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Wednesday November 13,2019


The Locust City Council will hold their November meeting next Thursday, November 14, 2019 at 7:00pm in the Joel Huneycutt Room located in the Locust Government Center, LTC.  See Agenda below.

Construction should be starting on a new sub-division off Meadow Creek Church near Highway 200 North.

Locust has permitted 136 homes so far for the year.

Construction is about complete on the new sidewalk on Market Street running from the Locust Town Center to North Central Ave. and in front of Fast Shop to West Main St.

Construction is nearing completion on the new 16" waterline going to Riverstone Business Park on Brown Hill Rd.

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.

Work has been completed on 19 luxury apartments in the Locust Town Center and you can call 704-781-5412 for availability.

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

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.

Locust City Council Meeting


Joel Huneycutt Community Room

7:00 p.m.

November 14, 2019

Mayor Steve Huber

Council Members Mayor Pro-Tem Larry Baucom, Mandy Watson, Roger Hypes, Harry Fletcher, Mike Haigler, JC Burris and Rusty Efird



Call to Order: 1 Call to Order
Mayor Huber

2 Presentation of Colors, Prayer
Mayor Huber

3 Adopt Agenda

Reports: 4 Minutes - adopt October 10, 2019
Amy Meachum

5 Financial Reports

Department Reports: 6 Mayor's Report
Mayor Huber

- Proclamation: Thank You For Your Service Day

- Lee Snuggs, RRRPO Director & Scott Miller, NCDOT Division 10 Corridor Develoment Engineer

7 Administrator's Report
Cesar Correa

- Purchase orders

- Budget amendments

8 Administration/HR
Harry Fletcher

9 Parks
Mandy Watson

10 Facilities
JC Burris

11 Public Works
Larry Baucom

12 ABC Store
Rusty Efird

13 Public Safety/Zoning
Roger Hypes

- Voluntary Annexation: 534 Browns Hill Rd. Unit B

- LED Signs: Ordinance text change

14 Economic Dev/Small Business Support
Mike Haigler

15 Public Comment Period:

16 Board Closing Comments

17 Adjourn

Next Scheduled Council Meeting December 12, 2019


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

October 2019

8 New House Permits. SDH, Hucks, Lawley, True.

4 Remodel Permits.

1 Garage Permit.

1 Storage Building Permit.

1 Fence Permit.

Market Street Sidewalk project 70 % complete.

Housing starts through October (136) for 2019.



Riverstone Business Park

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


Edge Sports building located on Commercial Drive in the Meadow Creek Business Park located across from the Stanly Community College Crutchfield campus.

Locust Police Department

2018 Final Stats

Click here.

Locust Police Department Clearance Statistics  2018 Click here.



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.

Hurricane Season 2019.


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.