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01/17/2018

Town Facilities are back to normal hours
Including Town Hall, The Clayton Center, Clayton Community Center & Clayton Library
All Star Waste has completed Wednesday routes and started on Thursday.
They'll complete the rest of Thursday and Friday routes on Saturday. 

Anywhere from 2 to 4.7 in... Read More


01/16/2018

As winter weather brings freezing temperatures to the Town of Clayton, here's what you need to know to prevent your pipes from freezing and answer any questions about milky/cloudy tap water (Hint: It's normal!)

Preventing Frozen Pipes

Don't start 2018 by forking all your Christmas money ov... Read More


01/13/2018

Nearly 60 different municipalities across the state have been given permission by the North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission to participate in a specified Urban Archery season.  After receiving interest from Town of Clayton residents and after careful consideration by Town Council, the To... Read More


01/12/2018

We hope you will join us Tuesday, January 16, 2018, following the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday, for the Clayton Town Council work session beginning 6:30 p.m. at in the Council Chambers of Town Hall/The Clayton Center, 111 East Second Street in Downtown Clayton.

At the work session, the Council will... Read More


01/11/2018

All Town of Clayton facilities will be closed Monday, Jan. 15 for  Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Emergency police, fire and rescue services may be reached by calling 9-1-1. 

Closures include Hocutt-Ellington Memorial Library, Clayton Community Center, The Clayton... Read More


01/08/2018

A long-time Clayton Firefighter and twice Town Councilman has passed away.

Billy Irven Daughtry  was volunteer fireman with Clayton for decades and served two terms on Clayton Town Council, from 1975 to 1979. 

Daughtry died yesterday, January 7, 2018, after a brief illness. He was 79.

A ... Read More


01/05/2018

Work to begin Monday, January 15
Expected Completion – Weather Permitting: End of February/Early March
Greenway Users Will NO LONGER Be Able to Pass Through This Area During Construction

What’s happening? The popular Clayton River Walk on the Neuse greenway took a hit during Hurricane Matth... Read More


01/03/2018

Clayton lost a longtime business, government and community leader Tuesday when Douglas Alexander McCormac passed away at the age of 95.

McCormac’s elected service to the Town of Clayton spanned five decades and totaled nearly a quarter of a century – including 10 years as mayor (1991... Read More


12/29/2017

The Clayton Town Council will ease into the New Year with a meeting scheduled to have just one vote – to approve the Consent Agenda – which is a collection of routine and previously-discussed matters. Due to the New Year's Day falling on a Monday, the meeting will be held T... Read More


12/28/2017

All Town of Clayton facilities will be closed Jan. 1 for New Year's Day. The Clayton Community Center will also be closed Sunday.Emergency police, fire and rescue services may be reached by calling 9-1-1. 

All Star will NOT run garbage, recycling or yard waste routes on New&nb... Read More


12/14/2017

We hope you will join us Monday, Dec. 18 for the Clayton Town Council work session beginning 6:30 p.m. at The Clayton Center, 111 East Second Street in Downtown Clayton.

At the work session, the Council will set its agenda for the Tuesday, Jan. 2 meeting and take a first look at the matters up for co... Read More


12/13/2017

UPDATE: The heaviest parts of our renovations are done, so the library will be RE-OPEN at 9 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 16. We still have a lot of work to do and we appreciate everyone's patience! We can't wait to show you all of the improvements for 2018! 

Our computers will be unavailable u... Read More


12/08/2017

Clayton's got such a variety of holiday events going on Saturday, there's no excuse to be Scrooge this weekend!

You'll want to be downtown at 3 p.m. for the Clayton Rotary Christmas Parade – a holiday tradition with a new route that promises to double the excitement and double&... Read More


12/04/2017

UPDATE: NCDOT wants your input on this plan! Click here to complete a survey and help their engineers understand your needs!

NCDOT NEWS RELEASE: To ease traffic congestion and plan for expected growth, state transportation officials are finalizing a proposal to widen an eight-mile stretch of N.C. 42 ... Read More

12/01/2017

We hope you will join us Monday, Dec. 4 for the Clayton Town Council meeting beginning 6:30 p.m. at The Clayton Center, 111 East Second Street in Downtown Clayton.

You can view the full agenda packet online here, or click here to download a PDF copy. Here are the highlights:

Newly Elect... Read More


11/29/2017

Two significant heroin dealers are behind bars, one of them caught preparing the drug with a newborn baby in his home, as Clayton Police continue a months-long operation to curb drug activity in the Town of Clayton. 

The Clayton Police Narcotics Unit seized 33 bags or “stamps” of her... Read More


11/26/2017

Downtown at Christmas

Join us THIS Thursday, Nov. 30, 2017 for Clayton's beloved holiday tradition!  

Thousands of people will pack Main Street Thursday, November 30, 2017 to help bring Downtown Clayton alive with the holiday spirit for the 27th Annual Tree Lighting & Christmas Villag... Read More


11/21/2017

After 7 years leading the Town of Clayton’s Planning Department, David DeYoung is now stepping into Clayton’s newest role - Director of Economic and Community Development. His start date is Monday, November 27 and the Town will immediately begin the search for a new Planni... Read More


11/20/2017

All Town of Clayton facilities will be closed Thursday, Nov. 23 for Thanksgiving. Emergency police, fire and rescue services may be reached by calling 9-1-1.

All Star will NOT run garbage, recycling or yard waste routes on Thanksgiving, which will push back collection of Thursday&... Read More


11/17/2017

We hope you will join us Monday, Nov. 20 for the Clayton Town Council work session beginning 6:30 p.m. at The Clayton Center, 111 East Second Street in Downtown Clayton.

At the work session, the Council will set its agenda for the Dec. 4 meeting and take a first look at the matters up for considerati... Read More


11/07/2017

Two incumbents and 1 challenger are the winners in Tuesday's election. 

SEE UNOFFICIAL PRECINCT RESULTS HERE

Unofficial election results with all precincts reporting showed it was a VERY close race:


11/07/2017

All Town of Clayton facilities will be closed Friday, Nov. 10 for Veterans Day.

Emergency police, fire and rescue services may be reached by calling 9-1-1.

The closures include Hocutt-Ellington Memorial Library, the Clayton Community Center, The Clayton Center and Town Hall —... Read More


11/06/2017

Election day is Tuesday, Nov. 7. CHECK YOUR VOTER REGISTRATION   CHECK YOUR POLLING LOCATION

On Election Day, the polls are open from 6:30 a.m. until 7:30 p.m.

Three incumbents, Michael Grannis, Art Holder and Bob Satterfield, registered to run to continue their municipal service. Three... Read More


11/05/2017

The brave men and women of our armed forces hold a special place in the hearts of Clayton residents. Long after the cries of battle have subsided, we still seek out ways to show military personnel that their contributions are both remembered and appreciated. Memorializing individuals who served... Read More


11/03/2017

We hope you will join us Monday, Nov. 6 for the Clayton Town Council meeting beginning 6:30 p.m. at The Clayton Center, 111 East Second Street in Downtown Clayton.

You can view the full agenda packet online here, or click here to download a PDF copy. Here are the highlights:

Invitation ... Read More


10/26/2017

Do you love Hocutt-Ellington Memorial Library? Join the board that advises Town leaders on programs, policies, capital projects, facility changes and regulations for the operation of the library!

We have three openings on the Clayton Library Board for three-year terms beginning Jan. 1, 2018... Read More


10/24/2017

Have you ever wanted to get to know your local police officers? Maybe you've got a question, need to raise a concern, or you just want to know what it's like to serve on the Clayton Police Department?

Join us 8-10 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 1 for Coffee with a Cop at Clayton Bakery & Cafe, 8970... Read More


10/23/2017
The Clayton Police Department is teaming up with Safe Kids Johnston County this Saturday, October 28th, for Operation Medicine Drop! It's part of a national Take Back initiative to get everyone to safely dispose of un-used, expired prescriptions and medicines so they don't end up in the... Read More

10/22/2017

CLAYTON POLICE WARN RESIDENTS ABOUT A RASH OF OVERNIGHT CAR BREAK-INS TO UNLOCKED CARS!
29 INCIDENTS REPORTED OVERNIGHT– DON’T BECOME A VICTIM.

For the third time in less than a month, several Clayton neighborhoods have been targeted by thieves looking for some quick cash left in your car.... Read More


10/18/2017

 

In the biggest drug operation in department history, Clayton Police put 19 people behind bars today after a series of early morning raids. The coordinated sweep took down drug traffickers in our Town and rid our streets of cocaine, heroin, marijuana, $3-4,000 in drug money, and guns.

Leading up... Read More


10/13/2017

We hope you will join us Monday, Oct. 16 for the Clayton Town Council work session beginning 6:30 p.m. at The Clayton Center, 111 East Second Street in Downtown Clayton.

At the work session, the Council will receive special reports, set its agenda for the Nov. 6 meeting and take a first look at the m... Read More


10/05/2017

Families will have lots of opportunities to break out their Halloween costumes this year in Clayton!

Halloween falls on a Tuesday, but we're starting the fun the week before with four free Halloween-themed story times at Hocutt-Ellington Memorial Library!

On Friday, Oct. 27 we've got... Read More


10/04/2017

Fire Open House

Sunday, October 8, 2017

2 PM - 4 PM

Clayton Fire Station #1

Sit behind the wheel of one of our shiny red fire trucks! Watch as firefighters demonstrate how they work to save lives. Get inside the Archer Lodge Smoke House and have your children experience a "house fire"... Read More


10/01/2017

Weekly Loose Leaf Collection Begins
THIS Monday, Oct. 2nd! 

If you're containerizing your leaves instead:
All Star WILL BE ENFORCING our 2015 Town Ordinance:
NO BLACK BAGS
NO YARD WASTE EXCEEDING THE WEEKLY 6'X6'X3' VOLUME (that includes bags)!

No more BLACK BAGS!&... Read More

09/28/2017

We hope you will join us Monday, Oct. 2 for the Clayton Town Council meeting beginning 6:30 p.m. at The Clayton Center, 111 East Second Street in Downtown Clayton.

You can view the full agenda packet online here, or click here to download a PDF copy. Here are the highlights:

Public... Read More


09/24/2017

Clayton is saying Happy Birthday to perhaps our most beloved and well-known resident!

World War II veteran Sam Robertson turned 100 years old on Sunday, Sept. 24!  

On Monday, his family hosted a party inside the B.M. Robertson Mule Barn at the corner of Lombard & Second streets in Downtown C... Read More


09/22/2017

We hope you will join us for the Clayton Planning Board meeting 6 p.m. Monday, Sept. 25 at The Clayton Center, 111 East Second Street in Downtown Clayton.

You can view the full agenda packet online here, or click here to download a PDF copy. Here are the highlights:

Grifols Expansion

Tri... Read More


09/22/2017

Two hundred elected officials, managers, local government staff and other stakeholders from around the Triangle and beyond will convene in Clayton on Sept. 28 for the Triangle J Council of Governments' first-ever regional summit.

The conference, A Future Together, Connecting Our Urban & ... Read More


09/19/2017

We hope you will join us for the Clayton Board of Adjustment meeting 6 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 20 at The Clayton Center, 111 East Second Street in Downtown Clayton.

You can view the full agenda packet online here, or click here to download a PDF copy. Here are the highlights:

Holy Cross Lutheran Ch... Read More


09/15/2017

We hope you will join us Monday, Sept. 18 for the Clayton Town Council work session beginning 6:30 p.m. at The Clayton Center, 111 East Second Street in Downtown Clayton.

At the work session, the Council will set its agenda for the Oct. 2 meeting and take a first look at the matters up for consi... Read More


09/14/2017

In September 2001, our nation was reeling from the devastation of the 9/11 terrorist attacks. It was all anyone was talking about across the country. But at the same time, here in Clayton, our community was struggling with its own horrible tragedy. 

Sixteen years ago, on this day, the Town ... Read More


09/13/2017

In the dark of morning today, two Town of Clayton employees got up, gassed up and headed south to give back.

Luke Smith and Conner Franks are two Clayton Public Power linemen now heading to Florida to wade through a tangled mess of power lines and destruction to restore electricity to so many hurting... Read More


09/11/2017

The Town of Clayton marked the 16th anniversary of 9/11 this morning in a solemn observance attended by Clayton’s first responders, elected officials, Johnston County EMS, members of the public and Town staff.

Leading the ceremony, the Clayton Fire Department called the group to attention and r... Read More


09/11/2017

Starting this week, the Town of Clayton has moved to a percentage-based convenience fee for customers who use a credit card to pay utility bills. Credit card processors charge this fee for making the credit transfer possible, and the Town's former flat fee of $3.95 was no longer enough to cover ... Read More


09/06/2017

Clayton residents should place garbage, recycling and yard waste to the curb on their regularly-scheduled days this week.

All Star took off Labor Day, but had already caught up by noon Tuesday and began making a first pass on Tuesday's routes! Talk about efficiency!

If you didn't put your... Read More


09/06/2017

UPDATE! 

Thanks to tips about sightings from the public, Clayton Police were able to locate Alice Stephenson ALIVE just on the edge of Downtown Clayton around 5 p.m. on Wednesday. 

A caller reported seeing a woman lying in a grassy, dirt lot along Main Street near the train overpass just bef... Read More

09/04/2017

HOCUTT-ELLINGTON CONTINUES CHAPTER OF INNOVATION & GROWTH WITH NEW HIRE

Libraries across the country have undergone challenging transformations in recent years to better serve their communities in our digital age. To put it simply…libraries can’t just be places to check out a bo... Read More


09/04/2017
Last Friday, the National Weather Service (NWS) in Raleigh took rainfall reports of more than 4 inches of rain drenching Clayton in less than an hour and a half! That left many parts of town flooded and drainage systems overwhelmed.
 
Just look at the blockage caused at one downtown home where pi... Read More

09/01/2017

Town of Clayton
Veteran/Military-Themed Public Art
 Call to Artists – DEADLINE: Oct. 8th

Clayton, North Carolina

Overview

The brave men and women of our armed forces hold a special place in the hearts of all Americans. Long after the cries of battle have subsided, we still seek out ways to sho... Read More


09/01/2017

We hope you will join us Tuesday, Sept. 5 for the Clayton Town Council meeting beginning 6:30 p.m. at The Clayton Center, 111 East Second Street in Downtown Clayton.

You can view the full agenda packet online here, or click here to download a PDF copy. Here are the highlights:

Loca... Read More


08/31/2017

Sometimes the rescuers need a rescue too. Join the Town of Clayton Police Department, in partnership with the NC Association of Chiefs of Police, in supporting the first responders in the Houston area affected by Hurricane Harvey. Donate much needed supplies now through September 11th at the Cl... Read More


08/18/2017

We hope you will join us Monday, Aug. 21 for the Clayton Town Council work session beginning 6:30 p.m. at The Clayton Center, 111 East Second Street in Downtown Clayton.

At the work session, the Council will set its agenda for the Sept. 5 meeting and take a first look at the matters up for considerat... Read More


08/11/2017

CHASE IS ON THE CASE! 

From tributes to fallen officers and war heroes, nods to his Polish and German roots, creative plays on police jargon, silly suggestions like Mr. Snifferbritches, Bark Rogers, and Officer Doggy McDogFace, to hometown favorites like Clay, Clayton, and Comet – more tha... Read More


08/11/2017

It’s August 11th – 8/11 Day! The Town of Clayton wants you to know that calling 811 to get buried utility lines marked is the first step to staying safe during your digging projects. 

Installing a mailbox, building a deck, planting a tree or laying a patio? Call 811 at least three da... Read More


08/05/2017

The Clayton Library is one more than 3,000 libraries across the country participating in the celestial event of the century!

During this national event, the moon will sweep across the United States in a narrow band from the Pacific to the Atlantic Ocean blocking the sun in a spectacle that hasn&... Read More


08/04/2017

Clayton Police are training up our newest officer and we NEED your help – we need a NAME!

Send us your suggestions for this handsome fellow! He’s from Radom, Poland, about 65 miles south of Warsaw.

He’s just 13-months old! This German Shepherd is super social and loves to fetch!

He&rs... Read More


08/03/2017

We hope you will join us Monday, Aug. 7 for the Clayton Town Council meeting beginning 6:30 p.m. at The Clayton Center, 111 East Second Street in Downtown Clayton.

You can view the full agenda packet online here, or click here to download a PDF copy. Here are the highlights:

Nine Public... Read More


07/19/2017

NOTICE ABOUT CONSTRUCTION ACTIVITY AT EAST CLAYTON COMMUNITY PARK

The Town of Clayton is beginning work to create a disc golf course at East Clayton Community Park. 

The work will last 7-10 days, depending on weather.

What’s happening? We’re closing the entire back gravel portion ... Read More


07/15/2017

 

Lottery tickets, credit cards, bullets and even a $6,000 check!!??
Can you believe what Grifols employees have uncovered on the roadside of US 70 in Clayton?
 
For the past 25 years, these dedicated corporate community members have donned orange vests and braved the speeding traffic to keep ... Read More

07/14/2017

We hope you will join us Monday, July 17 for the Clayton Town Council meeting beginning 6:30 p.m. at The Clayton Center, 111 East Second Street in Downtown Clayton.

Unlike other months, the Town Council only meets once in July. That means the Council will hold public hearings and take action &nd... Read More


07/12/2017

Filing for Town Council seats ends noon Friday, July 21 for the November 2017 election. The three incumbents, Michael Grannis, Art Holder and Bob Satterfield, have registered to run to continue their municipal service. 

Town Council members serve four-year terms, with elections st... Read More


07/10/2017

Clayton residents and businesses should beware of scam phone calls claiming to come from Duke Progress Energy or the Town of Clayton electrical department.

In the calls, the scammers are telling people they need to pay a deposit for their electric meters. The callers then threaten to turn off custome... Read More


06/28/2017

All Town of Clayton facilities will be closed Tuesday, July 4 for Independence Day – except for Municipal Park, where our 37th annual July 4th Celebration and Fireworks begins at 4:30 p.m.!

All Star Waste Services will NOT run garbage, recycling or yard waste routes on July 4 &nd... Read More


06/27/2017

The nation's newest grocery store chain is coming to Clayton.

On Monday, the Clayton Planning Board approved Lidl U.S. Operations' plans to develop a grocery store at 12856 U.S. 70 Business – located across U.S. 70 Business from Walmart – between the Hardee's&nb... Read More


06/17/2017

Wouldn't you like to get a text warning you about thunderstorms heading to your home?  Or a tornado heading toward your child's school? 

How about an informational email when Hurricane Matthew knocked out water to our homes and we weren't sure it was safe to drink?

Sign up NOW fo... Read More


06/16/2017

We hope you will join us Monday, June 19 for the Clayton Town Council work session beginning 6:30 p.m. at The Clayton Center, 111 East Second Street in Downtown Clayton.

At the work session, the Council will set its agenda for the July 17 meeting and take a first look at the matters up for considerat... Read More


06/14/2017

We hope you will join us for the Clayton Board of Adjustment meeting 6 p.m. Wednesday, June 21 at The Clayton Center, 111 East Second Street in Downtown Clayton.

You can view the full agenda packet online here, or click here to download a PDF copy. Here are the highlights:

Economy Storage Expansion

Ste... Read More


06/08/2017

RIVERWOOD FINAL PAVING

The Fred Smith Company is scheduled to complete final paving of several streets in Riverwood Athletic Club.
The Town of Clayton is helping spread the word.

Now through June 14th - Patchwork
June 14 through July 6th - Curb repairs and manhole adjustments
July 7th through July 1... Read More


06/08/2017

Opportunist crimes can increase in summer– DON’T BECOME A VICTIM.

Communities in our area and in Wake County have also seen a recent spike.

Clayton Police arrested four Raleigh teens early Tuesday morning after the teens drove a stolen car to Clayton and stole a second vehicle and multiple... Read More


06/05/2017

CHURCH STREET UTILITY PROJECT TO BEGIN THIS WEEK!
ACCESS TO ONE BLOCK OF CHURCH COULD BE BLOCKED IN SECTIONS FOR UP TO 8 WEEKS

We love our historic downtown, but, as you know, its aging infrastructure can cause problems. We need to head off those problems now and improve the water & sewer service ... Read More


06/04/2017

A Saturday night DWI Checkpoint on US Highway 70 in Clayton netted nearly 100 charges and arrests – 7 arrests for driving under the influence and 84 other actions/charges including taking guns, drugs and one fugitive off the streets. 

The Clayton Police Department? hosted the checkpoint wi... Read More


06/02/2017

We hope you will join us Monday, June 5 for the Clayton Town Council meeting beginning 6:30 p.m. at The Clayton Center, 111 East Second Street in Downtown Clayton.

You can view the full agenda packet online here, or click here to download a PDF copy. Here are the highlights:

Introductio... Read More


05/24/2017

On Monday, May 29, 2017, Town of Clayton offices, Utilities & Billing (Customer Service) Hocutt-Ellington Memorial Library, The Clayton Center and Parks & Recreation's Clayton Community Center will be closed to observe the Memorial Day holiday.  

Garbage, recycling and yard... Read More


05/22/2017

We hope you will join us for the Clayton Planning Board meeting 6 p.m. Monday, May 22 at The Clayton Center, 111 East Second Street in Downtown Clayton.

You can view the full agenda packet online here, or click here to download a PDF copy. Here are the highlights:

Walton Farm: 310-Unit Expansion at Ri... Read More


05/22/2017

The Clayton Police Department prides itself on professionalism and ensuring that we're responsive to our community. We want to know how we're doing...from you! 

HOW ARE OUR OFFICERS DOING? PLEASE TAKE A FEW MINUTES TO ANSWER THESE 8 SHORT QUESTIONS! 

Solo toma 2 minutos para tener un... Read More


05/17/2017

We all know Clayton is growing and that to preserve what we love about our community, we need to grow smart! That’s why we’re excited to announce the hiring of Rich Cappola as our first Town of Clayton Director of Engineering & Inspections. It’s a new title for a big position, ... Read More


05/17/2017

It’s a sad reality, but as adults get older, they become targets for scammers, swindlers and schemers who prey on their good nature in hopes of making a quick buck.

To help seniors protect their financial and physical well-being, the Clayton Police Department will host FREE Senior Citizen ... Read More


05/15/2017

Clayton author Susan Schild's is back again with the latest and third installment of  her popular Willow Hill series set in North Carolina - "Sweet Southern Hearts," a story of true tenderness, humor, and sometimes nail biting tension.

To celebrate the new book release, p... Read More


05/12/2017

We hope you will join us Monday, May 15 for the Clayton Town Council work session beginning 6:30 p.m. at The Clayton Center, 111 East Second Street in Downtown Clayton.

Unusual for a work session, the Council will hold several public hearings and take votes Monday night. The Council will also set its... Read More


05/05/2017

Here’s a quick rundown of what the Clayton Town Council did at the Monday, May 1 meeting. For a more thorough look at these items, check out our preview of the meeting or dig into the full agenda packet – available online or downloadable as a PDF.

The Council voted to approved the followi... Read More


05/05/2017

The public will have its chance to weigh in the Town's budget for next fiscal year at the upcoming Clayton Town Council work session, set for 6:30 p.m. Monday, May 15 at The Clayton Center, 111 East Second Street.

Town staff has spent much of 2017 crafting a spending plan for Fiscal Year 201... Read More


05/02/2017

34th Annual Clayton 5K Road Race
9 a.m. Saturday May 13, 2017
Downtown Clayton

 

Hundreds of people compete each year in one of the longest-running road races in the Triangle!  For more than three decades, the annual Clayton Road Race has brought out everyone from 7-year-olds to... Read More


04/29/2017

There is SO much going on today - Saturday, April 29, 2017! Get rid of waste, walk for those with Alzheimer's, win a shopping spree and support local artists & businesses, and rock the block with awesome teens in our community! ALL FREE! 


04/28/2017

We hope you will join us Monday, May 1 for the Clayton Town Council meeting beginning 6:30 p.m. at The Clayton Center, 111 East Second Street in Downtown Clayton.

You can view the full agenda packet online here, or click here to download a PDF copy. Here are the highlights:

Big Changes ... Read More


04/28/2017

Decorated veteran with 20+ years of law enforcement/military experience to lead Clayton Police

The Town of Clayton is excited to announce that C. Blair Myhand will be leading the Clayton Police Department beginning May 15, 2017. Myhand was most recently a Police Captain in the neighboring Town o... Read More


04/28/2017

Surrounded by family, two past police chiefs, fellow officers, friends, community members and colleagues from the Town of Clayton, R.W. Bridges proudly said goodbye to a 19-year career that saw him excel through the ranks from patrol officer to Clayton Police Chief.

"I’m going to... Read More


04/27/2017

Art is everywhere in Clayton. It’s in Town Hall, in our Town Squares – and THIS SATURDAY – it’s being showcased in our downtown businesses!

On Saturday, April 29th from 10 – 3 p.m., local artists will fill our shops, restaurants and professional offices during ... Read More


04/27/2017

Here are the highlights from Monday's Clayton Planning Board meeting:

Abbington Forest: 72 Apartments off U.S. 70 Business, East of WakeMed Clayton Medical Park

The Planning Board approved ReaVentures' site plan to develop a 72-apartment complex on 4.94 acres of vacant land... Read More


04/26/2017

Need to get rid of some household chemicals, old batteries or leftover medicine?

Drop them off at the Johnston County Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day, scheduled for 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, April 29 at the Johnston County Livestock Arena. That’s located at 520 County Home Road, next ... Read More


04/23/2017

IMPORTANT NOTICE TO RESIDENTS & BUSINESSES
THE HOUSE at 534 W. Main Street
WILL BE BURNED IN A FIRE TRAINING EXERCISE
SATURDAY, MAY 6 
Main Street will be CLOSED from Robertson to Moore streets
7 a.m. – 1 p.m. 

