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Locust, North Carolina

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Local News

February 18, 2018

The new business park being built on South Beverly Drive is waiting on Duke Energy to complete some primary work so they can start on a new foundation for  their first building.

For those who have questioned the yellow flags on West Main Street Piedmont Natural Gas and new fiber optics are coming.

Locust City Council set their budget retreat meeting for later this month.

A national home builder is running the numbers on infrastructure cost to start homes in Locust.

Dirt should start turning on the new apartments behind CVS, Wendy's and Advance Auto located on East Main Street this month.  (Waiting on final permits from government agencies.)

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

Locust has a fourth drug store in West Main Plaza, Moose Pharmacy.

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 has started work on 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.  


West Stanly Fire Department will hold their annual meeting March 12, 2018 at 7:00 pm at fire station one 212 South Central Ave. Locust, NC All citizens in the West Stanly Fire District are encouraged to attend.


Your Assistance Needed

American Legion Post 76, with your help, is trying to RECOGNIZE and HONOR all of our Veterans.

Requesting photos (with names and dates of service) from WWI, WWII, Korea, Vietnam, Lebanon & Granada, Panama and Persian Gulf (1990 to present). The photo’s can be of yourself, friends, relatives – really anyone that you may know as a Veteran. If the Veteran served in one or more Wars or Periods, we also need to know so they make be honored for each period of service to our country.

If you are a member of VFW, AMVETS, Marines, any and all organizations, please share this request. THE PHOTO’S CAN BE FROM ANY TIME, NOT JUST DURNING THEIR SERVICE. A PRESENTDAY PHOTO WOULD BE VERY ACCEPTABLE.

Any and all photos can be emailed to: or mailed to Johnny Holt, 745 Montgomery Ave., Albemarle, NC 28001 (photos mailed will be returned if requested)

IF any Veteran does not have a photo. You are invited to have your photo taken at American Legion Post 76 (Stanly County Fair Grounds – Old 52 S) on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, March 16, 17 & 18 from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Their will be no cost and come as you are. Request that you contact us for an appointed time, if possible. Call 816-912-7680 (Johnny Holt)

Once completed, all veteran photos will be given to the Stanly County History Museum as well as other museums in the county, in order to honor Your (their) service for generations to come.



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

January 2018

3 New House Permits Hartsell, SDH.

4 Remodel Permits Howard, Delic, Moore, Herrman

1 New Commercial Permit Edge Sports

1 Commercial up fit WJH

1 Fence

2 Sign Permits Tobacco & Cigar, Tobacco & Vapor.

Code Enforcement

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


Parks and Recreation

                                                               January Monthly Report


Proposed Stanly Parkway for Locust, North Carolina

Proposed route Click here.


NC DOT  Schedule for Traffic Signal in Locust 


 The NC DOT has moved the installation date for the much needed traffic signal at the intersection of West Main Street and Browns Hill Road to this spring or summer. 


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

January Report

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




The Locust Government Center



Check out the web site 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 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.















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