The Clayton Center in Snow - January 2017
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2016-17 Clayton Sculpture Trail People's Choice – Week Two
For Week Two, we've got two abstract works by artist Jordan Parah competing for your votes to win the People's Choice Award and a $1,000 prize! Parah's works are bold and bright, and they express an even larger message. Click to learn more – and see the complete bracket for this year's March Madness style competition!
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Get Fit in 2017 with Clayton Parks & Recreation!
Keeping that New Year's resolution to get healthy is easy with Clayton Parks and Recreation! Check out ALL the fitness classes starting in the next few weeks and sign up TODAY! There's morning, afternoon, evening...classes for all ages and abilities! SIZZLE, DanceOFF, cardioTone, Barre Fusion, Mature Movers, Pilates? You name it we have it!
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Greenway Sections Remain Closed
We're hoping for an update next week, but for now, two sections of our popular Clayton River Walk on the Neuse & Sam's Branch greenways remain closed for repairs. Having greenways along the river make for scenic trails, but the proximity to water brings challenges. Hurricane Matthew's flood waters took out a bridge and delayed repairs at a utility station along the river. Check the map for how you can get around these closures.
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Library Gets Facelift for New Year!
Just in time for 2017, Hocutt-Ellington Memorial Library has new carpet! The holidays were a bit wild for our staff but the work has finally wrapped up - with new flooring installed in the busy Children’s Room, hallway, Main Room and Computer Room. Story Times are back on and computers are available! Come check out our new look!
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Community Renews Effort to Build Clayton's First Universal Playground
There's new energy and some amazing people behind the renewed efforts to build Clayton's first Universal Playground at East Clayton Community Park. Clayton Community Recreational Foundation, Inc partnered with the Town of Clayton to make this inclusive playground a reality. The non-profit has joined forces with T&T Creative Group to raise $700,000 in the next year. You've got to hear the Clayton mom in this video talk about how MUCH this playground is needed - ALL children of ALL abilities should be able to play together!
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Loose Leaf Collection Runs Weekly through January!
It’s that time of year – leaves changing color and falling all over your yard. The Town of Clayton's got you covered! Just rake your leaves to curb from now through January, and our leaf truck will come by EVERY WEEK to suck them up. The truck comes the day after your garbage day. Keep the leaves out of the street and away from fire hydrants. No bags needed! Click for full details.
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NO PLASTIC BAGS IN RECYCLING
Please DO NOT PUT PLASTIC BAGS in your recycling cart! Throw everything in loose - bottles, cans, paper - it can all be sorted at the recycling plant. But DO NOT PUT your recycling in plastic grocery bags or garbage bags! They can clog the sorting machines and SHUT DOWN the ENTIRE recycling plant! If drivers see plastic bags in your cart, they'll leave a notice that they could not pick up your cart.
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Clayton Water Quality Reports Available!
Our Annual Water Quality Reports for 2015 are now available! Click here for the most recent Town of Clayton Water Quality Report, which covers the majority of Town. We've also got a separate Town of Clayton North Water Quality Report, which covers customers who live in Riverwood Athletic Club. These reports cover all the testing that we have done from January 1 through December 31, 2015.
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Novo Nordisk Breaks Ground on $1.8 Billion Clayton Plant
It's a great day for Clayton! Danish drug maker Novo Nordisk broke ground March 28 on a $1.8 BILLION insulin plant at its Clayton campus. The construction alone will create 2,500 jobs, and the plant will employ almost 700 workers at an average salary of $68,000 when it opens in 2020. In his remarks, Mayor Jody McLeod reflected on the outstanding partnership Novo Nordisk and the Town of Clayton have forged over the past 20 years.
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