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    An Evening with Joe Bob Briggs, April 22

    Barbour Shop Creative presents An Evening with Joe Bob Briggs, America's drive-in movie critic, on Saturday, April 22, at 8:00pm. Join Joe Bob as he reviews "the history of rednecks in America as told through...grindhouse and mainstream movies." Read on...
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    Clayton Center Introduces Over 900 Students to Performing Arts

    The Clayton Center was thrilled to welcome over 900 local elementary school students to its auditorium for the new School Stage Series. Read on...
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    Spend a Sunday evening with the music of The Isaacs

    Tickets go on sale Friday, Nov. 18, for the Sunday, April 23, concert by multi-award winning family band The Isaacs. The Grand Ole Opry members will perform their unique blend of bluegrass, rhythm and blues, folk, country, and southern gospel. Read on...
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    Steven Curtis Chapman "Still"

    Steven Curtis Chapman is bringing brand new music on his upcoming tour, “Still.” He will encourage you through his music and inspire you through his stories. And in addition to new music, he will “still” perform his best-known favorites. Read on...
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    Clayton Youth Council Launches Community Service Initiative

    Clayton Youth Council members from Johnston County high schools have committed to volunteering 1,000 hours by the end of the 2022-2023 school year through their community service initiative, “The Art of Coming Together.” Read on...
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    Clayton SRO Program expands to serve seven area schools

    The Clayton Police Department has expanded its School Resource Officer Program, and for the first time in the Town’s history, a Clayton Police Officer will serve as the SRO for Clayton High School. Read on...
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    Clayton, North Carolina has upgraded retail recruitment with Retail Strategies

    Clayton, North Carolina has upgraded its retail recruitment service to include Downtown Strategies. Additional Info...
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    Clayton’s Sculpture Trail Decorates Downtown with Stories from Across America

    One of the most visible and celebrated public art initiatives in Clayton is the Annual Downtown Sculpture Trail. Read on...
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    New youth theatrical group to debut in Clayton

    The Clayton Center is now the home of a new, community-focused theatre company thanks to the efforts of two Clayton High School (CHS) educators, Andrew Wade and Ann Meigs. Read on...
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    A Deep Dive into the Municipal Park Splash Pad

    Municipal Park re-opened in early July 2022 and unveiled the Town of Clayton’s first splash pad. This highly anticipated feature provides the community with a unique play experience that is inclusive, thoughtfully designed, and refreshingly fun. Read on...
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    Historic Clayton Center Heading In New Direction

    The historic Clayton Center, located in downtown Clayton, is under new leadership and is looking to head in new and exciting directions. Read on...
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    Take Me Out to The Clayton Clovers Ballgame

    Clayton has officially welcomed The Clayton Clovers Baseball Club to the Town. The Clayton Clovers’ inaugural season will begin with their first home game at East Clayton Community Park on Monday, May 30. Read on...
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    Hiking for Habitat: Luke Bennet Hikes Through Clayton to Raise Awareness for Wildlife Conservation

    Earlier this month, the Town of Clayton welcomed Luke Bennett, 22, who is on a mission to complete the Mountains to Sea trail and raise awareness for the North Carolina Wildlife Federation along the way. Read on...
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    Last Friday in Clayton Returns to Downtown

    Last Friday in Clayton returns to Downtown on March 25. Expect more treats, surprises, and fun than ever before. Read on...
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    The Secret to Great Hot Dogs and Perfect Inspection Scores: Jones Cafe

    During the January 4, 2022, WRAL Restaurant Ratings, Monica Laliberte and 5 on Your Side stated that Jones Cafe is a “spot that shines above the rest.” Read on...
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    2022 Clayton Pedestrian Plan Draft

    Town of Clayton staff and the consultant (Alta Planning + Design) will be at the Farmers' Market on Saturday, June 4, to gather additional input, provide more information, and answer any questions the public may have about this plan. Additional Info...
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    The Planning and Engineering Departments Announce Several Development Process Changes

    The Planning and Engineering Departments are announcing several changes effective July 1, 2022. These changes are being made to streamline Town processes with the goal to better service the development community in the most efficient way possible. Read on...
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    Town Launches Codify Clayton Project

    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. Learn more...
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