Clayton Selected for 2018 NC Main Street Conference!
We got it!
The Town of Clayton and the Clayton Downtown Development Association are excited to announce that we’ve been selected to host the 2018 North Carolina Main Street Conference!
Set to span three days next March, the conference will bring hundreds to Clayton from all over North Carolina – including main street managers, downtown revitalization board members, town planners and elected officials. Joining them will be professionals from fields that affect downtown development, such as design, architecture, historic preservation, landscape architecture and event planning.
In all, we expect 350 to 400 people to come to Clayton next March.
Clayton hosted the conference in 2012, and Mayor Jody McLeod said he is eager to showcase how much our downtown has flourished in the past five years.
“We’re honored that the North Carolina Department of Commerce and the Main Street Center has once again chosen to ‘Think Clayton’ and select us as the home for next year’s conference,” said Mayor Jody McLeod. “Our public art initiatives were just getting started five years ago, and now we’re seeing the impact and value those projects can bring to a downtown. This is a great opportunity for Clayton, and we can’t wait to welcome these guests from all across the state!”
Getting selected to host the N.C. Main Street Conference is no small feat. In fact, there’s quite a rigorous selection process, said Liz Parham, director of the N.C. Department of Commerce Urban Development Division.
“We conduct a comprehensive assessment of a community before we select a host city,” Parham said. “The community must be able to demonstrate and showcase success in their downtown revitalization efforts. They must have quality downtown facilities that can comfortably handle up to 450 participants, committed volunteers, town council and staff support, and good amenities. We feel that Clayton has the right combination of these components for a great conference in 2018.”
Most of the conference activities will be held at The Clayton Center, a historic complex housing our performing arts auditorium and meeting facilities, located in the heart of Downtown Clayton. Attendees will also have plenty of opportunity to tour, shop and dine in Clayton’s vibrant downtown.
Although the conference is organized by the N.C. Main Street staff, the host community has a to-do list as well. There’s a lot of work to do in the next year!! We can’t wait to work with our downtown businesses to help promote them to conference attendees and get them ready for the huge number of visitors.
The N.C. Main Street assists selected communities across the state in restoring economic vitality to their historic downtowns. Using a comprehensive downtown revitalization process developed by the National Trust for Historic Preservation, Main Street encourages economic development within the context of historic preservation.
Main Street staff provides technical assistance, guidance and training for participating communities. While grant funds for specific projects occasionally become available, Main Street is a self-help program, and it is up to local communities to provide the human and financial resources necessary to operate their downtown programs.
New Main Street communities are selected every three years through a competitive application process. Communities must have a certified population under 50,000 and commit to hiring a full-time downtown manager and providing funding for operating the program for an initial three-year period.
Clayton was selected as a Main Street Community in 2006.
The Clayton Downtown Development Association is made up of Town Council-appointed board members who work to preserve the character of the Downtown Clayton area, protect the historic significance of the buildings, facilities, and spaces within Downtown Clayton, educate citizens and business people about the value of the history of Downtown Clayton, promote Downtown Clayton as a place to invest for the preservation and promotion of historic quality, unique features and historic landmarks, serve as a review and advisory committee to the Town of Clayton and implement projects that enhance and protect Downtown Clayton. The CDDA also organizes several special events, including the Town Square Concert Series and the Christmas Village & Tree Lighting.
Visit DowntownClayton.org for more information.
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Clayton Parks Bond Nov. 5th - Municipal Park
Did you know that thanks to your input we have a Parks & Recreation Master Plan to guide our park planning?
It calls for a splash pad, new mountain bike trails, new playgrounds, greenways, a community center improvements, a second dog park, updated athletic fields, picnic shelters, expanded parking and much more?!
On November 5th, Town of Clayton residents have an opportunity to vote on $18 million in general obligation bonds that are essential in making that plan work! A general obligation bond is the least expensive financing option available to the Town. The bond projects will be funded through the Town of Clayton's Capital Improvement Plan (CIP) utilizing our current tax rate. In the addition to the bond, staff is working to leverage every Town dollar with grants, sponsorships and partnerships.
Election Day: Tuesday, November 5, 2019
Early Voting Oct 16-Nov 2
Voter Registration Ends Oct 11
Below is a list of Parks & Recreation projects highlighted in the Capital Improvement Plan. With passage of the bond, projects are slated to begin in 2020 with a target completion by 2026.
