to emerge as coveted college recruits. Clayton County is home to several fast-rising targets who are ...

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 ...

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 ...

Area Summer Youth Sports Camps  News & Observer

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. The camp will include members of ...

Clayton, Neuse Charter staging spring musicals  News & Observer

Clayton High School will perform “Catch Me If You Can” March 30-April 1, and Neuse Charter will present “The Wizard of Oz” April 6.

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.

Hokies add 19 during early signing period  WHSV

Head coach Justin Fuente welcomed 19 student-athletes to Virginia Tech on Wednesday, the first day of the early signing period. This group is comprised of ...

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 ...

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, ...

Clayton junior WR Devin Carter commits to NC State  HighSchoolOT

Clayton standout junior wide receiver Devin Carter has committed to NC State, sources confirmed to HighSchoolOT Friday afternoon.

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

After Florida shooting, schools plead: Don’t spread rumors of threats on social media  The News & Observer

A sharp rise in the number of school threats since the Florida school massacre has prompted calls for students to stop spreading rumors on social media.

Hurricane Florence: Tropical storm live updates from NC, SC | Raleigh  The Herald-Sun

Hurricane Florence has officially been downgraded to a tropical depression. Heavy wind, rain and severe weather are still expected in the Carolinas over the ...

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.

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 ...

Hurricane Florence Live Update: Latest news from Raleigh, Triangle | Raleigh  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 ...

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 ...

Standout DT from central NC commits to Wolfpack  HighSchoolOT

North Carolina State landed another in-state commitment Monday from a standout defensive tackle.

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 ...

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 ...

Shelters open across NC as Hurricane Florence pounds the coast

Counties across central North Carolina will be operating shelters during Hurricane Florence.

July 12: Nigel King Foundation; Topsail father responds; more new coaches; sportsmanship  HighSchoolOT

We take a look back at the work Nigel King is doing in the community, the father of a Topsail student deemed ineligible responds to a school system report, and a ...

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 ...

With time to reflect, Archer focuses charitable efforts on needy teens

Pitcher Chris Archer made it from Clayton to Major League Baseball. A recent injury gave him time off the field to focus his efforts to give back.

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.

Improve mental health services to make schools safer, speakers tell NC lawmakers  The News & Observer

State lawmakers heard impassioned pleas Wednesday to improve mental health services to help make North Carolina schools safer following the mass school ...

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 ...

Clayton senior battles through  News & Observer

When he wasn't throwing fastballs for Clayton High School, Sully Keele was making dinner for his younger siblings at home. He was also taking them to their ...

Hurricane Florence: live storm, flooding updates from NC, SC | Raleigh  The Charlotte Observer

This story was updated at 6:40 p.m. ET. At least 17 people have died in North Carolina and South Carolina as a result of Florence, and officials are warning of ...

Clayton teen kicks his way to college  News & Observer

Rising Clayton High School junior Damien Copenhaver's years of taekwondo training paid off last month when he received a $20000 scholarship to the ...

Area football teams experience change this spring  The Daily Advance

Sunday, June 3, 2018. There has been significant changes during the high school football offseason with area teams. With Currituck and Perquimans still ...

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. The Hokies will sign most of its recruiting class during the ...

'Some people' exposed to TB at Apex Friendship High School

A letter sent home to parents last week said that "some people" at Apex Friendship High School may recently have been exposed to an individual with ...

Power Five commitment recap: Oct. 6-12  247Sports

The early signing period for college football is just a few months away, but the 2019 recruiting cycle is already in full swing as plenty of talented prospects are ...

Former Clayton manager Steve Biggs dies from self-inflicted gunshot  News & Observer

Former Clayton town manager Steve Biggs died Wednesday, one day after shooting himself in the head following a nearly four-hour standoff with police in ...

Clayton claims Greater Neuse wrestling tournament title  News & Observer

Knightdale wrestler Brandon Skinner broke from custom upon receiving his 170-pound gold medal at the Greater Neuse River Conference finals Saturday in ...

From Clayton to Cincy: Chris Archer’s rise to All-Star  News & Observer

The storyline set up so perfectly: A young, wide-eyed Chris Archer grew up 20 miles from once-in-a-generation-talent Josh Hamilton and watched the slugger ...

A lasting legacy and lingering questions after town leader’s untimely death  News & Observer

Over 19 years, former Clayton town manager Steve Biggs led the town back from near-bankruptcy to an era of prosperity, giving it a modern identity and a bright ...

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 ...

Johnston schools tackle first day of a new year  News & Observer

Monday was Ross Renfrow's first Day 1 of classes as superintendent of Johnston County schools. He spent it visiting every school in the district, checking in on ...

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 ...

Two Raleigh students win Triangle Rising Stars competition  WTVD-TV

Two Raleigh students win Triangle Rising Stars competition at the Durham Performing Arts Center on Tuesday night.

Connor Jones of Clayton to play soccer at High Point University  News & Observer

Parents: David and Kimberly Jones. Height, Weight: 5-foot-8, 150 pounds. High School: Clayton. Club Team: U18 Capital Area RailHawks Academy ...

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