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Posted on: May 27, 2022

Take Me Out to The Clayton Clovers Ballgame

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Clayton has officially welcomed The Clayton Clovers Baseball Club to the Town. 

The Clayton Clovers’ inaugural season will begin with their first home game on Monday, May 30. The team will play against the Fuquay-Varina Twins at 6:30 p.m...

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Posted on: May 18, 2022

2022 Clayton Pedestrian Plan Draft

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The Clayton Pedestrian Plan will be used by the Town of Clayton to prioritize, fund, and implement high-quality infrastructure, high-impact programs, and supportive policies for walking. Now we need your input.

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Posted on: May 18, 2022

Clayton Electric Department Competes at Lineman's Rodeo


Clayton is sending three linemen to compete and judge in the 23rd Annual North Carolina Association of Municipal Electric Systems Lineman's Rodeo. The NCAMES is a non-profit association and an affiliate of the NC League of Municipalities. NCAMES ...

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Posted on: May 17, 2022

Town Launches Codify Clayton Project

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The Codify Clayton project is an initiative being undertaken by the Town to review and update its Unified Development Code, which establishes basic rules for how land may be used.

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Posted on: April 29, 2022

Hiking for Habitat: Luke Bennet Hikes Through Clayton to Raise Awareness for Wildlife Conservation


Clayton's greenways connect us to destinations, nature, and each other. Many locals and visitors enjoy these trails while running, biking, or leisurely strolling. For those who desire fresh air and green scenery, Clayton's greenways are the place to be. H...

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Posted on: April 25, 2022

Family Night in Downtown Clayton

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The Clayton Downtown Development Association, Downtown Clayton, NC, and The Clayton Center are excited to host the first Downtown Family Night this Saturday, April 30, at 6 pm in Town Square!
These will be similar to a Movie Nigh...
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Posted on: April 18, 2022

Clayton wins Public Power Award of Excellence

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The Town of Clayton has been named a recipient of a 2021 Public Power Award of Excellence from ElectriCities of North Carolina.

Clayton is one of only 18 public power communities across North Carolina to receive the honor. The Public Power Awards recognize...

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Posted on: April 13, 2022

MAGiCon comes to The Clayton Center this August


An exciting new show for everyone who loves magic comes to the Clayton Center on August 9. The MAGiCon Big Stage Show features internationally-acclaimed magic stars performing their greatest mysteries. 

You've seen them on television and in Las Ve...

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Posted on: March 31, 2022

Town of Clayton Recognized as a Reliable Public Power Provider

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The Town of Clayton has earned a Reliable Public Power Provider (RP3) designation from the American Public Power Association (APPA) for providing reliable and safe electric service.

Clayton Public Power earned the Gold RP3 designation, which lasts for thre...

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Posted on: March 29, 2022

Section of Sam’s Branch Greenway closing Monday, April 18

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Beginning Monday, April 18, the section of the Sam’s Branch Greenway between Covered Bridge Road and the Ashcroft Subdivision will be closing to the public.  

The closure is needed as a public safety measure, while a new transmission pipeline is p...

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Posted on: March 21, 2022

Town Square Concert Series is Back!

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Back & better than ever! The 2022 Concert Series is complete with Food Trucks, Beer and Wine, Bounce House, a face painter and Live Music!

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Posted on: March 16, 2022

Clayton's First Hook Lift Truck Featured at National Truck Show


Early this week, the Town of Clayton Streets Department attended the largest annual truck show in the US, NTEA Work Truck Week in Indianapolis, Indiana.

The show featured the town's first hook lift truck, complete with a snowplow, a cradle salt spreader, a...

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Posted on: March 3, 2022

East Clayton Community Park begins $6.2 million upgrade

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Major renovations are officially underway at the 65-acre East Clayton Community Park. 

The park will receive $6.2 Million in upgrades including two lighted artificial turf fields, expanded parking, and accessibility improvements as part of the $18...

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Posted on: February 8, 2022

Town Of Clayton Launches $200 Million Construction Project


The Town of Clayton officially began construction of the town’s new $200 million water reclamation facility. 

“This is the largest capital project that our town has ever undertaken,” said Interim Town of Clayton Manager Rich Cappola. 

The ...

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Posted on: January 19, 2022

Clayton Police Officers Honored with Prestigious Life Saving Award

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

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Posted on: December 22, 2021

Town of Clayton 2021 Employee of The Year

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

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Posted on: November 22, 2016

Municipal Park Groundbreaking


Clayton residents will soon see the beginning stages of construction on the new Municipal Park in Downtown Clayton.

Municipal Park, located at 325 McCullers St., is the Town’s first and oldest park, with many of its current features dating back to the earl...

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Posted on: November 22, 2016

Clayton Police Help Businesses Create Emergency Action Plans


People often ask themselves, “What would I do in an emergency?” It is hard to know the answer to that question if you have never faced danger. It’s even more difficult in the context of a business, church, school, or community organization. Officer Neal J...

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Posted on: November 22, 2016

Clayton High Partners with Town on New Artificial Turf Field

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The new field is part of a partnership between the Town and the high school, which will help expand recreational and community involvement opportunities for both parties.

The Town of Clayton and Clayton High School celebrated the completion of a new artifi...

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Posted on: January 26, 2022

Greenways Expand into Downtown Clayton

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Clayton is home to miles of greenway, which make up portions of much larger trail systems. These trails connect us to the outdoors, from east to west, north to south, and with each other.

Sam’s Branch Greenway in Clayton has been extended and now provides ...

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Posted on: January 4, 2022

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

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

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

Our new Tr...

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Posted on: February 22, 2022

The Secret to Great Hot Dogs and Perfect Inspection Scores: Jones Cafe

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For many Clayton residents, Jones Cafe is an iconic component of this town’s downtown landscape, hometown traditions, and history. In a town that has experienced an abundance of opportunity, change, and growth, Jones Cafe is one place that has r...

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