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Posted on: April 12, 2023

Three Moons

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By Hanna Jubran of Grimesland, NC
Location: Town Hall

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Posted on: April 12, 2023

Wonder

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By Abigail Law of Chesapeake, VA
Location: Hocutt-Ellington Memorial Library

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Posted on: April 12, 2023

Cycle

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By Joey Manson of Central, SC
Location: Horne Square

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Posted on: April 12, 2023

Reflex

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By Mike Hansel of Middletown, RI
Location: Front Street Roundabout

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Posted on: April 12, 2023

Pop Fly

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By Christian Happel of Ruskin, FL
Location: Town Square

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Posted on: April 12, 2023

Mr. HiThere

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By Steve Zawistowski of Athens, GA
Location: Horne Square

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Posted on: April 12, 2023

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By Adam Wells of Tyron, NC
Location: Clayton Community Center

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Posted on: April 12, 2023

Apollo's Scorn

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By Todd Frahm of Asheville, NC
Location: Town Square

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Teal Variable

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By Glenn Zweygardt of Alfred Station, NY
Location: Horne Square

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Posted on: April 12, 2023

Trinity

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By Hanna Jubran of Grimesland, NC
Location: Springbrook Roundabout

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Posted on: April 12, 2023

Magic Man

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By Jason Morris of Lillington, NC
Location: Mannings Restaurant

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Posted on: April 12, 2023

On Two Wheels

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By Jason Morris of Lillington, NC
Location: Mannings Restaurant

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Posted on: February 13, 2024

Clayton Earth Day Clean Up

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Join Us for the Clayton Earth Day Clean Up in collaboration with Friends of Johnston County Parks!

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Posted on: February 7, 2024

Clayton Town Administrator Receives National Fire Service Accolade

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Deputy Town Manager Lee Barbee has been named a recipient of the International Association of Fire Chiefs’ (IAFC) Life Membership. 

Barbee was recognized by the Clayton Town Council for his distinguished career, serving nearly five decades with th...

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Posted on: February 1, 2024

FY25 Budget Survey

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Your voice matters! We are excited to launch the FY25 Budget Survey, and we want YOU to play a crucial role in shaping the future of our town.

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Posted on: February 5, 2024

Meet Us Monthly: Michael Duffy

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It is the first Monday of February, which means we are recognizing another valued member of our team during #MeetUsMonthly.  

Please join us in welcoming Firefighter Michael Duffy, who is a newcomer within the Clayton Fire Department. He is recogn...

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Posted on: January 26, 2024

The Town of Clayton Announces 2024 Special Events.

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Clayton annually hosts a variety of events throughout the year, including outdoor concerts, street festivals, and numerous holiday celebrations.

The Town looks forward to working with partners, sponsors, and local businesses to bring these events to life f...

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Posted on: January 25, 2024

Local Runners Take Steps to Protect Clayton Police K9

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The Clayton Police Department has an additional safeguard for one of its officers, thanks to the generosity of a local club. Clayton Area Runners (CAR) presented a K9 ballistic vest to Master Officer Stephen Carter and K9 Officer Tim on Thursday, January ...

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Posted on: January 8, 2024

Clayton Fire Department's Meet Us Monthly Feature - January 2024

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Happy New Year! Starting off our first #MeetUsMonthy in 2024 is Interim Fire Captain Jordan Craven.

Craven is celebrating two years with the Clayton Fire Department, joining the team in January 2022. His daily tasks consist of responding to calls, managing...

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Posted on: December 22, 2023

Clayton’s Art Scene Is the “Best Kept Secret”

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Clayton Visual Arts is illustrating a new concept. “You don’t think of Clayton and arts, and that’s something we want to change,” says Val Taylor, the organization’s vice president. 

Comprised of creators, educators, enthusiasts and volunteers, Cl...

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Posted on: December 13, 2023

Clayton’s Library Is Stepping Up Its Game

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Hocutt-Ellington Memorial Library is moving some new pieces into its collection. More than 30 board games are available for cardholders to choose from, check out, and take home.