Municipal Park off Stallings Street in Downtown Clayton is the Town’s first and oldest park, with many of its current features dating back to the early 1980’s. The Master Plan calls for an updated playground, a possible splash pad, updated athletic fields, a community stage with large green space, picnic shelters, updated restrooms and a walking trail that will connect into the popular Mountain-to-Sea Trail.
East Clayton Community Park, located on Glen Laurel Road, is currently home to a disc golf course, and soccer, baseball, multipurpose fields and the upcoming Harmony Playground. The Capital Improvement Plan is proposing to design and construct artificial turf practice fields, light practice fields, pave existing gravel parking, expand parking and update existing restrooms. It also calls for adding birthday party sized picnic shelters.
Clayton Community Park opened almost 20 years ago to meet the needs of our growing community and is easily one of our most popular parks. Proposed improvements include a new playground, updated restrooms, additional walking trails, expanded tennis courts, additional picnic shelters, a dog park and expanded parking.
The Clayton Community Center is currently home to a basketball gym, art, pottery and group fitness room as well as flexible childcare space. The Master Plan calls for possible building expansions and other improvements such as additional fitness equipment areas, outdoor sports courts, shade for the existing playground, and expanded parking.
All-Star Park located on Front Street near the Clayton Post Office is home to a picnic shelter, bathrooms, an outdoor basketball court and a playground. Improvements call for shade over the existing playground.
Town Square is on Main Street in the heart of Downtown Clayton just across from Town Hall. Here the Town and various community organizations including the Clayton Downtown Development Association, the Chamber of Commerce, and Clayton Rotary host annual events like the Town Square Concert series, free movie nights, the Shindig, Mondo Roots Music & Art Festival and much more. A permanent stage in this location along with improved parking would reduce annual expenses and make this public space more suited to hosting events.
Horne Square, just down Main Street from Town Square, is another hub of activity and was always envisioned as a gathering place. Improvements to increase parking, a possible fountain/splash pad and enlarged event space would help this public square to better host gatherings like the weekly Saturday Clayton Farm and Community Market, Last Friday and other events.
Help Us Name the Universal Playground to be built in Clayton NC
The Universal Playground, will be located on two acres contributed by the Town of Clayton on the East Clayton Park Site, is an inclusive playground concept inclusive of the following:
• Enables children of all abilities to play together and develop the wide range of skills needed to be successful in the world; big muscle play, manipulative play, pretend play, creative arts play, sensory play, and quiet play.
• It will provide all children and their families with a sensory-full; safe play facility and an inclusive environment to connect.
• The Universal Design verses only Accessible Design complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act in regard to play equipment, ground coverings and access methods and is adequately inclusive for furthering cognitive, emotional, physical, visual, auditory, and other sensory skill sets to enhance the development and growth for children of all abilities.
• The Universal Playground is considered a destination location for surrounding counties and visitors as well as an attraction for relocating families and will be a resource for economic progression in the community.
• The Universal Playground to be built at East Clayton Community Park in Clayton NC has been scored the second best project for the state of NC.
• This truly inclusive playground is a state-of-the-are design by CHL Design, P. A.
• Children of ALL ages and ALL abilities are encouraged to participate in the art contest for the logo design for the Inclusion Playground at East Clayton Community Park. Parents can encourage their child(ren) to draw a picture of one of these top 5 contending names.
Mosaic Park(Playground)-” ALL THE PARTS FIT TOGETHER TO MAKE A BEAUTIFUL PIC. LEAVE OUT A PIECE AND IT IS MESSED UP”
Wonder Together Park– “I cannot wait to play there and meet new friends”
Tanner’s Dream Playground– “Tanner Vick was a 7 year old with autism who lived in Franklin County. His life was taken early when he was struck by a vehicle. He would have loved the playground for kids of ALL abilities to play together!”
Fun for ALL Playground– ” What a neat idea to have a place that is safe for kids with all different kinds of abilities….. it will be fun for everyone!”
Harmony Playground– ” Since this will be a one of a kind playground, it is going to be a great place to show peace and happiness for friends of all types of abilities.”
The artwork can be mailed or taken to the Clayton Community Center or the Town of Clayton Offices by May 1st for submission. Artwork can also be scanned and emailed to email@example.com.
Clayton Community Center
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Clayton NC 27520
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Glen Laurel Subdivision in Clayton, NC
Glen laurel is a neighborhood in Clayton, NC where homes start around $200,000 and go up to $700,000. Glen Laurel is built around the Neuse Golf Course which residents can join and there is a separate tennis and swim club.
