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J. Bishop, Editor
February 17, 2017
Construction should begin next week on the new bathrooms in the Locust City Park.
The Locust City Council approved a land swap that would place the Farmers Market in the Locust Town Center on Market Street. The Council signed off on True Homes "Whispering Hills" subdivision Phase Three. Plans call for over 500 homes to be built.
The City of Locust and Stanly Community College have agreed to a partnership that will help develop small business in Western Stanly County. Dr. John Enamait President of Stanly Community College addressed the Locust City Council about working together using their Economic Development Division. The city agreed to provide space in the city hall for college personnel to maintain an office and conference room.
The Locust City will expand the existing sewer lines in the city to handle the city's growth and fill in areas that are not covered with the current system.
The Locust Town Center has started road construction and will connect with Smith Street. See photos below.
Stanly Funeral Home has started clearing land for additional parking at their new home in Locust on Danita Drive.
A new industrial park is coming to Western Stanly County and will be located between Browns Hill Rd. on the West and Reneeford Rd. on the East in the town of Stanfield. See map below.
The Locust Greenway project is scheduled to start in February according to the NC DOT (Land of Oz.)
The Locust Veterans Memorial will be dedicated April 8, 2017.
Smith Street Entrance
Road construction continues on the Smith St. entrance into Locust Town Center
Locust Veterans Memorial
The Pavers are installed at the Locust Veterans Memorial site next to the Locust City Hall in the Locust Town Center.
School Board officials voted 4 to 2 Tuesday night to reopen Oakboro Elementary School for the upcoming year. After promising the voters in the November elections they were going to reopen Oakboro the school board kept their promise.
Board member Patty Crump said; I know I won't be putting mobile class rooms in Stanfield now. Melvin Poole Board Chairman said; opening Oakboro is the first step with a new plan coming. Todd Swaringern and Sherry Vaughn voted against reopening Oakboro.
Recreation and Parks
Construction starts next week on the new park bathrooms after plans were revised and resubmitted. Architect had to add plans for a “family bathroom” per state code. This requirement will be met by remodeling existing bathrooms in concession building.
Basketball continues in school gym six days a week.
Spring Sports signups continue.
Park staff regraded infields and added dirt to improve drainage.
Preconstruction meeting was held for new NCDOT project through park. Work is set to begin the last week of February.
Staff continued to secure sponsorships for our Summer Concert Series.
Department budget work continued for 2017-2018.
New 76 acre Industrial Park for Western Stanly County
Proposed Stanly Parkway for Locust, North Carolina
Proposed route Click here.
NC DOT Paving Schedule for Locust and Stanfield
NC 200 from 3 lane section east of Sunset Drive to Smith Street, we will skip section at NC 24/27 where pavement joints are. Work will begin sometime between 11/01/2016 and 6/30/2017. See map Click here.
NCDOT is committed to repairing potholes on state-maintained roads within two business days when they are reported using the online pothole reporting system.
To report potholes on other roads, contact the local public works department.
For other issues or concerns about state-maintained roads, click here to contact NCDOT or call 1-877-DOT-4YOU (1-800-368-4368).
Locust Police Department
December 2016 News Letter
Locust Planning and Zoning
City of Locust Back Yard Rental Agreement Click here.
Recently there have been some local companies that have received messages
advising there is an unpaid invoice and when you open the attachment a Ransom
ware virus will encrypt all the files and drives that the computer has access.
This can cause networks to be down for a considerable amount of time as well as
a large loss of data. As always, please be vigilant of any links within messages
you receive and with attachments.
When viewing emails please consider the following:
Have I contacted this person?
Is this type of information abnormal to be sent through email?
Does this information pertain to me or my company?
Did I purchase something from this person, or does this sound “to good to be true”?
Also when dealing with phone calls please do not be fooled into letting someone remotely take over your computer.
For your local News
Stanfield site available for development on Highway 200
It is located at the front of the Locust Historical Society & Museum. Why not stop and take a book to read while spending time at the Officer Jeff Shelton Memorial Park. The Little Free Standing Library is for those times when going to the Library will not work. The Friends will maintain the stand with books but should you have books of your own, feel free to leave them. Our deepest appreciation to the Friends of the Stanly County Public Library for this donation to the City of Locust and the citizens of Western Stanly County."
Locust Youth Sports Information
Event Coordinator, City of Locust
Work Cell: 704-310-1296
Post 6365 Locust VFW Meeting Third Tuesday of Month
Veterans of Foreign Wars, Post 6365 Locust, meets the third Tuesday of each month, at 1011 Meadow Creek Church Road. We have a light meal and joint session with the Ladies Auxiliary at 6pm. The veterans and ladies then have individual meetings starting at about 7pm. All veterans of foreign conflicts are invited to attend. Call Bill Smith 704-773-0555 for more information.
