HENDERSON — Normally at Christmas time, Risen Faith Outreach Ministry Church members draw names among each other and exchange presents. But Pastor John Miles felt moved to change course the last go-around in December, leading his parishioners to sponsor a few families of Carver Elementary Sc…

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HENDERSON — For two-thirds of a century it has been a fixture in the Henderson business community. And for two-thirds of a century it has been a family-run business. Until now.

Based on the stories I’ve absorbed, anyone that witnessed Lawrence “Cotton” Clayton play baseball or basketball knows he wasn’t just a good ballplayer — he was a special one, in the rarest of company when it comes to the all-time greats of Vance County and surrounding areas.