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Local News

Tuesday February 25, 2020

Site work is underway on the new restaurant at the corner of South Central Ave. and Elm St.

Site work has started on a new sub-division off Meadow Creek Church near Highway 200 North.

Locust permitted 145 homes for 2019.

Site work has began on the Elm Street Project with 245 home sites.

Site work has began on the new shopping center at the corner of West Main Street and Brown Hill Road in Locust, see plans below.

Adams Homes is building a number of homes in  Red Bridge.  They have options on 40+ lots for their first phase.

The Locust Town Center has updated their plans for the future Click here.

The City of Locust 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. 

See new map for golf cart traffic in Locust, it's posted in a link near the bottom of this page.

Early Voting has started in Locust at the Joel Huneycutt Room in the Locust Goverment Center.

Stanly County Republican Sample Ballot for March Primary

Stanly County Republican Sample Ballot for March Primary


Site construction is well underway on the new phase of home construction in the Locust Town Center.  See partial site plan below.

See more site work for new homes in the Locust Town Center Click here.


New Shopping Center coming to the corner of West Main St. and Brown Hill Rd. in Locust.


Site work should start shortly on the new project.

Whispering Hills

Phase 2 is well underway on Mission Church Rd.


Locust Planning and Zoning

February 3, 2020


January 2020 Houseing  Starts

10 New House Permits Almond, True, Addams, SDH, Victory Lane Homes.

1 Commercial Remodel

4 Fence

1 Remodel

Market Street Sidewalk complete.

160D Land Use Training.


2020 Planning Meeting List, all meetings begin at 7:00pm

2nd Tuesday of every month

January 14, 2020

February 11, 2020

March 10, 2020

April 14, 2020

May 12, 2020

June 9, 2020

July 14, 2020

August 11, 2020

September 8, 2020

October 13, 2020

November 10, 2020

December 8, 2020


Locust Travel Times




Riverstone Business Park

Site work has started on the new Riverstone Business Park at the corner of Browns Hill Road and Nance Road.


Stanly County Senior Centers Activities Calendar Click here.


Stanly County Senior Services

We are looking for volunteers to help deliver Home Delivered Meals from our Locust Nutrition Site to home bound seniors in the Locust and Stanfield areas. The commitment takes about 1 hour per month. We have some openings that I'll show below--I'd like to ask you to consider committing to one of the available days. Route assignments are made for days of the month (vs. dates that may fall on Saturdays or Sundays), so volunteers may more easily plan their calendars.  If you'd like to get more information, please call Nutrition Program Supervisor Joy Richardson at 704-986-3773 or 704-438-0814. 

1st Wednesdays of the month

1st Fridays of the month

2nd Fridays of the month

3rd Mondays of the month

4th Fridays of the month


A short video on and about Locust

West Stanly Fire Department 

The History of West Stanly Fire Department Click here.

The N.C. Rural Infrastructure Authority (RIA) has awarded a $950,000 Grant to Riverstone Business Park located between Browns Hill Rd. and Reneeford Rd. The grant will be used to extend water and sewer into the park. Plans call for a 50,000 square foot building to be built on the site. Stanly County Manager Andy Lucas thanked the NC-RIA for their support. The site was chosen because it is the most suitable for industrial growth in Stanly County. The site is located 12 miles from I-485 and 45 minutes from Charlotte Douglas International Airport. The site is two miles from Highway 24-27 that runs thru Locust, and the county water system and the Locust Sewer system, it also has assess ability to Piedmont Natural Gas and Broad Band fiber from Highway 24-27 in Locust.


Parks and Recreation

Emily Jones at 704-888-5260 or email at events@locustnc.com

2018 Fall Fest Vendor Applications Click here.


Proposed Stanly Parkway for Locust, North Carolina

Proposed route 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).


City of Locust Back Yard Rental Agreement Click here.

28 Life Tips You Won't Believe

Click here.




For your local News

Stanly County High School Football check 1010 WSPC and WZKY for game coverage.  See complete Stanly County High School Football Schedule listings below at High School Football Score Board link.

                                         Home Repair Grant Funds Available for Qualifying County Residents

Stanly County has been awarded funding from the North Carolina Housing Finance Agency (NCHFA) under the 2017 cycle of the Essential Single-Family Rehabilitation Loan-Pool Program. This program provides an interest

Locust Youth Sports

Emily Jones, Parks and Recreation Director City of Locust

 Office: 704-888-5260

Work Cell: 704-310-1296



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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.

 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.

Best Regards,

Scott 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.

Golf Cart battery maintenance click here.

Locust Golf Cart Street and Sidewalk Map for legal Travel Click here.

                                                                                                  The proper way of disposing a worn American Flag Click here.






Red Bridge Golf Club holds a Thursday Night Shootout each week. The format is 9 holes of Captain's Choice with teams made up based on handicap. Sign up individually by calling the pro shop at 704-781-5231. Call in before 5:00 pm to register. Tee time is 5:30-5:45 pm. Cost is $18 for the golf which includes green fee, cart fee and one domestic beer.  There is also a $10 cash pool that goes to the winners. Total cost is $28

You may also book online at www.redbridgegolfclub.com to get great deals online without any booking fees. (Online rates may or may not be lower than our email specials.)

See your home town merchants on page 2

Locust Patch page 2 CLICK here.