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Officers (from left) Neal Johnson, Miguel Duran, Randolph Baity, and Revis Pounds serve together as part of the Clayton Police Department’s Park/Trail Unit.The Greenway trails in Clayton are one of the Town’s most popular attractions. Many pedestrians and cyclists frequent the trails daily. To keep these greenways safe and enjoyable, Clayton Police Department established a Park/Trail Unit in its Special Operations Division.

Officers in the unit pa... Read More


Officer Victoria Lee and K9 Raven at the Clayton Police Department

Officer Victoria Lee and K9 Raven form an unstoppable and unique team. Lee is Clayton Police Department's first female K9 handler, and together, Lee and Raven form the department’s first female K9 Unit team.  

Raven, lovingly nicknamed Mama Ray, is a full-blooded German Shepherd from H... Read More


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


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


Veteran law enforcement professional and Clayton native Greg Tart was sworn in as Clayton Chief of Police Friday by Johnston County Superior Court Judge Thomas Lock in a small ceremony held at The Clayton Center.

Johnston County Sheriff Steve Bizzell, District Attorney Susan Doyle, Town Council membe... Read More


Two Clayton Police officers credited with saving the life of a local man were recognized Monday, Feb. 15, during the regular meeting of the Town Council.

Acting Police Chief Greg Tart awarded Officers Chad Mallett and Carlos Lerma with a Life Saving Award for their part in reviving a man at the scene... Read More


Police Chief, Firefighter, World War II veteran, cemetery supervisor, streets supervisor, building maintenance and sanitation manager…you name it, if there was a way to serve his community, Roy Ellis was doing it. We’re not sure there’s another person who’s served in as many... 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


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

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