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Saturday, January 19, 2019


Stanly Commissioners appointed Locust City Administrator Cesar Correa to the Stanly County Transportation Advisory Board and Scott Efird Planning and Zoning Director for the City of Locust to the Stanly County Planning Board.

Hey all of you Steak and Sea Food lovers the Fresh House is no more, February 1, 2019 it will open as  "Out Fitters"  and serve Steaks and Sea Food.

Adams Homes has started construction on their model home in  Red Bridge.  They have options on 40+ lots for their first phase.

Look for formal announcements on several new projects coming this fall or winter.

Work continues on 19 luxury apartments in the Locust Town Center.

A red haze may be coming to North East Locust as plans are coming together for another large sub-division in the flat woods area.

The new business park on South Beverly Drive has completed the second building.  Stanly County is building a water line and fire hydrants in the new business park.

Edge Sports has started back on their new site on Stanly Parkway.  (See drawing below.)

More new sidewalks are coming to Locust, details to follow. Working on Market Street sidewalks.

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. 

A look at Locust 20 Years into the future Click here.


Notice is hereby given that the City of Locust City Council will hold a public hearing in the Joel Huneycutt Community Room on Friday, January 25, 2019 beginning at 1:00PM to consider granting an economic development incentive for aiding and encouraging the increase of taxable property, employment, and business prospects of the City of Locust.

The incentive being considered is to offer an assistance grant that is equal to 1/3 of the costs associated with site improvements to an existing commercial facility. The site improvements consist of the installation of a commercial sanitary sewer buffer tank. The proposed cost of making the improvements is not to exceed $14,500. Funding for the incentives is available in the Economic Development budget of the City of Locust.

The City will recover the cost and the public benefit to be derived from making the improvements include: future property and business taxes, stimulation of the local economy, promotion of business and residential development, and the creation of jobs in Stanly County.

All persons interested in these incentives are invited to attend this public hearing and present their views.

This the 11th day of January 2019

Amy Meachum

City Clerk


Locust Planning and Zoning

December 2018

10 New House Permits SDH, Hill, True, Hucks.

1 Commercial upfit Outfitters.

3 Remodel Permits

1 Pool Permit

Working with NCDOT on the Market St sidewalks

Phase 1&2 Whispering Hills Platted

Phase 3&4 Whispering Hills Under Review

80 New House permit were issued for 2018

Carolina Christian A Honor Roll

Third Grade

Olivia Harris, Emma Little, Ty Svenson, Bella Taylor, Owen Yoran.

Fourth Grade

Lillian Broadway, Bailey Brown, Jack Burnett, Edie Childress, Evan Hall, Riddick Hinson, Levi Little, Reese Turner, Tucker Von Cannon, Isaac Yoran

Fifth Grade

Lawson Childress, Joseph Culp, Kennedy Fox, Bridgette Greene, Ethan Hartsell, Hadley Martin, Graham Turner

Sixth Grade

Elias Broadway, Jake Hazlett, Madison Stewart


Seventh Grade

Annelise Barbee, Ann Grace Clay, Logan Marker, Avery Martin, Zac Pinion


Whispering Hills

Newest phase of Whispering Hills has started on Mission Church Rd in Locust.  There are plans for more phases in the future.


Edge Sports

Concrete slab work is nearly complete on the Edge Sports building located on Commercial Drive in the Meadow Creek Business Park located across from the Stanly Community College Crutchfield campus.


A short video on and about Locust

West Stanly Fire Department 

Winter Weather Emergency Kit

A high-powered flashlight, ice scraper, a mini Coleman lantern with an "emergency" blinker setting, plenty of extra batteries, some orange traffic cones, whistle, warm blanket, sturdy walking shoes, umbrella and a few clothing items, including gloves and a hat. Also include a candle in a coffee can and a windproof lighter. If you run out of gas, or are forced to sit in standstill traffic for a while, you'll want to be able to stay warm. 

First aid supplies including scissors, tweezers, Neosporin, iodine, wound cleaner, bandages of varying size and sterile pads. If you or your traveling companions are hurt and can't go anywhere for a while, you want to be able to administer some initial aid.

OTC medicines like cough/cold tablets, cough drops, eye drops and nasal spray. If you're on prescription drugs, it would be good to keep a supply on hand as well. If you have allergies, you want to keep an extra inhaler or EpiPen.

If you have a baby or elderly relative, you'd definitely want to stock the pertinent items necessary for weathering an overnight in unpleasant surroundings.

A few things to eat and drink, especially water. 

A cellphone charger and solar-powered charger. If your car wrecks, or the battery dies, you want to be able to stay in touch. 

Consider packing an ice and snow scraper/brush and a snow shovel. 


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 assessability 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).



Locust Police Department

June 2018 Community Report

Click here.

March and April Arrest report 2018 Click here.



City of Locust Back Yard Rental Agreement 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.

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.

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.

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



















Locust Patch page 2 Click here.