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Clayton First Town in County to Launch Local Emergency Management
Clayton Emergency Management Team
The Clayton Fire Department has added an Emergency Management position to its Administrative Division. The new Emergency Management position is the first of its kind in the county and has long been the dream of Fire Chief Lee Barbee, who has served as Clayton’s fire chief since 1991. According to Barbee, his years of experience with the Town have given him a deep understanding of Clayton and its needs..
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Main Street Fire 20 Year Anniversary
Main Street Fire
On April 20, 2001 at 9:41 p.m., exactly 20 years ago today, the call came in that Helping Hand Mission located at 217 E. Main St. had caught fire. The ‘Main Street Fire’ as it has been called over the years, was one of the biggest in the modern history of Clayton. One hundred firefighters from eight different departments responded with 10 engines and two ladder trucks. Firefighters are taught to set up to protect the block...
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Moody’s Investors Service recently upgraded the rating on the Town of Clayton’s general obligation bonds from Aa2 to Aa1, a move that potentially could allow the Town to borrow at lower interest rates and save taxpayers’ money over the life of the bonds. Aa rated obligations are judged to be of high quality and are subject to very low credit risk. Aa1 is the highest level in the Aa category assigned by Moody’s.
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Clayton Police To Participate in April 23 Operation Medicine Drop
What’s in your medicine cabinet? If it’s unused or expired medications – either prescription or over the counter – the Clayton Police Department, in partnership with SafeKids Johnston County, can help you dispose of them safely. Operation Medicine Drop (OMD) is Friday, April 23, from 10 am to 1 pm. All you need to do is gather any unwanted medications and drop them off at the Clayton Police Station, located at 315 E. 2nd Street.
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Clayton Youth Council Wins Top Honors at Spring Convention
Clayton Parks and Recreation’s Clayton Youth Council (CYC) earned two top honors at this year’s State Youth Council Spring Convention. The CYC is a teen-run volunteer organization for high school students in Clayton. The council is made up of 56 members and was recognized at a virtual state convention on April 10.
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Summer Camp registration open for residents, non-resident opens April 26
Camp Clayton Information
Registration is open for residents for the Clayton Parks and Recreation Department’s Camp Clayton summer camp. The 2021 Camp Clayton theme is “Camp Wayback,” and it will run Monday to Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. The eight-week camp will begin on Monday, June 7 and end on Friday, Aug. 6.
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Clayton Police Roll Out Mobile Crime Scene Unit
Clayton PD Mobile Crime Scene Unit
Clayton Police Department’s latest investment in a new vehicle has already paid off for the department’s Crime Scene Investigations Unit. The vehicle – a 2021 Ford Transit 250 high top van – was used at two major crime scenes in the past 10 days. One, an armed robbery at the Clayton Walgreens and the other, a hit-and-run accident on US 70 Business near Walmart.
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Schedule a Free Energy Audit
We can help you find ways to save on your utility bills. The Town of Clayton offers FREE home energy audits to customers who want to find more ways to save money. Our energy auditor will visit your home and provide guidance on how to cut energy costs. You can also take advantage of a long list of tips and tricks to help you save money on your utility bills throughout the year. Little things like changing an air filter or unplugging electronics can add up to savings.
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Parks and Rec Expands Programming in April
April is just around the corner, and with it comes expanded opportunities for activities through Clayton Parks & Recreation. From outdoor fitness classes to gardening, spring sports and other programs, the Parks & Rec staff is ready to welcome you back. The Community Center reopened in early March and is operating on a modified schedule with strict COVID-19 guidelines. Residents and non-residents alike are coming out for fun activities indoors and out.
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