Clay Morrell
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Writer. Food-lover. Hogwarts enthusiast. Plaza Midwood fan. Mom.

Rosalia Torres-Weiner’s food truck-turned-art studio helps young immigrants cope

A young immigrant girl hides in a dark, empty apartment. A kind woman with a handful of paintbrushes and other art supplies enters the room. She urges the girl...

Charlotte-area students compete to collect food for the Carolinas Student Hunger Drive

I am a teacher. As such, I have a unique opportunity to see kids in our area doing good It is for this reason that I count myself lucky to work where I do....

A look at Spay Neuter Charlotte: More welcoming than your doctor’s office

Twice a week, I drop off our dog Abbott at doggie day care for a day of fun and playing with friends. Several months ago, I began noticing a line of folks...

The region’s best children’s book writers and illustrators are coming to Charlotte

Every fall, usually in September, children’s book writers and illustrators from around the Carolinas come together for a three-day weekend conference right...

Pregnant in Charlotte (part 4): Registering

This is part 4 of Clay’s “Pregnant in Charlotte” series. Read part 1 –  To tell or not to tell; part 2 – Shopping for maternity wear; and part 3...

Driving Distance: Greenville, SC and M. Judson Booksellers & Storytellers

I recently took a short drive down to Greenville, SC to visit my sister and for a bit of work-related activity. If you haven’t been to Greenville yet,...

6 things I missed while away for 6 weeks

As a teacher I’m afforded a long summer break, with which I can do pretty much anything. Because I like to torture myself, I’ve spent six weeks...

Roaring Riot explained. 10 questions with founder Zack Luttrell.

Ok, ok, I get it. It’s June. But that doesn’t mean that we Panthers fans are any less enthusiastic about our home team. With owner Jerry Richardson in the...

Pregnant in Charlotte (part 3): Prenatal yoga

This is part 3 of Clay’s “Pregnant in Charlotte” series. Read part 1 –  To tell or not to tell and part 2 – Shopping for...

Summertime’s callin’ me: A guide to NC beaches

June is here, the sun is out, and in case you haven’t noticed, North Carolina is a coastal state. Though Charlotte itself boasts only lakes and rivers in its...

2015 summer read list from some of Charlotte’s English teachers

As a teacher, I look forward to summer every year. As nerdy as it sounds, one of the things I look forward to the most is getting to read what I want to read....

Pregnant in Charlotte (Part 2): Shopping for maternity wear

This is Part 2 of my series “Pregnant in Charlotte”. If you missed Part 1, check it out here. “I’m not fat; I’m pregnant.” If you’ve ever been...