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Posted on: August 8, 2022

Town expands workforce with on-the-job classroom

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The Town of Clayton has welcomed two apprentices to its Water Resources Department, Michael Ratley and Ilona Williams, thanks to a program through the North Carolina Rural Water Association (NCRWA).

The two-year training program provides the educa...

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Posted on: August 4, 2022

New youth theatrical group to debut in Clayton

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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. 

Wade, the artistic director, has been a performer professionally for the p...

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Posted on: July 29, 2022

International System Administrator’s Appreciation Day

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The Town of Clayton is thrilled to recognize today as International System Administrator’s Appreciation Day! This holiday celebrates the professionals who are working around the clock in order to keep our digital world running. System administrators are t...

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Posted on: July 28, 2022

National Intern Day

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The Town of Clayton is excited to celebrate National Intern Day. The Town’s Summer Intern Program provides college students with opportunities to gain experience in their field of interest, make professional connections, and explore a career in ...

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Posted on: July 23, 2022

Park renamed in honor of former Globetrotter

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The Town of Clayton has officially unveiled Donald “Clyde” Sinclair Park in honor of the former Harlem Globetrotter. 

The Town held a special ceremony on July 23, to rename All-Star Park, located at 400 E. Front Street, to Dona...

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Posted on: July 22, 2022

Family Uses Love of Reading to Honor Son's Memory

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The books at Hocutt-Ellington Memorial Library have many stories to tell. Because of the compassion and generosity of one local family, the library’s collection of books and stories is growing.  

Bryant and Kara Carroll are the parents of two daug...

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Posted on: July 18, 2022

Municipal Park Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

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The official Municipal Park Ribbon Cutting Ceremony was held on Monday, July 18, 2022. Clayton Parks and Recreation extends many thanks everyone who helped bring this project to life and is excited to share this space with the community.

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Posted on: July 11, 2022

Parcels adjacent to Town of Clayton properties

Adjacent Parcels Next to Town Owned Properties

The Town has initiated a rezoning project to address zoning irregularities for 65 Town-owned properties that are currently under the wrong zoning district(s). Per the Town of Clayton’s Unified Development Code, the Town must rezone these 65 prop...

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Posted on: July 1, 2022

The Planning and Engineering Departments Announce Several Development Process Changes

The Planning and Engineering Departments Announce Several Development Process Changes

As part of a comprehensive update of the development process, 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 servic...

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Posted on: June 24, 2022

Historic Clayton Center Heading In New Direction

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The historic Clayton Center, located in downtown Clayton, is under new leadership and is looking to head in new and exciting directions.

Steven Langston, a 19-year staff member, has been named the Interim Director of The Clayton Center by the Town of Clayt...

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Posted on: June 9, 2022

Town of Clayton welcomes John Mack as Director of Information Systems

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John Mack began his new role as the Director of Information Systems (IS) on May 23. Mack will be the first IS Director the Town has had in nearly 12 years. The last person to serve in this role for the Town was Chief Information Officer Angela Tousey, who...

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Posted on: May 18, 2022

2022 Clayton Pedestrian Plan Draft

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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.

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Posted on: May 18, 2022

Clayton Electric Department Competes at Lineman's Rodeo

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Clayton is sending three linemen to compete and judge in the 23rd Annual North Carolina Association of Municipal Electric Systems Lineman's Rodeo. The NCAMES is a non-profit association and an affiliate of the NC League of Municipalities. NCAMES ...

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Posted on: May 17, 2022

Town Launches Codify Clayton Project

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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.

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Posted on: April 25, 2022

Family Night in Downtown Clayton

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The Clayton Downtown Development Association, Downtown Clayton, NC, and The Clayton Center are excited to host the first Downtown Family Night this Saturday, April 30, at 6 pm in Town Square!
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Posted on: March 31, 2022

Town of Clayton Recognized as a Reliable Public Power Provider

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The Town of Clayton has earned a Reliable Public Power Provider (RP3) designation from the American Public Power Association (APPA) for providing reliable and safe electric service.

Clayton Public Power earned the Gold RP3 designation, which lasts for thre...

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Posted on: March 29, 2022

Section of Sam’s Branch Greenway closing Monday, April 18

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Beginning Monday, April 18, the section of the Sam’s Branch Greenway between Covered Bridge Road and the Ashcroft Subdivision will be closing to the public.  

The closure is needed as a public safety measure, while a new transmission pipeline is p...

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Posted on: March 21, 2022

Town Square Concert Series is Back!

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Back & better than ever! The 2022 Concert Series is complete with Food Trucks, Beer and Wine, Bounce House, a face painter and Live Music!

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Posted on: March 16, 2022

Clayton's First Hook Lift Truck Featured at National Truck Show

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Early this week, the Town of Clayton Streets Department attended the largest annual truck show in the US, NTEA Work Truck Week in Indianapolis, Indiana.

The show featured the town's first hook lift truck, complete with a snowplow, a cradle salt spreader, a...

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Posted on: March 3, 2022

East Clayton Community Park begins $6.2 million upgrade

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Major renovations are officially underway at the 65-acre East Clayton Community Park. 