On Saturday, May 6, 2017, the Clayton Fire Department is conducting a live ... Read More


04/20/2017

Sign up now for our FREE Clayton Police Youth Summer Academy!

Conducting traffic stops, going through an interactive police weapons simulator, and visiting the Johnston County jail - those are just some of the activities Town of Clayton teenagers can experience in our annual week-long summer aca... Read More


04/13/2017

In Memory of
Robert Steven Biggs
June 1, 1963 - April 12, 2017

The Town of Clayton will host a public memorial service for long-time Clayton Town Manager Steve Biggs at 11 a.m. Tuesday, April 18th inside the historic auditorium of The Clayton Center, 111 E. Second Street in Downtown Clayton. 

A vis... Read More


04/13/2017

We hope you will join us Monday, April 17 for the Clayton Town Council work session beginning 6:30 p.m. at The Clayton Center, 111 East Second Street in Downtown Clayton.

At the work session, the Council will set its agenda for the May 1 meeting and take a first look at the matters up for considerati... Read More


04/11/2017

All Town of Clayton facilities will be closed Friday, April 14 for Good Friday. If you have an emergency, call 911.

Good Friday and Easter will NOT affect garbage, recycling or yard waste collection, so put your bins out as usual Friday and Monday.

The Good Friday facility closures include&n... Read More


04/10/2017

The people have spoken!

Following a seven week March Madness-style tournament, you chose Jordan Parah's abstract work "Fly Me To The Moon" – located outside Hocutt-Ellington Memorial Library – as the People's Choice winner for the 2016-17 Clayton Sculpture Trai... Read More


04/01/2017

SUNDAY 9 AM UPDATE: The search has been called off - after the missing kayaker was located at work in Youngsville, Franklin County, this morning. 

When Youngsville Police were able to talk to the man this morning, the man said he did not realize there had been a large search for him. He reported... Read More


03/31/2017

We hope you will join us Monday, April 3 for the Clayton Town Council meeting beginning 6:30 p.m. at The Clayton Center, 111 East Second Street in Downtown Clayton.

You can view the full agenda packet online here, or click here to download a PDF copy. Here are the highlights:

Donation o... Read More


03/30/2017

When we think of police work, the mind immediately goes to law enforcement.

The speeding ticket, the drug bust, the robbery investigation.

But as first responders to all kinds of emergencies, a police officer who knows how to think outside the law book may be the difference between life and death for ... Read More


03/27/2017

Looking to start a garden?

Get started at the annual Johnston County Master Gardeners' Plant Sale from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, April 22 at the Clayton Community Center, 715 Amelia Church Road.

Look for native plants, annuals, perennials, vegetables, herbs, house plants and more for sale, all gr... Read More


03/24/2017

We hope you will join us for the Clayton Planning Board meeting 6 p.m. Monday, March 27 at The Clayton Center, 111 East Second Street in Downtown Clayton.

You can view the full agenda packet online here, or click here to download a PDF copy. Here are the highlights:

Southeast Area Study Presentat... Read More


03/21/2017

North O'Neil Street will be CLOSED between Main and First streets Wednesday, March 22 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. ?in Downtown Clayton while our electric department connects power to The Paper Co. Project.

Northbound traffic on O'Neil will be forced to turn left, and may continue north on Fayettevi... Read More


03/17/2017

We hope you will join us Monday, March 20 for the Clayton Town Council work session beginning 6:30 p.m. at The Clayton Center, 111 East Second Street in Downtown Clayton.

At the work session, the Council will set its agenda for the April 3 meeting and take a first look at the matters up for considera... Read More


03/16/2017

We got it!

The Town of Clayton and the Clayton Downtown Development Association are excited to announce that we’ve been selected to host the 2018 North Carolina Main Street Conference!

Set to span three days, March 13-15, the conference will bring hundreds to Clayton from all over North Carolina... Read More


03/13/2017

No baking class needed, just a library card!

Hocutt-Ellington Memorial Library invites our members to take part in the world's largest book club – the Big Library Read program – which connects millions of readers with the same eBook at the same time.

From Thursday through March 30... Read More


03/08/2017

On Saturday, March 11, martial artists from across the state will travel to our Town to compete in the USA Taekwondo 2017 North Carolina State Championship – a qualifier to fight for Team USA!

We're hosting the bouts at the Clayton Community Center, located at 715 Amelia Church Road, a... Read More


03/07/2017

We got it! We got it!

CLAYTON SCORES BIG IN STATE-WIDE PARK GRANT: Town Moves One Step Closer to Building Unique Inclusive Playground!

Town of Clayton Parks & Recreation staff are incredibly excited to announce that we’ve been selected to receive $89,810 from a super competitive statewide pa... Read More


03/07/2017

Submit Your Creations for our 5th Annual Clayton Sculpture Trail
Deadline: Monday, April 3, 2017
Click here to apply NOW!


Winners of the 2016-17 People's Choice Awards will be announced 6 p.m. April 6
at the Clayton Visual Arts free artist reception at The Clayton Center

 

At... Read More


03/03/2017

We hope you will join us Monday, March 6 for the Clayton Town Council meeting beginning 6:30 p.m. at The Clayton Center, 111 East Second Street in Downtown Clayton.

You can view the full agenda packet online here, or click here to download a PDF copy. Here are the highlights:

Hocut... Read More


03/01/2017

Best bargains in Town: a whole grocery bag of books for practically nothing!  

The non-profit Friends of the Library, Inc. is gearing up to host its Spring book sale at Hocutt-Ellington Memorial Library to help support the Clayton Library.  Fiction, nonfiction, inspirational, cookbooks, tex... Read More


02/27/2017

Thank you for voting in the
2016-17 Clayton Sculpture Trail People's Choice Awards!
We will announce the winner 6 p.m. April 6
at the Clayton Visual Arts free artist reception at The Clayton Center.
 

After six weeks of voting, it's finally time to choose a champion in the final round of the... Read More


02/23/2017

The Town of Clayton is doing an exceptional job maintaining its 81 miles of paved roads according to an independent survey by U.S. Infrastructure of Carolina.

Vice President John Fersner presented his company's findings at Monday's work session, and he told the Town Council that our Publ... Read More


02/22/2017

Man wearing medal from senior games

"We don't stop playing because we grow old.  We grow old because we stop playing."

- George Bernard Shaw

There's still time to sign up for the 2017 Johnston County Senior Games.  Are you 50 and over?  Know someone who is!?  Be part of this incredible experien... Read More


02/15/2017

We hope you will join us Monday, Feb. 20 for the Clayton Town Council work session beginning 6:30 p.m. at The Clayton Center, 111 East Second Street in Downtown Clayton.

At the work session, the Council will set its agenda for the March 6 meeting and take a first look at the matters up for considerat... Read More


02/15/2017

From Monday, Feb. 27, 2017 through early April, residents in and around Clayton may notice the scent of chlorine coming from their tap water.

This is normal.

Your water will still be safe to drink and use for cooking, bathing and all other household purposes.

So what’s going on?

All year long... Read More


02/14/2017

UPDATE, March 2, 2017:

16-year-old Nashiem Kahil Attoh has been located safe and sound in Maryland and has been turned back over to his Clayton family. He was with extended family. He was reported missing about 3 weeks ago.

The Clayton Police Department would like to sincerely thank the public, all Tr... Read More


02/13/2017

Clayton already ranks as one of the safest towns in North Carolina, but what if you could make your street and neighborhood even safer?

What if one of our dedicated officers could easily walk you through one of the most  effective and least costly answers to crime?

We can.  For fre... Read More


02/09/2017

Town of Clayton Customers Warned to NOT use Third Party Payment Sites!

No one enjoys paying bills, and that's why a ton of third-party websites have popped up offering to make bill paying easy by consolidating all your payments in one place. They're tempting and some even sport our offic... Read More


02/03/2017

We hope you will join us Monday, Feb. 6 for the Clayton Town Council meeting beginning 6:30 p.m. at The Clayton Center, 111 East Second Street in Downtown Clayton.

You can view the full agenda packet online here, or click here to download a PDF copy. Here are the highlights:

Police Chie... Read More


02/02/2017

In their latest push to spread the joy of rugby in our area, several Clayton Rugby Football Club players dropped by Hocutt-Ellington Memorial Library last week to donate a selection of books about the sport to our collection.

The books range from “R is for Rugby” – which t... Read More


02/01/2017

Utility Work Alert! A small section of Front Street will be closed tomorrow and Friday between Roberston and Stalling streets near our historic City Cemetery for water main work. The closures will run from 8 am to 5 pm both Thursday and Friday, February 2-3.

We apologize for the short detour around t... Read More


02/01/2017

Bring the magic of books alive with a new digital resource available from Hocutt-Ellington Memorial Library, the Town of Clayton’s municipal library. 

Starting today, you’ll be able to access more than 3,000 eBooks, 689 audiobooks and 37 streaming videos and Read-Along’s&hellip... Read More


02/01/2017

Got thoughts on how the Town of Clayton spends money?

Come tell the Clayton Town Council during a special budgetary public hearing 6:30 p.m. Monday at The Clayton Center, 111 East Second Street.

As Town begins to budget for the fiscal year beginning July 1, Town leaders have decided to open the floor ... Read More


01/30/2017

Hiring a police chief is one of the most important decisions any Town will make – a decision that’s critical to the future of a community. That’s why the Town of Clayton is asking the public to participate in the hiring of a new leader to replace Police Chief R.W. Bridges, who will... Read More


01/30/2017

UPDATE: Kudos to our Clayton Public Power electric crews who were able to repair some dangerous power situations in record time last night. Power went out at midnight in the vicinity of Barber Mill Road up to and including Dairy Road and also up NC42 south from the US 70 business overpass to th... Read More


01/14/2017

Two Smaller Sections of Greenway Remain CLOSED

Our popular greenways took a hit when the Neuse River reached almost record high flood levels following Hurricane Matthew. That damage, coupled with a long-term upgrade to a utility station, now have two sections closed and under construction along ... Read More


01/13/2017

We hope you will join us Tuesday, Jan. 17 for the Clayton Town Council work session beginning 6:30 p.m. at The Clayton Center, 111 East Second Street in Downtown Clayton.

At the work session, the Council will set its agenda for the Feb. 6 meeting and take a first look at the matters up for consi... Read More


01/11/2017

Here's what went down at the Jan. 3 Clayton Town Council meeting:

Council Postpones Warrick Tract Vote to Feb. 6

After more than an hour of discussion among Town staff, developers and the Council, the Town Council voted to delay its vote to approve or deny plans for a 26-lot neighborhood ... Read More


01/06/2017

 Town of Clayton Facilities Back to Normal Hours Wednesday
Garbage, Recycling & Yard Waste Collection Caught Up & Running Normal Days!
Get those Containers to the Curb on Your Normal Pick-up Days! 
 

Clayton may not have seen the 5 to 9 inches of predicted snow, but the ... Read More


12/29/2016

We hope you will join us Tuesday, Jan. 3 for the Clayton Town Council meeting beginning 6:30 p.m. at The Clayton Center, 111 East Second Street in Downtown Clayton.

You can view the full agenda packet online here, or click here to download a PDF copy. Here are the highlights:

January is... Read More


12/28/2016

Town of Clayton Police want to warn drivers about a rash of recent car break-ins in Clayton.

Seven different cars have been hit in the last 6 days all over Clayton. They began last Thursday and continued after Christmas. The cars have been parked at gyms, at a greenway parking lot, even a church.

Duri... Read More


12/26/2016
We can't help but think this colorful scene of smiling children and parents is exactly the vision Mrs. Lucile Ellington Hocutt had when she deeded her home to the Town of Clayton in 1965 for a future library. Now, after more than four decades and numerous expansions, Hocutt-Elling... Read More

12/22/2016

Here's what went down at the Dec. 19 Clayton Town Council work session:

Clayton Christmas Parade

Two members of the Clayton Rotary Club stopped by to give the Town Council a follow-up on this year's Clayton Christmas Parade.

“We personally wanted to come by this evening to thank all ... Read More


12/22/2016

A 23-year-old Clayton man is behind bars tonight – charged with last month’s break-in at Trigger Happy Guns in Downtown Clayton.

Cedrick Jermaine Williams, of 225 Randolph Drive in Clayton, is being held on a $365,200 secured bond and faces Felony Breaking & Entering, Felony Larceny a... Read More


12/16/2016

We hope you will join us Monday, Dec. 19 for the Clayton Town Council meeting beginning 6:30 p.m. at The Clayton Center, 111 East Second Street.

You can view the full agenda packet online here, or click here to download a PDF copy.

Highlights include:

Warrick Tract Subdivision

The Council will... Read More


12/09/2016

Here's what went down at the Dec. 5 Clayton Town Council meeting.

Johnston Charter Academy

The Town Council granted a special-use permit for Charter Development Co. LLC to develop a charter school on 8 acres located next to the Clayton Town Centre shopping complex off U.S. 70 Business. T... Read More


12/02/2016

We hope you will join us Monday, Dec. 5 for the Clayton Town Council meeting beginning 6:30 p.m. in the Town Council Chambers of The Clayton Center, 111 East Second Street in Downtown Clayton.

You can view the full agenda packet online here, or click here to download a PDF copy.

Highlights i... Read More


11/23/2016

At the Nov. 21 work session, the Clayton Town Council set public hearings for a new charter school and a planned neighborhood, reviewed several code changes and got a request to allow golf carts on public streets.

Here are the details:

Public Hearings set for Dec. 5

North Carolina law provides for publ... Read More


11/21/2016

We hope you will join us Monday, Nov. 21 for the Clayton Town Council work session beginning 6:30 p.m. in the Town Council Chambers of The Clayton Center, 111 East Second Street in Downtown Clayton.

You can view the full agenda packet online here, or click here to download a PDF copy.

H... Read More


11/10/2016

The Clayton Town Council approved a big expansion at Grifols, expanded the Town by 45 acres, saluted Town employees for their military service and more at the Nov. 7 meeting.

Here are the details:

Grifols Expansion Special-Use Permit Approved

Following a public hearing, the Town Council approved a... Read More


11/09/2016

Town of Clayton voters approved two referendums last night that will allow both on- and off-premise sales of malt beverages (beer) and unfortified wine in Clayton.

Now, businesses other than restaurants – such as wine or beer stores – can sell beer or wine for on-site consumption.

The move... Read More


11/04/2016

Get the last of Hurricane Matthew's storm debris to the curb!  

Friday, Nov. 11 is the last day crews will waive surcharges to pick up large piles of storm debris in the Town of Clayton.

That gives Clayton residents one last week to clear any limbs, branches and other debris that fell du... Read More


11/04/2016

We hope you will join us Monday, Nov. 7 for the Clayton Town Council meeting beginning 6:30 p.m. in the Town Council Chambers of The Clayton Center, 111 East Second Street in Downtown Clayton.

The full agenda packet is too large to email, but you can view it online here. You can also downlo... Read More


10/29/2016

Town Council shared its visions for the future with new Town Manager Adam Lindsay during an annual planning retreat held in Downtown Clayton. 

He heard aspirations of attracting diverse housing options, becoming a hospitality leader and a top-rated medical community, cementing a reputation as a ... Read More


10/24/2016

On Sunday, November 6, 2016, The Clayton Center set the stage for a patriotic salute and moving military presentation as the Town of Clayton hosts the second-annual “Tribute for Veterans.”

The Veterans Committee, a group of dedicated area veterns and community leaders, including Mayo... Read More


10/21/2016

The Clayton Town Council reviewed a lot of information and even took some action at the Oct. 17 work session.

Here's what went down.

Public Hearings set for Nov. 7

North Carolina law provides for public input on certain matters – typically dealing with land use changes and new developmen... Read More


10/21/2016

Our popular greenways took a hit when the Neuse River reached almost record high flood levels following Hurricane Matthew.   But thankfully, after days of clean-up and inspections, they're back open!  There are only two areas that will remain closed for repairs.  

These two sm... Read More


10/14/2016

We hope you will join us Monday, Oct. 17 for the Clayton Town Council meeting beginning 6:30 p.m. in the Town Council Chambers of The Clayton Center, 111 East Second Street in Downtown Clayton.

Click here to view the full agenda packet and all of its attachments. You can also download a PDF copy of t... Read More


10/14/2016

BOIL WATER ADVISORY LIFTED 10-14-2016 

WATER TESTS BACK and CLEAR - CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION


FRIDAY MORNING UPDATE - WATER TESTS EXPECTED BACK TODAY!

Town of Clayton water customers in RIVERWOOD, RIVERWOOD RANCH, and RIVERWOOD HAVENS - the BOIL WATER ADVISORY IS STILL IN EFFE... Read More


10/14/2016

Attention Town of Clayton water customers in Riverwood, Riverwood Havens and Riverwood Ranch: Tests on the water samples taken in your neighborhoods have come back and the boil water advisory has been lifted for your area. You no longer need to boil water before consuming. We appreciate yo... Read More


10/10/2016

Hurricane Matthew downed trees and limbs all over Town. Here's what you need to know: 

PLEASE GIVE US TIME - we WILL be picking up your storm debris, but it will NOT be on your regular yard waste day and it may take SEVERAL WEEKS for us to collect it all.  

Town crews have joined forces ... Read More


10/07/2016

Another year, another successful N.C. Senior Games state finals of bocce and corn hole in Clayton!

More than 300 seniors ages 50 to 96 came from Cherokee to Currituck to compete Wednesday and Thursday, and they brought along an entourage of friends, family and other supporters. Click here to see a ga... Read More


10/06/2016

The Clayton Town Council cruised through a short agenda in just under 20 minutes at Monday's meeting.

Councilman Bob Satterfield gaveled the meeting, filling in for Mayor Jody McLeod and Mayor Pro Tem Michael Grannis, who were both out of town. Remarkably, in his nearly 19 years on the ... Read More


10/04/2016

Wouldn't it be incredible to win a gold medal at age 82?  

That's just what Clayton resident Phil Haberman did Saturday when he became the top champion tennis player in his age group at the 2016 NC State Senior Games.  He beat out players from all over North Carolina and brough... Read More


09/30/2016

We hope you will join us Monday, Oct. 3 for the Clayton Town Council meeting beginning 6:30 p.m. in the Town Council Chambers of The Clayton Center, 111 East Second Street in Downtown Clayton.

The full agenda packet is too large to email, but you can view it online here.You can also downloa... Read More


09/30/2016

We love our seasons in North Carolina, especially the Fall where the leaves change beautiful color and....fall all over your yard!

Most of our neighboring towns only offer loose leaf pick-up once or twice a season. The Town of Clayton offers premier service - for four months straight we pick up ... Read More


09/28/2016

Unfortunately the free Introduction to Honey Bees Seminar THIS Saturday has been CANCELED.

Have you ever thought about being a beekeeper? Maybe you'd just like to create a pollinator-friendly area at your home. 

Join us for an Introduction to Honey Bees & Other Native Pollinators - We'... Read More


09/28/2016

Clayton Town Manager Adam Lindsay reported for his first day at Town Hall this morning, and he wasted no time getting down to business.

By 9 a.m., Lindsay had already met with staff from the Town and Johnston County to make plans for the new regional wastewater treatment plant, which will serve our g... Read More


09/27/2016

We're extending our programing at Hocutt-Ellington Memorial Library into the evening this fall with our new Cultural Arts After-Hours Speaker Series.

Set for Thursday, Nov. 10 from 7 to 9 p.m., our first event will cover the art of Raks Araby, more commonly known as belly dancing, presented and p... Read More


09/26/2016
We hope you'll join us tonight for the Town of Clayton Planning Board meeting. It begins at 6 p.m. in the Town Council Chambers of The Clayton Center, 111 East Second Street in Downtown Clayton.
 
Here's what's on the agenda:
Grifols Special-Use Permit for 71 ft. Tall Building: &n... Read More

09/26/2016

A group of Clayton firefighters got a once in a lifetime opportunity this weekend to pay homage to the sacrifices our first responders made on 9/11 by travelling to New York and participating in the Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers 5K Run & Walk.

The annual event honors Stephen Siller – who,... Read More


09/22/2016

The Clayton Town Council tackled a packed agenda at Monday's work session.

Here's what happened:

Public Hearings set for Wine on Main, Lone Star Steakhouse

The Town Council set two public hearings for its Oct. 3 meeting to be held 6:30 p.m. in the Town Council Chambers of The Clayton Cente... Read More


09/21/2016

Trail Closed Ahead! A small section our greenways will be closed for the next 8 weeks because of utility work. The area where the Clayton River Walk on the Neuse (Mountains-to-Sea Trail?) meets the Sam's Branch greenway needs to be blocked until around December 1st.

Click here or on the map for a... Read More


09/21/2016

Coming this fall, the Town of Clayton will restructure its credit-card convenience fees for non-utility payments such as permitting fees, parks and recreation programs and cemetery plot purchases.

The changes will save money for the average credit-card user and eliminate the current $500 limit on cre... Read More


09/20/2016

There’s a new animal control officer in Town.

Amber Butler joined the Town of Clayton on Sept. 12, and she comes with an exceptional level of professional experience, personal compassion and love for animals.

In her introduction to the Clayton Town Council on Monday, Butler said she felt blessed... Read More


09/16/2016

We hope you will join us Monday, Sept. 19 for the Clayton Town Council work session beginning 6:30 p.m. in the Town Council Chambers of The Clayton Center, 111 East Second Street in Downtown Clayton.

The full agenda packet is too large to email, but you can view it online here. You can also download ... Read More


09/15/2016

Clayton Police got a surprise visit Wednesday from three veterans of the department who served Clayton in the late 60s and 70s.

Retired officers Alexander Robert Harlee Jr., George Gullatt and Theodore Holder were out celebrating Harlee’s 76th birthday and decided to stop by the Clayton Law Enf... Read More


09/08/2016

Don't miss the biggest event in the Town of Clayton! 

The Clayton Chamber of Commerce promises 5 days of fun September 14-18 at the 2016 Harvest & Music Festival. Nearly 20,000 people fill Downtown Clayton for this annual weekend of music, vendors, food, rides, performances and so m... Read More


09/07/2016

On Sunday, the Town of Clayton will mark the 15th anniversary of 9/11 with our traditional observation of the timeline of the tragedy at Fire Station One, along with a special flagpole dedication by our local WoodmenLife chapter at East Clayton Community Park.

At 3 p.m. Sunday, WoodmenLife Chapter 54... Read More


09/06/2016

For the first time in almost two decades, the Clayton Town Council voted Tuesday to hire a new town manager.

Adam Lindsay, who comes to Clayton with nearly 14 years of local government experience, will take the helm at Town Hall on Wednesday, Sept. 28. Lindsay currently serves as Assistant Town Manag... Read More


09/06/2016

Clayton Town Council Meeting
Tuesday, Sept. 6 at 6:30 p.m.

We hope everyone had a great Labor Day weekend and invite you to join us tonight, Tuesday, September 6 for the Clayton Town Council meeting beginning 6:30 p.m. in the Town Council Chambers of The Clayton Center, 111 East Second Street in Downt... Read More


08/24/2016

Expired pills cluttering your cabinets? We all have old prescriptions lining our medicine cabinet or random pills in our bathroom drawers that we can’t quite remember the name of. You might think it’s smart to hold on to them JUST IN CASE, but those drugs you’re letting l... Read More


08/23/2016

All Town of Clayton facilities will be closed Monday, Sept. 5 for Labor Day. Emergency police, fire and rescue services may be reached by calling 9-1-1.

The closures include The Clayton Center, Hocutt-Ellington Memorial Library, the Clayton Community Center and Town Hall — including o... Read More


08/22/2016

Best bargains in Town: a whole grocery bag of books for practically nothing!  

The non-profit Friends of the Library, Inc. is gearing up to host their Fall book sale at Hocutt-Ellington Memorial Library to help support the library.  

Friday, September 9, 2016, from 4–7 p.m.  ... Read More


08/15/2016

Outsmart the Scammers and Don't Be a Target!

Saturday, August 27, 11 a.m.  – Hocutt-Ellington Memorial Library

Crooks and con artists are masquerading as Town of Clayton customer service employees, federal agents, even as your grandchildren. More than 6.8 million people over age 65 in t... Read More


08/12/2016

Clayton Police Offer FREE Security Checks

We all like to be told our home is beautiful, that our business looks great.  But what if someone told you your home was too attractive…too attractive for burglars and other criminals!
 
The Town of Clayton Police Department would like to help ... Read More


08/12/2016

We hope you will join us Monday, Aug. 15 for the Clayton Town Council work session beginning 6:30 p.m. in the Town Council Chambers of The Clayton Center, 111 East Second Street in Downtown Clayton.

You can view the agenda packet online here, or download a PDF copy of the entire 108-page do... Read More


08/10/2016

Recognize our furry Harry Potter?  Dress up your pup like your favorite book character THIS Saturday for our free DOG DAZE OF SUMMER event - SATURDAY 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.!

We'll have a short pet parade, special treats, and prizes (free grooming gift certificates, shampoo, toys) from&n... Read More


08/05/2016

In the wake of events that have strained police and community relations across the nation, Clayton Police Chief R.W. Bridges invited local church leaders for an informal gathering this week, hoping to shed light on emerging issues and strengthen the local bonds and lines of communication with his fo... Read More


08/02/2016

Clayton Police Officer Justin Vause and his K-9 partner “Major” have once again garnered big recognition for their outstanding police work.