Their names may be of surprise. Instead of gearing toward mass market options ...

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Posted on: December 7, 2023

Meet Clayton's New Public Works Director

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The Town of Clayton has named Tim Robbins as its new Public Works Director.  

With nearly 20 years of experience in local and state government, Robbins brings a wealth of knowledge to the position, particularly surrounding the management of public...

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Posted on: December 4, 2023

The Town of Clayton Recognizes Newly Elected Council Members

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The Town of Clayton recognizes two newly elected council members and one returning leader.

This evening, a swearing-in ceremony took place during the Regular Town Council Meeting. Taking their oaths of office were:

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Posted on: November 30, 2023

2023 Christmas Spirit Award Recipients Provide Community Support during Time of Need

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Congratulations to Jarret and Jennifer Hamilton! The couple are the recipients of the 2023 Christmas Spirit Award, receiving recognition during the 33rd annual Downtown Clayton Christmas Village and Tree Lighting on Thursday, November 30.

As founders of Ge...

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Posted on: November 1, 2023

Clayton Welcomes Conrad Olmedo as New Planning Director

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The Town of Clayton has hired Conrad Olmedo as its new Planning Director. 

Olmedo, who served the past three years as the Planning Manager for the City of Burlington, brings with him 17 years of local government planning experience. He is replacin...

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Posted on: October 17, 2023

Connect with Clayton Newsletter

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Connect with Clayton is the quarterly newsletter included with town utility bills. These newsletters contain key updates on crucial projects, community events, and other exciting news that is shaping the town's future.

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Posted on: October 10, 2023

Clayton Library Unveils StoryWalk® at East Clayton Community Park

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Hocutt-Ellington Memorial Library is delighted to announce the grand opening of the StoryWalk® at East Clayton Community Park. This unique literary experience is a testament to the magic that happens when the worlds of literature and nature come t...

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Posted on: October 9, 2023

CLAYTON SEEKS TO SHAPE FUTURE OF TOWN’S TRANSPORTATION

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The Clayton Comprehensive Transportation Plan – Clayton on the Move – will identify the Town’s long-term vision for the local transportation network, including roadways, public transit, and bicycle and pedestrian facilities.

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Posted on: September 21, 2023

Renovations Elevate Fire Station 2 Operations to Full-Time Capacity

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The Town of Clayton has completed renovations to Fire Station 2 that will now allow full-time operations to transpire more efficiently. 

Fire Station 2 was opened in 2000 as a volunteer fire station. In the past 23 years, Clayton Fire Department’s...

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Posted on: September 18, 2023

Town of Clayton Names New Fire Chief

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The Town of Clayton has hired Chief David Ranes to serve as the next leader of the Clayton Fire Department. 

Chief Ranes, who will officially begin his new role on Oct. 16, was selected from more than 70 applicants from across the nation and bring...

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Posted on: September 14, 2023

Clayton BBQ Challenge

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Join your Downtown Development Association at Municipal Park (325 McCullers St) this fall for the first ever Clayton BBQ Challenge, presented by AGRI SUPPLY!

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Posted on: September 13, 2023

Customer Water Service Line Assessment & Report

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The Town must identify the materials used in all the customer service lines in the water supply system before Oct. 16, 2024. Learn how you can help by performing a self-assessment and reporting your findings.

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Posted on: August 25, 2023

Local Senior Games Receive $25k WoodmenLife Donation

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Senior games in Clayton and other portions of Johnston County will soon be expanding thanks to a generous $25,000 donation from WoodmenLife.  

“This sponsorship will go a long way to i...

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Posted on: September 1, 2023

Building and Code Staff Appreciation Day

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September 1, 2023 is Building and Code Staff Appreciation Day! This recognition is an excellent opportunity to appreciate the hard work and dedication of the Town’s Inspections Department staff, who ensure that our buildings are safe and up to code. We re...