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In Motion by Hanna Jubran – 4th Annual Clayton Sculpture Trail
With its circular focal point and sweeping, colorful beams, this sculpture embodies the motion and unity of the universe – as well as the cycle of seasons here on Earth. The third piece in Jubran's “In Motion”series is on display at Clayton Community Center. For more info, visit
Cycle NC Makes Historic Stop in Clayton
Wow! What a cool first for Clayton! Thank you to our community for hosting the 1000+ cyclists in the middle of their 450+ mile treck across our great state! Can you imagine biking 65+ miles a day in NC's summer heat for 7 straight days? Cycle North Carolina - you're amazing! Hope you enjoyed the free Town Square concert by Mountain Heart brought to you by Deep River Brewing! And we hope you got some rest in your tent city behind the Clayton Parks and Recreation Community Center before you headed back out for the coast! Thank you for choosing Clayton! You were here less than 24 hours, but we'll remember your visit! #thinkclayton #thinkbikefriendly Under the law, bicyclists have the same rights as cars on local roadways and we're so thankful to all those who helped to #sharetheroad for this one day. Many of the cyclists return to the communities they visited - and we hope they'll think of returning to Clayton! Safe travels! Special thanks to the Johnston County Visitors Bureau for helping us play host to this awesome cross-state trek!
3 Snow in Garner, NC in 3 Minutes!
I thought it would be cool to take the DropCam video and save and speed up 64X to show the accumulation that took over 3 hrs in 3 minutes! At the start you can see my wife Cheryl pull in, then we leave for my mom's in Clayton then at the end we return with snow accumulating the entire time. Yeah, I know for you Northerners this is less than nothing but for us any decent ground coverage is always neat.
Clayton's 150th Birthday!
Thank you SO much to all of you who came out to celebrate Clayton's 150th Birthday this weekend! No one let this rain ruin our party! Clayton High School, you were truly amazing hosts for the community! Truly! It was just so....hometown! #clayton150 #CometsALLin #thinkclayton #thinkhome
This is only the kick-off to what we hope is a year of celebration and we invite the community to a brain-storming session on Tuesday night at 6 p.m. at Town Hall to share ideas for more fun throughout our 150th! Thank you to everyone who made this kick-off possible! Carolina Comfort Air, Trane, United Community Bank, @Kids 'R' Kids Clayton NC, Jody Mcleod, Clayton High School, Clayton Historical Association, Canopy, HomeTowne Realty, Clayton Chiropractic, @Michael Marvel, Pam Marvel, Tony Johnson, Architect, Josh Davis, Rising Tide Building and Renovations, Elite Chiropractic Center of Clayton, Cornerstone Home Lending, Inc Raleigh, McLaurin at Pinecrest Memorial Park Funerals & Cremations, Rejoyce Gifts, TR Lee Oil Co Inc, Blackley's Printing & Sign Shop, Lee's Produce & Garden Center, Unique Gifts By Jacquelynn, Joyce Lipscomb-Canady, Clayton Animal Hospital, Porter Casey & Timpla Stewart, Clayton Rotary Club, Ruth Anderson, Pam Baumgartner, Stewart McLeod, Marty Bizell Gwen Canady, Brad Stoneking, Laine M. Horton, Jessica Adams Lloyd, Princess Michelle Hester, Jean Barnes, and Frances Mercer.
And massive thank you to Jamaal Porter of Massive Motives for taking the majority of ALL the wonderful photos you see in this video!
Brand New Home for Rent in Clayton NC - $1400/month
This BRAND NEW 4 bedroom home in Clayton, NC features many upgrades included, granite counters, upgraded lighting, & tall cabinets with crown molding. Hardwood floors in the kitchen, dining, and foyer, walk-in coat closet in foyer, double master walk-in closets, a 2 car garage, and a patio perfect for entertaining.
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Town of Clayton Police Department-Torch Run
Law enforcement officers across the state carry the torch each year to the Special Olympics in Raleigh. The Town of Clayton Police Department is proud to participate in the Torch Run.
Welcome to The Club at Flowers Planation
Welcome to FLOWERS PLANTATION, a 3000 acre master planned community just east of the Raleigh, North Carolina Research Triangle Park. The master plan, completed by Lewis Clarke and Associates, dates back to 1986!
