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It’s the first week of middle school for two Clayton Police officers.

Officers Aurora Mayo and Scott Holzshu are heading to middle and elementary school as the Clayton Police Department’s first-ever School Resource Officers. The Town of Clayton and the Johnston County’s School Board... 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


WEDNESDAY, DEC. 12 UPDATE:  All Town facilities are back to normal hours with the exception of Clayton Parks & Recreation's Community Center at 715 Amelia Church Road. We're working to repair the heating system and the building will not open until the repairs are made. We'll con... Read More


A Clayton business owner is facing charges that he manipulated one of his adult music students and forced her into sexual servitude.

60-year-old Ivan Hampden Jr. was arrested Wednesday without incident at his home in Clayton and is being held on a $200,000 secured bond in the Johnston County Detentio... Read More


UPDATE: According to the hydrograph from the US National Weather Service in Raleigh - the Neuse River flooding is receding! The river crested at 14.01 feet overnight and was already on its way down - observed at 13.92 ft around 5:15 this morning. The greenways and low-lying areas/creeks around the r... Read More


All Town of Clayton facilities will be closed Monday, Nov. 12 for Veterans Day.

Emergency police, fire and rescue services may be reached by calling 9-1-1.

The closures include Hocutt-Ellington Memorial Library, the Clayton Community Center, The Clayton Center and Town Hall —... Read More


We hope you will join us 6 p.m. Monday, Nov. 5 for the Clayton Town Council meeting at The Clayton Center/Town Hall, 111 East Second Street in Downtown Clayton.

You can view the full agenda packet online here, or click here to download a PDF copy. Here are the highlights... Read More


Clayton Police have arrested and charged a man in last week's greenway assault and robbery.

21-year-old Satchel Tobias Needham was arrested without incident tonight in Downtown Clayton and is  charged with Assault Inflicting Serious Bodily Injury and Common Law Robbery. He is behind bars in... Read More


Call Johnston County Opioid Task Force at 919-989-5200 to register for this potentially-lifesaving opportunity.

Learn how to recognize and react to an OPIOID OVERDOSE! Join us 6 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 26 at Hocutt-Ellington Memorial Library, 100 S. Church St. in Downtown Clayton – You could save... Read More


Help Clayton Police provide needed school supplies directly to Clayton area schools!

From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 18, we'll be in the Walmart parking lot accepting donations to pack a police car full of school supplies at 805 Town Centre Boulevard! Thank you to Walmart for donating ... Read More

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