The U.S. Police Canine Association recently honored the duo with the Region II Case of the Quarter for their work busting two teens suspected of brea... Read More


07/27/2016

Susan Schild's back with "Sweet Carolina Morning," the second installment in the Clayton author's Willow Hill series of Southern fiction.

To celebrate the new release, Schild will hold a reception 5:30 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 9 at Hocutt-Ellington Memorial Library in Downtown Clayto... Read More


07/21/2016

Ten Clayton teens recently completed a week-long academy held at the Town of Clayton's Police Department.

Held each summer, the program exposes our youth to various aspects of police work and gives them the info they need to understand the work the Clayton Police Department&nb... Read More


07/18/2016

Two Clayton men are behind bars after Clayton Police discovered evidence of a Meth lab in their apartment Friday. 

26-year-old Evan Paul Allison and 28-year-old Austin Barratt Crews shared Apartment #103 at 549 S. Moore Street in Clayton.  The Clayton Police Department, Johnston C... Read More


07/17/2016

We hope you can join us Monday, July 18 for the Clayton Town Council work session beginning 6:30 p.m. in the Town Council Chambers of The Clayton Center, 111 East Second Street in Downtown Clayton.

Unusual for a work session, the Town Council will hold three public hearings and vote on a couple of st... Read More


07/08/2016

Town of Clayton Police are offering a $5,000 reward for any information leading to an arrest in the murder of a Clayton man Saturday morning. 

25-year-old Garrett Howard Bridges of 68 Herndon Court was shot and killed around 2 am after police believe two suspects entered his home.

Police believe ... Read More


07/06/2016

Ever wonder how designers make some of the hottest video games?

Come see Brian Traugott, a senior level designer at Red Storm Entertainment, who will share the tricks of his techie trade at 4:30 p.m. Thursday at Hocutt-Ellington Memorial Library.

Traugott joined Red Storm last year, and has previously... Read More


06/17/2016

At the June 6 Clayton Town Council meeting, the North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) made the Town of Clayton aware that improvements and modifications are planned for U.S. 70 Business between Shotwell Road and just east of N.C. 42?.

NCDOT has proposed modifications to decrease ac... Read More


06/17/2016

It's wonderful how some things come full circle.  

In 1986, R.W. Bridges was a brand new officer in the Raleigh Police Department. In the dawn of a law enforcement career, he had to learn the streets of the capital city and answer to his first supervisor, Raleigh Police Sergeant Larry T... Read More


05/31/2016

Waste Management will run garbage, recycling or yard waste routes ONE DAY LATE this week due to Memorial Day.

That means Monday's routes will be collected Tuesday, Tuesday's routes will run Wednesday, and so on.

Friday's routes will be serviced Saturday.

The schedule got dela... Read More


05/27/2016

Looking for a place to sit, eat lunch and enjoy the warm weather?

Thanks to the hard work and generosity of the Clayton Rotary Club and Clayton Mid-Day Rotary Club, you’ll find a dozen new benches and picnic tables spread throughout the Town of Clayton’s beautiful parks!

Working over the c... Read More


05/26/2016

Clayton Library Gets in “Kahoots” with Community Partners

New Collaborations & Outreach 

“Coming together is a beginning, staying together is progress, and working together is success.” (Henry Ford)

A loud gong sound echoes through the Sybil Champion Meeting room at Hoc... Read More


05/20/2016

The process to replace long-time Clayton Town Manager Steve Biggs is already underway.

Working with Developmental Associates LLC, a hiring consultancy, the Clayton Town Council has crafted a comprehensive strategy to identify and attract a highly-qualified manager who shares the Council’s visio... Read More


05/18/2016

This Friday. May 20, 2016 senior citizens, ages 55+ are invited to join us at The Clayton Center for the annual, free Senior Appreciation Day.

Free food, entertainment and door prizes from 10 a.m. to noon in the Council Chambers of Town Hall, 111 E. Second Street. It's Clayto... Read More


05/13/2016

Clayton Police Department to Becomes First Agency in Area to Carry New Life-Saving Tool

In June of 2016, officers of the Clayton Police Department will be equipped with Naloxone, an opioid antagonist used to reverse drug overdoses from narcotics such as heroin and prescription opioid pain reliev... Read More


05/10/2016

Behind-the-scenes leader closes curtain on nearly 20-year run in Clayton

Steve Biggs, who has served as Clayton Town Manager for nearly two decades, will leave his post next month to take a job in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia.

Biggs’ last day in Clayton will be June 10. He will start Jul... Read More


05/09/2016

Ever wonder where to find the best bank, chiropractor or community group in Clayton?  Would you like to find all of them in one place? 

The Clayton Chamber of Commerce has organized a one-stop shop where you can find and meet many of the great businesses and organizations in Clayton fo... Read More


05/01/2016

On Sunday, May 22nd at 2 p.m. the Clayton Fire Department and Clayton Police Department will go head-to-head in the 3rd Annual "Battle of the Badges" softball game. Rain unfortunately postponed the first date, but this duel of epic proportions is back on for the 22nd at 2 p.... Read More


04/21/2016

Art is everywhere in Clayton. It’s in Town Hall, in our Town Squares – and at the end of April – it’s being showcased in our downtown businesses!

On Saturday, April 30 from 1 – 4 p.m., local artists will fill our shops, restaurants and professional offices during the fir... Read More


04/19/2016

The Clayton Police Department is proud to present a survey of its accomplishments, accolades and activities from 2015 with the release of its Annual Report. 

Clayton Police Chief R.W. Bridges delivered the highlights to the Town Council at April 18's work session, and the full repo... Read More


04/14/2016

Make new friends and enjoy some friendly competition at our FREE Family Game Day drop-in event THIS Saturday at the Clayton Library!

FAMILY GAME DAY
SATURDAY, APRIL 16 
10 a.m. to 1 p.m. 

Bring a game of your own to play or choose from our selection - including card games, LEGO's... Read More


04/01/2016

The Johnston County Alumnae Chapter of the Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc will host “Taking Strides Against Family Violence,” a 5K run/walk on Saturday, April 2 to raise awareness of family violence and funding for Harbor, Inc. - a non-profit in Johnston County that serves to educate th... Read More


03/29/2016

Calling All Teens! Volunteer to mentor an elementary school student!

We know our local students are always looking for great community volunteering hours. How great would it  be– just once a week for a half hour - to open a child's eyes to the magic of a great ... Read More


03/29/2016

The Town of Clayton is littered with historic homes and properties - they're what help give our town character and charm.  Did you know you can earn tax credits for fixing one of them up?! 

The North Carolina legislature recently adopted a new historic rehabilitation tax credit pro... Read More


03/28/2016

Today, Mayor Jody McLeod stood in the middle of a Clayton corn field to join Governor Pat McCrory, several members of the United States Congress and leaders from the largest insulin manufacturer in the world to shovel the first few piles of dirt in what will be the biggest pharmaceutical i... Read More


03/24/2016

URGENT NOTICE:  NO PLASTIC BAGS IN RECYCLING!  

Your cart will not be emptied if Waste Management, our solid waste contractor, sees plastic bags!! 

Please DO NOT PUT PLASTIC BAGS in your recycling cart! Throw everything in loose - bottles, cans, paper - as long as it's dry... Read More


03/23/2016

Looking for something to do with your preschooler on Good Friday?

Come to our annual Easter Egg Hunt at 10:30 a.m. at Clayton Community Park, 1075 Amelia Church Road. More than 10,000 eggs will be spread across the baseball ball fields for the children to grab up into their baskets as fast as they ca... Read More


03/22/2016

All Town of Clayton facilities will be closed Friday, March 25 in observance of Good Friday.

That includes The Clayton Center, Hocutt-Ellington Memorial Library, the Clayton Community Center and Town Hall — including our Utilities & Billing department.

The library and Clayton Community Cente... Read More


03/22/2016

Clayton Police Officer Tyler McNeill recently completed the N.C. Justice Academy’s Traffic Enforcement and Investigation Program – becoming only the 256th officer in North Carolina to earn the certification since its inception in 1999.

The rigorous curriculum requires a whopping 500 hours... Read More


03/09/2016

It takes both an appreciation of the past – and a vision for the future – to make a downtown work.

Kaitlin Russo, the Town of Clayton’s new downtown development coordinator, knows where our downtown has been. She grew up here, and she has witnessed the revitalization firsthand.

&quo... Read More


03/08/2016

Back row, from left: Clayton library assistant Mary Creech; Clayton library assistant Pam Johnson; Clayton Library Director Christie Starnes; and Teacher Shay RayThe kids at Lipscomb Learning Center daycare got a special delivery Tuesday morning – two bags full of books from Hocutt-Ellington Memorial Library!

Ms. Shay Ray’s class of three-year-olds was excited to meet our local library staff, who came carrying an assortment of easy-readers and &nd... Read More


03/08/2016

UPDATE TO STREETS IMPROVEMENT PROJECT 

8-3-2016: This is an update on the streets improvement project in along Park Drive & Virginia Streets,  After an inspection of Park Drive on Wednesday morning (3-9-2016), our contractor, TA Loving, will begin to lay the base layer of asphalt o... Read More


03/05/2016

Best bargains in Town: a whole grocery bag of books for practically nothing!

March 18, 19 & 21: It's the annual Spring Book Sale for the Friends of the Library hosted by Hocutt-Ellington Memorial Library on the corner of Main & Church streets. Throughout the ... Read More


03/03/2016

The road to the Rio 2016 Olympics runs through Clayton!

On Saturday, March 12, martial artists from across the state will travel to our Town to compete in the USA Taekwondo 2016 North Carolina State Championship – a qualifier to fight for Team USA in the 2016 Summer Olympics.

We're hosting t... Read More


02/29/2016

It was before 9 a.m. on a Monday, and Tara Keegan hadn’t even had her coffee yet.

Inside a local convenience store, her son was having a meltdown.

Most days you’d never know her 8-year-old falls on the autism spectrum, but today was one of those rare exceptions. New situations can press Ca... Read More


02/25/2016

UPDATE: As of April 8, 2016, we're done with this year's chlorine-only water treatment. See you next year!


From Feb. 29 through early April, residents in and around Clayton may notice the scent of chlorine coming from their tap water.

This is normal.

Your water will still be safe to drink and u... Read More


02/24/2016

It’s Batina’s first day collecting teeth in the magical land of Brushelot.

Still untried, the young fairy is determined that her humongous wings will not interfere with her very first mission.

But on the way back – tooth secure in her pouch – Batina’s wings cause her to t... Read More


02/23/2016

Hundreds drive by it every day - that towering white house across from the US Post Office.  It's the one rumored to have a column dented by cannon ball fire during a Civil War skirmish. 

Wouldn’t you just love a peek inside? 

Join us for 
CLAYTON HISTORY DAY ... Read More


02/23/2016

There's an extra shopping day in 2016, and downtown Clayton business have decided to celebrate with deep discounts and outstanding offers.

Look for Leap Day themed specials Monday, Feb. 29 at the following Clayton restaurants, shops and offices.


02/10/2016

If you live in the shaded area, come to Mount Vernon Christian on Feb. 18!Do you live or own property near Cooper Elementary School in downtown Clayton?

The Town of Clayton wants your opinions about what improvements are needed in your neighborhood!

In order to get your input, we're holding a special meeting from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 18.   The&nb... Read More


02/02/2016

Due to the recent ice storm, the Town of Clayton has extended its premier loose leaf collection for one more week. We normally end the season collection on February 1st - but the suction truck will make one more run through your neighborhood this first week of February.

The loose leaf truck come... Read More


01/24/2016

The Clayton Wedding Expo is back on!

The 2016 Clayton Wedding Expo has been rescheduled for Saturday, Feb. 6 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at The Clayton Center.
Just as originally planned, brides-to-be, their grooms and other family and friends can visit with bridal services professionals who can help ... Read More


01/15/2016

The Clayton Downtown Development Association honored outstanding businesses, volunteers and other downtown supporters who made a difference in the heart of our town at the 2015 CDDA Annual Awards Dinner.

Nearly 100 people gathered Jan. 11 at Brick & Mortar Events to look back on the past year'... Read More


01/13/2016

Clayton Town Facilities Closed for MLK Day

All Town of Clayton facilities will be closed Monday, Jan. 16 for Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

That includes The Clayton Center, Hocutt-Ellington Memorial Library, the Clayton Community Center and Town Hall — including our utilities billing and customer service departments.

Th... Read More


12/30/2015

Join the Clayton Downtown Development Association on Monday, Jan. 11 as we celebrate the outstanding merchants and dedicated volunteers who make Downtown Clayton thrive.

This year’s CDDA Awards Dinner is sponsored and hosted by Brick & Mortar Events, an exemplary business located at 217 E. ... Read More


12/16/2015

Everyone needs a calendar for 2016, so why not pick one that supports our local Clayton firefighters AND helps make a wish come true for a child with a life-threatening medical condition?

The Clayton Firefighters Association could have taken the traditional route for its 2016 calendar, perh... Read More


12/08/2015

Got Art!  Submit Your Creations for our 4th Annual Downtown Clayton Sculpture Trail
Deadline March 4, 2016
Click here to apply NOW!

 

Our popular Downtown Clayton Sculpture Trail is wrapping up its third season and we're gearing up to select up to 10&nbs... Read More


12/08/2015

Clayton Author Susan SchildHocutt-Ellington Memorial Library will host a reception for Clayton author Susan Schild from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 7.

That’s just a couple days after Schild will release her novel, “Linny’s Sweet Dream List,” which one reviewer has called “charming, funny, feisty... Read More


11/21/2015

WIN A HOLIDAY GIFT BASKET & SEE SANTA SATURDAY! 

AS YOU KICKSTART YOUR HOLIDAY SHOPPING & SUPPORT THE LOCAL ECONOMY

Saturday, November 28, 2015   /  10:00 a.m - 2:00 p.m.

Downtown Clayton invites shoppers to a Sidewalk Sale and Holiday Giveaway!  

Pick up a “passport&rd... Read More


11/15/2015

We hope you can join us Monday, Nov. 16, for the Clayton Town Council Work Session beginning 6:30 p.m. in the Town Council Chambers of The Clayton Center, 111 East Second Street in Downtown Clayton.

The FULL agenda packet is too large to email, but you can access all 196 pages any time by just click... Read More


11/13/2015

On Saturday, Nov. 14, the Town of Clayton Fire Department will conduct a live burn training event in the 200 block of South Robertson Street.

The burn is scheduled for 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., with crews arriving ahead of time to make preparations for the burn-down. After the exercise is complete, it’... Read More


11/12/2015

It just got even easier to apply for a job with the Town of Clayton.

We’ve rolled out a new website, powered by Government Jobs, where you can see all of our open jobs and easily submit your application.

See a job you like? Click on the job title, and you’ll get a full description of the d... Read More


11/10/2015

In observance of Veterans Day, the Town of Clayton will not open its facilities Wednesday, Nov. 11.

That includes The Clayton Center, Hocutt-Ellington Memorial Library, the Clayton Community Center and Town Hall – including our utilities billing and customer service departments.

Waste Management... Read More


11/06/2015

TASTE OF CAROLINA, 6:30 p.m. - 10 p.m. TONIGHT, November 6th at The Clayton Center!

For the 11th year in a row, the Woman's Club of Clayton is hosting the Taste of Carolina in Downtown Clayton.  The first floor of The Clayton Center will be wafting with the sweet and savory aromas... Read More


10/26/2015

The Town of Clayton’s newest officer won’t have any trouble finding his way around as he patrols the streets – he grew up here.

The Clayton Police Department swore in Trevor Shattuck with a ceremony held Friday afternoon in the lobby of The Clayton Center. Clayton Police Chief R.W. ... Read More


10/22/2015

Don’t wait until the last minute to cast your ballot for this year’s Clayton Town Council race!

Early voting is officially open for the Nov. 3 election, in which two Town Council incumbents will look to defend their seats against a field of three challengers. Mayor Jody McLeod is run... Read More


10/03/2015

In less than a month, the historic stage of The Clayton Center will be echoing with the patriotic sounds of a nostalgic USO-style celebration as the Town of Clayton hosts its first-ever “Tribute for Veterans.”
 
A group of dedicated elected officials, community leaders and area vetera... Read More


10/02/2015

Open House, Sunday, October 11, 2015, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Sit behind the wheel of one of our shiny red fire trucks. Watch as firefighters demonstrate how they work to save lives.  Get inside the Archer Lodge Smoke House and have your children experience a "house fire" and learn how ... Read More


09/30/2015

The Clayton Mid-Day Rotary and the Clayton Chamber of Commerce sponsor these two amazing events October 10th  at Town Square in Downtown Clayton.  

It's one full day of beer, bands and BBQ.  And this year...it's bigger than ever.  Ten incredible bands, five micro... Read More


09/30/2015

Clayton is becoming a little literary hub!   And Hocutt-Ellington Memorial Library wants you to get to know these local authors.    

We're holding a special free event for the reading public to come in and meet these talented writers.   Authors will have booths to talk about t... Read More


09/29/2015

The NCWorks Career Center has relocated from Smithfield to a larger space right here in Clayton!

NCWorks is a one-stop resource for job seekers and employers in North Carolina.  Job seekers can search for jobs, create resumes, and find education and training. Employers can fi... Read More


09/25/2015

Hundreds of people pass through the lobby at The Clayton Center to pay a bill, collect a permit, or visit with any of our various departments serving the Town.  What many people don't always know is the art that is on display in our lobby rotates from month to month, courtesy of the Clayton... Read More


09/22/2015

The Clayton Police Department prides itself on professionalism and ensuring that our community stays safe.  Now, after INTENSE scrutiny by a team of independent, national assessors, the department is poised to receive one of the highest acknowledgements of law enforcement excellence - Gold Stan... Read More


09/22/2015

Have you seen the tennis courts lately?  Wow!  They look new, are in excellent shape and help solidify the Town of Clayton as the "Premier Community for Active Families!"

All six tennis courts have been resurfaced and 3 of them include 36 foot and 60 foot tennis playing lines ... Read More


09/17/2015

Corey Lancaster & "Fiddle Frog" Win $1,000 and the People's Choice Award

The 2015-2016 Downtown Sculpture Trail, sponsored by the Town of Clayton Public Art Advisory Board features 9 distinctive works of art on display.  The people have spoken – they chose “Fiddle F... Read More


09/10/2015

Many of us remember that fateful day when the New York City skyline was forever changed and we found out how vulnerable we were.  Terror struck at the hearts of every American as we were all glued to our televisions and watched the Twin Towers fall, the Pentagon burn, and a field in Pennsylvani... Read More


09/10/2015

The Town of Clayton Police Department makes us proud.  They're constantly at the top of their game keeping us safe and secure - and they've done it again!

Over the course of two weeks the Clayton Police Department responded to calls for Breaking and Entering.  Two calls were fo... Read More


09/08/2015

We hope you enjoyed your Labor Day weekend.  The Town Council held their regular meeting on Tuesday, September 8th in the Town Council Chambers of The Clayton Center, 111 East Second Street in Clayton.  

The FULL agenda packet is too large to email, but you easily access all 317 pages ... Read More


09/07/2015

A Johnston County 911 dispatcher and a Clayton Police are being credited this Labor Day for helping nab an armed robbery suspect. 

A man who lives in the Clayton Estates Mobile Home Park off Lakeview Drive & NC 42 was on the phone with dispatchers around 2:30 this morning reporting that his ... Read More


09/02/2015

The winners of the 2015 Art Faire sponsored by Clayton Visual Arts were announced on Thursday September 3rd at the meet-the-artists reception at The Clayton Center. The awards were presented by Town of Clayton Mayor Jody McLeod.

 

The 45 entries - 30 pieces of fine a... Read More


09/02/2015

You know the end of summer is here when you plan your Labor Day festivities!

On Monday, September 7th Town of Clayton offices, Utilities & Billing (Customer Service), Hocutt-Ellington Memorial Library and the Clayton Community Center will be closed for the Labor Day holiday.  The schedule fo... Read More


09/01/2015

Saving lives.  Consoling when lives were lost.  Showing compassion at  every step. 

Jim McLaurin devoted his life to comforting families in Clayton at their time of greatest need.  Now, it's the family of this devoted public servant and former Citizen of the Yea... Read More


08/31/2015

Have you ever looked at your bill and thought, "There's no way I could have used that much water!" This is a great reason to locate and read your water meter, which records how much water is used on your property.

Here are some helpful hints.

Locate Your Meter

Your water meter is general... Read More


08/27/2015

We have PROUD local Town of Clayton and Johnston County Leaders, and One PROUD Governor - Thank you Novo Nordisk!

Following more than six months of negotiations between Novo Nordisk executives, Town of Clayton and Johnston County leaders it's a done deal!  The Clayton location of Novo Nordis... Read More


08/26/2015

Special Meeting of the Town of Clayton Council & Johnston County Board of Commissioners TODAY!

On Wednesday, August 26, 2015 the special meeting will begin at 12:30 PM at the Johnston County Workforce Development Center, located at 135 Best Wood Drive, Clayton, NC.  Town of Clayton Mayor Jod... Read More


08/25/2015

The frail, 16-year-old, arthritic, blind and deaf white miniature poodle went from wandering lost girl to Massachusetts to Superstar during the past week. All because two Animal Control Officers cared enough to put in many hours of work on their own time, and a miracle came together. ... Read More


08/25/2015

You’ve probably driven by it a million times.  That big complex on U.S. 70 just east of the Town of Clayton.  It’s the buildings with the big blue sign out front reading, “Grifols.”   

Maybe you know a neighbor who works there, or maybe you at least know th... Read More


08/22/2015

Clayton Animal Control Officer Helps Return Deaf, Blind Poodle to Owner

On Sunday, August 23rd a plane from Massachusetts will land at the Johnston Regional Airport about 11:30 AM.  The pilot and special passenger, "Coco" will be warmly welcomed by Angela "Angie" Lee, Animal ... Read More


08/21/2015

Did you know how easy is it to contact your local Congressman?  It's much easier than you think!

The staff of Congressman David Rouzer hold office hours at The Clayton Center once a month.  On the second Wednesday of each month from 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM, a repres... Read More


08/21/2015

It is that time of year again to get some of the best bargains on books!  If you can fit it all into a grocery bag, you are set!  It is time for the Annual Fall Book Sale that is sponsored by the Friends of the Library.  This sale will be held at the Hocutt-Ellington Memorial Library ... Read More


08/13/2015

UDPATE: The contractor has stated to NCDOT that they will be bringing in additional traffic control measures and personnel to help address some of the safety concerns expressed on the first day of work.
 

The N.C. Department of Transportation today closed one lane of N.C. 42 to allow crews to beg... Read More


08/07/2015

The football field that has been a centerpiece of the Clayton High School campus for so many years will soon bear the name of two football greats.

The field will be renamed Nixon-Fowler Stadium in honor of the two coaches who led the Comets football program for a combined 53 years!  Th... Read More


08/07/2015

Are you hoping to do some spring cleaning? Finally getting rid of all that clutter in the house and hoping to make a little cash?! 

Yard sales are a great way to do that and you’re certainly welcome to have a yard sale in the Town of Clayton.  BUT…there are just a few rules tha... Read More


08/06/2015

 IT'S TIME TO VOTE FOR THE PEOPLE'S CHOICE AWARD! 

Do you grin every time you pass the well-dressed fiddle-playing frog? 

Do you want to drift away in a hot-air balloon when you drive-up to the Clayton Community Center?  

Do you try to understand the mean... Read More


08/04/2015

The Town of Clayton has proudly promoted Clayton Police Officer Will McIntosh to Sergeant!

He began his career in Law Enforcement with the Kinston Police Department in 2001.  After spending a few years there, he joined the Clayton Police Department in 2005.

He just recently completed his Ass... Read More


08/03/2015

We hope you’ll join us Monday night for the Town Council meeting at 6:30 PM in the Town Council Chambers of The Clayton Center, 111 East Second Street in Clayton.

The FULL agenda packet is large, but you easily access all 178 pages by clicking here.

Highlights of tonight's meeting inclu... Read More


07/24/2015

The Town of Clayton's Police Department is proud to welcome a new officer to the team.

On Thursday, July 23, 2015  inside the Town Council Chambers, Officer Andrew Darden was officially sworn-in. Town of Clayton Police Chief R.W. Bridges, Mayor Pro-Tem  Michael Grannis, Town Counci... Read More


07/22/2015

The long-awaited musical production by Clayton Youth Theater opens this weekend!  Thoroughly Modern Millie has a talented cast of local teens who've been hard at work in rehearsals since early June.   Opening this weekend for a 5-show run, you can judge for yourself that many of t... Read More


07/10/2015

Six Clayton teens participated in a week-long academy held at the Town of Clayton's Police Department.  Here they were exposed to various aspects of police work and given information that will allow them to draw conclusions about the Clayton Police Department and law enforcement as a w... Read More


07/09/2015

The Town of Clayton Police Department is saddened to report that a 3-year-old boy died today after being pulled unresponsive from the pool at the LionsGate Athletic Club at 18 Middleton Street in Clayton. 

The call came in just after 6:00 PM and first responders arrived within 2 minutes. Lifegua... Read More


07/09/2015

Don't let a "history" book make you think boring...the history of Johnston County is emblazoned with several colorful eras that formed this 796 square-miles into the county we call home.  

Join us at the Hocutt-Ellington Memorial Library on Saturday, July 11th from 11:00 AM - 1:00 ... Read More


07/08/2015

Do you remember where you saw your very first movie?  Was it in an old movie house that helped make the experience even more memorable?

