The April 9th Board of Commissioners Meeting will be held in the Ayden Community Building, located at 548 2nd Street, at 7pm.

Pitt Community College is exploring options for offering programs in Ayden, NC. We appreciate your answers to the following questions to assist us with this process. Your response is confidential. No identifying information is requested as part of this survey.  Please click the following link to complete the survey:

"Listening sessions" have also been scheduled to help PCC gauge the interest in various programs, resources, and services in Ayden.  The goal of these sessions is to give our community an opportunity to tell the college how PCC can better serve them, both locally within Ayden and also in our larger economic development and community engagement efforts. We would encourage all members of the community to come out to share information about their community needs, programs they would be interested in, and any other information that would assist PCC in better serving the Ayden area. 

Session Information:

3/26, 10am, Ayden Arts & Recreation Building



  • Beginning February 14, 2018, the town will begin sewer reconstruction along 3rd Street/NC 102. The work is being done to improve the integrity of the mains prior to NCDOT's resurfacing of 3rd Street/NC 102 later this year.  Construction activity may reduce traffic down to one lane and could result in the closure of 3rd Street/NC 102.  Please pay close attention to traffic signs and construction flaggers while navigating throughout town and add to your travel time as congestion will be prevalent. For an aerial view of the construction areas, please click here.  

  • In an effort to make timely repairs to our storm sewer mains, rehabilitation of storm water infrastructure will begin Monday, February 26, 2018.  The work will be focused within a one block area encompassing Martin Luther King Jr., First, Second, and Pitt streets.  Construction should be completed within 30 days barring unforeseen issues uncovered during excavation.  Please prepare to make travel allowances to avoid delays and congestion around the work site.  During this time, the intersection of Martin Luther King Jr. Street and Second Street will be closed and accessible only to owners and residents in the immediate area.  For an aerial view of the construction area, please click here.

News Release - 2/6/18 - Temporary Conversion to Chlorine

Beginning March 12 and continuing until April 16, the Town of Ayden will temporarily change the disinfectant used in the water treatment process. The Town of Ayden will be using chlorine rather than chloramines during this five-week period.

Since March 2009, the Town of Ayden has used chloramines, a mixture of chlorine and ammonia, as the disinfectant in its water treatment process. “Chloramines are an effective disinfectant and also reduce the level of byproducts that are regulated by the US Environmental Protection Agency.” “State drinking water guidelines recommend that water systems using chloramines periodically switch back to free chlorine (chlorine alone) for a minimum of four weeks. This brief, scheduled change in disinfectant is a standard water treatment practice to keep water mains clean and free of potentially harmful bacteria throughout the year.”

During the temporary switch to free chlorine, customers may notice a slight change in the taste or smell of their tap water. The mild chlorine taste and smell is normal and poses no health risk. Most customers will not need to take any precautions as the water remains safe to drink and is treated according to both state and federal standards. People and businesses that normally take special precautions to remove chloramines from tap water, such as dialysis centers, medical facilities and aquatic pet owners, should continue to take the same precautions during the temporary switch from chloramines to free chlorine.

If you have any questions or need additional information, please contact Kimberly Raynor at (252) 481-5828.

Board Vacancy

The Town of Ayden Governing Board is seeking to fill a vacancy on the Arts and Recreation Commission.  The Commission, which is an advisory board to the Ayden Governing Board, concerning arts, parks, and recreation, meets monthly on the fourth Thursday at 6:30 p.m. at the Ayden Community Center (4354 S. Lee Street).  Unless the vacancy is posted as “ETJ” (extra-territorial jurisdiction), you must live within the Town’s corporate limits to serve on a Town Board or Commission.  Applications must be received by Friday, March 30th to be considered for appointment at the April 9th Board meeting. Applications are available here and also at Ayden Town Hall.  All applications should be delivered to:  Sarah Radcliff, Town Clerk, 4144 West Avenue.



Ayden Police Department's Elderly Watch Program

The Ayden Police Department along with the Ayden Community Policing Council care about our seniors and are bringing back our Elderly Watch Program. This program consists of volunteers from the Community Policing Council calling participants to check on them. Calls will be made between the hours of 10am and 4pm daily. This program is free of charge to seniors in our community. If you or a family member are interested in participating in this program, please fill out an application so that you can be added to the list. Applications can be downloaded below or picked up in person at the Ayden Police Department, 4144 West Avenue, Ayden, NC. All applications should be turned in to Officer Clark. For more information or questions, contact Officer Clark at (252) 481-5834. 

Elderly Watch Application

2017 Town of Ayden Water Quality Report (CCR) available for viewing here.


Random Acts of Kindness


The Town of Ayden Governing Board approved the Random Acts of Kindness program at their October 24th board meeting. The purpose of this program is to foster stronger community relations through random acts of kindness. The components of the program are as follows:

*To qualify for the monthly "Random Act of Kindness Award" the name and a brief account of their act of kindness must be submitted by someone other than themselves to the Town Manager in writing.
*The winner will be chosen by a vote of the Board of Commissioners.
*The town will submit a picture and brief bio to local newspaper on the recipient's perspective regarding the improvement of community relations.
*Honoree’s name and deed will be mentioned in the town's monthly newsletter and their picture will be included on our website for one month.
*This will qualify them as a contestant to receive the annual "Random Act of Kindness Award" which will be chosen through Ayden's Board of Commissioners and Chamber of Commerce.
*Ask Ayden-Grifton High School to announce the person's name and deed at our high school ball games. 
To nominate someone for a Random Act of Kindness, fill out the form below and turn it in to the Town Manager's office.  
Nomination Form 

Town of Ayden Featured On National T.V.

The Town of Ayden is proud to announce that it has been featured on national television on The Discovery Channel. The Town appeared on Viewpoints with Terry Bradshaw and is recognized as being "One of America's Best Small Communities to Raise a Family."

Ayden officials had previously been contacted by United States Media Television, Inc., a television show production company based in Florida, about being featured in a short documentary about the Town and its charming qualities. The segment featuring the Town appeared on the Discovery Channel on August 2, 2013 and will continue to appear throughout 15 major markets across the southeast and Atlantic of the United States.

Below is the segment featuring the Town of Ayden. It can be viewed via the Town's website or via YouTube. READ MORE >>