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Posted on: October 20, 2022

Clayton Center Introduces Over 900 Students to Performing Arts

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The Clayton Center was thrilled to welcome over 900 local elementary school students to its auditorium for the new School Stage Series.   

The free performing arts experience was funded in part through a North Carolina Arts Council Grassr...

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Posted on: November 16, 2022

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.

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Posted on: November 9, 2022

Confederate Railroad In Concert

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Confederate Railroad, who first rolled onto the national country music scene in the early 90s, makes a return to radio and the stage with a new album and a tour that includes a stop in Clayton on January 14 at 7:00pm.

The band is known for its unique style...

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Posted on: October 10, 2022

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...

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Posted on: September 30, 2022

Clayton Youth Council Launches Community Service Initiative

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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.”  


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Posted on: August 26, 2022

Clayton SRO Program expands to serve seven area schools


The Clayton Police Department has expanded its School Resource Officer (SRO) Program, and for the first time in the Town’s history, a Clayton Police Officer will serve as the SRO for Clayton High School.  

The Clayton Town Council has ap...

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Posted on: August 18, 2022

Clayton, North Carolina has upgraded retail recruitment with Retail Strategies

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Clayton, North Carolina has upgraded its retail recruitment service to include Downtown Strategies.

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Posted on: August 10, 2022

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. 

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: 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: August 1, 2022

Heather Land Live! Dec. 9


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 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: 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: 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: 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


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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