We were transported back into the seat of a vintage movie theater when we hosted Benita VanWinkle at the Meet-The-Artist Reception on July 9th.  Guests enj... Read More


07/06/2015

 

Yes, it's an election year!  Two Town Council terms and the Mayor's term are ending and will be up for grabs in the November 3, 2015 election.

The filing started Monday, July 6th and ends at noon on Friday, July 7th. Click here to go to the Johnston Co... Read More


06/29/2015

US flag waiving in the wind

Town of Clayton Administrative Offices & Utilities & Billing (Customer Service) will be closed Friday, July 3, 2015.

Hocutt-Ellington Memorial Library and Parks & Recreation will be closed Friday, July 3, 2015 and Saturday, July 4, 2015.

Our offices will resume normal business hours on M... Read More


06/26/2015

Before I Die...Will You Marry Me?

Friday morning began with a call to Town Hall from Mayor Jody McLeod asking if anyone knew about the latest expression of public creativity on the popular Before I Die...expression wall in Horne Square. Resident Kenny Clark, known for taking early morning walks through Downtown Clayto... Read More


06/23/2015

The Town of Clayton Police Department welcomes two new faces to the force.  On Tuesday, June 23, 2015, Officers Daniel Evans and Erick Martinez were officially sworn in inside the Town Council Chambers.  Town of Clayton Police Chief R.W. Bridges, Town Councilman Jason T... Read More


06/23/2015

Town of Clayton Police have zero tolerance when it comes to underage drinking.  Equally, they have no tolerance for anyone selling alcohol to minors.

That's why this month, the Clayton Police Department's Vice Unit conducted its periodic routine undercover compliance opera... Read More


06/23/2015

The Clayton Police Department prides itself on professionalism and ensuring that our community stays safe.  In 2009, our police department became the first law enforcement agency in Johnston County and one of only 5 departments of our size in North Carolina to earn the highly-pri... Read More


06/19/2015

Smell that faint scent of fresh paint?   The facelift at Town Hall in The Clayton Center is shaping up beautifully!

Starting Friday, June 19th, at noon, our Utilities & Billing Department will officially move back to their newly renovated home on the 1st floor! YAY!

For the past two... Read More


06/18/2015

Relentless work ethic, unwavering dependability, and the power to relate to and communicate with the people he serves no matter who they are or what their circumstances.

That's what we see every day from Town of Clayton Police Detective Brian Temple.  And now those prized qualities have... Read More


06/15/2015

A week and a half ago, a man and two young teens discovered the body of a man in a creek off Amelia Church Road.

On Monday, June 15, 2015 the State Medical Examiner's Office positively identified the body as that of 47-year-old Michael Dean Johnson.  Johnston was reported missing to the... Read More


06/15/2015

Have you ever had someone knock on your door in the middle of family dinner trying to sell you something? Ever worried that the people dropped off by a van in your neighborhood pushing magazine subscriptions are really just trying to scam you or case your home?

Summer always brings a rise in doo... Read More


06/06/2015

The Town of Clayton Public Art Advisory Board in Clayton, NC is launching a “Before I Die…” expression wall project that will be unveiled at Clayton Visual Arts Inc’s Millstock Art & Music Festival on Saturday, June 6, 2015 at 11:45 AM at Horne Square in Downtown Cl... Read More


06/03/2015

Congratulations to the winners of the "Paint the Town" competition, sponsored by Clayton Visual Arts.  Thursday night, June 4th, the winners were announced at the Meet-the-Artists reception in the lobby of The Clayton Center at 6:00 PM. The judges included the Mayor, Town Council memb... Read More


06/01/2015

"She has offered her time, service, ideas, sweat, creativity, ingenuity and much more to see downtown flourish."

"She is one of few people that totally get what it is all about – from every angle. She understands and appreciates the uniqueness found in the historic... Read More


06/01/2015

Best-selling authors. New release titles. Classics and crowd-pleasers. Hocutt-Ellington Memorial's new digital eBooks are now LIVE and ready for you to start reading!  

We've just launched Overdrive, one of the top-rated eBook apps that allows you to borrow eBooks and... Read More


05/27/2015

The Clayton Center is hosting another first!  Caterpillar will hold its inaugural graduation ceremony for their Caterpillar Assembly Pre-Apprenticeship Program on Thursday, May 28th at 6:30 PM in the Council Chambers of The Clayton Center.   This program provides selected high school ... Read More


05/22/2015

Automatic Rolls of North Carolina, a major employer in Clayton, has pledged $50,000 to the capital campaign for the Celebration Playground - the area's first universal playground.

Celebration Playground will provide an opportunity for all children of all abilities to play together, as well as for... Read More


05/21/2015

Dirty, sore, and wearing stinky wet socks – two Town of Clayton firefighters are in the middle of a grueling 200-mile adventure.

At the stroke of midnight on Tuesday, Clayton firefighters Allen Williford and Paul Zias put two slender kayaks into the Neuse River in Raleigh to start a wild journe... Read More


05/20/2015

Do you know that many of our roads are not maintained by the Town of Clayton but are handled by the North Carolina Department of Transportation(NCDOT)? Some of Clayton's main thoroughfares - US 70, Hwy 42 and even Main Street - are under the jurisdiction of NCDOT.

For the first time ever the... Read More


05/19/2015

On Monday, May 25th Town of Clayton offices, Utilities & Billing (Customer Service) Hocutt-Ellington Memorial Library and the Clayton Community Center will be closed to observe the Memorial Day holiday.  As a reminder, garbage, recycling and yard waste collection will be dela... Read More


05/15/2015

Have you taken time to say "Thank You" lately?  We challenge you to take five minutes out of your day to thank the Town of Clayton Police Officers who spend their lives protecting and defending our citizens.  While honoring their oath they know that in an instant, any assign... Read More


05/09/2015

Join the Clayton Historical Association & Hocutt-Ellington Memorial Library
for
“A Soldier’s Walk Home”and Homecoming for Local Veterans

Monday, May 18 6:45 PM to 8:00 PM
Beginning at the Compton House in Clayton, 613 E. Main Street

 

Click here for pictures and his ar... Read More


05/04/2015

Be a part of the exciting changes coming to Hocutt-Ellington Memorial Library! 
SERVE ON THE LIBRARY BOARD! 
We need to fill the term of a member who has moved out of the area. 
Your term would last through December 31, 2015.

A great candidate needs to:

- Live in the Town limits
- Attend mo... Read More


05/01/2015

32nd Annual Clayton Road Race Draws Hundreds!
Saturday, May 9, 2015

Huge thanks and  congrats to the estimated 248 people who came out on a gorgeous Saturday for Town of Clayton Parks & Recreation's Annual Clayton Road race!  We had 3 young men BLAST through the newly re-certified (a... Read More


04/27/2015

On Sunday, May 3rd at 2:00 PM the "heat is on" when Clayton's Fire and Police Departments battle it out on the softball field at Clayton Community Park off Amelia Church Road! 

This Battle of the Badges, sponsored by The Clayton Lions Club, pits police officers and firefighters aga... Read More


04/17/2015

Scam Alert Logo

Beware of Electricity Scam! Now They're Hitting by Phone AND Email!  

Tenga cuidado con la electricidad o Fraude! Ahora Ellos Golpear por teléfono y correo electrónico!  En Espanol

BEWARE! Scammers are calling and emailing people here in Clayton and... Read More


04/16/2015

All of Clayton's creatures, great and small join us in sending a hearty "Arf", "Meow" and "Thank You" to Angela Lee, Clayton's Animal Control Officer. Since 2000, Lee has been the embodiment of The Town of Clayton's commitment to protecting people ... Read More


04/14/2015

The Triangle Business Journal has declared the Triangle area has 4 out of the 10 most affordable housing markets in NC - and Clayton is #2!

Face it Clayton residents - the secret of our desirable, affordable, active and thriving community is out!  Keep giving us you input to keep ... Read More


04/14/2015

 

So sorry Mothers & Daughters that haven't registered...all slots are filled and the waitlist is closed. Although this is the first year of this event, due to its overwhelming popularity we plan on having it again next year.  

Savor some quality time, books, crafts, snacks... Read More


04/10/2015

Ron Freeman on motorcycle leading Clayton Road RaceA local hero who has served Johnston County for over 16 years has recently experienced several life altering events - in short, he needs our help! Clayton Police Officer Ron Freeman, a dedicated husband and father of two boys was recently diagnosed with cancer.  While trying to cope with the di... Read More


04/10/2015

Do you want to make a "Citizen's Arrest" when you see someone throw trash out a car window?  Tired of seeing our beautiful landscapes and roadsides cluttered with litter?  Hello folks...it's 2015 and there are actually many of us concerned with helping to save our planet!... Read More


04/07/2015

Following a short bout with pneumonia, Arthur Cameron Mercer, Sr., age 94 passed away on Saturday, April 4, 2015.

Cameron, born March 24, 1921 in Bolivia, NC, grew up and was educated in Brunswick County. During the depression, he was a member of the Civil Conservation Corp near White Lake and C... Read More


04/02/2015

Clayton Police need your help in identifying the man who used a stolen credit card at the Sheetz in Clayton on Thursday, March 26, 2015.

The suspect was in the store twice; once at 5:46 PM and again at 6:49 PM purchasing gift cards.  He left in a silver 4-door Infiniti with a stripe on the hood ... Read More


04/02/2015

Clayton Visual Arts is hosting their monthly Artist Reception in The Clayton Center Lobby on Thursday, April 9 from 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM.  Sue Avera and Brenda Behr are exhibiting oils from their collections.  Everyone's invited to come and view the exhibit and meet the artists!  Dr... Read More


03/20/2015

Spring is sprung, flowers and trees are blooming - it's time to get outside!

Come and join Clayton Parks & Recreation staff in one of their hands-on nature programs. Give your little ones a chance to learn about nature - the habitats, native animals, the food chain.  Some programs offer ... Read More


03/20/2015

Students Planting Tree in Community Friday is Arbor Day and Clayton once again pulled out the stops!  Check out some other cool events going on Friday. 

This Arbor Day, we planted Pin Oak trees to enhance the landscaping along the east side of North Church Street in the Austin Acres neighborhood ... Read More


03/19/2015

Clayton Police Department officially welcomes a new officer, Shaun Christopher Curry.  The 26-year-old Clayton resident is thrilled to be joining the ranks of Clayton's team of decorated and experienced officers, something Curry has been dreaming about even before he eve... Read More


03/18/2015

Every winter, families across the country open up their power bills only to be left in shock!  The sudden spike in energy use during our recent arctic blast probably left you feeling that way!

For the month of February, the Town of Clayton saw an increase in electricity usage across town and inc... Read More


03/18/2015

The Town of Clayton has offered free Electronics Recycling and Shredding events in the past and may plan one again, but in the meantime, Clayton residents have some great options to complete those spring cleaning chores! 

Your county is busy helping you save the planet by offering FREE elec... Read More


03/18/2015

These may just be the best bargains in Town! A whole grocery bag of books for practically nothing!  It's the annual Spring Book Sale for the Friends of the Library hosted by the Hocutt-Ellington Memorial Library on the corner of Main & Church streets. Throughout... Read More


03/11/2015

Howdy Pardners!  Cowboy on up to a rip-roaring, old-fashioned hoedown for good folks with special needs in middle school or older.  Join in on March 20th from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM at Clayton Community Center.  This dance, for soft-soled shoes only is sponsored by Clayton Parks... Read More


03/10/2015

A Clayton man is facing a felony breaking and entering charge along with safe-cracking charges thanks to the tracking powers of the Clayton Police Department K-9 unit.

On March 3rd, a resident at 503 O’Hara Street called 911 to report that they had walked into their apartment to see a man jumpi... Read More


03/05/2015

50 years ago the Clayton library was a single, tiny room tucked in Town Hall. Today the Town of Clayton operates a bustling library right in the heart of downtown, boasting educational programs for all ages, year-round book clubs, Story Times and so much more... all within the hand-painted walls of ... Read More


03/04/2015

When a resident in Amelia Station Apartments recently witnessed several men inside a parked van acting suspiciously, they called 911...and it paid off. Not only were officers able to charge a man on drug possession and weapon charges, but they were able to recover a van stolen from another coun... Read More


03/04/2015

Outside of Clayton Community CenterThe jewel in the crown of Clayton Parks & Recreation's facilities is the state-of-the-art Clayton Community Center located at 715 Amelia Church Road.  It's hard to believe that this beautiful 32,000 sq. ft. facility has been a "home away from home" for many of the Clayton ... Read More


03/03/2015

Two Clayton Police Officers Receive their Advanced Professional Law Enforcement Certificate

Detective Drew Medlin Holding Award at Clayton Police Department

On February 13th, 2014 the Criminal Justice Education and Training Standards Commission met in regular session and unanimously approved the issuance of the Advanced Certificate to Detective Drew Medl... Read More


02/25/2015

Town of Clayton facilities, Customer Service, The Clayton Center, the Clayton Library, the Clayton Community Center are open as normal on Friday!  

  • GARBAGE & RECYCLING IS RUNNING FRIDAY AND SATURDAY. Waste Management intends to finish those routes they missed for snow/ice and conti... Read More

02/17/2015

Town of Clayton Snow Plow Fueling UpThe week of wintery weather has everyone out of whack, but for the most part the Town of Clayton is finally back to a normal operating schedule.  

Here are some adjustments:

Monday's Town Council meeting will be held 3:00 PM Thursday at in Town Hall, 111 E. Second St. 

Garb... Read More


02/05/2015

User-friendly.  Easy to navigate.   A website you can come to and find what you need in seconds.

Oh and a good-looking website too.

We've worked hard to bring you the newly re-designed townofclaytonnc.org.   We wanted it to truly do justice to this great town we live in an... Read More


02/05/2015

We are proud to bring you Officer Owen P. Phillips, Clayton Police Department’s Officer of the Year for 2015!

What does a police officer do - direct traffic at an accident scene, calm tensions during a domestic dispute, keep the streets safe, educate and empower the justice leaders of tomorrow?... Read More


02/01/2015

Deadline Extended for Submissions to the 2015-2016 Downtown Clayton Sculpture Trail
NEW Deadline March 27, 2015 

Our popular Downtown Clayton Sculpture Trail is wrapping up its second season and we're gearing up to select 8 new sculptures to adorn downtown for the nex... Read More


01/29/2015

Downtown Clayton is usually bustling, boasting an occupancy rate of about 97%.  But the number of empty buildings in past weeks has some of you raising your eyebrows wondering “What’s Going on Downtown?”

Every few years downtown’s occupancy rate takes a small dip to about... Read More


01/28/2015

Wednesday, January 28th 6PM- Thursday, January 29th 6PM
Hocutt-Ellington Library Reaches Out to Those in Need


In a chilly 24-hour period in January, towns across the country will be out in their communities to do a one-night count of their homeless population.  Yes, it's just a snap-shot of o... Read More


01/28/2015

January 28, 2015 - Cortaz Quemel Lucas, Jr. is now behind bars in the Johnston County Detention Center after being arrested in Fayetteville, NC early this morning on first-degree murder charges.  He had been on the run since the December 28th shooting death of his mother’s boyfriend,... Read More


01/22/2015

We hope you do. On November 28, 2014, they walked into the Clayton Wal-Mart and used a stolen credit card to purchase $114.88 of merchandise. The video surveillance photos aren’t the best, but if anyone recognizes this man or the woman, please call the Clayton Police Department at 919-553-4611... Read More


01/16/2015

NYPD and Philadelphia Police Helping in Clayton Suspect Search

The Town of Clayton Police Department has now enlisted the help of law enforcement in Staten Island, NY and Philadelphia, PA in the search to arrest 17-year-old murder suspect Cortaz Quemel Lucas, Jr.

Thanks to the work of our detectives, ... Read More


01/13/2015

CDDA Announces Annual Downtown Awards

Classy Stitches is 2014 Downtown Business of the Year

Former Mayor Doug McCormac Named Clayton’s 2014 NC Main Street Champion

Several downtown businesses and volunteers were honored this week during the 2014 Awards Dinner by the Clayton Downtown Development A... Read More


01/08/2015

The ThistleBird Art Studio will be hosting Canvas & Cocktails with Jill Hunt.  Click here for the invitation to take part in this wonderful event.


01/06/2015

Three Clayton teens are behind bars after officers caught them breaking into a home, chased them down, and arrested them.

Around noon yesterday, January 5th, a homeowner near Trailwood Drive called 911 to report seeing several people breaking into a neighbor’s home.

When officers arrived at 100 ... Read More


01/05/2015

Have you spotted all the new intriguing sculptures that have popped up all over the Town of Clayton?  Our popular Downtown Clayton Sculpture Trail is in its second season! And now it's time to vote for your favorite for the People's Choi... Read More


01/05/2015

 

 

 

Our events, our parks & greenways, our proximity to Raleigh, our schools, our small town charm...Clayton is, well, kind of awesome!  It must be...our population has increased 131% from 2000 to 2010!  But if we don't plan for future growth, we risk missin... Read More


01/05/2015

CHANGES EFFECTIVE JAN 1, 2015 

In the past 25 years, the Town of Clayton has doubled the amount of solid waste we collect for you. We now offer a 96-gallon garbage cart, a 96-gallon recycling cart and great weekly yard waste collection.  You can either call us to re... Read More


01/04/2015

It is that time of the year again.  We are looking for a great kids to come out and play!  Our Parks & 

Recreation department is holding sign-ups for t-ball, baseball, and softball.  Click on the flyer for more information!


12/31/2014

Downtown Clayton’s “Tuesday Tune-Up” is gearing up for 2015 and comes back on Tuesday, January 6 at 8:30 am at My Girlfriend’s Place, 115 E First Street.

Beginning in September 2012 the “Tuesday Tune-up” is a weekly gathering at 8:30 am for downtown business o... Read More


12/30/2014

The Town of Clayton Police Department is now offering a CASH reward for ANY information that leads to the arrest of 17-year-old murder suspect Cortaz Quemel Lucas, Jr.

Our detectives and officers have combined forces with several neighboring agencies and have been working around the clock to bring th... Read More


11/21/2014
An 18-year-old Clayton man is behind bars after he and his mother threatened the Town of Clayton’s Animal Control officer yesterday.

On Thursday, 11/20/2014, around 3 PM, Animal Control Officer Angela Lee responded to the Brittany Woods neighborhood (Dairy Rd. and Brigadoon Drive) for a call ab... Read More

11/19/2014

On Wednesday November 19, 2014, please join the Town of Clayton in a worldwide celebration of GIS Day!! This is the annual salute to geospatial technology and its power to transform and better our lives. GIS Day provides an international forum for users of geographic information systems (G... Read More


11/17/2014

More art in downtown Clayton! Thistlebird Art Studio has opened at 234 E. Main Street in downtown Clayton. Artist Jill Hunt will use the space as her working studio for creating original fine art, commissions, private lessons and workshops.  

At Thistlebird Art Studio, you can browse the gallery... Read More


11/11/2014

Huge thanks to Pack 124 Den 1 who came by our Law Enforcement Center last night! Officer Phillips enjoyed touring the cub scouts around our building and even fingerprinting them!!


11/03/2014

23-year-old Jessica Lynn Abbott of 903 Hobbs Street spent her weekend behind bars on $85,000 bond after she was arrested and charged on Halloween with 7 counts of Obtaining Property By False Pretense. Abbott ran a Craigslist ad for a house for rent at 914 Hobbs Street and collected money from potent... Read More


11/03/2014

Tim Tunis presented Clayton Public Power and Customer Service Director Ann Game with an Excellence in Financial Stability Award at a recent Clayton Town Council meeting.

This annual award recognized the Town of Clayton, out of the more than 70 NC cities, towns and university systems who locally own a... Read More


10/24/2014

Police Chief Bridges and several officers teamed up with McGruff the Crime Dog to help these awesome West Clayton Elementary School students observe SAVE Day - Students Against Violence Everywhere Day! They visited classrooms talking to the students about the dangers of violence and the things we ca... Read More


10/23/2014

Around 1 in the afternoon yesterday, 10/22/14, suspects broke into a home at 233 Dogwood Avenue and stole several items. As soon as the homeowners got back, they called 911. Together with officers, they were able to locate several pieces of evidence that led officers to a car nearby, which in turn l... Read More


10/14/2014

On 10-5-14 at approximately 2 p.m. Officer J. Vause observed a minor traffic violation and conducted a vehicle stop. While investigating during the stop the officer deployed his K-9 partner Major.

The police K-9 conducted a search around the outside of the vehicle and alerted the officer to the prese... Read More


10/14/2014

International singing sensation Chic Gamine Chic puts a new spin on the classic ’60s girl group sound. Dubbed by National Public Radio as “minimal Motown,” their style is characterized by amazing harmonies and hip-shaking beats. The quartet, who recently released their official U.S... Read More


10/14/2014

Sergeant Jason Barnes and Officer Ron Freeman have completed police motorcycle instructor training. The training which was three weeks long was hosted by Northwestern University Center for Public Safety and Harley Davidson Motor Company. The first week of the school consisted of intense testing to e... Read More


10/12/2014

Ever wonder how it feels to sit behind the wheel of a shiny red fire truck? Want to experience what it's REALLY like trying to escape a smoke-filled house? Care to cuddle up to Lucy, the official Clayton Fire dog or how about Sparky, the Fire Safety Dog?

Families can do all that an... Read More


10/07/2014

In little more than a month’s time, the Clayton neighborhood of Riverwood was hit twice by a rash of car-break-in’s, where suspects preyed on more than 30 unlocked cars stealing credit cards, electronics and other valuables.

Tonight, the Clayton Police Department is proud to say all of th... Read More


10/04/2014

An Angier man is behind bars this morning less than 24 hours after Clayton Police say he preyed on more than a dozen unlocked cars in the Riverwood community, stealing credit cards and all kinds of electronic equipment.

Clayton Detective B.R. Temple, with the help of the Raleigh Police Department, ha... Read More


10/01/2014

Yes, what Mayor Jody McLeod is saying is true! On March 7, 2015 we will crown the first Miss Clayton and Miss Clayton’s Outstanding Teen right on the stage here at The Clayton Center in downtown Clayton! That same night, we'll also once again be crowning Miss Capital Ci... Read More


10/01/2014

On October 1, 2014, the Clayton Fire Department is making history and forever changing the way Town of Clayton firefighters respond to emergencies.  In the past our department has only responded to medical calls when Johnston County Emergency Medical Services (EMS) requested our help. &nbs... Read More


09/12/2014

Moody’s Investors Services, one of the world’s largest credit rating agencies, is boosting the Town of Clayton’s bond rating, confirming Clayton's place among some of the most financially strong governments in the state.  Moody’s upgraded the Town of Clayton to Aa2, ... Read More


09/08/2014

These may just be the best bargains in Town! A whole grocery bag of books for practically nothing!  It's the annual Fall Book Sale for the Friends of the Library hosted by the Hocutt-Ellington Memorial Library on the corner of Main & Church Streets. Throughout the ye... Read More


09/03/2014

We sure hope this is ok to share because - well - it just means the world to our officers and our department to receive rare feedback like this. Lt. Kenneth Lunger toured Girl Scout Troop 1606 around the Clayton Law Enforcement Center last night and this is the email he got from one of the parents. ... Read More


09/02/2014

The bays at the Town of Clayton Operations Center lit up in bright yellow as a shiny piece of equipment arrived to help Town staff DIG IN and be productive on every job!  Caterpillar and Gregory Poole delivered a customized mini hydraulic excavator to assist the Public Works depa... Read More


08/25/2014

The Clayton Police Department conducted a DWI Checkpoint Saturday, August 23, at 9:00 pm. The checkpoint was held on NC Hwy 42 East at Glen Laurel Rd., with a secondary checkpoint on Glen Laurel at Powhatan Road. The checkpoint was hosted by the Clayton Police Department and consisted of Clayton, Jo... Read More


08/20/2014

The State of North Carolina wants your input on our plans to buy a vacant piece of property on Covered Bridge Road and turn it into what would be the biggest recreational park in the history of the Town of Clayton.   

We’re talking about 40 acres at the corner of Loop Road a... Read More


08/15/2014

Cleveland Draft House Logo

The Cleveland Draft House just officially submitted a site-plan application to build a "Cleveland Draft House of Clayton."

The 11,000 square foot restaurant would be located at the intersection of US 70 and Shotwell Road right behind the CVS Pharmacy.

It will be much like the Cleveland Draft... Read More


08/15/2014

Frontst invite

Lots of cities have greenways, but who has one with an art exhibit smack in the middle of it?

Sure, everyone has a town hall, but who has one that includes a perfectly restored 1926 auditorium where performers like Doc Watson, Big Bad Voodoo Daddy, or David Sedaris come each season?

And who now has a ... Read More


08/14/2014

The Clayton Police Department is currently investigating the larceny of a 2014 Caterpillar Skid Steer, Model 289D, VIN # TAW01688 and a 2003 18 ft. Contrail flatbed trailer, black in color. The flatbed trailer was bearing a North Carolina registration plate BY91227 and VIN # 4KNUC16253L160621. The i... Read More


08/11/2014

Town of Clayton police are searching for suspects tonight after a Family Dollar store on US Business 70 was robbed. The armed robbery happened just before 10 pm on Saturday in the Clayton Village Shopping Center, 10137 US Business Highway 70 West.

Two men walked in demanding money and cigarettes and ... Read More


08/11/2014

Scam Alert Logo

Beware of Electricity Scam! Now They're Hitting by Phone AND Email!  