The park will receive $6.2 Million in upgrades including two lighted artificial turf fields, expanded parking, and accessibility improvements as part of the $18...

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Posted on: February 8, 2022

Town Of Clayton Launches $200 Million Construction Project

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The Town of Clayton officially began construction of the town’s new $200 million water reclamation facility. 

“This is the largest capital project that our town has ever undertaken,” said Interim Town of Clayton Manager Rich Cappola. 

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Posted on: January 19, 2022

Clayton Police Officers Honored with Prestigious Life Saving Award

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At the Jan. 18 Town Council meeting, Police Chief Greg Tart had the honor of presenting the Life Saving Award to four Clayton Police Department employees. These men took action in the face of danger to help individuals who, without immediate assistance, w...

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Posted on: December 22, 2021

Town of Clayton 2021 Employee of The Year

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Detective Brantley has been with the Clayton Police Department for over 14 years. He has spent most of his time in the patrol division serving as a Patrol Officer, with 8 of those years being a K9 handler with his partner Abel. Jamie has also served as a ...

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Posted on: November 22, 2016

Municipal Park Groundbreaking

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Clayton residents will soon see the beginning stages of construction on the new Municipal Park in Downtown Clayton.

Municipal Park, located at 325 McCullers St., is the Town’s first and oldest park, with many of its current features dating back to the earl...

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Posted on: November 22, 2016

Clayton Police Help Businesses Create Emergency Action Plans

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People often ask themselves, “What would I do in an emergency?” It is hard to know the answer to that question if you have never faced danger. It’s even more difficult in the context of a business, church, school, or community organization. Officer Neal J...

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Posted on: November 22, 2016

Clayton High Partners with Town on New Artificial Turf Field

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The new field is part of a partnership between the Town and the high school, which will help expand recreational and community involvement opportunities for both parties.

The Town of Clayton and Clayton High School celebrated the completion of a new artifi...

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Posted on: August 11, 2022

Sex n' the City: A (Super Unauthorized) Musical Parody

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Everyone’s favorite New York City singles – Carrie, Miranda, Charlotte and Samantha – are back in Sex n’ The City: A (Super Unauthorized) Musical Parody, presented by Entertainment Events on Thursday, Oct. 13, at 7:30pm.

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Posted on: August 6, 2022

Get your Magic On at MAGiCon

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The Clayton Center hosts a one-of-a-kind, family-friendly magic show featuring professional magicians from movies, television, and Las Vegas stages on Saturday, Aug. 20 at 8:00pm. The MAGiCon Big Stage show is the premier event of the three day festival. ...

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Posted on: August 1, 2022

Heather Land Live! Dec. 9

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Comedienne, author, and singer Heather Land tells it like it is with sarcasm and Southern charm. Practically overnight, Heather burst through the clutter of the online world with her hilarious and witty videos, which have garnered more than 300 million vi...

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Posted on: July 12, 2022

New Box Office Hours

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In response to changing ticket sales purchasing patterns, The Clayton Center box office is changing its hours from noon to 5:00pm, Monday through Friday. The box office also is open one hour prior to showtime on performance days. 

Over the past fe...

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Posted on: July 5, 2022

A Musical Tribute To Ava Gardner Opens Annual Festival Events

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The opening night event of the Ava Gardner Museum’s annual Ava Gardner Festival is a musical tribute to the North Carolina native who grew up just outside of Smithfield. This year’s festival celebrates the 100th birthday of the legendary actress, and feat...

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Posted on: June 20, 2022

Volunteer With Us

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The Clayton Center is recruiting community members for the Scene Stealers, our active group of volunteers who assist with a variety of duties during our events. 

The Scene Stealers greet patrons, usher, scan tickets and assist in other areas throu...

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Posted on: November 22, 2016

Connect With Us

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Connect with The Clayton Center by subscribing to our mailing list to receive news on the latest events in your inbox. Or, follow us on social media (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter) or on YouTube

You can also contact us by sending an email to even...

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Posted on: August 10, 2022

Clayton’s Sculpture Trail Decorates Downtown with Stories from Across America

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One of the most visible and celebrated public art initiatives in Clayton is the Annual Downtown Sculpture Trail. 

The Clayton Public Art Advisory Board received more than 80 applications from across the country for this year’s trail. The...

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Posted on: July 29, 2022

A Deep Dive into the Municipal Park Splash Pad

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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....

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Posted on: May 27, 2022

Take Me Out to The Clayton Clovers Ballgame

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Clayton has officially welcomed The Clayton Clovers Baseball Club to the Town. 

The Clayton Clovers’ inaugural season will begin with their first home game on Monday, May 30. The team will play against the Fuquay-Varina Twins at 6:30 p.m...

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Posted on: April 29, 2022

Hiking for Habitat: Luke Bennet Hikes Through Clayton to Raise Awareness for Wildlife Conservation

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Clayton's greenways connect us to destinations, nature, and each other. Many locals and visitors enjoy these trails while running, biking, or leisurely strolling. For those who desire fresh air and green scenery, Clayton's greenways are the place to be. H...