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Posted on: August 18, 2023

Town of Clayton’s Ethan Poppe receives Rising Star Award

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Ethan Poppe, project coordinator in the Town of Clayton Electric Department, has been named the 2023 ElectriCities Rising Star Award winner. 

The Rising Star Award recognizes up-and-coming leaders who have less than 10 years of experience and who,...

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Posted on: August 15, 2023

Mayor Jody McLeod Designs Local Leadership

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With a focus on balance and all parts working together, Mayor Jody McLeod has leveraged a unique skillset to take Clayton to the next level. - Article by NC League of Municipalities

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Posted on: August 2, 2023

Clayton's First Highschool Intern Opens Door for Future Generations

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Collaboration between the Town of Clayton and the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction has generated a unique internship opportunity for local high school student, Brayden Lawhorn.  

Lawhorn is an Academy of Engineering and Advanced Man...

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Posted on: July 24, 2023

Langston Named Director of The Clayton Center

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Steven Langston, an essential leader of The Clayton Center and Cultural Arts Department for 19 years, has recently been selected as the Cultural Arts Director for the Town of Clayton.  

Langston has been serving as the interim Cultural Arts Direct...

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Posted on: July 24, 2023

Regional Skills Analysis

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Clayton is joining a region-wide effort and reaching out to local businesses and industry partners in Johnston County to complete a workforce survey. The goal is to gather 130 survey responses.

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Posted on: July 27, 2023

National Intern Day 2023

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Today is National Intern Day!

Internships are a great way for students and recent graduates to gain real-world experience and explore potential career paths. The Town of Clayton is proud of its intern program and is thrilled to acknowledge the dedication a...

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Posted on: July 17, 2023

Important Information for Town of Clayton North Water Customers

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Important Information for Town of Clayton North (Riverwood Athletic Club) Water Customers:

On July 24, 2023, Johnston County will convert the water distribution system that serves your area from Johnston East to Johnston West. This will change the disinfec...

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Posted on: July 12, 2023

Annual Pavement Resurfacing Program in the Town of Clayton

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The Town of Clayton maintains its streets through an annual pavement resurfacing and preservation program. Beginning on Monday, July 17, the project will include repaving 5.26 miles of asphalt streets, installing new crosswalks, and replacing ADA ramps. T...

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Posted on: July 11, 2023

National Parks and Recreation Month

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Did you know that July is National Parks and Recreation Month?  

In celebration of Clayton's parks, Community Center, and miles of greenways here are 5 things you can do this summer thanks to Clayton's Parks and Recreation facili...

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Posted on: June 29, 2023

Town of Clayton to Digitize with Clariti Community Development

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Clariti is excited to welcome the Town of Clayton, North Carolina, to its rapidly growing customer base. The town has selected Clariti’s Community Development Software to digitize its permitting, inspections and code enforcement processes.

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Posted on: June 27, 2023

Southeast Area Study Update - Survey

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Do you care about transportation in Clayton? We want to hear from you! The Southeast Area Study is seeking feedback from the community on the draft set of recommendations for transportation improvements across the area and how to prioritize them.

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Posted on: June 13, 2023

Flags for Heroes: Clayton Operations Center Honors Memory of Late Friend

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The Town of Clayton Operations Center has sponsored a Flags for Heroes flag in honor of the late Donnie Sherrill Baker, who passed away from complications due to COVID-19 in 2021.  

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Posted on: June 7, 2023

Clayton Library Launches Summer Reading Program: All Together Now

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The Hocutt-Ellington Memorial Library is kicking off its annual Summer Reading Program on Saturday, June 10th, at the library located at 100 S Church St. The festivities will take place from 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.  

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Posted on: June 2, 2023

Clayton Utility Tracker

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The Town of Clayton is proud to offer its customers a powerful tool to keep track of their utility usage in real-time. Activate your tracker and learn more about this tool!