Carolina Distribution Center - Clayton NC
The Carolina Distribution Center is located within the city limits of the Town of Clayton NC and is less than a mile from US 70 Business on Shotwell Road. 15 minutes from Raleigh, CDC is located 4 miles from the pharmaceutical companies: Grifols, Novo Nordisk and Hospira. It is also less than 3 miles from Caterpillar. The building has 293,964 sqft available for lease. For more details, contact the Johnston County EDC office at 919-205-1232 or firstname.lastname@example.org
The town of Clayton
Concord is the largest city in Contra Costa County, California, USA, and the 202nd largest in the U.S. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 121,780. Originally founded in 1869 as the community of Todos Santos by Salvio Pacheco, the name was changed to Concord within months. The city is a major regional suburban East Bay center within the San Francisco Bay Area, and is located just 31 miles (50 km) east of San Francisco. In terms of travelling distance on the ground, it is 29 miles (47 km) northeast of San Francisco, 22 miles (35 km) northeast from Oakland, 65 miles (105 km) southwest of Sacramento, and 51 miles (82 km) north of San Jose. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 30.1 square miles (78.1 kmâ‰¤), all of it land. The focal point of downtown Concord is Todos Santos Plaza, which encompasses an entire city block and is known for its farmers market, free summer concerts, and large number of surrounding restaurants. Much of the area immediately around downtown has recently been redeveloped, with new high-density apartment and condominium projects to take advantage of the close proximity to public transportation and the vibrant area surrounding the park. Despite this, some crime and homelessness remain issues in the downtown area. To the north and east of downtown is the older residential area of Concord, with many homes dating back to before World War II. In the far northern edge of town is a primarily industrial area, dominated by the Tesoro Golden Eagle refinery (which is actually not located within city limits). The southeastern area of the city, centered along Clayton Road, is primarily residential and was mostly developed in the 1960s and 1970s. In the southwest area of the city is the primarily Latino neighborhood known as Four Corners, centered around the intersection of Monument Boulevard and Oak Grove Road. Concord is bordered on the west by Pleasant Hill and the unincorporated community of Pacheco, on the south by Walnut Creek, on the southeast by Clayton, on the northeast by Pittsburg and the unincorporated community of Bay Point, and on the north by the unincorporated community of Clyde. Though it shares no border with Concord, Martinez (the county seat) is located almost immediately adjacent to Concord on the northwest.
Snow - March 12, 2017 - Clayton, NC
A weak, quick-moving system rolled across the state and gave a quick, late-season coating of snow to western and central North Carolina. I ended up with approximately 0.3 of snow accumulation at my location just north of Clayton, NC. Some lucky locations got over 1.0 in the North Carolina Sandhills.
Walthom Group Property - Clayton NC / Johnston County
The Walthom Group Property consists of 3 buildings located within the ETJ of the Town of Clayton NC and conveniently located directly on US 70 Business. 20 minutes from Raleigh, the Walthom Group Property is located adjacent to the pharmaceutical companies: Grifols, Novo Nordisk and Hospira. It is also less than 2 miles from Caterpillar. The buildings are available for lease or sale. For more details, contact the Johnston County EDC office at 919-205-1232 or email@example.com
13535 Cleveland Road Clayton, NC 27529 $128,860
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Neuse Golf Course - Clayton, NC
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Young Wiggins Tract - Clayton NC / Johnston County
Young-Wiggins Site represents two (2) adjoining parcels (90 total acres), located on Gordon Rd and US 70 Business in Clayton, North Carolina. The property is located adjacent to the Johnston County Workforce Development Center.
Duke Energy provides electrical service from their existing electrical transmission lines and associated substations at the site. Natural gas service is also located at the site and will be provided by Piedmont Natural Gas.
Because of the close proximity to the Research Triangle, Johnston County supports numerous pharmaceutical and life science companies such as Grifols, Novo Nordisk, Bayer Crops Science, Hospira/Pfizer and others.
The Young-Wiggins Site offers a central location mid-point on Interstate 95. Interstate 40 and US Hwy 70 are major east/west road arteries that facilitate goods, services, and labor resources to these locations. This existing and expanded highway network enables all sites to easily access the Raleigh-Durham International Airport (30 minutes), the Research Triangle Park, and the university system’s graduate pool of engineers and technicians that are the region’s greatest labor resource.
The North Carolina State Ports of Wilmington and Morehead City are less than a 2 hour drive from the sites.
Outdoor Recreation, Experience Johnston County, NC
For more recreational opportunities, visit the website, Take a Journey With Us...through Outdoor Recreation in Johnston County, NC. Find nature along the Neuse River at two greenways, the Clayton River Walk and the Buffalo Creek Greenway in Smithfield. You may also enjoy community parks, the JCC Arboretum or two managed forests, Clemmons Educational State Forest in Clayton or Howell Woods near Four Oaks. #visitjoco