North Carolina Institute of Political Leadership Brings Hometown Debate Series to Clayton

spectrum cable hosts hometown debate at the clayton center

Heading to The Clayton Center to catch the October 9 Hometown Debate? Here’s the best way to find us.

The North Carolina Institute of Political Leadership (NCIOPL) and the Clayton Chamber of Commerce will host a “Hometown Debate” at the Clayton Center on Tuesday, October 9, at 7 PM. This event is free to the public.

Continuing its popular “Hometown Debate” series it began in 2016, NCIOPL is hosting four nights of debate in late September and early October, addressing four of the six proposed amendments to the state Constitution.

“The goal of these events is to encourage and enhance education dialogue at a local level – equipping voters with information they can use to make more informed business, policy, and electoral decisions,” said NCIOPL Board Chair Nelle Hotchkiss.

The debate in Clayton will focus on the proposed amendment of increasing legislative control ovr appointments to the bipartisan elections and ethics board. The doors to the Clayton Center will open at 6:30 PM, followed by the debate at 7 PM.

“We are pleased to bring this public service opportunity to our community,” said Dana Wooten, CEO of the Clayton Chamber of Commerce. “NCIOPL’s mission is centered around fair political discourse on issues, and these debates will provide the opportunity to do just that.”

The debate will be taped and broadcast by Spectrum News. Spectrum will air the debate in its entirety on its website at spectrumlocalnews.com and an abbreviated version on its program, In Focus, on Sunday, October 14, at both 11:30 AM and 8:30 PM. Streaming coverage and online sources will also be available.

The debate will be moderated by Spectrum’s Loretta Boniti, and the panelists are Senator Dan Blue (District 14), Representative David Lewis (District 53), Allison Riggs (Senior Attorney, Southern Coalition for Social Justice), and Dallas Woodhouse (Executive Director, NC Republican Party).

The remaining debate in the series will be at the Gastonia Conference Center on October 16. The previous debates were held at the Meroney Theatre in Salisbury on September 25 and the Turnage Theatre in Washington on October 2. All the debates are free to the public and start at 7:00 PM.

NCIOPL is a non-partisan, nonprofit organization whose mission is to educate future political and community leaders in modern campaign strategy, ethical decision making, and governance, such that its participants will have a sound grounding in ethical behavior, consensus building, and cooperative and collaborative leadership. No other program in North Carolina offers such a comprehensive curriculum in strategic, nonpartisan political leadership development.

The Clayton Center To Be Closed Sunday, September 16

WEATHER UPDATE: Due to the continued effects of Tropical Storm Florence that are expected to impact the area in the next 24 hours, particularly continued heavy rain and possible flooding, The Clayton Center will remain closed on Sunday, September 16. No church services will be held.

The building is secure, and no damage has been reported. However, we want everyone to remain out of harm’s way as the storm moves through the area. Thank you for your patience and understanding!

 

It’s a Sell Out!

Standing Room Only Added for Sammy Kershaw, Aaron Tippin & Collin Raye

Single tickets to upcoming Palladian Series shows were only on sale for two days before we had our first sellout of the season. Reserved seating for Roots & Boots featuring Sammy Kershaw, Aaron Tippin and Collin Raye sold out in just 48 hours!

These 90s country legends are so popular that we have added Standing Room Only (SRO) tickets for this show on Saturday, October 27. Call us at 919-553-1737, stop by or purchase tickets here in the SRO sections. Standing Room Only tickets are $25, plus sales tax and fees, and are limited to just 100 tickets.

Single Tickets To Palladian Series Shows On Sale Monday At 10 AM

It’s time! Single tickets to shows in the upcoming Palladian Series go on sale tomorrow — Monday, August 13 — at 10 AM.

We expect to be busy in the box office, so the following are a few tips to help you get the very best seats in the house to see your favorite performers.

  • Tickets will go on sale online, by phone and in person beginning at 10 AM. Please do not call the box office before this time as we will be unable to take your call.
  • We expect a high volume of sales in the first hour that tickets are on sale. Please be patient. If you are purchasing tickets by telephone, please leave a clear message that includes a call back number. We will be responding to messages in the order that they are received.

If you are purchasing tickets online, please keep the following in mind:

  • The ticket sales page for your selected performance will include a black & white seating chart below the instruction to “PLEASE CLICK ON A SECTION FROM THE MAP BELOW TO SEE SEAT AVAILABILITY WITHIN EACH SECTION.” You MUST click within one of the sections on that map in order to access available seating. You will be directed to a page that indicates the available seating within that section. (Blue circles indicate available seats.)
  • Be assured that the seats you see as available online are the same seats that are available for sale through the box office. Please do not select seats online and then call the box office to confirm availability. This places a hold on the seats and prevents the box office staff from accessing the seats for sale.
  • Most importantly, remember that the only authorized ticket sales agents for The Clayton Center are
    • The Clayton Center website at theclaytoncenter.com
    • etix.com
    • The Clayton Center box office at 919-553-1737, ext 2

Tickets purchased from unauthorized sources can not be honored. Tickets purchased from outside sources are often inflated in price and are not eligible for assistance if tickets are ever lost or stolen or if the event is canceled or rescheduled. The Clayton Center is not responsible for tickets purchased from other sources.

Thank you! We look forward to seeing you this season.

 

You’ll Put On A Happy Face When You See “Bye Bye Birdie”

There are only three more chances to catch the Clayton Youth Theater production of Bye Bye Birdie. The show opened last week to rave reviews from audiences.

This week’s performances are Thursday, Friday and Saturday, August 2, 3, and 4, at 7 PM. Tickets are $12 for adults and $6 for students 18 and under (plus sales tax and fees).

Winner of 4 Tony Awards including Best Musical, Bye Bye Birdie is a loving send-up of the early 1960s, teenagers, and rock & roll. Hit songs from the show include Put on a Happy Face, Kids!, One Last Kiss, and A Lot of Livin’ to Do.

Click on the picture above to check out a preview of the show. Purchase tickets here.