Tenga cuidado con la electricidad o Fraude! Ahora Ellos Golpear por teléfono y correo electrónico!  En Espanol

BEWARE! Scammers are calling and emailing people here in Clayton and... Read More


08/05/2014

 

Come join the festivities at Town Square (corner of Main & Fayetteville Streets) today from 5:30PM-8:30PM.  Bring the family and enjoy music, games, free giveaways, karate demonstrations!  Show your appreciation for our local law enforcement, firefighters and emergency responders... Read More


07/20/2014

First Homicide in 7 Years Solved Within Hours Clayton Police arrested 53-year-old Jose Louis Ramirez Delgado of 415 S. Lombard Street in Clayton this morning just hours after witnesses say he stabbed another man behind a convenience store on Main Street. It happened around 10 o’clock Saturday ... Read More


07/08/2014

Backstage

How much do you know about Horne Square, downtown's award-winning new park, and the great mansion that once stood on the site?

Did you know that the man who built the mansion, Ashley Horne, came within a few votes of being governor? Did you know that the Square contains several markers pointing o... Read More


07/02/2014

Larry Bailey Award

Director of Parks & Recreation Larry Bailey has been awarded the "Fellow Award" from the NC Recreation and Park Association, the highest honor the organization can give one of its members.

The award was presented at the organization's recent annual meeting.

"It's a big honor... Read More


06/25/2014

CLAYTON, N.C. - A new downtown restaurant is about to open its doors. Another downtown business is about to offer a private line of cigars. A third downtown business is about to make a splash with new color. 

That’s just some of the exciting news shared at a recent Downtown ... Read More


06/17/2014

Conference room stage with two men in suits standing at the podium

Town of Clayton Mayor Jody McLeod helped play host to a crowd of international, national and state dignitaries Tuesday as Spanish pharmaceutical giant Grifols celebrated the grand opening of what will be the world's largest and most technically advanced plasma fractionation facilities.... Read More


06/16/2014

Summer Reading Robot

Blast off with our Summer Reading Program!

If you love reading, need a place to escape the heat, want to have fun AND learn something fascinating and new - then the place to be is the Clayton Library every Monday, Wednesday and Friday! We're SPARKING minds with our science theme this year - Fizz,... Read More


06/12/2014

What does it take to be a Clayton Police Officer? Clayton Middle School students are finding out today at Career Day! Huge thanks to Officer Andy Jernigan and Detective Nancy Galleo!


06/09/2014

Close-up of Robert McKie in suit and tie.

Clayton's highly-regarded Finance Department has done it again, winning the profession's highest award for the 13th year in a row.

The Department's Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR) for last year has been awarded a "Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Re... Read More


06/01/2014

American flag flying above Town hall.

Expanded services, new jobs, more parks...all with NO tax increase

There’s a reason Clayton Town Manager Steve Biggs says this was the second hardest budget he’s ever put together in his 18 years with the Town. The most difficult was during the depths of the recession where the budge... Read More


06/01/2014

Rotary Club with picnic table

Doesn't a family picnic by the banks of the Neuse River sound like a lovely idea? Have you ever hiked the Clayton River Walk on the Neuse or Sam's Branch greenways and wished there was a place to just sit and take a rest?
 
Now, thanks to the Clayton Rotary and a very crafty Town Council ... Read More

05/22/2014

Congrats to both Town of Clayton Police K9's "Major" and "Abel"! They got their certification AND qualified for nationals in October! We're so proud of K9 Officers Justin Vause & Jamie Brantley. Congratulations to all 39 teams from around North Carolina, South Carolin... Read More


05/20/2014

Police Officer and Teacher

Big thanks to West Clayton Elementary for allowing us to be part of your first Reader's Tea! Detective Nancy Galleo, Officer Owen Phillips and Officer Andy Jernigan loved taking to your students and using our 21st Century Skills to show off our life and career skills!

 

Officer reading to students


05/20/2014

Three Garner men are now behind bars charged in the January 14th armed robbery at the Walgreens on US70 in Clayton, where two cashiers were held a gunpoint by two masked men. Over the past few months, Town of Clayton Police detectives have been working with Raleigh, Garner, and Fuquay Varina Po... Read More


05/20/2014

We love our schools! Big thanks to West Clayton Elementary for allowing us to be part of your first Reader's Tea! Detective Nancy Galleo, Officer Owen Phillips and Officer Andy Jernigan loved taking to your students and using our 21st Century Skills to show off our life and career skills!


05/19/2014

Two men are behind bars for stealing copper from a home under construction in the Town of Clayton. On Monday night at around 2 in the morning, residents in the area of 205 Trevor Ridge called 911 after hearing suspicious noises coming from the unfinished home. Officer Baily Pope responded and a... Read More


05/18/2014

The Town of Clayton and the Clayton Public Art Advisory Board unveiled the newest outdoor public art student project "Whimsical Birds" on Sam’s Branch Greenway on Sunday, May 18, 2014.

To enhance the greenway and engage young people in the arts, the Public Arts Advisory Council envisi... Read More


05/16/2014

Funeral Services for former North Carolina Secretary of Commerce Keith Crisco were held in his hometown of Asheboro on Friday and here in the Town of Clayton he is being remembered as a dedicated leader who devoted his career to improving our state and Clayton.

"Keith Crisco was North Carol... Read More


05/15/2014

Southern Grace

Clayton Town Square Concert Series

Southern Grace
May 15, 2014
Facebook @ Southern Grace Rocks

Southern Grace consists of five dedicated/energetic musicians. We are a Southern Country Rock/Top 40 band that will entertain you to the fullest. Our goal is to leave you "wanting more".&nb... Read More


05/15/2014

Officer being presented awardCongratulations to one of our newest officers - Tyler Johnson - for earning a special Merit Award at the Clayton Police Department! Several times a year fellow officers make nominations to recognize department members for going above and beyond the call of duty. Back on January 7th, Officer Johnson ... Read More


05/15/2014

Congratulations to one of our newest officers - Tyler Johnson - for earning a special Merit Award at the Clayton Police Department! Several times a year fellow officers make nominations to recognize department members for going above and beyond the call of duty. Back on January 7th, Officer Johnson ... Read More


05/12/2014

Runners at the starting line

Almost 200 people finished one of the longest-running road races in the Triangle! The annual Clayton Road Race celebrated 31 years with a great turn-out and great weather - of course, it could have been a bit cooler! Everyone from 7-year-olds to 70-year-olds complete this challenging 5K!

19... Read More


05/09/2014

On Sunday, May 04, 2014 at around 4:30am, Clayton Police Officers Mark Somerville and Lance Cavenaugh located three individuals in the Walgreens parking lot at 11306 US 70. Officers found .3 grams of heroin, .5 grams of cocaine and 6 units of Oxymorphone (a prescription oxycodone), and various drug ... Read More


05/02/2014

A security alarm check at a Clayton couple’s home led to the discovery of more than 135 grams of marijuana earlier this week. On Tuesday, April 29th, officers responded to an alarm call at 902 Dairy Road when they discovered the marijuana, as well as packaging materials, and paraphernalia... Read More


05/01/2014

Hanna Jubran, Grimesland NC

Hanna Jubran returns for a second year to the Downtown Clayton Sculpture Trail with another piece that touches on the four elements: Earth, Water, Fire and Wind. This sculpture will be located in one of our newest spots - the newly constructed circle on the East ... Read More


05/01/2014

Man using power tools on wooden sculpture.

Charlie Brouwer - Willis, VA

"He Stopped and Turned to See and Listen" is a work created by Charlie Brouwer of Willis, VA. You can enjoy it on the lawn in front of Hocutt-Ellington Memorial Library on the corner of Main & Church Streets. It's made from Locus... Read More


05/01/2014

High School standing between his parents.

Clayton High School student Hogan Teem was a seemingly healthy, happy teenage boy...doing well in school, joking with friends, staying in shape for the upcoming baseball season. But in December 2012, the 17-year-old suddenly collapsed in front of his coach on the school track and would later die fro... Read More


05/01/2014

Sculpture of two people doing backbends to form an arch.

Andrew Denton, Greenville NC

"Lovearch" by Andrew Denton doubles as both a sculpture and a love poem.  These two figures are each others' grounding in life. They are flung upside down by the world, but they stand on each other. Denton says without each others' su... Read More


04/30/2014

Two teens have been charged with breaking into Clayton High School this morning. Around 1:15 Wednesday morning, a Clayton Police Officer was conducting a security check of the concession stand at Clayton High School (600 S. Fayetteville Street). While the officer was walking the area, the alarm at t... Read More


04/28/2014

Outdoor Movies at Town Square

CLAYTON, N.C. - Originally scheduled for last October, the feature movie for Zaxby’s Downtown Movie Night will be ”Rio” on Saturday, May 3. The animated movie is about a domesticated macaw, Blu, from small-town Minnesota. When Blu meets t... Read More


04/22/2014

CLAYTON, N.C. - ”Southern Grace” will open the 2014 Clayton Town Square Concert Series on May 15 at 7:00 pm. All concert dates are the third Thursday of the month from 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm at the Town Square at 110 W Main Street in downtown Clayton. 

May 15 Southern Grac... Read More


04/19/2014

TOWN OF CLAYTON PUBLIC INFORMATION OFFICER WINS 2013 REGIONAL EDWARD R. MURROW AWARD

Public Information Officer Stacy Beard joined the Town of Clayton last year to help the town communicate with its citizens. Since that time, Mrs. Beard has worked hard to make sure that citizens are informed of commu... Read More


04/18/2014

Wi-Fi is provided free of charge in the following areas of the Town of Clayton, NC:

  • The four block area along Main Street between South Fayetteville Street and South Lombard Street
  • The Clayton Center
  • Hocutt-Ellington Memorial Library
  • Clayton Community Center
  • Clayton Law Enforcement Center
  • Fire Station One... Read More

04/17/2014

(Clayton, NC) – Continuing the process of putting downtown’s electrical wires underground, Town of Clayton Electric Department crews were on the job at 4:00 am this morning and finished at 9:45 am. The early start was to continue work begun on Monday between Four Oaks Bank... Read More


04/11/2014

Crime Prevention presentation

We work hard to prevent crime, not just respond when it happens. Recently, Lt. Kenneth Lunger and Officer Owen Phillips of our Special Operations Unit conducted an hour-long Crime Prevention Presentation to the “Widowed Persons Association of Johnston County” at Rainbow Lanes. If we can ... Read More


04/11/2014

Students writing things down

Special Ops team at it again! Today Lt. Kenneth Lunger and Officer Owen Phillips are at Riverwood Middle School for their annual Health Fair where the officers provide information on bullying, saying no to drugs, peer pressure and answer questions posed by students. Clayton PD once again immersing o... Read More


04/11/2014

Let's all welcome our newest face to the force! 24-year-old Lance Cavenaugh is a Clayton boy through-and-through. Charles & Darrella Cavenaugh say Lance may have been biased to become a law enforcement officer when mom worked as a Johnston County emergency dispatcher during his pregnancy and... Read More


04/10/2014

A prominent Johnston County heart doctor was found dead of apparent natural causes in his Clayton home this morning. Just before 10 am, Clayton Police officers responded to 121 Townsend Drive in the Glen Laurel neighborhood after someone requested a wellness check on the resident. When officers arri... Read More


04/07/2014

Girl Scout Troops 1859 and 974

Big thanks to Girl Scout Troops 1859 and 974! They met up with Officers Lunger & Phillips this Saturday for a Bike Rodeo! The girls got to test their bike skills and learn about bicycle safety & rules of the road! Great job team!


04/02/2014

Void Check

The Town of Clayton works with hundreds of vendors to help provide top services to citizens.  We're always looking for ways to make sure payments from the Town are received by vendors in a fast, safe, reliable way.  So that's why we're excited to offer our n... Read More


03/25/2014

(Clayton, NC) – Downtown Clayton business owners have been meeting Tuesday mornings at 8:30 at Sherry’s Signature Cheesecakes, 120 E Main Street since September 2012. The Clayton Downtown Development Association (CDDA) began “Tuesday Tune-Up” in an effort to br... Read More


03/25/2014

Man with freshly shaved mohawk at salon.Once again the Clayton Police Department, led by Police Chief Wayne Bridges, lost their heads over the chance to help support childhood cancer research! The Clayton chapter of the St. Baldrick's Foundation is led by Rob Baker and this past Saturday helped to raise more than $42,000 for this grea... Read More


03/20/2014

McGruff and PrincipleBig thanks to the students and staff at West Clayton Elementary School for participating in S.A.V.E. Students Against Violence Everywhere! The Clayton Police Department helps students learn about alternatives to violence and practice what they learn through school and community service projects... Read More


03/19/2014

A picture of a park

THIS Friday, March 21st at 4 pm
East Clayton Community Park

Most cities and towns celebrate Arbor Day by planting a tree and calling it a day. Clayton does it better! This year, we're planting 20!  And not just little sprigs!  We're planting some gorgeous Red Sunset Maples,... Read More


03/19/2014

Clayton Officer Honored by Johnston County District Attorney

Usually it’s his K-9 partner who gets all the attention, but at Monday night’s Town Council meeting, Clayton Police Officer Justin Vause garnered all the glory.  While he’s enjoyed incredible success  with his Ge... Read More


03/17/2014

Phote of Clayton Officer recieving a special award

Clayton Officer Honored by Johnston County District Attorney

Usually its his K-9 partner who gets all the attention, but at Monday night’s Town Council meeting, Clayton Police Office Officer Justin Vause garnered all the glory. While he’s enjoyed incredible success with his German sh... Read More


03/11/2014

Man raking leaves

Good news...there will be ONE MORE Loose Leaf Collection! Leaf piles out by Wed., March 19th will be picked up!

After that...you'll have to bag leaves!

Most of our neighboring towns only offer loose leaf pick-up once or twice a season. The Town of Clayton offers premier se... Read More


03/11/2014

It takes everyday citizens to help solve crime and that’s exactly who helped nab the thieves police say were victimizing two Clayton neighborhoods. Thanks to tips and cooperation from residents in Clayton Estates and neighboring Alta mobile home park on 42West, Clayton Police Detectives have a... Read More


03/06/2014

We're hearing a lot about scammers lately getting creative with how to steal your personal information. So our Clayton detectives took some time to put a video together for you...don't be a victim!


03/04/2014

It’s Not a Retreat, It’s an Advance!

Some towns don’t have a vision for the future.  Others choose to escape to remote places for days in what they call a retreat, but who knows what goes on.

In the Town of Clayton, we’re not calling them “retreats” anymore bec... Read More


03/01/2014

Tired of seeing litter along our roadsides? Do you cringe when you see someone throw trash out a car window? Want to win CASH for the bizarre trash you find?  Join the Spring Litter Sweep to help Clean Up Clayton!

Clayton is a beautiful place to live, work & play. Town&nb... Read More


03/01/2014

Maybe you'd like to strap on a helmet and embark on a 32-mile scenic trek from Clayton to Falls Lake Dam in Raleigh. Perhaps you'd like to get your children away from the TV and give them a breath of fresh air riding their bicycles along the sparkling Neuse River. Or maybe you just need some... Read More


03/01/2014

Detective Brian Temple

Fresh off his recognition as the Clayton Police Department Officer of the Year, Detective Brian Temple is being credited for solving a major theft ring that spanned 8 counties. Through his outstanding detective work over more than 4 months, this case netted several arrests and recovered ne... Read More


02/27/2014

Mugshot

A Clayton man is behind bars after Clayton Police Officers pulled him over on a traffic stop and ended up finding more than 400 grams of a marijuana, counterfeit money and other drug paraphernalia. Michael Reginald Lloyd, of 727 South Moore Street in Clayton, was pulled over on Tuesday, February 25t... Read More


02/26/2014

Mugshot

A man wanted for a shooting in New Jersey was arrested without incident by Clayton Police on Monday morning. Clifford Larry Buck of 161 N. Arlington Avenue in East Orange, NJ was arrested on an outstanding warrant for aggravated assault. The FBI Task Force alerted our department to Buck’s... Read More


02/18/2014

(Clayton, NC) - Hamptown Music Institute has opened at 104 Barbour Street in downtown Clayton, offering lessons in drums, guitar, piano and voice. 

Owner Ivan Hampden, a music educator and two-time Grammy Award winner, has spent his entire life in the music industry, performing, record... Read More


02/18/2014

Photo of the Town of Claytons First Universal Playground

Council Endorses Town's First Universal Playground

Everyone should be able to play in the Town of Clayton! At Monday night’s regular meeting at The Clayton Center, the Clayton Town Council took a huge step toward that goal when they voted unanimously to get the ball rolling to build Clayton... Read More


02/17/2014

(Clayton, NC) –Outback Brewing Supply Company has moved to 417 E Second Street in downtown Clayton, next to Compare Foods and the Pink Flamingo. Outback Brewing Supply has brewing kits, grains, yeats, hops, Carboys, bottles, kegs, Co2 and kettles among other beer brewing supplie... Read More


02/17/2014

Lyn Austin Among Those Honored

CLAYTON, N.C. – The N.C. Department of Commerce, Office of Urban Development recently announced that Lyn Austin will be honored as a 2013 Main Street Champion at the North Carolina Main Street Annual Awards Ceremony in New Bern on April 1. The conference... Read More


02/17/2014

Main Street

The prestigious three-day NC Main Street Conference got underway here Wednesday afternoon, bringing hundreds of movers and shakers from all over the state for a series of workshops, education sessions and meetings on downtown revitalization.

Mayor Jody McLeod got things started with a brief history o... Read More


02/12/2014

presented by Cooper Heritage Alumni & Star of Bethlehem Lodge # 111
The month of February 2014 at The Clayton Center

"Preserving the Legacy" 
February 1 - 28, 2014 the William Mason Cooper High School Exhibit in the Clayton Center. Presented by The Cooper Heritage Alumni & t... Read More


02/07/2014

ATTENTION RESIDENTS

We’re in the middle of a project to upgrade electrical lines in your neighborhood, increase the reliability of our system and preserve our lines underneath the beautiful wooded canopy of Walden! 

Beginning Tuesday, February 11th through Friday, February 21st, you may see... Read More


02/01/2014

Clayton Worker cleaning up leaves

For the most part, trees are barren around the Town of Clayton, but if you have a few straggling leaves, you still have options to say goodbye to them!

One option, unfortunately, has ended as of February 1st - our popular and convenient loose leaf collection.  Our crews will no longer be driving... Read More


02/01/2014

Man wearing medal from senior games

"We don't stop playing because we grow old.  We grow old because we stop playing."

- George Bernard Shaw

There's still time to sign up for the 27th Annual Johnston County Senior Games.  Are you 50 and over?  Know someone who is!?  Be part of this incredible e... Read More


01/31/2014

On a single, chilly, snowy night in January, towns across the country will be out in their communities to do a one-night count of their homeless population.  Yes, it's just a snap-shot of one day, but these annual "point-in-time" counts help us identify homeless, how best to ... Read More


01/30/2014

Mugshot

The armed man who walked into a Clayton Food Lion last month and robbed the store has been caught. 

On 01-30-2014 a Warrant for Arrest was obtained on Saiydiyn Abdullan Muhammad, B/M, DOB 06-20-1964, for Robbery with a Dangerous Weapon. The robbery occurred at Food Lion, located at 10105 US 70 B... Read More


01/27/2014

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01/22/2014

(Clayton, NC) – Dessert history will be made in downtown Clayton Saturday, February 1 at 2:00 pm when two sisters and a retiree complete their “cheesecake journey” and enjoy their 66th cheesecake flavor at Sherry’s Signature Cheesecakes, 120 E Main Street. 

Kate and&... Read More


01/22/2014

Photo of the Walden entrance.

Walden Gets Wise on Wildfires

Town of Clayton Neighborhood Becomes First in Johnston County to Earn National Recognition

Clayton, NC – It’s gorgeous.  With its winding entranceway lined with towering pines and its rustic homes nestled intimately into nature, Walden is arguably one of ... Read More


01/22/2014

Police Clayton North Carolina Logo

Police work isn’t about making the big arrest, being first to arrive at a crime scene, or seizing the most cash in a counterfeiting bust. It’s about relentless work ethic, unwavering dependability, and the power to relate to and communicate with the people you serve no matter who they ar... Read More


01/22/2014

Ice scraper on winshield

The Town of Clayton's first snow of 2014 has left a light and scenic coating of white on grass and trees, but thankfully didn't stick to roadways Tuesday night.

The Clayton Center/Town Hall, the Clayton Library, Community Center & other Town offices are set to OPE... Read More


01/22/2014

Portrait of the Officer of the Year

Police work isn’t about making the big arrest, being first to arrive a crime scene, or seizing the most cash in counterfeiting bust. It’s about relentless work ethic, unwavering dependability, and the power to relate and communicate with the people you serve no matter who they are or wha... Read More


01/21/2014

To watch the Clayton Fire Department Promotion Ceremony, watch the video below:


01/13/2014

Three Clayton teenagers were behind bars this weekend for dragging a man with their car after stealing his cash in an attempted drug deal. 

On Friday, January 11, 2014, investigators say 17-year-old Christian Wayne Lewis made an arrangement to sell marijuana for $300 to another man in his n... Read More


01/09/2014

Town of Clayton Featured in National TV Program

One of the biggest sports celebrities in America is bragging about the Town of Clayton to millions of people across the country.

Four-time Super Bowl winning quarterback and NFL analyst Terry Bradshaw is featuring the Town of Clayton in broadcasts of &ld... Read More


01/08/2014

                                   

Ashlyn Riebe, 12th                                  Lexi Flock, 8th    ... Read More


01/03/2014

Mugshot

Last night, January 2nd, an alert and fast-acting Clayton resident did exactly what every neighbor should do: They saw what they believed was someone trying to break into a house next door and immediately called 911.

That quick action made it possible for officers to arrive and find 22-year-old ... Read More


12/30/2013

Three Raleigh men are behind bars after a weekend marijuana bust in Clayton that netted more than 70 grams of marijuana packaged and ready for sale. One of the men was wanted by the state Department of Corrections as an absconder, someone on probation/parole who has not reported to the state and the... Read More


12/23/2013

Two teens, age 13 and 14, have been charged with breaking into their own school and stealing five laptop computers. 

The computers went missing from Clayton Middle School, 490 Guy Rd in Clayton, on December 10, 2013. 

Clayton Detectives worked tirelessly with school administrators and w... Read More


12/23/2013

Classroom with Police Officers insideBig thanks to Cub Scout Pack 57! They toured our new Clayton Law Enforcement Center in downtown and they were GREAT! Officer Phillips spoke to the scouts about calling 911, crime prevention, bicycle safety, and took them on a tour of the police department showing off our facility, police cars, ... Read More


12/05/2013

Kids with Chris Archer

December 5th, 2013 - 5:30pm until 8:30pm

Event Schedule
Parking and Traffic Information

You heard it here first!  Clayton's own hometown baseball star will join us on December 5th to ring in the holiday season.  Chris Archer, Major League pitcher for the Tampa Bay Rays, just hel... Read More


12/05/2013

Mugshot

A Raleigh man is behind bars after police say he tried pass a fraudulent check at local supermarket, led police on a short car chase, jumped out, ran into a home and was found hiding in the attic. It all happened on Monday, 12/2/13, when officers were called to the Compare Foods on East Second Stree... Read More


11/14/2013

Car wreck in front of homeDriver ok after hitting power transformer in Glen Laurel neighborhood off Neuse Ridge Driver. About 20 homes out of power. Our Clayton Power crews are working fast in the chilly temps to get power back on by 10:30 am!


11/13/2013

Several downtown businesses and volunteers were honored this week during the 2013 Awards Dinner by the Clayton Downtown Development Association, Inc. (CDDA, Inc.)

Outstanding Downtown Business – Historic Wagner House, 121 E Main Street
Outstanding New Downtown Business – Deep River Br... Read More


11/06/2013

Town of Clayton voters re-elected Mayor Pro Tem Michael Grannis, Councilman Art Holder, and Councilman Bob Satterfield on November 5th. Challengers Eboni Harrell, Bobby Bunn and John McFadden helped to create some valuable discussion during the campaign, including during two 2-hour candidated f... Read More


11/01/2013

Application Deadline: Friday, December 6, 2013

Lots of cities have greenways, but who has one with an art exhibit smack in the middle of it?

Sure, everyone has a town hall, but who has a perfectly restored 1926 auditorium inside where performers like Doc Watson, Big Bad Voodoo Daddy, or David Sedaris ... Read More


11/01/2013

Group picture at Recycle your electronics event

Tired of those out-dated TV's, bulky computer monitors, and lumbering treadmills piling up in your closets or basements?! The Town of Clayton's 2013 Consumer Electronics Recycling Event will cure all that clutter on Saturday, November 2nd in Horne Square.

Drive by this convenient 5-hour event... Read More


10/29/2013

Have you ever heard of Pickleball?  If you have, then you know you're among the growing number of fans across the country.  And if haven't, then we want you to learn ALL about this fun sport!

Pickleball is a cross between badminton, tennis and ping-pong. It was design... Read More


10/28/2013

There’s something about a kid who can go from playing T-ball with the Clayton Parks & Recreation leagues to pithing 94-mph fastballs in the 2013 Major League Baseball playoffs.

There’s something about a kid who can go from playing T-ball with the Clayton Parks & Recreation leagues to pitching 94-mph fastballs in the 2013 Major League Baseball playoffs. 

Something about seeing the Tampa Bay Rays’ top-rated pitcher go in front of national TV cameras to pr... Read More


10/17/2013

Huge thanks to The Clayton Wal-Mart for presenting a $1,000 check to the Clayton Police Department to buy a bullet-proof vest for our K-9 Major. Officer Justin Vause couldn't be more excited for this gift of extra protection for his beloved partner!!