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Posted on: June 2, 2023

Clayton artist captures first place ribbon

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Local artist, Val Taylor, has won first place in this year's Clayton Visual Arts Paint the Town Competition. The winning piece, titled Clayton Painter, is now on display at Town Hall.   

Annually, Clayton Visual Arts holds the Pa...

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Posted on: May 31, 2023

24th Annual NCAMES Lineman's Rodeo

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The Clayton Electric Department was excited to take part in the 24th Annual NCAMES Lineman's Rodeo, which was held at the Greenville Convention Center from May 16-18. 

Our skilled Linemen demonstrated their expertise in various events, including t...

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Posted on: May 24, 2023

Lumos to Invest Over $50 Million for 100% Fiber Optic Internet Expansion in Johnston & Harnett Co.

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High Point, N.C. (May 24, 2023) – Lumos, a leading 100% Fiber Optic Internet and Total Home Wi-Fi service provider in the Mid-Atlantic, today announced an investment of over $50 million in Johnston and Harnett County, North Carolina, to bring it...

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Posted on: May 23, 2023

Clayton Improves Efficiency and Reduces Costs with Heavy Truck Lift

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The Town of Clayton has recently invested in a new heavy truck lift that has resulted in significant productivity and efficiency gains, as well as substantial financial savings. The new lift columns have allowed the Fleet Services team to perform in-house...

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Posted on: May 10, 2023

Square-to-Square Street Festival

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The annual Square to Square Street Festival will take place on Saturday, May 20 from 10am - 2pm on Main Street.

Downtown Clayton will be filled with games, activities, food, and music from Town Square to Horne Square!

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Posted on: May 10, 2023

Downtown Clayton Concert Series

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The Annual Downtown Concert Series is complete with Food Trucks, Beer and Wine, Bounce House, a face painter and Live Music!

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Posted on: May 1, 2023

Long-time Fire Chief named Deputy Town Manager

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After 48 years of service with the Clayton Fire Department, Fire Chief Lee Barbee has retired from the department, effective May 1. Barbee has accepted a promotion to Deputy Town Manager for the Town of Clayton, a position he has held as an interim since ...

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Posted on: March 9, 2023

Clayton Earth Day Clean Up

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Help us celebrate Earth Day in Clayton, NC on Saturday, April 22! Let's work together to clean up our roadways, parks, greenways, neighborhoods, and open spaces.

To sign up to participate in this event, use the online registration form.

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Posted on: February 22, 2023

Future of Downtown Clayton in public’s hands

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The Town of Clayton is engaging the community to enhance its downtown area and set a clear vision for the future.

In an effort to make downtown more vibrant and thriving area, the Town is creating a new Downtown Master Plan. The plan will address issues su...

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Posted on: November 22, 2016

Municipal Park Groundbreaking

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Clayton residents will soon see the beginning stages of construction on the new Municipal Park in Downtown Clayton.

Municipal Park, located at 325 McCullers St., is the Town’s first and oldest park, with many of its current features dating back to the earl...

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Posted on: November 22, 2016

Clayton Police Help Businesses Create Emergency Action Plans

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People often ask themselves, “What would I do in an emergency?” It is hard to know the answer to that question if you have never faced danger. It’s even more difficult in the context of a business, church, school, or community organization. Officer Neal J...

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Posted on: November 22, 2016

Clayton High Partners with Town on New Artificial Turf Field

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The new field is part of a partnership between the Town and the high school, which will help expand recreational and community involvement opportunities for both parties.

The Town of Clayton and Clayton High School celebrated the completion of a new artifi...

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Comedian Jeff Dye Added to Schedule

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Jeff Dye is a nationally touring comedian, actor and host. Jeff shot over 100 episodes of a new game show airing on Fox called “Who the Bleep is that?” and is currently filming his new comedy special “The Last Cowboy in LA.&a...

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Posted on: January 19, 2024

Renowned storyteller captivates JCPS students

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Storyteller, author and spoken word recording artist Donna Washington made her second appearance in a week’s time at The Clayton Center on Friday to the delight of more than 1,100 elementary and middle school students from around the county.

