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Posted on: March 2, 2023

Twitty and Lynn Salute Conway and Loretta


There's never been a more dynamic country music duo than Conway Twitty and Loretta Lynn. And now, the torch has been passed to the next generation. 

Tayla Lynn and Tre Twitty present a Salute to Conway and Loretta and deliver their grandparents’ s...

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Posted on: February 22, 2023

Future of Downtown Clayton in public’s hands

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The Town of Clayton is engaging the community to enhance its downtown area and set a clear vision for the future.

In an effort to make downtown more vibrant and thriving area, the Town is creating a new Downtown Master Plan. The plan will address issues su...

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Posted on: February 17, 2023

Town of Clayton 2023 Special Events

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The Town of Clayton has announced a list of special events that the community can look forward to attending in 2023.  

Clayton annually hosts a variety of events throughout the year, including outdoor concerts, street festivals, and numerous holid...

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Posted on: February 28, 2023

The Collingsworth Family

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Excitement, musical excellence and an emphasis on family is what you can expect when you spend an evening with The Collingsworth Family on Friday, September 22, at 8:00pm.

The group had its beginnings when they performed together as musicians for a Michiga...

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Posted on: January 27, 2023

An Evening with Joe Bob Briggs

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Barbour Shop Creative presents An Evening with Joe Bob Briggs on Saturday, April 22, at 8:00pm.

Spend a fast-and-furious two hours with America’s drive-in movie critic as he uses over 200 clips and stills to review the history of rednecks in Amer...

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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: 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

Clayton Theatricals Group

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

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: 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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