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06/11/2021

Library Director Joy Garretson operates the new Interactive Ball Run machine. Each ball gets cranked through the machine represents a completed SRP challenge. The Hocutt-Ellington Memorial Library in Clayton is gearing up to launch this year’s Summer Reading Program, themed “Tails and Tales.”

Library staff members have eagerly anticipated the return to in-person programming for more than year, and the Summer Reading Program (SRP) event ca... Read More


06/11/2021

The Town of Clayton is completing an ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) Transition Plan. This plan will look at barriers to accessibility and strategies to address a variety of issues that impact the accessibility of Town services, facilities, sidewalks and streets in the public right-of-way... Read More


05/07/2021

Rich Cappola (center) is sworn is as Interim Town Manager by Clayton Mayor Jody McLeod (right) on Thursday, May 6. Standing between them is Rich’s wife Lauren, along with their three daughters.Rich Cappola was sworn in as the Interim Town Manager for the Town of Clayton on May 6 at 4:30 p.m. at Town Hall.

Cappola, who has worked with the Town for the past four years, was joined by his wife, Lauren, and three daughters during a special swearing-in ceremony.

“I am looking forward to ser... Read More


05/05/2021

Tart, Fidler, Anderson, and BanksThe Clayton Police Department has added three new officers to its ranks. Officers Ashton Anderson, Kavon Banks, and Mark Fidler were joined by their families and friends for a swearing-in ceremony held at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, May 5, at the Clayton Police Department.

“We are fortunate to add th... Read More


04/20/2021

Town of Clayton Finance Director Robert McKie reads Moody's Investors Service bond rating letterMoody’s Investors Service announced that it has upgraded the rating on the Town of Clayton’s general obligation bonds from Aa2 to Aa1.

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 Moo... Read More


04/20/2021

Emergency Management Coordinator Amy Shearin (center) stands with members of the emergency management team. From left are Fire Chief Lee Barbee, Fire Marshall Tony Atkinson, Police Lieutenant Hutchins, Battalion Chief Andrew Shaw, Shearin, Police Lieutenant Russell Flint, Deputy Chief Matt Sutphin, and Police Chief Greg Tart. 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 t... Read More


04/20/2021

Main Street FireOn 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.

“I remember seeing the red glow coming from Main Street as I drove into Town that night.” Chief Lee Barbee said.

Fire Marshall Tony Atkinson ec... Read More


04/16/2021

CYC Project DeliveriesClayton 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 sta... Read More


04/15/2021

BrochureWhat’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 scheduled for Fr... Read More


03/25/2021

Crime Scene Van ExteriorClayton 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 a... Read More


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  • The Hocutt-Ellington Memorial Library in Clayton is gearing up to launch this year’s Summer Reading Program, themed “Tails and Tales.” Library staff members have eagerly anticipated the return to ...

  • The Town of Clayton is completing an ADA ( Americans with Disabilities Act) Transition Plan. This plan will look at barriers to accessibility and strategies to address a variety of issues that impac...

  • Rich Cappola was sworn in as the Interim Town Manager for the Town of Clayton on May 6 at 4:30 p.m. at Town Hall. Cappola, who has worked with the Town for the past four years, was joined by his w...

  • The Clayton Police Department has added three new officers to its ranks. Officers Ashton Anderson, Kavon Banks, and Mark Fidler were joined by their families and friends for a swearing-in ceremony he...

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