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Posted on: March 24, 2022

Last Friday in Clayton Returns to Downtown

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Tonight, Last Friday in Clayton returns to downtown. Expect more treats, surprises, and fun than ever before. 

In an interview with the Town of Clayton, Dan Barbour Owner of Barbour Shop Creative Services and a driving force behind one of the most...

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Posted on: February 22, 2022

The Secret to Great Hot Dogs and Perfect Inspection Scores: Jones Cafe

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For many Clayton residents, Jones Cafe is an iconic component of this town’s downtown landscape, hometown traditions, and history. In a town that has experienced an abundance of opportunity, change, and growth, Jones Cafe is one place that has r...

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Posted on: January 26, 2022

Greenways Expand into Downtown Clayton

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Clayton is home to miles of greenway, which make up portions of much larger trail systems. These trails connect us to the outdoors, from east to west, north to south, and with each other.

Sam’s Branch Greenway in Clayton has been extended and now provides ...

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Posted on: July 27, 2022

Free Library Cards for all Johnston County Residents

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Beginning Tuesday, Feb. 8, the Hocutt-Ellington Memorial Library will no longer charge an out-of-town usage fee for persons residing in Johnston County.

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Posted on: January 4, 2022

What's New in 2022 at Clayton Parks and Recreation!

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Happy New Year! Start your new year off right at Clayton Parks and Recreation.

We offer group fitness classes for every level of experience. From total body toning to line dancing for beginners, you will be sure to reach your new year goals here!

Our new Tr...

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Posted on: November 22, 2016

Municipal Park Ground Breaking

Municipal Park Ground Breaking

On December 9, 2021, Clayton Parks and Recreation officially broke ground on the new Municipal Park. The park is being renovated by Balfour Beatty and is scheduled to be completed by Summer 2022.It will feature a brand-new playground, splash pad, two new ...
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Posted on: November 22, 2016

Dean Penny receives the Larry Bailey Award

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Congratulations to Dean Penny for receiving the Larry Bailey Award on behalf of the Clayton Community Recreation Foundation. 

Mr. Penny has been on the Clayton Community Recreation Foundation board for over 15 years and is the forerunner for the C...

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Posted on: November 22, 2016

Proposed Municipal Park improvements

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On Wednesday, November 10, a special Town Council meeting was held to address the proposed Municipal Park improvements and the progress of Clayton's Parks and Recreation Bond. 

Here are two images that were presented to Council during the...

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Posted on: July 27, 2022

2022 Active Shooter Class

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***JUNE 28- CLASS IS FULL******JULY 28- CLASS IS FULL******AUGUST 25- CLASS IS FULL***The Clayton Police Department is offering an Active Shooter Class every month through the end of this year. The first class is next Tuesday, June 28th from 6:30 PM - 8:3...

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Posted on: July 27, 2022

Clayton Police Department 2022 Teen Police Academy

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The Clayton Police Department is offering an exciting opportunity for local teens this summer!
Town residents ages 15-18 have the chance to attend the Clayton Police Department 2022 Teen Police Academy. Join Clayton officers throughout the week and learn a...
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Posted on: May 23, 2022

Meridian Center Rezoning, 2022-54-RZ

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Proposed Work: To Rezone Parcel from I-1 And PD-C to O-I to accommodate office space for vacant 30,000sqft building.Address/Location: 935 Shotwell Rd.

Acreage of Property: 6.65

Parcel ID #: 05602006J

Applicant: Meridian Building Investment, LLC

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Projects & Development Activity – Public Hearing Meetings

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Posted on: April 7, 2022

Malachite Voyager

Malachite Voyager

By Glenn Zweygardt of Alred Station, NY
Location: Town Square

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Posted on: April 7, 2022

Process

Process

By Christian Happel of Wimauma, FL
Location: Town Square

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Posted on: April 7, 2022

Floramingo

Floramingo

By Joni Youngkins-Herzog of Athens, GA
Location: Horne Square

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Posted on: April 7, 2022

Swinging II

Swinging II

By Jack Howard-Potter of New York, NY
Location: Horne Square

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Posted on: April 7, 2022

Particle II

Particle II

By Christian Happel of Wimauma, FL
Location: Horne Square

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Posted on: April 7, 2022

Valkyrie

Valkyrie

By Jack Howard-Potter New York, NY
Location: Horne Square

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Posted on: April 7, 2022

Sun Twist

Sun Twist

By Sun Twist of New Albany, PA
Location: Clayton Community Center

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Posted on: April 7, 2022

On Two Wheels

On Two Wheels

By Jason Morris of Lillington, NC
Location: Mannings Restaurant

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Posted on: April 7, 2022

Colorful Giraffe

Colorful Giraffe

By Jonathan Bowling of Greenville, NC
Location: Front Street Roundabout

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Posted on: April 7, 2022

Self-Portrait

Self Portrait

By Adam Walls of Tryon, NC
Location: Hocutt-Ellington Memorial Library

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Posted on: April 7, 2022

Magic Man

Magic Man

By Jason Morris of Lillington, NC
Location: Mannings Restaurant

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Posted on: April 7, 2022

Torch

Torch

By Phil Hathcock of Cary, NC
Location: The Yellow House

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