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Posted on: January 19, 2022

Clayton Police Officers Honored with Prestigious Life Saving Award

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At the Jan. 18 Town Council meeting, Police Chief Greg Tart had the honor of presenting the Life Saving Award to four Clayton Police Department employees. These men took action in the face of danger to help individuals who, without immediate assistance, w...

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Posted on: December 22, 2021

Town of Clayton 2021 Employee of The Year

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Detective Brantley has been with the Clayton Police Department for over 14 years. He has spent most of his time in the patrol division serving as a Patrol Officer, with 8 of those years being a K9 handler with his partner Abel. Jamie has also served as a ...

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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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Posted on: January 12, 2022

FALSE NEGATIVE: An Evening with John Waters

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John Waters is a man of many monikers: The Prince of Puke, The Duke of Dirt, The Sultan of Sleaze.  Anyway you put it, he is famed the world over for his trash epics including, Pink Flamingos, Female Trouble, Desperate Living, Polyester, Serial M...

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Posted on: November 22, 2016

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Connect with The Clayton Center by subscribing to our mailing list to receive news on the latest events in your inbox. Or, follow us on social media (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter) or on YouTube

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Posted on: December 14, 2021

Don't Miss the Music of Susan Werner on March 26

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Throughout her expansive career, Susan Werner's boundless versatility has emerged as a hallmark of her talent. This versatility has proven to be a quintessential ingredient of her engrossing musical personae.

Known for her engaging and energetic live show,...

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Posted on: December 17, 2021

Monthly Art Exhibits

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If you've ever been to The Clayton Center for an event, a show or just to pay a bill, you've probably noticed the artwork at hangs in our main lobby. The artwork, curated by Clayton Visual Arts, rotates monthly. 

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Posted on: January 17, 2022

An Evening with Sean of the South

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Sean of the South, a.k.a. Sean Dietrich, shares his humorous and heartfelt stories of life in the American South on Saturday, April 9, 7pm, at The Clayton Center.

Dietrich is a columnist and novelist whose work has appeared in Newsweek, Southern Living, Ga...

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Posted on: December 17, 2021

Paul Thorn Performs on April 28

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Among those who value originality, inspiration, eccentricity and character, the story of Paul Thorn is already familiar.

Raised in Tupelo, Mississippi,  Thorn has rambled down back roads and jumped out of airplanes. He worked for years in a furnit...

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Posted on: December 22, 2021

History in the Making: Local Travel Baseball Team on the Rise

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Clayton's 5 Star Carolina Railroaders travel baseball team (part of the 5 Star Carolina Baseball Organization) began back in 2017 as a part of the Clayton Railroaders organization with multiple age groups as an effort to strengthen Clayton&ap...

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Posted on: December 17, 2021

Chamber Executive of The Year 2021: CCOC's Dana Wooten

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Clayton Chamber of Commerce President & CEO, Dana Wooten, was named Chamber Executive of The Year by the Carolinas Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives. This award recognizes Wooten’s ambitious vision for Clayton, her dedication to ...

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Posted on: December 17, 2021

Latin American Festival comes to Clayton

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The Harvest Festival is a fall staple in Clayton. In previous years over 30,000 people have attended the festival and participated in the fun and feasting. After a COVID-19 induced cancellation last year, Harvest Festival is back. This year the Clayton Ch...

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Posted on: December 17, 2021

Big Dreams and Buttermilk Pie: Tiesha Whittaker Is Named Pastry Chef of the Year 2021

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Tiesha Whittaker with her award, 2021 Pastry Chef of the Year. Photo credit: Eamon Queeny for the NCRLA.

Tiesha Whittaker has a passion for baking, and in August, her talents were recognized. Whittaker was one of the 48 chefs chosen to compete in the North...

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Posted on: January 4, 2022

What's New in 2022 at Clayton Parks and Recreation!

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Happy New Year! Start your new year off right at Clayton Parks and Recreation.

We offer group fitness classes for every level of experience. From total body toning to line dancing for beginners, you will be sure to reach your new year goals here!

Our new Tr...

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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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