West Stanly Senior Community Center Telephone 980-354-8056
Go to page 2 for more information Click here.
The City of Locust has a Twitter Account at https://twitter.com/LocustNC
The Locust Government Center
Check out the web site http://www.locustnc.com for latest information about our city or the Locust Patch, Weekly Post and Stanly News&Press.
Have a great a week and listen to our radio show every Monday morning at 7:45 am on WSPC 1010 am or on the Internet at www.1010wspc.com for the latest happenings in Western Stanly County.
Tate and Emily
Photo's of Early Freight and Transportation Vehicles Click here.
Where we came from Click here.
The City of Locust requires a golf cart sticker for driving on city streets. Go by the Locust Police Department located in the Locust Town Center in the Locust Government Center at 186 Ray Kennedy Drive for your permit and sticker.
Locust Golf Cart Sticker
City of Locust Golf Cars (Cart) Ordinance click here.
The proper way of disposing a worn American Flag Click here.
North Carolina House of Representatives
Rep. Justin P. Burr
1315 Legislative Building, Raleigh, NC 27601-1096
(919) 733-5908 – Justin.Burr@ncleg.net
Raleigh: November 21, 2016
Rep. Justin Burr announced today that he will be accepting page applications for the 2017 long session which begins January 11, 2017. Pages are hosted for one week in Raleigh as they serve on the House floor, attend committee meetings, and learn how state government operates. “The House Pages who participated during the 2016 short session had a memorable week. They made new friends from around the state and got to participate in the legislative process,” Rep. Burr commented.
Eligibility requirements and availability for the House Page Program may be found at the following link: http://www.ncleg.net/house/HousePageSite/Apply.aspx
Positions fill up fast, so interested applicants should complete an online application at http://www.ncleg.net/house/housepagesite/ and mail to Rep. Burr’s legislative office at 307-A Legislative Office Building, 300 N. Salisbury Street, Raleigh, NC 27603.
information about the House Page program, call House Page Coordinator at
Rep. Justin P. Burr
North Carolina House of Representatives
67th District - Stanly, Union, and Montgomery Counties
Legislative Office Building, Room 307A
300 N. Salisbury Street
Raleigh, NC 27603-5925
Contact: Rep. Justin Burr
Dina Long - BurrLA@ncleg.net
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LEE MIDDLETON DOLLS AVAILABLE
Lane Ross Designs
He designs screen prints on regular screen doors. He does fire fighter designs, does branches of the military, vintage signs ie Merita Bread, Texaco, Shell, Sundrop etc. He also does different beach themes ie crab, sail boats, beach umbrella/chairs and many more designs. If interested, please contact Lane Ross at 704 467 7880 or by email, JLROSS90@hotmail.com. Prices are approx $110 for a design.
Buy (1) $75 or (2) for $100
Cards expires May 1, 2017
Gift Certificate Specials
$50 Certificate, (includes 1-free round Mon-Thursday anytime)
10-Rounds of Golf (cart fee required)
$140 (Valid Mon-Sun anytime
(expires March 31, 2017)
Red Bridge Golf Club : 6801 Gatehouse Rd : Locust, NC 28097 : Phone: 704-781-5231
d :C 28097 : Phone: 704-781-5231
See Restaurant Row in the Locust Patch Enter here
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DIALING ANY 800 NUMBER
Something to think about.
The gas company serving this area brought their call
center back to Phoenix from India last year after numerous customer
complaints. What a difference now when you call them...and it created
300 jobs. I know this works because they were so bad that when India
answered I wouldn't even deal with them. I'd simply ask to be
transferred to a supervisor in the U.S. and they would comply.
Now that I know it is the LAW - I will do it
Any time you call an 800 number (for a credit card, banking, Verizon,
health and other insurance, computer help desk, etc) and you find that
you're talking to a foreign customer service representative (perhaps
in India , Philippines , etc), please consider doing the following:
After you connect and you
realize that the customer
service representative is not from the USA (you can always ask if you
are not sure about the accent), please, very politely (this is not
about trashing other cultures) say, "I'd like to speak to a customer
service representative in the United States of America .."The rep
might suggest talking to his/her manager, but, again, politely say,
"Thank you, but I'd like to speak to a customer service representative
in the USA .
BE IMMEDIATELY CONNECTED TO A REP IN THE USA .
That's the rule and the LAW.
Did you know? Locust residents with recycling rollcarts average approximately 30-40lbs of recycling each collection per household totaling 400lbs on annual basis!