Officers and K9 at Walmart

Officer and K9 at WalmartK9


10/13/2013

Fireman with a little boy and the Fire Safety dog

Ever wonder how it feels to sit behind the wheel of a shiny red fire truck?  Want to watch up-close as firefighters try demonstrate how they work to save lives? Care to cuddle up to Lucy, the official Clayton Fire dog or Sparky, the Fire Safety Dog?

Families can do all that and mo... Read More


10/12/2013

Local Government Federal Credit Union

Every year the Town of Clayton sponsors a free Shred-A-Thon

Town Square 
Fayetteville & Main

Confidential

The Town of Clayton & Local Government Federal Credit union teamed up in 2013 for this FREE chance to help prevent identity theft! Residents brought their personal documents and records to be safel... Read More


10/12/2013

Clayton Fire open house

Clayton Fire Rolls Out the Red Carpet

Open House, Sunday, Oct. 13th, 2-4PM

Ever wonder how it feels to sit behind the wheel of a shiny red fire truck? Want to watch up-close as firefighters try demonstrate how they work to save lives? Care to cuddle up to Lucy, the official Clayton Fire dog or Sparky,... Read More


10/11/2013

A man and woman are behind bars today after police found a large marijuana growing operation in their Clayton home.

42-year-old Nathan Jared Sims and 31-year-old Victoria Kay Ely were arrested yesterday (Thursday, Oct. 10, 2013) after Clayton Police Officers found 60 marijuana plants growing inside t... Read More


10/10/2013

Lost flowers

You might be surprised to learn that not too long ago there was a thriving moonshine empire right here in Clayton.  Then again, maybe you've heard the stories about the spirited backwoods bootlegging in our little town.  Perhaps you even remember some white lightning stashed in the bac... Read More


10/10/2013

Children sitting on the ground

We had such a great time visiting the children at Hocutt Baptist Preschool! The students all enjoyed the visit and getting their pictures taken with the motorcycles and Officer McGruff. Big thanks to Officers Jernigan, Phillips, Barnes & Lunger for making this a memorable day! Thank you kids!

&nb... Read More


10/05/2013

Bands Beer and BBQ

Beer, Bands and BBQ at Clayton Shindig

The Clayton Mid-Day Rotary Club sponsors this amazing event October 11th and it is chocked full of fun, music, food and games.  But the best part is that proceeds from this event will go to support the Toys for Tots program.  So you can have ... Read More


10/01/2013

Cartoon depicting fundraising

The Town of Clayton would like to make everyone aware that there’s currently some unauthorized door-bell ringing going on in nearby communities.  Several Fire Departments in Johnston County have received reports that there are individuals going door-to-door collecting money for fire depar... Read More


10/01/2013

Major and Police

Who doesn’t love a story about dogs?!  How about a story about someone helping protect a dog from bullets and knife blades?! 

Our K-9 Officer Justin Vause and the Clayton Police Department accepted a $1,000 check from Clayton Wal-Mart Manager Toby Williamson to buy a bullet-proof... Read More


09/26/2013

Less than 2 weeks after two employees were assaulted closing a downtown business, two men have been arrested, charged and are behind bars for the crime. The stabbing and assault happened behind Primo's Pizza at 226 East Main Street on September 7, 2013 just before 10 p.m. as the employees were c... Read More


09/05/2013

Before & After

The Town of Clayton has awarded $6,938 in grant funds to two local businesspeople to help pay for renovations to two downtown buildings.

Dorothy Parker and Herman Mitchiner got $5,000 for improvements made to the vacant building at 126 E. Main Street which is the new home of Zoom-In Photography and S... Read More


09/01/2013

Boundary map

National Register Consultant Nancy Van Dolsen is scheduled to meet next Thursday with town officials and local property owners about moving forward with the proposed Clayton Historic District.

The meeting, which is open to the public, is set for Thursday evening at 7 pm in the Council Chambers of the... Read More


09/01/2013

A picture of a plug

Wouldn't it be great if you could: 

  • Check your utility bill without having to call Customer Service?
  • Review a year's worth of bills any time of day or night? 
  • Track how much electricity or water you've been using this year?

Now you can!  Town of Clayton customer... Read More


08/12/2013

Clayton Police Investigators arrested a man and woman on Saturday afternoon (August 10, 2013) after the department’s K-9 officer “Major” found 8 five-gallon buckets filled with more than 80 pounds of marijuana. It was a tip that led to the investigative stop. 

Rodney Edwar... Read More


08/01/2013

Rochelle Bolyard

Eighty-seven-year-old Rochelle Bolyard, a lifelong resident and familiar figure at the Senior Games, has donated $20,000 to the Clayton Recreation Foundation for use at a local park.

Bolyard, who has set records as a Senior athlete, hasn't yet decided how she want's the money used, but hinted... Read More


07/19/2013

A portrait of the city council

Yes, it's an election year and THREE Clayton Town Council Member positions are up for grabs in the November 2013 election.

The filing ended at noon on Friday, July 19th and six candidates are now vying for those three seats!

Three incumbents would like to continue to serve Clayton and they’r... Read More


07/11/2013

Within hours of releasing news to the media - the woman wanted in this week's major drug bust has turned herself in. Last night, Leah Danielle Scheib of 306 S. Smith St. Clayton, NC walked into the Clayton Police Department and was arrested. She’s been placed into the Johnston County Jail ... Read More


07/09/2013

It's the victims of crimes - that's what keeps him coming to work each day and putting in the long hours. 

The Town of Clayton is incredibly proud to announce that Detective Jason Linder has been chosen as the very first recipient of the Johnston County Law Enforcement Officer of Month A... Read More


07/09/2013

Photo of Detective Jason Linder getting an award

The Town of Clayton is incredibly proud to announce that Detective Jason Linder has been chosen as the very first recipient of the Johnston County Law Enforcement Officer of Month Award.

Johnston County District Attorney Susan Doyle chose to publicly honor Detective Linder as the July 2013 Johnston C... Read More


07/05/2013

July 4th spray down

Clayton's July 4th Makes Big Splash

Photos by Lori Foushee

There was NO WAY the Town of Clayton was going to let a little rain (ok, maybe there'd been a lot) ruin our 30 year tradition! The 31st Annual Clayton Independence Day Celebration may have been a bit soggy, but it went off wi... Read More


07/05/2013

The Clayton Public Art Advisory Board with the support of the Clayton Town Council helped to create the first-ever Downtown Clayton Sculpture Trail.  These sculptures created by artists from all over the state adorned our public spaces in 2013-2014 to help visually enhance our downtown and... Read More


07/01/2013

Broken window of convenience store

A 77-year-old man behind the wheel of a rented Chrysler 300 slammed through a Clayton convenience store this morning sending two people to the hospital. Sandhu’s Gas Station and Convenience Store on Amelia Church Road was strewn with shattered glass and scattered snacks just before noon. Gusta... Read More


06/26/2013

Officers and Children

How cool is this?! Our Clayton Police Officers stopping by to help out at First Baptist Church near Church and Whitaker Street for the new Lunch on the Lawn! What is it? Just a chance for volunteers to give out free bag lunches and provide some activities for the kids during the summer when school i... Read More


06/21/2013

Police Chief Bridges

The Town of Clayton is excited to announce the appointment of R.W. Bridges as the permanent Chief of the Clayton Police Department.  He started as an officer in Clayton almost 15 years ago and worked his way through the ranks to become one of the department’s top leaders.   He&r... Read More


06/10/2013

Water Tower

Tower Brings Much Needed Water Storage

When you turn on the faucet, take a shower or twist on the sprinkler - most of us take for granted that the water will just pour out.  But clean, reliable w

Water is a precious resource that won't always be in abundance unless we take care of the environ... Read More


06/10/2013

Police Officers with motorcycles

Our Clayton Police Officers did an AWESOME job reading to kids during our weekly Wednesday 10 am StoryTime at the Clayton Library! Thanks guys!

Clayton Police Officers did an Awesome Job reading to the kids at Storytime! Thank you!!!

 


06/03/2013

Officer on Bicycle

Big thanks to Special Operations Unit and our Bike Officers for helping keep our trails safe and family friendly! Really appreciated your help on the Sam's Branch Greenway yesterday for the trail dedication and Butterfly Art unveiling! Keep up the good work! The public should rest easier knowing... Read More


05/30/2013

Officers running behind a patrol car

Why is the Clayton Police Department running down Hwy 70 this morning!!!??? It's the 27th annual NC Law Enforcement Torch Run Relay for Special Olympics! We're so proud to participate - it's more than 2,000 law enforcement officers carrying the Flame of Hope across the state. The 2,000-m... Read More


05/11/2013

Officers running

The 2013 Clayton Road Race Broke Records! 324 people participated - our biggest turnout ever! And Clayton Police stole the show - the department led by new Interim Police Chief R.W. Bridges chanted and proudly carried the Clatyon Police flag the entire 5K! Nice job! Check out the results here 


05/01/2013

Harry McDaniel, Asheville NC

Geyser (right) is a work by Harry McDaniel from Asheville, NC. This sculpture is being showcased in Horne Square on Main Street near Lombard. The flowing, curvy lines and reflective brushed-aluminum surface of Geyser suggest water. As the top sections turn ... Read More


05/01/2013

Susan Moffatt, Chapel Hill NC

This sculpture was part of the first-ever Downtown Clayton Sculpture Trail in 2013-2014.

Force of Nature: Generative(right) is by Susan Moffatt of Chapel Hill, NC. 

Force of Nature Generative

Force of Nature is a marble work with deeply carved ribs symbolizing the universal life force... Read More


05/01/2013

Eye of the Hurricane

Gary Gresko, Oriental NC

This sculpture was part of the first-ever Downtown Clayton Sculpture Trail in 2013-2014.

Eye of the Hurricane was created by Gary Gresko of Oriental, NC. 

His sculpture is featured on the lawn in front of the Hocutt-Ellington Memorial Library at the cor... Read More


05/01/2013

Balancing Spheres

Nelson R. Smith, Rocky Mount NC

This sculpture was part of the first-ever Downtown Clayton Sculpture Trail 2013-2014

Balancing Spheres (right) is a work created by Nelson R Smith of Rocky Mount, NC. 

It will be featured in Horne Square at 349 East Main Street. It is made from scrap metal... Read More


05/01/2013

Primal Unity Sculpture

Hanna Jubran, Grimesland NC

This sculpture was part of the first-ever Downtown Clayton Sculpture Trail in 2013-2014.

Hanna Jubran of Grimesland, NC is the only artist with two pieces selected for this inaugural sculpture tour. Both are located on the lawn at Town Square. Primal Unity (r... Read More


05/01/2013

Celestial Moon

Hanna Jubran, Grimesland NC

This sculpture was part of our first-ever Downtown Clayton Sculpture Trail in 2013-2014.

Celestial Motion is one of two pieces by Hanna Jubran featured in the Downtown Sculpture Trail. 

It is located in Town Square at the corner of Main & O'Neil S... Read More


05/01/2013

Paris Alexander, Raleigh NC 

This sculpture was part of our first-ever Downtown Clayton Sculpture Trail in 2013-2014. 

Portal VII is located at Horne Square at 349 East Main Street. It is carved from limestone and sits on a granite base.  It's inspired by what the art... Read More


04/24/2013

Alexander BieverA 65-year-old Clayton man who walked away from his group home on Sunday has been located safe and sound in Augusta, Georgia! Police say Richard Alexander Biever took a bus to Georgia and is currently at the Charlie Norwood VA Medical Center in Augusta awaiting his family/care giver to pick him up. T... Read More


04/20/2013

Book Signing Notice

Sneak Peak for Annual Book Sale This Friday!

The flowers are blooming and the books are ripe for picking!  It is time for the Spring Book Sale!  Throughout the year people donate books to the Hocutt-Ellington Memorial Library.  This helps our library grow and provides extra stock for t... Read More


04/19/2013

Police getting head shaved

Going Bald for the Kids! Clayton Police raise roughly $500 for children's cancer research!


04/17/2013

Photograph of Finance Director Rober Mckie

Clayton's highly-regarded Finance Department has done it again, winning the profession's highest award for the 12th year in a row.

The Department's Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR for last year has been awarded a "Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Rep... Read More


04/15/2013

Photo of Capt. R.W. BridgesThe Town of Clayton is excited to announce the appointment of Capt. R.W. Bridges as Interim Chief for the Clayton Police Department.  He started as an officer with the Town of Clayton almost 15 years ago and has worked his way through the ranks to become one of the department’s top leader... Read More


04/12/2013

Cartoon of character Paddling

Firefighters like water.  It's the biggest weapon in their arsenal.  But from April 22nd to the 27th, two Clayton Firefighters are going to get a whole new appreciation for cool, rushing water.

Fellow firefighters and veterans Allen Williford and Paul Zias are about to attempt to p... Read More


03/28/2013

The Town of Clayton is extremely proud that our local businesses are staying vigilant this Spring Break in discouraging underage drinking. On Wednesday, March 27, 2013, the Clayton Police Department initiated “Operation Spring Break,” an underage alcohol sales operation to check for the ... Read More


03/28/2013

Clayton's Police Chief Allen

Clayton's Police Chief to Lead State Agency

It’s with both sadness and pride that the Town of Clayton announces its Top Cop has been called up to a high-ranking position in the State Capitol. After six and a half years leading the Clayton Police Department, Chief Glen B. Allen is retiring i... Read More


03/24/2013

Photo of Scott Henley wearing a tuxedo.

The Town of Clayton has hired a permanent director for The Clayton Center, and he may look a tad familiar.  He’s the one who helped Clayton’s historic performing arts center celebrate 10 years of spectacular community events this winter.   He’s the visionary who has lined... Read More


03/14/2013

5 Arrested, 5 Sought In Clayton Police Drug Roundup

Over the past few months, Clayton Police Detectives have been conducting undercover operations targeting drug dealers in town. Five people have been arrested so far in the investigation, with five more to follow. One of the charged is a murder ... Read More


03/11/2013

Wouldn't it be great to have a voice in Washington, D.C.?  To have a chance to share your opinion with those making the important decisions that affect you?  And wouldn't it be great if you could do that WITHOUT being forced to drive ALL the way to the nation's Capital? 

Cl... Read More


03/09/2013

Maybe you'd like to strap on a helmet and embark on a 32-mile scenic trek from Clayton to Falls Lake Dam in Raleigh. Perhaps you'd like to get your children away from the TV and give them a breath of fresh air riding their bicycles along the sparkling Neuse River. Or maybe you just need some... Read More


03/09/2013

Explore Clayton's Newest Trail

Maybe you'd like to strap on a helmet and embark on a 32-mile scenic trek from Clayton to Falls Lake Dam in Raleigh. Perhaps you'd like to get your children away from the TV and give them a breath of fresh air riding their bicycles along the sparkling Neuse ... Read More


03/09/2013

Bridge in blue

Maybe you'd like to strap on a helmet and embark on a 32-mile scenic trek from Clayton to Falls Lake Dam in Raleigh. Perhaps you'd like to get your children away from the TV and give them a breath of fresh air riding their bicycles along the sparkling Neuse River. Or maybe you just need some... Read More


03/07/2013

Police Investigate Possible Motorcycle Theft Ring - Clayton Police Detectives are investigating a possible motorcycle theft ring, after three sport bikes were stolen in a month's time from the same general area. They all happened over the weekend and during the early morning hours. It appea... Read More


03/01/2013

Water Faucet

Every year, federal AND state law REQUIRES Johnston County to change the way your water is treated. In the Clayton area (including Town of Clayton, Aqua & Carolina Water Service customers), water is normally treated with a combination of chlorine and ammonia. However, beginning March 1, 201... Read More


02/21/2013

Children in front of police carBig thanks to the members of Wolf Den & Cub Scout Pack-422 who meet at the Thanksgiving Baptist Church. They toured the impressive Clayton Law Enforcement Center last week and learned about what you should know when calling 911, stranger danger, and keeping your community safe. The cubs had a gr... Read More


02/18/2013

We want Clayton to be a walkable community, a place that encourages residents and visitors to put down the keys to the car and instead take a stroll to the nearest park, restaurant, shop, or school. Walkable communities cut down on traffic congestion, air pollution and well, they just make for healt... Read More


02/18/2013

Sidewalk Project

We want Clayton to be a walkable community, a place that encourages residents and visitors to put down the keys to the car and instead take a stroll to the nearest park, restaurant, shop, or school. Walkable communities cut down on traffic congestion, air pollution and well, they just make for healt... Read More


02/13/2013

Broadcast

When WNCN-TV (NBC17) broadcast their evening news programs at 6:00 pm and 7:00 pm from Horne Square Tuesday night, the message of downtown Clayton reached a potential million homes in more than 20 counties throughout central North Carolina. 

WNCN’s ”Downtown Week” placed Clayto... Read More


02/03/2013

Thanks to YOUR tips and our detective’s hard work, just one day after this terrible incident – we were able to make an arrest! Detective B.R. Temple was able to identify the suspect as 22-year-old Skyler Mazza of Raleigh. Then, together with the help of Cary Police, we were able to ... Read More


02/01/2013

Officers and preschoolers sitting downLt. Lunger and Sgt. Cook love a little rug time with the little guys! Big thanks to the great teachers and children at the Lions Gate Child Development Center! Lt. Kenneth Lunger and Sgt. Kevin Cook loved coming to show off their patrol car and motorcycle and talk with you about how t... Read More


01/29/2013

Elton Pittman

He was the voice of experience who guided dozens of nervous grooms to select the perfect ring for their true love's finger. He was the gentle father-figure who calmed little girls as they nervously awaited their first ear-piercing. And he was the kind gentlemen who many remember strolling Main S... Read More


01/16/2013

Officer Phillips and Officer Jernigan give Girl Scout Daisy Troop 161 a safety talk and tour of our new Law Enforcement Building.

Girl Scout Daisy Troop in classroom


01/07/2013

Construction Cones

2013 Construction Update

Live in Glen Laurel or Summerlyn neighborhoods? Work at Caterpillar? Maybe you're headed to Flowers Plantation?

If you're driving on NC 42 East, a major traffic change has just gone into effect that may take some getting used to.

Have you noticed whe... Read More


01/07/2013

Road Cone

It's a hibernation time of sorts for the project to widen N.C. 42 from U.S. 70 Business to just east of Glen Laurel Road in Clayton. 

Due to wet ground conditions and cold weather, Fred Smith Company has temporarily suspended grading work on the road until mid-February.  Once work resum... Read More


01/01/2013

A spider, a feared defender, a tireless religious and civic leader. Whether he was playing the tough guy on the gridiron at Clayton High School or overseeing the Centennial Celebration of his burgeoning Town, William Bagley was relentless in his service to his beloved Clayton community.  T... Read More


12/07/2012

Officer Barnes

The Clayton Police Department welcomed its newest and now youngest member this week. In a brief ceremony in the Council Chambers at The Clayton Center, 22-year-old Saddarius Barnes was officially sworn in as a Clayton police officer, bringing the force up to 42 officers.

Town Clerk Sherry Scoggins of... Read More


12/03/2012

John Street Reclamation

"Full-depth reclamation." It just doesn't sound like a fun procedure, and it's not.  It involves chewing up asphalt, pulverizing concrete and spitting out dirt and rock. It's dusty, dirty and makes a lot of noise.  But in the end, what it produces is a smoot... Read More


11/30/2012

Christmas Village & Tree Lighting

Every year, several thousand people mark their calendars for the first Thursday after Thanksgiving because they don’t want to miss one of the biggest town events all year - Clayton’s festive and popular “Christmas Village & Tree Lighting.” This year, an estimated 5,0... Read More


11/29/2012

Clayton Center Piano

Get a Ticket to Ride: Come Celebrate the Heart of Clayton!

A decade ago, the Town of Clayton and hundreds of community supporters had a vision: to preserve a precious piece of the town’s wonderful past and at the same time create a modern-day treasure that would become a jewel for resident... Read More


11/28/2012

Better protection = Better Insurance Premiums 

You already know that the Clayton Fire Department can help save your life and save your home from burning down, but did you realize they can also save you MONEY!?

The Clayton Fire Department is proud to announce it has just achieved improved ratings ... Read More


11/17/2012

Clayton police

The Clayton Police Department has received advanced reaccreditation by the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA) on November 17, 2012 at the commission conference in Jacksonville, Florida. The award means that the Clayton Police Department will continue to be an ... Read More


11/16/2012

Blood Drive

The Town of Clayton hosted a Blood Drive on Thursday November 15th and we had a great turn out.  The goal for the day was to collect 43 units and came so close with 37 units donated.  Parks and Recreation Program Coordinator Matt Lorion said that he was told the Rex staff were impress... Read More


11/05/2012

Veterans

At the November 5th, 2012 Council Meeting, town leaders took time to recognize the service and sacrifice of our country's veterans, including honoring the many current and retired Clayton town employees who have proudly worn the Stars & Stripes.

TOWN OF CLAYTON VETERANS’ DAY PROCLA... Read More


10/29/2012

Image of a hurricane

Clayton Preps for Indicents Before They Hit

The town of Clayton may have dodged the bullet with Hurricane Sandy, but that doesn’t mean we won’t be in the bulls-eye for the next storm. That’s why on Monday, October 29th, 2012, roughly 20 of Clayton’s top staff gathered for a da... Read More


10/27/2012

Booze it and Loose it

The Clayton Police Department wasted no time taking the recently-launched Halloween Booze It & Lose It Campaign to the streets.  On rain-slicked N.C. 42 East last night, 18 officers from six different area agencies teamed up for a DWI checkpoint.  From 10 p.m. to 2 a.m., they chec... Read More


10/24/2012

Booze it & Loose it

Clayton Targeting Halloween Drinking & Driving

The Clayton Police Department wasted no time taking the recently-launched Halloween Booze It & Lose It Campaign to the streets of Clayton. On rain-slicked N.C. 42 East on Friday, October 26, 2012, eighteen officers from six di... Read More


10/24/2012

We want Clayton to be a walkable community, a place that encourages residents and visitors to put down the keys to the car and instead take a stroll to the nearest park, restaurant, shop, or school. Walkable communities cut down on traffic congestion, air pollution and well, they just make for healt... Read More


10/15/2012

Road Hump

The Glen Laurel Homeowners Association this month became the first to formally apply for traffic control help under the town's new "Neighborhood Traffic Calming Program."

And at least two or three other neighborhoods are expected to apply soon, Town Manager Steve Biggs said.

"W... Read More


10/11/2012

Paul McKay

On a chilly, drizzly October afternoon, 88-year-old World War II veteran Paul McKay stood at the edge of the rain-soaked Bocce courts at Clayton Community Park, a steely look of concentration on his face. Bundled up in a lawn chair on the sidelines, wearing winter gloves, was his 85-year-old wife, F... Read More


10/09/2012

Clayton Police have arrested a Knightdale man and charged him with felony Hit & Run after an incident that still has a Clayton man in the hospital tonight.    

44-year-old Douglas John Fishman voluntarily contacted Clayton Police yesterday (Monday), telling police that he... Read More


10/03/2012

Swearing in Ceremony for Major Erik Grady, Kenly PD - 09302012 


Officer and child at ceremony


10/01/2012

Hairspray

Town Presents Grants Worth $10,000

This summer more than 70 nervous teenagers, with aspirations of belting out Tony-award-winning Broadway tunes, showed up at the Clayton Center for musical auditions. They would go on to sell-out every seat in the house.

A few months later and just down the hall from ... Read More


10/01/2012

Hairspray

Town Presents Grants Worth $10,000

October 2012

This summer more than 70 nervous teenagers, with aspirations of belting out Tony-award-winning Broadway tunes, showed up at the Clayton Center for musical auditions. They would go on to sell-out every seat in the house.

A few months later and just down th... Read More


09/24/2012

Clayton main street fire

The big hearts and generous hands of the Clayton community have come out in full force after an apartment fire on September 24th left four families with their homes and belongings destroyed.  Weeks after the fire, donations continue to pour into various community and church groups for the victi... Read More


09/21/2012

The bustling waste management plastics plant

Just call it the Recycling Riddle. The daily ritual of standing over the recycling cart and the garbage can pondering things like, “Can this pizza box be recycled or is it trash?”, “Do I have to take the cap off the milk jug before I recycle it?”, “How about this t... Read More


09/17/2012

In order to make sure that drivers recognize the importance of obeying the school zone speed limits -- Clayton Police will be out enforcing speed restrictions near our schools.  Please SLOW DOWN in school zones at the designated times and lets ensure our children get to school safely and secure... Read More


09/08/2012

On behalf of the members of the Clayton Police Department we would like to extend our heartfelt condolences to the family, friends and co-workers of Trooper Bobby G. Demuth, of the North Carolina State Highway Patrol who was killed in the line of duty on 08 September 2012. Trooper Dem... Read More


09/07/2012

Stacy Beard Headshot

The town's new Public Information Officer Stacy Beard began work this week, meeting with town officials on a plan to improve ongoing communication with the public.

The PIO, a first for the town, will take on a host of duties, including daily updates to the town's website and social media, as ... Read More


09/03/2012

Community members and troop

Clayton Police participated with our local Kangaroo Express for their Second Annual ‘Salute Our Troops’ Campaign. Donations from the campaign will support the USO, lifting the spirits of America’s troops and their families; Wounded Warrior Project, honoring and empowering injured s... Read More


09/01/2012

Det. Jason Linder

Police Detective Jason Linder, a member of the Department's Investigative Services Division which has handled several high profile cases over the last few months, has been named "Officer of the Year."