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Posted on: January 3, 2024

Fairytales on Ice returns with "Peter Pan"

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ICE Creative Entertainment returns to The Clayton Center on March 23 at 3:00pm with Fairytales on Ice: Peter Pan. Tickets go on sale this Friday, January 5, at noon.

Delight in the spectacular as award-winning skaters bring your favorite fairy tale charact...

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Posted on: January 3, 2024

Meet Our Staff

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Ric GoldsteinSound engineer Ric Goldstein, a.k.a. "Ricky G," may spend most of his time at the sound console, but he never hesitates to pitch in wherever he’s needed at TCC events. A veteran part-time staff member, Ric says his favorit...
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Posted on: November 17, 2023

The Clayton Center Launches 2023-24 School Stage Series

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The Clayton Center shared the excitement of live performance with more than 900 Johnston County elementary school students on Wednesday, November 15, through the first show in the 2023-24 School Stage Series.     

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Posted on: November 13, 2023

Meet our new Event Specialist

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The latest member of our full-time team is no stranger to The Clayton Center. Ethan McKenzie has worked with us as a part-time audio technician since March of 2019. He officially stepped into the role of Event Specialist on Monday, October 30.

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Posted on: October 26, 2023

The Clayton Center welcomes new Auditorium Operations Manager

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The Clayton Center welcomed Joshua Propst as the new Auditorium Operations Coordinator on Oct. 16. 

Propst comes to Clayton from Lynchburg, Va., where he most recently worked as theatre director and teacher with Campbell County Public Schools. He ...

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Posted on: May 30, 2023

Comedy With Cathy Ladman

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Laugh along with Cathy Ladman on Friday, March 15, at 8:00pm. Her observational humor focuses on family, growing up, relationships, and real life from a very personal perspective.

The best way to get inside Cathy Ladman’s head is to see her live.  ...

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Posted on: September 4, 2023

Faithfully: An Eagles and Journey Experience

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It's classic rock at its finest. Don't miss Faithfully, a show that pays tribute to two of the most popular rock bands of all time: The Eagles and Journey. Saturday, March 16, at 7:00p.m.

Faithfully: An Eagles and Journey Experience perform a one night onl...

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Posted on: June 1, 2023

Spend an afternoon with The Drifters

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Spend a nostalgic afternoon with one of rock and roll's founding vocal groups — The Drifters — on Sunday, April 14, at 4:00pm. The band has been entertaining audiences for decades with a catalog of some of the most popular hits in music history.

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Page through Town of Clayton's Top Reads for 2023

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As we say goodbye to 2023, the Town of Clayton looks back at trending titles among our nearly 10,000 library cardholders over the last year.

Hocutt-Ellington Memorial Library is compiling lists of the top 10 most-circulated books from both our physical and...

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REGISTER FOR YOUTH SPRING ATHLETICS!

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REGISTER FOR SPRING YOUTH T-BALL, BASEBALL AND SOFTBALL! Registration will end on Monday, February 26th!

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Posted on: November 22, 2016

Municipal Park Ground Breaking

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On December 9, 2021, Clayton Parks and Recreation officially broke ground on the new Municipal Park. The park is being renovated by Balfour Beatty and is scheduled to be completed by Summer 2022.It will feature a brand-new playground, splash pad, two new ...
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Posted on: November 22, 2016

Dean Penny receives the Larry Bailey Award

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Congratulations to Dean Penny for receiving the Larry Bailey Award on behalf of the Clayton Community Recreation Foundation. 

Mr. Penny has been on the Clayton Community Recreation Foundation board for over 15 years and is the forerunner for the C...

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Posted on: November 22, 2016

Proposed Municipal Park improvements

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On Wednesday, November 10, a special Town Council meeting was held to address the proposed Municipal Park improvements and the progress of Clayton's Parks and Recreation Bond. 

Here are two images that were presented to Council during the...

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