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Clayton Makes U.S. Top 10 for Affordability, Schools
BusinessWeek magazine ranks Clayton in the top 10 of the country's most affordable places for families to live and assure a top education for their children

Clayton Officer Garners Countywide Recognition

Town Council Endorses Universal Playground - a Special Place Where Everyone Can Play!

Taxes Going Up on Electricity!

Attention! Scammers are Calling AND NOW EMAILING Electric Customers Demanding Payments!

Loose Leaf Collection Has Ended! Find Out How You Can Still Get Rid of Leaves!

Electrical Upgrades Underway in Walden Neighborhood!

Congratulations to Our Newly-Promoted Firefighters

Clayton Neighborhood Earns National Recognition for Taking on Fire 

Clayton Police Name Officer of the Year -Detective Brian Temple

Downtown Development Association Awards Go To.....

Voters Re-Elect Three Council Incumbents

Major League Pitcher Chris Archer Dedicates Clayton's Newest Park!

Clayton Shindig & Squealin on Square

Moonshine in Clayton?

FREE Shred Event Oct. 12, 2013 with Local Government Federal Credit Union

FREE Annual Open House at the Clayton Fire Department
Sunday, October 13th, 2-4 PM!

2013-2014 Downtown Clayton Sculpture Trail Arrives!
Reception & People's Choice Award to Come!

Town Council Race Heats Up!
Six candidates vying for Three Seats

Clayton Detective Named 1st Johnston County Officer of the Month
Detective Jason Linder has been chosen as the very first recipient

Why Hasn't My Storm Debris Been Picked Up Yet?
Clayton Teams Up With Waste Management to Clear Overwhelming Pile-up

Independence Day Celebration & Fireworks Make a Splash!
July 4th Sees Record Crowds - Watch the Special Video

Clayton Library Summer Reading Program - Sign up FREE or Volunteer!
Popular summer series runs Every Monday, Wednesday, & Friday at 10 am

15-Year Veteran of the Force Named Clayton Police Chief 
Chief R.W. Bridges Brings Wealth of Clayton Experience

Congressman McIntyre Helps Dedicate New Water Tower
New Million Gallon Water Tank on 42 Brings Big Benefit to Community

New Draft House Planning to "Tap" Clayton
Cleveland Draft House Brings Exciting New Restaurant

New Sidewalks Stepping Into Clayton
Town Improves Walkability & Connectivity Downtown

Finance Department Recognized for 12th Year in a Row
Finance Director Robert McKie Earns Award for Financial Report

Annual Library Book Sale Sees Big Crowds
Spring Book Sale to Support Hocutt-Ellington Memorial Library

Public Information Officer Wins Prestigious Journalism Award
Former Broadcast Journalist Earns Edward R. Murrow Award

Clayton Town Leaders Appoint New Interim Police Chief
15-year Veteran of the Clayton Force - Capt. R.W. Bridges

Clayton Dedicates Newest Link in Mountains to Sea Trail
Clayton River Walk on the Neuse Offically Opens

Clayton's Police Chief Asked By Governor to Lead State Capitol Police
Chief Glen Allen Retires After 3 Decades in Local Law Enforcement

Congressional Leader Opens Office in Clayton
Rep. Mike McIntyre & Staff Make Home in Clayton Center

Familiar Face Officially Takes Helm of Historic Performing Arts Center
Scotty Henley Becomes Executive Director & Announces Exciting New Season

Clayton Wins Statewide Bragging Rights as Kid-Friendly!
Riverwood named Great Neighborhood for Kids by American Planning Association 

Come Celebrate Clayton's Newest Gateway to Nature
Clayton River Walk on the Neuse Trail Dedication April 5th 3 pm

New Sidewalks Stepping Into Clayton
About 10 blocks just east of downtown will see more than 4,000ft of new sidewalk

Downtown Clayton Shines in LIVE Broadcast on WNCN NBC17!
See the pictures and watch the videos!

Clayton Loses Iconic Downtown Business Leader
Elton Pittman, owner of Pittman's Jewelers, passes away at age 89

Update on NC 42 Widening Near Caterpillar and Glen Laurel Road
Work progesses on major road project that will bring traffic relief!

Clayton Center 10th Anniversary Gala
Watch this special "BACKSTAGE at THE CLAYTON CENTER"
And see the feature on WRAL's Tar Heel Traveler

Fresh Young Face Joins Clayton Police Force
22-year-old from Rocky Mount is now youngest officer in town

John Street About to Get Major Facelift Starting December 3
Final phase of street improvements to bring better roads

Clayton Homeowners to Save Hundreds Thanks to New Fire Rating!
Better protection = Better Insurance Rates

2012 Clayton Christmas Village & Tree Lighting Brings Out Thousands
The tree was even bigger this year & the crowd downtown was too!!

Clayton Blood Drive a Success - Thanks Donors!
We came just pints away from our goal!

NCDOT 42 East Widening
NCDOT is moving you onto newly paved lanes!

So Long, Sandy - Hello, Next Emergency!
Town of Clayton leaders prepare for incident BEFORE they hit

Results of Clayton Police Halloween Booze It & Lose It Campaign
Already one DWI checkpoint has helped make the roads safer this Halloween

Clayton Boldly Takes Sidewalks Where No Sidewalks Have Gone Before!
Thousands of federal dollars about to make downtown even MORE walkable

Traffic Taking a Turn on N.C. 42 near the Clayton Bypass
A new medical park and assisted living facility bring new road changes, but we've got the easy detours for you!

Knock, Knock: Who's There? Word-to-the-Wise Warning about Fundraising
Reports of unauthorized fundraising in nearby communities puts Clayton on alert 

Saving the Earth, One Tractor-Trailer of Electronics at a Time
Clayton's FREE Electronics Recycling Event attracts nearly 200 car-loads

Fire Department Rolls Out the Red Carpet
October 14th Open House lets public explore the world of Emergency Responders

Feeding the Growing Cultural Arts Appetite
Clayton Awards $10,000 Grant to Two Community Groups

Clayton Hosts Hundreds for NC Senior Games State Finals 
Cutthroat Cornhole Competition and Bocce Ball Battle

Main Street Fire Sparks Community Giving 
Community groups and generous individuals come to aid of 4 families, including 10-month old

Town Leaders Take Mystery Out of Recycling!
Everything you need to know about what you can and can't recycle in Clayton

Clayton Harvest & Music Festival 2012 Draws Record Crowd!
An estimated 18-20,000 peopel packed Main Street for a gorgeous weekend of music, food & fun!

Public Information Officer Stacy Beard Begins Work
A first for the town

East Coast Greenway to Link with Clayton
The move will link Clayton with all the major cities along the eastern seaboard

Final Phase of Street Work Underway
Streets slated for work include East Joyner Street, Durham Street, Parrish Street, Hobbs Street and John Street, which will get an extensive rebuilding

Massive Annual Street Upgrade 2012
Just a few more weeks left

The New "Horne Square" is a Beauty
A message from Mayor Jody McLeod

Town Makes Land Purchase for Future Park
81 acres along the Neuse River

Water System Improvements in the Works
A joint multi-million dollar project with Johnston County to improve the water system around Clayton, especially in the East Clayton industrial area

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