The East Carolina University graduate "has always been reliable," said Chief... Read More


09/01/2012

Longing to recapture the nail-biting excitement of this summer’s London Olympics? Wishing you could be on the sidelines to cheer on some cutthroat competition? Hoping to savor awe-inspiring displays of athleticism?  Then Clayton has just the event for you! 

Senior GamesHelp cr... Read More


09/01/2012

Elizabeth Turner stood in the middle of Main Street Saturday morning trying to keep one eye on her grandson, whose face was being painted with a Spiderman web, and the other eye on her daughter-in-law, who was picking out a necklace from a local vendor. In one hand, Turner g... Read More


08/27/2012

Jason Linder

The Clayton Police Department is pleased to announce that Jason Linder has been named the department’s Officer of the Year for 2012.  The Officer of the Year honor is awarded annually by the department based on a nomination procedure and selection process that recognizes re... Read More


08/16/2012

Got old prescription or over-the-counter drugs? The Clayton Police Department has installed a permanent drop box where people can discard expired and unused over-the-counter and prescription medications. Dispose of them safely at the new medicine drop box, located in the front lobby of Clayton Law E... Read More


08/16/2012

Bears

Hocutt-Ellington Memorial Library staff have delivered scores of stuffed animals to doctors at Johnston Medical Center-Clayton for children who, through accident or sickness, find themselves in the scary confines of the hospital's Emergency Room.

Gathered during the Library's "Lonely Ted... Read More


08/13/2012

Cici's Pizza Car

Clayton Police are out at Cici's Pizza in Clayton supporting the Special Olympics. Come on out for lunch and make a donation towards building a bigger, better community for the amazing athletes of Special Olympics.


08/13/2012

bruce naegelen

Naegelen Elected to Statewide Post

Downtown Development Coordinator Bruce Naegelen has been elected to the Board of Directors of the NC Downtown Development Association (NCDDA) to serve a two-year term as the Region 6 Director for the Eastern Piedmont region. 

His first officials action in the ne... Read More


08/10/2012

People shopping downtown

Downtown Clayton gained another new business and 10 more new jobs over the last year, according to statistics released by the Clayton Downtown Development Association (CDDA).

Two downtown businesses expanded, and four made facade improvements.

”The business activity in downtown continues to show... Read More


08/09/2012

Cloud Computing

Town officials intend to move to "Cloud Computing" over the next few months in an effort to reduce all costs associated with communications and information management while improving efficiency.

Town Councilmen will be the first to make the move, swapping their laptops in October for&n... Read More


08/06/2012

CONGRATS to the members of the Clayton Police softball team for their first win of the season this past weekend at Clayton's Community Park; the game was against the Garner Fire Department.

Clayton Police Softball Team


08/01/2012

Clayton's "Main Street" program has earned official accreditation for 2012, joining 25 other towns across the state in meeting the commercial district revitalization performance standards set by the National Trust Main Street Center.

Main Street LogoClayton has earned the honor each year since 2007.

&ld... Read More


07/20/2012

Water capacity map

Town officials hope to begin work in the spring on a pipeline to sewage processing facilities in nearby Raleigh that will allow Clayton to increase its wastewater handling capacity by up to a million gallons a day.

The $5 million project will allow the town to accommodate anticipated growth along bot... Read More


07/17/2012

On behalf of the members of the Clayton Police Department we would like to extend our condolences to the family, friends and co-workers of Lumberton Master Police Officer Jeremiah Goodson who was murdered in the line of duty on 17 July 2012.


07/11/2012

Shortly before 10:00 AM today, Clayton Police officers located Frisco Dillon Brown (24) in the area of the 1100 block of W. Main Street.  Brown was arrested without resistance and has been charged with the attempted robbery of the First Citizens Bank in Clayton yesterday. 

 

B... Read More


07/10/2012

John D. Hobart, Nikki Dyke and Frances Finch Hobart

Nikki Dyke, one of the community's most important arts figures, has been named the winner of the "2012 Frances Finch Hobart Award," which honors outstanding voluntary community service.

The award was presented by the Johnston County Community Foundation, which said her work has helped b... Read More


07/08/2012

Mural

The Clayton Public Art Advisory Board has put together a short documentary film about the making of “Clayton Patchwork,” the colorful mural that local artist Dorothy Demboski painted in the summer of 2008 on the third floor wall of The Clayton Center. 

"Clayton Patchwork: How Pu... Read More


07/05/2012

On Thursday, July 5, 2012 at 5:30am, Clayton Police were dispatched to the 200 block of Mitchell Avenue for a report indicating someone stole an ATV from the residence. Once officers were on the scene - they were contacted by several other area residents who reported during the night someone had bro... Read More


07/04/2012

Clayton's bravest spraying down the crowd.


Clayton's bravest spraying down the crowd.


07/03/2012

Young man watering the garden

Have you been out to see the beautiful Community Garden at the Clayton Community Center lately?

If not, you're missing basketfuls of fresh grown tomatoes, cucumbers, radishes, corn, yellow squash, zucchini and peas. And you're also missing the satisfaction that only gardening can give, as wel... Read More


07/01/2012

Roadwork

The second phase of a massive project to upgrade and resurface streets all over town has moved into its final few weeks, with work expected to finish up this summer.

Work crews--who have moved from street to street over the last few months, replacing aging water and sewer lines on some... Read More


06/19/2012

4 Arrests made in Undercover Drug Operation 


Clayton Home


06/19/2012

Downtown display

Downtown Clayton looks better today than it did five years ago, largely due to the new Horne Square at the corner of Main and Lombard Streets, which opened last year.

Thats according to the “Picture Downtown" project recently completed by the Downtown Development Association. The award-win... Read More


06/19/2012

Clayton logo

The Clayton Town Council has approved a $38.9 million town budget for the next fiscal year that holds the line on property taxes and electric rates.

Solid waste pickup and water/sewer rates will get a minor adjustment to cover increased direct costs to the town, but the impact to the typical hom... Read More


06/08/2012

East Clayton Community Park

With extensive land work over the last few months, and a picnic pavilion and restroom complex nearing completion, the town's new East Clayton Community Park is beginning to take shape.

The 60-acre park on Glen Laurel Road in East Clayton is expected to open in late summer, though the athletic fie... Read More


06/05/2012

Clayton Torch Run 2012

The Special Olympics torch made its way through Clayton a few days ago, carried to the Wake County line by members of the Clayton Police Department.

The large group of local officers ran about six miles down US 70 as their part in the 2,000-mile, 20-day "Flame of Hope" torch run involving m... Read More


06/01/2012

The Clayton Town Council has issued a "Bicentennial Proclamation" honoring veterans of the War of 1812 and "the sacrifices by those soldiers, citizens and their families that fought in the War."

Presenting the ProclamationThe conflict, which inspired Francis Scott Key to write "The Star Spangled Banner... Read More


05/24/2012

POB Art

Downtown could be getting a "Public Art Walk" this year and Clayton High School could be getting its own "Artist-in-Residence" if the Clayton Town Council follows through on recommendations this week from the Public Art Advisory Board.

Each recommendation comes with a $15,000 pric... Read More


05/17/2012

Woman sitting in chair

The Town of Clayton has a host of opportunities for extending its public art program in coming years, according to a report to the Public Art Advisory Board and the Town Council from Artist-in-Residence Jody Servon.

In her last official duty, Servon presented a list of potential ways, forms, sites an... Read More


05/10/2012

Jean Mchone

Jean McHone of Clayton was honored as The Clayton Center’s 2012 "Scene Stealers Volunteer of the Year" recently at the Center’s annual volunteer appreciation event.

The Scene Stealers are a group of volunteers who assist during Palladian Series and other performances at The Clay... Read More


05/08/2012

A Johnston County Grand Jury has returned a 44-count criminal indictment against a former Archer Lodge Middle School teacher accused of sexually assaulting seven children, including some of his former students. The indictments were handed down Monday during a setting of a 12 member Grand Jury in Smi... Read More


05/04/2012

Robert Mckie

Clayton's highly regarded Finance Department has done it again, winning the profession's highest award for the 11th year in a row.

The Department's Comprehensive Annual Financial Report for last year has been awarded a "Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting... Read More


04/26/2012

Horne Square

(A message from Mayor Jody McLeod)

This is going to be an exciting spring for downtown Clayton.

People--including many potential customers--will likely be heading downtown in record numbers this year for the Farmers Market, the Town Square Concerts and, now, the beautiful new Horne Square.

And, that... Read More


04/25/2012

Lineman Jon Huber receiving award

Lineman Jon Huber, a 10-year veteran of Clayton Public Power, has been awarded a "Journeyman's Certificate" by Electricities, the town's power supplier.

The honor, which required a combination of classroom and field training in the Lineman Career Development Program, was presented t... Read More


04/17/2012

On Tuesday morning, 17 April 2012 a Clayton man went to make a withdrawal from the ATM machine at the BP Station @ NC 42 and Barber Mill Road and got more then he bargained for...  Coming from within the ATM machine he heard the sound of a cat meowing and called for assistance.  Turns... Read More


04/16/2012

Clayton police patch

Violent crime continued to decline last year and the total number of citations of all types were down as well despite an increase in the town's population, according to the Police Department's 2011 Annual Report.

It was also the fourth straight year without a homicide.

"Only through the e... Read More


04/03/2012

Riverwood development picture

Three new development projects--a Senior Living Center; a large mixed-use residential development that includes single and two-family homes, an apartment complex for seniors and commercial development; and another mixed-use development that includes residential homes and a large apartment complex--a... Read More


04/02/2012

The Clayton Center Smartboard

The Clayton Center’s meeting facility has completed an audio-visual upgrade to offer progressive and interactive technology to its business clients. 

The latest addition to the Center’s amenities, a SMART Board® 885ix interactive whiteboard system, was recently installed in the C... Read More


03/25/2012

McGruff on the scene.

McGruff on the sceneMcGruff on the scene


03/25/2012

Dog park opening ceremony

A large crowd, many of them with their dogs by their side, helped Mayor Jody McLeod and Parks & Recreation Director Larry Bailey officially open the East Clayton Community Dog Park Sunday afternoon.

Afterward, a few dogs romped through the three-acre wooded tract, to the delight of their owners w... Read More


03/23/2012

Recently, North Carolina law made it illegal to sell, manufacture or possess synthetic drugs. (North Carolina joined 28 other states in the ban on such substances.)  Often sold under the guises of “herbal incense” and “bath salts,” which were reportedly used as recreatio... Read More


03/22/2012

Dog park

Grand Opening ceremonies for the new East Clayton Community Dog Park on Glen Laurel Road, which opened to large crowds a few weeks ago, are scheduled for Sunday, March 25 at 2 pm.

Everyone--and their dogs--is invited, though dogs must be kept on-leash during the dedication ceremonies.

"This ... Read More


03/17/2012

On Saturday, 17 March 2012, members of the Clayton Police Department participated in the Clayton St. Baldricks Event to raise funds for childhood cancer research. The CPD team raised over $2000 for the worthwhile cause!!!

In the photo (after having their heads shaved) are K Lunger, A Jerningan, Benso... Read More


03/16/2012

Arbor Day

With the help of Boy Scout Troop 124, town officials intend to plant eight new trees at the entrance of Maplewood Cemetery on Friday, March 16, 2012 in celebration of Arbor Day.

The event, which is open to the public, will celebrate Clayton's sixth year as a "Tree City USA" town as... Read More


03/14/2012

Councilman Grannis

Hundreds of residents are expected to crowd into downtown Saturday afternoon, March 17, to watch local bankers, businessmen, public officials, firefighters, police officers and other community leaders get their heads shaven to raise money for cancer research.

So far, more than 100--includin... Read More


03/10/2012

Riverwood

Sure March Madness is upon us…but the real nail-biting battle to watch this month is the one brewing between Clayton and the rest of the state! 

We’re fighting over….kids!  Yes, smiling, always energetic little cuties! The race is on to see who deserves the title of &ldq... Read More


03/09/2012

Mayor cutting a mans hair

Hundreds of residents crowded into downtown Saturday to watch nearly 150 local bankers, businessmen, firefighters, police officers, public officials and other community leaders get their hair clipped to raise money for cancer research.

The fundraising goal of $40,000 was already surpassed w... Read More


03/06/2012

Downtown Clayton flag

Downtown Clayton has a splash of fresh color on the streets these days with the installation of new downtown banners by the Downtown Development Association (CDDA).

The banners feature the ‘Think Clayton’ logo in the center ringed by the words, “shop,” “dine,” and ... Read More


03/02/2012

Firestation article

Fire Station 1 downtown now has engine crews working around the clock, which should greatly improve response time at night and on weekends.

Town Manager Steve Biggs said the move will cost a little more than having crews on standby "but we feel this is important." The response rate fro... Read More


02/23/2012

On behalf of the members of the Clayton Police Department, we would like to welcome our newest officer - Tyler McNeill - who was sworn in today! Welcome to the CPD Tyler.

New Officer being sworn in


02/22/2012

Traffic Image

Sections of four town streets qualify for traffic control help under the town's new "Neighborhood Traffic Calming Program," according to a study by a Cary consulting firm presented to the Town Council this week.

The streets are: Garrison Avenue south of Feeney Court; sections of Champio... Read More


02/20/2012

Marine Walking 

Marine Walking


02/16/2012

Birdseye View

Plans to extend Front Street from Mills Street all the way to NC 42 took another step forward this week as town officials began a search for an engineering firm to provide professional engineering services for the project.

Request for Qualifications (RFQ) which details the scope of the pr... Read More


02/16/2012

When a good cop leaves the 'job' and retires to a better life, many are jealous, some are pleased and yet others, who may have already retired, wonder. They wonder if he knows what he is leaving behind, because many already know. They know, for example, that after a lifetime of camaraderie t... Read More


02/08/2012

Small Wheel Loader

When Caterpillar decided recently to bring $33 million in new investment and 199 new jobs to Clayton, it wasn't just a lucky break for the area.

Caterpillar executives were considering a facility in South America for the expansion, but town and state officials were able to persuade them to choose... Read More


02/01/2012

The Clayton Police Department is taking steps to upgrade the way it handles crisis situations involving the mentally ill.

Two officers, Sgt. Tamra Gentry and Neal Johnson, will be part of a "Crisis Intervention Team (CIT)," which includes local mental health providers. The team will attempt... Read More


01/30/2012

Jody Servon Headshot

Clayton's new "Artist-in-Residence" Jody Servon has started her work, meeting with town officials and arts groups to get a feel for what it will take to help the town earn a reputation as an arts community.

Servon, who has already led public art projects in Canada and China as well... Read More


01/26/2012

If you see something, say something

Three vandals were arrested this morning by Clayton Police after a good citizen called about suspects spraying graffiti in the downtown district. The suspects were quickly located, taken into custody and charged with vandalism. Thanks for the extra eyes and ears from the folks who called 911 before ... Read More


01/20/2012

Clayton Police have arrested two local teens regarding several vehicle break-ins that occurred on January 18, 2012. Clayton Police were called to the Riverwood Athletic subdivision early Wednesday morning around 3 AM regarding reports of two suspicious persons entering parked vehicles. Officers canv... Read More


01/11/2012

Sgt. Cook

Five-year police veteran Kevin Cook has been promoted to Sergeant in the Traffic Unit of the Clayton Police Department's Special Operations Division.

A familiar face to many local youngsters, Cook has been active in recent years in traffic safety presentations and accident prevention education, b... Read More


01/04/2012

Railroad

Following months of negotiations, town officials have upgraded an agreement with the North Carolina Railroad involving parking, landscaping and enhancements along the railroad right-of-way through town.

The agreement has special significance for areas along Main and Front Streets, including spots use... Read More


01/03/2012

The Clayton Police Department has promoted Kevin Cook to Sergeant effective December 31st.

Sergeant Cook is a five-year police veteran, having served with the Zebulon Police Department before joining the Clayton Police Department in 2008. Sergeant Cook holds an Intermediate Law En... Read More


01/03/2012

Alley Gates

Downtown Clayton just got a little more attractive, and perhaps a little safer feeling, too.

The town has installed beautiful custom wrought iron gates in three alleyways downtown to offer a better sense of safety to passersby. The gates are the handiwork of downtown's All American Iron Works, ow... Read More


12/28/2011

Sgt. Barnes

Sergeant Jason Barnes, a 10-year police veteran, has earned his "Advanced Law Enforcement" certification from the NC Criminal Justice Education and Training Standards Commission, the highest such honor awarded by the state.

The honor rewards advanced education, training and experience.

"... Read More


12/23/2011

New off-leash dog park

The most anticipated park in the town's history opened this week to howls of delight.

As word spread that the new East Clayton Community Dog Park was ready, people with their pets began showing up, filling the area with sounds of fun and frolicking.

"I knew the dog park would be popular, but ... Read More


12/14/2011

Anne Abene

Senior Accounting Technician Anne Abene has been named the town's "Employee of the Year" for 2011. 

The 5-year employee, who grew up wanting to be a nurse but switched to accounting because she said it better fits her personality, was praised for her skill and dedication. 

&quo... Read More


12/12/2011

Martha Vandergriff

Martha Vandergriff, formerly of the NC Dept. of Commerce, has joined the Clayton Center Auditorium and Conference Center staff as the new Conference Center Coordinator. 

She will work with Clayton Center Executive Director Heidi Stump to market the Conference Center, becoming the primary contact... Read More


12/06/2011

Thompson, LawterJr and McLeod taking the oath

Clayton's town government for the next four years solidified into place this week as newly-elected Councilman Jason Thompson attended his first official Town Council meeting, and the town's newly-reelected members, Councilman R.S. "Butch" Lawter Jr. and Mayor Jody McLeod, began the... Read More


12/01/2011

Martha Vandergriff

Martha Vandergriff, formerly of the NC Dept. of Commerce, has joined the Clayton Center Auditorium and Conference Center staff as the new Conference Center Coordinator. 

She will work with Clayton Center Executive Director Heidi Stump to market the Conference Center, becoming the primary contact... Read More


11/29/2011

Think Clayton Think Downtown

The Downtown Development Association (CDDA) recently paid the Town of Clayton a significant tribute, naming members of the town's Operations Center "Main Street Champions" for 2011, the highest honor the organization offers.

The award will be presented to Operations Center employees dur... Read More


11/23/2011

Larry Bailey

The Clayton Parks & Recreation Department, long a supporter of Special Olympics programs, has been named "Outstanding Organization of the Year" by the North Carolina Special Olympics.

The award was presented to Director Larry Bailey by the Special Olympics' Capital Coast Area Direct... Read More


11/09/2011

McLeod, Lawter, Thompson

Mayor Jody McLeod and Councilmen R.S. "Butch" Lawter Jr. were reelected to new four-year terms and newcomer Jason Thompson won the remaining Council seat, according to unofficial results from Tuesday's town election.

Incumbent Alex Harding lost reelection by 17 votes.

Mayor McLeod, who r... Read More


11/07/2011

Candidates

Clayton residents will fill the Mayor's seat and two Town Council seats in the general election coming up Tuesday, Nov. 8 

Councilmen R.S. "Butch" Lawter Jr. and Alex Harding, whose terms are expiring, are being challenged by Jason Thompson. 

Mayor Jody McLeod, who has ser... Read More


10/16/2011

New Law Enforcement Center

Hundreds of residents came out Sunday to see the town's new Law Enforcement Center, the community's second major project in the last two years.

Reactions were overwhelmingly positive.

"This is a beautiful building," said Barbara Steiner, after a tour of the ultramodern complex led by... Read More


10/14/2011

"Whistling Pines" Movie

In 2009, Clayton portrayed itself in the first feature-length movie filmed primarily on location in the town. The film was Blaire’s Bridge and was the debut release from Webster Falls Films.

Now, Clayton will play the fictional town of Whistling Pines in a new southern comedy being pr... Read More


10/12/2011

Poster Presentation

Clayton Visual Arts recently presented Local Artist Janie Prete's prize-winning poster "Flipside" to the Town of Clayton.

It will hang in Town Hall.

The presentation was made to Mayor Jody McLeod by CVA Vice President Dianne Carroll and Prete, who is the organization's president.

The ... Read More


09/29/2011

Law Enforcement Center

Though some finishing work remains to be done, town officials have scheduled an "Open House" Sunday, Oct. 16 to show off the town's new Law Enforcement Center.

The public is invited to tour the modern, new facility from 2 to 4 pm.

"This will allow the public to see this beautiful ne... Read More


09/16/2011

"Readers Choice" for Triangle East Logo

Clayton made out very well in this year's Triangle East Magazine's "Readers Choice Awards."

Annie V's Florist, owned by Mayor Jody McLeod, was voted "Best Florist Shop" and the Clayton Steakhouse, owned by Mayor Pro Tem Michael Grannis and wife Betsy, was named "B... Read More


09/09/2011

School speeding Sign

Speeding in a school zone just got a lot more expensive.

Beginning with the start of school, the fine for speeding in a school zone went up from $25 to $250. With $188 in court costs added on, that adds up to a hefty amount. And, as if that wasn't enough, officials at AAA Carolinas say a violatio... Read More


09/09/2011

Mountain Biking

The Parks & Recreation Department is expecting a crowd of volunteers Saturday, Sept. 17 at the Legend Park Mountain Bike Trail for the annual "Trail Workday" to get the various trails ready for heavy use.

The Department is bringing the tools and asks volunteers to help clear debris, rem... Read More


09/07/2011

Former Fire Chief Castleberry

Flags at Town Hall were flying at half staff last week in honor of the life and service of former Fire Chief Larry Castleberry, who passed away a few days ago.

Long active in civic affairs, Castleberry, who was 74, led the Fire Department from 1978 to 1991 after seven years as Assistant Fir... Read More


09/01/2011

Justin Vause

Officer Justin Vause, a member of the Police Department's Patrol Division and son of longtime Policeman Joe Vause, has been named "Clayton Police Officer of the Year."

The three-year veteran of the Force, who came to Clayton after a year with the Wilson Police Department, will represent... Read More


09/01/2011

Dale Medlin and Ronnie Wood

A transition of leadership will be taking place over the next few weeks at Clayton Public Power, the town's electric company, as long-time employee Dale Medlin takes over for retiring Electric System Director Ronnie Wood.

"I think this is a great opportunity for Dale and for the town," ... Read More


08/17/2011

Clayton Logo

Work is expected to begin soon on the second phase of a massive resurfacing program bringing better streets and more sidewalks all over town.

The Town Council awarded a $1.88 million contract to the local Fred Smith Company earlier this week to repair and resurface portions of 21 town streets. A thir... Read More


08/12/2011

Shopping Downtown

Downtown Clayton gained 6 new businesses and 8.5 new jobs over the last year, according to statistics released by the Clayton Downtown Development Association (CDDA). 

One downtown business expanded, and one made a facade improvement. 

”Although the economy has slowed things down durin... Read More


08/12/2011

Mayor

A message from Mayor Jody McLeod

With the "Scenic Highway 70 Overlay" approved and put into place, everyone is waiting now to see how development unfolds along the US 70 Bypass.

It may take years to see whether all the hard work that went into developing the guidelines and land-use regulatio... Read More


08/09/2011

Boy Scouts

Boy Scouts from Clayton Civitan Club Troop 24 got a lesson in how local government works recently from the Clayton Town Council.

Ten Scouts who are working on their "First Class" rank and "Citizenship in the Community" badge visited a Council meeting in August and in the process g... Read More


08/05/2011

Overlay

After making a few minor adjustments requested by landowners in the area, the Clayton Town Council this week adopted the "Scenic Highway 70 Overlay," which sets out guidelines for future development along the US 70 By-pass that would allow the area to maintain its charm and beaut... Read More


07/26/2011

Operations Center Employees

Employees at the town's Operations Center literally keep the town running, constantly taking care of our water, sewer service, electric service, garbage service and all public areas, including the streets.

But they're not often the ones getting thanked publicly for helping keep the town runni... Read More


07/21/2011

 Summerlyn Subdivision

Town officials have struck a deal with a Raleigh development firm to revive the stalled Summerlyn Subdivision on Glen Laurel Road.

Work could begin soon on up to 52 new homes, along with a greenway and amenities package that was dropped when the original developers went bankrupt and lost the property... Read More


07/04/2011

Cheryl Champion

Cheryl Champion of Clayton has been named The Clayton Center’s 2011 Scene Stealers"Volunteer of the Year." 

Champion, and husband Richard, have volunteered with the Scene Stealers for several years. 

“Cheryl is a dedicated volunteer, and we appreciate her... Read More


07/01/2011

For the first time in years, Town Manager Steve Biggs is recommending an increase in the town's overall yearly budget, though a very slight one. 

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Actually two accounting Funds, the General Fund and the Water/Sewer Fund, are reduced from the previous year, for the third year in a row.&nb... Read More


07/01/2011

Fox

Fox sightings are increasingly common across North Carolina, either because of the abundance of food available to foxes, or because they may have been disturbed from their resting place. 

And, while the animal can be fascinating to watch, many people fear these foxes may have rabies. But seeing ... Read More


06/09/2011

Flipside" by local artist Janie Prete

A watercolor named "Flipside" by local artist Janie Prete, which depicts customers talking and relaxing at the local restaurant, won the "THINK CLAYTON, THINK ART" poster contest Thursday and the $1,000 prize that comes along with it.

The poster will be on exhibition at The Clayto... Read More


06/01/2011

Special Olympics

The Special Olympics torch made its way through Clayton last week, carried to the Wake County line by members of the Clayton Police Department.

The 18 officers ran about six miles down US 70 as their part in the 2,000-mile, 15-day "Flame of Hope" torch run involving more than 2,500 law... Read More


06/01/2011

Sergeant Kevin Pruden, a 15-year police veteran, has earned "Advanced Law Enforcement" certification from the NC Criminal Justice Education and Training Standards Commission, the highest such honor awarded by the state.

