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Locust, North Carolina

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Local News

Friday, May 25, 2018


Trull Construction started to install a new traffic signal at the intersection of West Main St. and Brown Hill Rd. in Locust.

The new business park on South Beverly Drive has completed the first building and has started on a second building.

Another national home builder was in town this week looking to start homes in Locust.  To date five national builders are in the hunt to start turning dirt.

Dirt should start turning on the new apartments behind CVS, Wendy's and Advance Auto located on East Main Street this summer. 

Edge Sports is starting the foundation on their new site on Stanly Parkway.  (See drawing below.)

Meadow Creek Business park with have three new business coming, a pool chemical distribution company, sports complex, and car wash.

More new sidewalks are coming to Locust, details to follow.

Pizza Hut is near completion their new store in Locust at the corner of Locust Ave. and West Main Street.  (See Photo below.)

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.


A short video on and about Locust

West Stanly Fire Department 

We would like to take some time and explain the level of service that we provide to our communities of Locust, Red Cross, Stanfield, and Western Stanly County.

A little over 1/3 of our active members are Advanced EMTs or Paramedics. As a department we operate at the Advanced EMT level which allows us to start advanced level care prior to Stanly County EMS arriving on scene. Primarily, this allows us to start IVs and administer a number of additional medications that basic providers cannot. West Stanly is currently the only fire department within Stanly County that can provide ALS level care. Our strong working relationship with SCEMS allows us to ensure that each and every citizen receives the appropriate level of care in a timely manner.

Wed like to thank all our members, both EMTs and AEMTs, for their continued professionalism and commitment to serve Western Stanly County.


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.




Locust Planning and Zoning

April 2018

4 New House Permits Gala Homes, SDH, Tuscano, True Homes

1 Storage Building

3 Remodels

1 Fence Permit

1 Commercial Building

Working on Market St Sidewalk Project.

Code Enforcement Trash, Vehicles.

153 new homes and apartments units were permitted in Locust for 2017


Parks and Recreation





Proposed Stanly Parkway for Locust, North Carolina

Proposed route Click here.


NC DOT  Schedule for Traffic Signal in Locust 


Trull Construction Co. will install a new traffic signal at the intersection of West Main St. and Brown Hill Rd. in Locust.


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

April 2018 Report

Click here.

March and April Arrest report 2018 Click here.



City of Locust Back Yard Rental Agreement Click here.






For more information 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.