Everyday Inventor: Jerry Neal

Jerry Neal of RF Micro Devices helped build a company on the microchips in cell phones, but it’s the little daily projects that keep him going, whether he’s fixing up an antique radio or replacing lightbulbs.

Simple Pleasures

The town of Clayton, known for its rich, black soil perfect for growing cotton, watermelon, and tobacco, continues to bond over good food — and a new community center.


Hip new restaurants, art galleries, outdoor sculptures, and some determined native sons and daughters have turned downtown into a place to be.