The honor rewards advanced education, training and experience.

Sergeant Kevin Pruden"We&... Read More


06/01/2011

The Town Council approved a new budget last week that leaves spending at about last year's levels and reduces property taxes.

Electric rates and solid waste pickup rates will hold steady, though water and sewer rates will get a minor bump to cover an increase from Johnston County, the t... Read More


05/01/2011

The Town is moving forward with plans to build what Parks & Recreation Director Larry Bailey calls "a first-class" off-leash dog park in East Clayton.

The park, to be called East Clayton Community Dog Park, will have many of the best features of dog parks in other areas, including ... Read More


04/11/2011

Texting

The Clayton Police Department will be cracking down on texting-while-driving --they call it "driving while intexicating"-- over the next few weeks in an effort to make our roads safer.

The growing number of accidents caused while texting and driving has become a serious problem virtually ev... Read More


04/01/2011

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Are you a member of the town's Medical Alert Program for residents with a chronic or critical health concern that requires uninterrupted electric service to your home?

If not and you'd like to be, please let the Town of Clayton know, so that special accommodations can be made in the event of ... Read More


04/01/2011

The town's population grew to more than 16,000 last year, but the crime rate held virtually steady---an increase of just one percent, according the the Clayton Police Department 2010 Annual Report.

2010 Annual Report Image

Violent crime declined sharply, by a total of 33 percent, which helped push the overall crime rate ... Read More


04/01/2011

The Clayton Town Council, after proclaiming April "Volunteer Appreciation Month," presented certificates of appreciation this week to some of the dozens of local volunteers who help run town government through their participation on boards and committees.

Mayor Jody McLeod said the town'... Read More


04/01/2011

Several dozen residents crowded into the center of downtown Tuesday for the official dedication of the new "Horne Square."

Mayor Jody McLeod, who teamed with Town Manager Steve Biggs to lead a years-long effort to turn the vacant lot at the corner of Main and Lombard Streets into a downtown... Read More


03/18/2011

Swimming Pool

Getting ready to fill your swimming pool for the summer?

If so, a quick call to the town's Customer Service Department could save you some money on your water bill.

"We would like to stress to customers who have pools that they need to contact our office prior to filling their pool so that we... Read More


03/11/2011

The Clayton Town Council, which meets in formal session the first and third Monday of each month, usually is attended by residents and other visitors in the Council Chambers of the Clayton Center. Sometimes it's because they have business with the Council, and other times its just... Read More


03/11/2011

The Clayton Town Council, which meets in formal session the first and third Monday of each month, usually is attended by residents and other visitors in the Council Chambers of the Clayton Center. Sometimes it's because they have business with the Council, and other times its just... Read More


03/08/2011

Ashcroft Map

The Clayton Town Council cleared the way Monday for a group of local developers to build 150 new homes on a 75-acre tract off North O'Neil Street.

The Johnston Land Group, which will build 104 single-family homes and 46 townhomes, agreed to set aside 5.4 acres of the land for a park where the por... Read More


03/01/2011

People planting a tree

The Woman’s Club joined several town officials and Johnston County Ranger Doug White Friday in a tree planting ceremony at Clayton Community Park in honor of Arbor Day. 

The event celebrated the commitment town officials have made to maintain the area's small-town charm despi... Read More


03/01/2011

The town's new "Law Enforcement Center," now under construction downtown, will include a memorial honoring the three local police officers who have died in the line of duty over the years.

The proposed design, which shows a larger-than-life officer exiting the Center on t... Read More


03/01/2011

Clayton Public Power, the town's electric company, was honored recently by power supplier ElectriCities for working through 2010 accident-free.

This is the second straight year Clayton has won the honor. 

Clayton Public Power Award"That is a remarkable achievement," said Town Manager Steve Biggs. 

Electr... Read More


02/01/2011

Town officials are scaling back First Phase plans for the new East Clayton Community Park in hopes of bringing the cost down.

Last year's construction bids were much higher than expected and efforts to negotiate a better price with the low bidder haven't worked out.

Park rendering map"I'm counting on t... Read More


02/01/2011

Since the early days when it was just a bunch of volunteers pulling a buggy full of equipment through the streets of town by hand, the Clayton Fire Department has looked to the day when it would be a full-time operation.

That day isn't here yet, but it's getting mighty close. In fact, the par... Read More


01/26/2011

Mayor Jody McLeod

A Message from Mayor Jody McLeod

With the new year just starting, it's a good time to look back at 2010 and talk about how the town fared in one of the harshest economic climates any of us can remember.

To help keep our financial standing strong, we had to cut back last year. We had to reduce town... Read More


01/24/2011

David DeYoung

New Planning Director David DeYoung came to work last week, stepping into the large shoes of former Director James L. "Skip" Browder who retired at the end of December.

DeYoung, a planner for the last 16 years in both the public and private sector, comes to Clayton from West Palm Beach... Read More


01/04/2011

Downtown plaza

It's cold outside, and the trees have no leaves, but the new Downtown Plaza at the corner of Main and Lombard Streets is still attracting a lot of attention.

And, it's getting praise from some downtown merchants.

"I've already seen people enjoying it--families, kids," said Vincen... Read More


01/01/2011

Clayton Police Sgt. Kenneth L. Lunger Jr., last year's "Police Officer of the Year," has been promoted to Lieutenant.

He will be assigned to the "C" Squad of the Patrol Division.

Officer Kenneth Lunger Jr."We're very proud of the job Lt. Lunger has been doing for the Town of Clayton," said... Read More


01/01/2011

Two young Clayton girls have been presented with the Clayton Police Department's "Civilian Citation Award" for their part in stopping a burglary at their home and bringing the suspects to justice.

Civilian Citation AwardDetective Rob Moyer, who presented the award, said both 9-year-old Alexis Baker and 13-yea... Read More


12/15/2010

Will McIntosh

Officer Will McIntosh of the Clayton Police Department has been awarded an Advanced Law Enforcement Certification by the NC Criminal Justice Education and Training Standards Commission. 

It's the highest such honor awarded by the state, recognizing education, training and experience.

"We... Read More


12/01/2010

Road work

Work is nearing completion on the first phase of a massive resurfacing program bringing better streets and more sidewalks all over town.

The $850,000 Phase 1 work is already making travel around town much better, with repair and resurfacing of 32 blocks of streets, installation of 7,500-linear-f... Read More


12/01/2010

Officer Miguel Duran

Officer Miguel Duran of the Clayton Police Force has been named the Town of Clayton 2010 "Employee of the Year."

The 34-year-old father of three has been a member of the Department's Patrol Division for the last three years and one of the town's most visible policemen. He was nomina... Read More


12/01/2010

Officers Greg Earp and Drew Medlin

Two local policemen who helped save the life of a choking victim this summer have been chosen to receive the Police Department's "Life Saving Award."

Officers Greg Earp and Drew Medlin, responding quickly to an emergency call, managed to keep the victim alive until an EMS crew arrived. ... Read More


12/01/2010

Street Work

Work is nearing completion on the first phase of a massive resurfacing program bringing better streets and more sidewalks all over town.

The $850,000 Phase 1 work is already making travel around town much better, with repair and resurfacing of 32 blocks of streets, installation of 7,500-linear-f... Read More


12/01/2010

DOT

The Town of Clayton has been awarded a $78,000 Federal Highway Administration grant to help build new sidewalks on four town streets.

The work will be added to the massive street renovation project that has been underway for the last few months. The town's portion of the sidewalk construction is ... Read More


12/01/2010

Planning Director James L. "Skip" Browder, who helped guide Clayton's growth from sleepy southern village to one of the USA's top ten places to live, attended his last Town Council meeting last week.

Skip Browder

And for at least a while, the only thing he'll be worrying about is his go... Read More


11/15/2010

Golf cart driving between cones

Students at Clayton High School got a first hand look recently at how dangerous texting-while-driving can be.

Local police, working with the State Highway Patrol, set up a driving course in the school parking lot using traffic cones, then put students into a golf cart and asked them to send a text me... Read More


11/12/2010

Councilman Grannis

The Downtown Development Association (DDA) has named Town Councilman Michael Grannis the town's "Main Street Champion" for 2010.

Grannis, who owns Clayton Steakhouse and with wife Betsy owns the Morning Glory Inn, has made "a significant contribution" to the success of downtow... Read More


11/01/2010

Town of Clayton logo

The Clayton Town Council has adopted a "Code of Ethics and Conduct" for elected officials that sets guidelines for handling such situations as conflict of interest, political conduct and the appearance of impropriety.

The document, titled "Code of Ethics and Conduct for the Mayor and T... Read More


10/23/2010

Councilman Grannis

Clayton Fire Chief Lee Barbee and several local firemen will be joining dozens more residents and community leaders in shaving their heads here Oct. 23 to help raise money for childhood cancer research.

It's the second annual St. Baldrick's Foundation fundraising event.

Last year'... Read More


10/22/2010

Census Logo

Clayton residents came forward to be counted in the recent 2010 National Census at a much higher rate than the national average, and even beat the participation rates of Johnston County and the state as a whole, according to an announcement from the Census Bureau.

The participation rate here was 82 p... Read More


10/20/2010

Neal Johnson

The Clayton Police Department has added a 14-year police veteran with certification in both basic and advanced S.W.A.T. Operations and extensive training in interview and interrogation techniques.

Officer Neal Johnson of Johnston County, a certified Law Enforcement Instructor, just returned from Afgh... Read More


10/15/2010

Infrastructure Image

Work is expected to begin before the end of the year on a project to widen Pony Farm Road in East Clayton and construct an industrial access road to the new $25.4 million commercial bakery being built by Northeast Foods.

Contracts for both roads were awarded a few days ago to local builders--and both... Read More


10/14/2010

Whistling Pines

Film crews and actors will be popping up in locations all around Johnston County during the next two months, working on two new productions for Clayton-based Webster Falls Films, maker of the recent film Blaire's Bridge. 

The production company is working on a feature film and a TV pilo... Read More


10/04/2010

More than 100 residents crowded into All-Star Park & Pavilion for official dedication ceremonies Sunday afternoon and heard praise from town officials and community residents alike for the facility and the community cooperation that made it possible.

Community resident Janet Richardson, whose Mt.... Read More


10/01/2010

The Town of Clayton bought 81 acres of land along the Neuse River Monday with the hope of someday turning it into a new town park. 

The tract, which includes some of the oldest and most beautiful forest land in this part of the state, will also become part of the Mountains-to-Sea Trail and event... Read More


09/28/2010

Creekside Commons

The Town Council has cleared the way for construction of a new 104-home subdivision off of Averasboro Drive.

The 28-acre tract adjacent to Cobblestone Subdivision, to be known as Creekside Commons, will be developed by ASCO Builders of Raleigh. The project received the approval of the Planning Board ... Read More


09/22/2010

Comets team

The Town of Clayton honored the state champion Clayton Civitan Comets baseball team this week for "working together as a team" to win the 2010 Tar Heel League State Tournament.

Mayor Jody McLeod presented Coach Ricky Stevens and the team with a proclamation honoring them for their dram... Read More


09/10/2010

Shopping Downtown

Clayton's downtown enjoyed a gain of eight new businesses and 19 new jobs over the last year, according to a report from the Downtown Development Association (DDA).

Private investment in the downtown area, including property purchases and improvements totaled nearly a million dollars over the las... Read More


09/01/2010

Grant photo

Work is expected to begin next year on a joint multi-million dollar project with Johnston County to improve the water system around Clayton, especially in the East Clayton industrial area.

The project includes a huge million-gallon water tower near Fire Station No. 2 on NC 42 East that will improve w... Read More


08/16/2010

Model of law enforcement building

The town's new "Law Enforcement Center" will cost less to build than originally thought--a lot less.

The Town Council has awarded a $4.8 million construction contract to Daniels & Daniels of Goldsboro, the lowest of nine bidders on the project. That's more than six hundred ... Read More


08/14/2010

Nightout

More than 500 residents throughout Clayton came together for an evening of dialogue with the agencies that protect them recently, joining millions across the country in celebrating the 27th "National Night Out Against Crime."

Neighborhoods participating in the program included the Cobblesto... Read More


07/08/2010

Civil War Marker

The Civil War marker on Town Square--the one that tells the story of how Clayton and Raleigh were spared General Sherman's wrath as he marched to the sea--has gotten a little sprucing up in recent days.

Donnie Baker of the Streets Department, an accomplished brick worker, put in a brick sidewalk ... Read More


06/22/2010

Membership card

The Parks & Recreation Department has implemented a new "membership" program designed to modernize procedures and keep better track of recreation facility usage patterns.

The Department is issuing membership cards that get swiped each time a resident uses the new Community Cen... Read More


06/07/2010

Library Mural

Hundreds of people crowded into Hocutt-Ellington Memorial Library Saturday, June 5 for the unveiling of the Town of Clayton’s latest public art piece–a colorful mural depicting the life and times of Clayton.

For hours after a brief ceremony headlined by Mayor Jody McLeod, crowds... Read More


05/13/2010

The Carrier

A portion of downtown will be closed off to traffic Sunday morning, May 16 while a production company from Benson films an episode of the web series The Carrier.

The filming, from 7 am to 11:30 am, will include a gunfight on the street. 

"It's a thriller, and there is gunplay,"... Read More


05/11/2010

Volunteer Images

The Clayton Town Council has presented certificates of appreciation to the dozens of local volunteers who help run town government through their participation on boards and committees.

A proclamation adopted at the last Council meeting says the town "has an outstanding group of citizen volu... Read More


05/11/2010

Talecris Building

Town officials got a good look at what Talecris Biotherapeutics' new $268.7 million expansion is going to look like recently when the company came before the Town Council to work out some construction details.

The company is planning an ultra-modern 155,000-sq.ft., four-story complex that will br... Read More


04/11/2010

A large crowd of more than 200 residents, including dozens of youngsters, helped officially open the new Clayton Community Center April 11, looking in on classrooms, bouncing basketballs, producing their own art and having fun in the play area.

Community Center

The 30,000-sq.ft. facility was in active use, with games... Read More


03/25/2010

Meter Installer

During April 2010, town work crews will be finishing the last phase of a project begun last year to replace old electric meters all over town with new ones that help the utility system operate more efficiently.

The new meters are more accurate and utilize radio signals which are read by equipmen... Read More


03/24/2010

New Sign Downtown

Town officials this week officially unveiled a new "gateway" sign at the corner of E. Main Street and US 70 that welcomes motorists into Clayton's downtown area.

Joining Mayor Jody McLeod for the official 2010 ceremony was Town Council members Art Holder, Bob Satterfield and Michael Gra... Read More


03/19/2010

State of Clayton Seminar

Nearly 200 of the area's leaders in business, industry and government came together here recently to explore the moves and decisions that have turned Clayton from a sleepy southern village into one of the strongest and most desirable small towns in America.

They wanted to know how, during an... Read More


02/23/2010

Bun

Work is expected to begin this summer on a $25.4 million state-of-the-art commercial bakery in East Clayton that will bring 84 good-paying jobs to town.

The new jobs will average nearly $42,000 a year in salary, which is much more than the Johnston County average of $31,408.

"This is a tremendous... Read More


02/17/2010

Main Street

Clayton has been selected to host the 2012 "North Carolina Main Street" Conference, which will bring officials of the 61 Main Street towns and cities, as well as the 28 Small Town Main Street communities across North Carolina to town for a series of workshops and meetings.

The Conference is... Read More


02/04/2010

Bob Ahlert

The man who gets a lot of the credit for the town's strong financial position is taking it easy these days.

He no longer lords over the town's spending like a bear protecting her cubs. He no longer roars at anyone--from the Mayor on down--who might have a suggestion that strays from... Read More


01/22/2010

Ron Freeman

Officer Ron Freeman, a member of the Police Department's Community Action Team, has been named "2010 Clayton Police Officer of the Year."

The seven-year veteran of the Force, who came to Clayton after four years with the Johnston County Sheriff's Department, will represent Clayton P... Read More


01/15/2010

North Carolina Clayton Logo

With the year quickly winding to a close, this is a good time to look back at 2009 and the progress we've made as one of the state's brightest up-and-coming municipalities.

Despite the harsh economic climate, Clayton had a solid year, one of the best in recent memory.

Here's a brief look a... Read More


01/12/2010

Fire grant photo

The Clayton Fire Department has been awarded a $2,500 Fire Prevention Grant to help with “pre-fire” planning.

The grant, from insurance giant FM Global, will pay for digital cameras and a computer, which will be used to chart buildings across town so that firemen will have immed... Read More


01/04/2010

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A Message from Mayor Jody McLeod

The Town of Clayton had a solid year last year despite the economic downturn that created problems all over the country, including here. In fact, you could call it a top 10 year.

Part of the reason for that is the solid financial standing the town has enjoyed over the ... Read More


01/04/2010

Fireman of the year

Winning the "Clayton Fireman-of-the-Year" award is certainly an honor, but it often means more to some people than to others.

For Mitch Boyette, who won the honor last year, it's huge, because he intends to be a fireman for the rest of his life.

"I like being in on all the action,&q... Read More


01/01/2010

The Clayton Fire Department, which has greatly increased its capabilities in recent years, has just added a new one---the ability to help pets who have inhaled smoke in a fire.

Pup MaskBoth fire stations are now equipped with "Pet Oxygen Masks" that can prevent pets from falling victim to smok... Read More


01/01/2010

Clayton

The area's top business publication has scheduled a seminar Friday, Feb. 26 to explore the moves and decisions that has turned Clayton from a sleepy southern village into one of the strongest and most desirable small towns in America.

The Triangle Business Journal calls its event "The State ... Read More


01/01/2010

Law Enforcement Center

Final plans for the town's new "Law Enforcement Center" have been unveiled, showing an impressive 19,000-sq.ft. brick building with lots of glass and high quality metal trim made of zinc.

The energy-efficient design makes extensive use of natural light and high-efficiency heat... Read More


12/31/2009

Clayton Logo

Mayor Jody McLeod looks back at 2009 and the progress made

With the year quickly winding to a close, this is a good time to look back at 2009 and the progress we've made as one of the state's brightest up-and-coming municipalities.

Despite the harsh economic climate, Clayton had a solid year, ... Read More


12/23/2009

The nearly 4,000 people who poured into downtown for the annual Christmas Village and lighting of the town Christmas Tree got an unexpected special treat--Mayor Jody McLeod singing "It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year!"

Town treeThe song, which brought loud cheers from the crowd, was just o... Read More


12/23/2009

Gov. Bev Perdue and several top state officials joined executives of Talecris Biotherapeutics and officials of Clayton and Johnston County at the Clayton Center to announce a $268.7 million manufacturing expansion that will bring 259 new high-paying jobs to the area.

Mayor

Work on the huge expansion of the... Read More


12/08/2009

Tommy Roy

IT Technician Tommy Roy, who helps keep the town's computer systems up and working, has been named the Town of Clayton 2009 "Employee of the Year."

The 31-year-old computer expert has been a town employee for nearly two years. He was nominated for the honor by a co-worker and won the su... Read More


11/19/2009

Two more member of the Clayton Police Department---Sgt. Kenneth Lunger Jr. and Detective Pat Millar---recently earned their Advanced Law Enforcement Certificates from the NC Criminal Justice Education and Training Standards Commission.

Sgt. Kenneth Lunger Jr. and Detective Pat MillarSgt. Lunger, Clayton's 2009 Police Officer of the Year, has b... Read More


11/09/2009

All-Star Park on Front Street is getting a new pavilion with bathrooms and a picnic shelter through the bond issue for parks and streets approved by voters last year.

Town officials are talking with prospective builders and hope to have details worked out in time for the project to be completed in th... Read More


11/01/2009

The emergency number "911," once reserved only for important emergencies, can now be used any time community safety might be at risk, according to Police Chief Glen Allen.
 
Residents can even use it to report suspicious activity or other causes of concern. In fact, all calls that requi... Read More


10/30/2009

The Clayton Fire Department joined other fire departments from around the state recently for a 38-firetruck parade through Raleigh that transported nearly 150 young burn victims to a NC Jaycee Burn Center-sponsored weekend camping experience in Wake Forest.

CanoeingThe firetrucks and other emergency vehicles... Read More


09/24/2009

BusinessWeek magazine, one of the world's leading business publications, has rated Clayton's schools among the top in the U.S. and ranked the town in the top 10 of the country's most affordable places for families to live and assure a top education for their children.

Clayton's school... Read More


09/11/2009

(CALEA)

A team of assessors for the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA) has told town officials they will recommend "full accrediation"  for the Clayton Police Department.

The team--which has been in town for the last few days studying the Department's pol... Read More


08/26/2009

Revised plans by Caterpillar for a new Product Development Center that would bring jobs to town has the conditional approval of the Board of Adjustment, meaning work can begin immediately.

The Town Council already gave its approval to the project last month.

CaterpillarThrough the approval of the Board of A... Read More


08/23/2009

The long-awaited Johnston Medical Center-Clayton opened August 23 with a Health Fair and official ribbon-cutting ceremony.

"This new medical complex, with its cutting-edge technology, fills an important need," said Mayor Jody McLeod. "Johnston Medical Center-Clayton is an importan... Read More


08/05/2009

The US 70 Bypass around Clayton has been named a "N.C. Scenic Byway" by the the state Board of Transportation.

State officials said the 10.7-mile stretch of highway, which opened two years ago, helps "to embody the diverse beauty and culture of the Tar Heel State and provide travelers ... Read More


07/31/2009

The painting "Morning Bridge" by local artist Dan Lee, a depiction of one of the town's most beautiful scenes, has been donated to the Town of Clayton and will soon be hanging in the Clayton Center.

The oil painting won this year's "Clayton Poster Competition." It was pres... Read More


07/06/2009

The Town of Clayton has been awarded a $324,000 Building Reuse grant from the Rural Economic Development Center to help Turkington Industries move its North American operations into a vacant industrial building in East Clayton.

The funds will go toward renovating a 53,825-sq.-ft. metal building at 81... Read More


05/21/2009

In a move that would bring about three dozen new jobs to Clayton, town officials are working with Turkington Industries to move the company's North American operations into a vacant industrial building on US 70 Business in East Clayton.

OvenThe multi-national company, which manufactures equipment for... Read More


04/24/2009

Policeman Kenneth L. Lunger Jr. of the Patrol Division, a leader in getting drunk drivers off our roadways, has been selected the Clayton Police Department's "Officer of the Year" for 2009.

Lunger has been credited with several dozen DWI arrests since joining the department two yea... Read More


04/01/2009

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She did it again.

Deputy Town Manager Nancy Medlin, who until just a few weeks ago also served as the town's Finance Director, has won her profession's highest award---for the eighth year in a row!

The Finance Department's 2007-2008 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR) was awarded ... Read More


02/01/2009

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Robert McKie of Clayton has left his post as Financial Services Supervisor for the NC General Assembly to become the town's new Finance Director.

He takes over for highly lauded Finance Director Nancy Medlin, who was appointed Deputy Town Manager a few months ago.

"I look forward to the chall... Read More


02/01/2009

Fire Truck

Ever heard of the days when the Clayton Fire Department used to haul its equipment in hand-drawn buggies, pushing and pulling them across town to put out fires?

It was a heady time to be a fireman.

But, nobody remembers it anymore. The early days of local firefighting were so long ago, it's a... Read More


02/01/2009

Standar and Poor's

After years of building a reputation for fiscal responsibility, the town of Clayton has been rewarded with an upgrade in its financial rating from A to AA by Standard & Poor's.

The upgrade, one of the town's top goals over the last few years, should bring a considerable savings in financi... Read More


01/01/2009

Fire Department Chief

Clayton Fire Chief Lee Barbee and former Chief Larry Castleberry were among five firefighters honored recently by the Eastern Carolina Firefighters Association.

Both men were singled out for their dedication and longtime professionalism.

"This is quite an honor," Chief Barbee said. "I&#... Read More


01/01/2009

Mural

A large crowd packed the upper floors of the Clayton Center earlier this month to watch town officials formally unveil Clayton's first public art project, a mural of town scenes called "Clayton Patchwork."

Mayor Jody McLeod and an array of town officials also honored local art... Read More


11/17/2008

Businesswoman Joyce Blackley, a longtime advocate for downtown, has been named this year's "NC Main Street Champion" for Clayton by the Downtown Development Association (DDA).

Blackley, owner of Blackley's Printing Company, will be presented with the award Jan. 29 at the NC Main Str... Read More


10/01/2008

When golfers hit over the pond on hole number two at the Pine Hollow Golf Club, they have no idea that they're going by a virtually never-ending supply of water that will keep the entire course green, even in the worst drought.

When other golf courses have run out of irrigation water, this one wi... Read More


09/01/2008

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Three more downtown buildings, two on Main Street and one on Fayetteville Street, will be getting Downtown Façade Improvement grants totaling $11,000 to help improve their looks.

The Downtown Development Association (DDA) awarded the grants Tuesday to HTR Commercial Real Estate, Main Street Je... Read More


07/29/2008

The Town of Clayton has made a $100,000 donation to the proposed new Johnston County Hospice Center, making good on a promise that helped kick off a recent fundraising drive.

Clayton's donation brings the total raised to $1.2 million so far for the $3.8 million Center, but it was the early promis... Read More


07/01/2008

In an effort to help spur development and encourage the rehabilitation of older buildings, the Town Council has decided to begin offering "Redevelopment Incentive Grants" to those who want to invest in downtown.

The town will, in effect, wait five years before taxing any improved property d... Read More


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