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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


The Clayton Town Council approved the appointment of J.D. Solomon as Town Manager during its Monday, Jan. 4, meeting. Solomon has served in the position as interim since Sept. 1, 2020. 

Prior to his appointment as interim town manager, the 30-year resident of Clayton had worked with the Town on ... Read More


While the Governor said “our stability is fragile” – COVID-19 metrics are stable enough that our state can head into Phase 3 on Friday, Oct. 2nd at 5 p.m. If key COVID-19 metrics on things like hospitalizations and positive cases don’t increase, North Carolina will stay ... Read More


This Monday, September 28th, the Town of Clayton will play host to a massive day of remembrance for Clayton Deputy Fire Chief Jason Dean, who lost his month-long battle with COVID-19 earlier this week. 

With very little time and under extreme duress, the Clayton Fire Department has essentia... Read More


It is with profound sadness, the Clayton Fire Department announces the passing of Deputy Chief of Operations & Training Jason Dean.

This beloved 20-year veteran of our firefighting family died overnight after a hard fight against the complications of COVID-19.

Jason was just 42 and is survived b... Read More


Nearly 60 different municipalities across the state have been given permission by the North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission to participate in a specified Urban Archery season.  After receiving interest from Town of Clayton residents and after careful consideration by Town Council, the To... Read More


In September 2001, our nation was reeling from the devastation of the 9/11 terrorist attacks. It was all anyone was talking about across the country. But at the same time, here in Clayton, our community was struggling with its own horrible tragedy. 

Nineteen years ago, on this day, the Town... Read More



On July 20th, Town of Clayton staff presented a draft Erosion and Sedimentation Control Ordinance to the North Carolina Sedimentation Control Commission. The Town received a few minor comments and have updated the draft Erosion and Sedimentation ... Read More


The Clayton Town Council voted this morning to accept the resignation of Town Manager Adam Lindsay and appoint a new interim manager. Clayton has only had two managers in the past 23 years and Lindsay served for the past four, a time of tremendous growth for the town. His tenure started with Hurrica... Read More


UPDATE: Monday, August 24, 2020

So many of you have reached out wanting to know how you can help our Clayton Fire Department families - that IS the mission of the Clayton Firefighters AssociationFirst Citizens Bank of Clayton has set up an online link for monetary donations... Read More

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