A dispatch from Clayton News-Star's Amanda James: Wearing a Carhartt jacket and hiking shoes, Gov. Pat McCrory ate Tuesday at Jones' Lunch, a historic diner in downtown Clayton. "I need a hot dog, a red hot dog," McCrory shouted as he walked into the 54-year-old restaurant.
The visit to Clayton was the first visit to a "Main Street," after McCrory's State of the State address Monday night when he told North Carolinians that he wanted to help revitalize small towns across the state.
The governor said the reason he visited Clayton is because he told his scheduler on Monday that he wanted to visit a Main Street the next day. The scheduler chose her hometown for the visit.