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Locust, North Carolina

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Local News

Monday, October 14, 2018

The Locust City Council held their October meeting last night,

The North Carolina Department of Transportation has issued a detour for River Road in Stanfield due to Hurricane Florence damage.  The detour will be Renee Ford Road to West Stanly Street to Love Chapel Road back to River Road.   No timeline for the road closure was given.

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

Two national builders have locked in sites to build in Locust, as soon as they go public with their new home sites I will publish the plats.

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

The city will take charge of the Christmas Parade this year at the request of the West Stanly Lions who have over the years managed the event.  The Lions will help the city on this years parade.

A builder has started on 19 luxury apartments in the Locust Town Center.

The City of Locust has approved  the construction of 172 homes on Pine Bluff Rd.  Meritage Homes plans to start this fall on the project.   See Platt Click here.

 The new business park on South Beverly Drive has completed the second building.

A national home builder is working on plans for 173 homes to be built in Locust.  To date six 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 later this year. 

Edge Sports pulled permits and is starting 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.

Four Candidates have filed to run for Locust City Council and Mayor Steve Huber is running again for his seat unopposed.


Locust Planning and Zoning

  September 2018

10 New House permits Joyner, SDH, Hucks, Adams

1 Commercial permit Miley

1 Fence permit

1 Remodel

Working to get easements for Market St Sidewalks

Working with several developers on different projectís.

Code Enforcement

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



Next week more new buildings


A short video on and about Locust

West Stanly Fire Department 


The History of West Stanly Fire Department Click here.

Hurricane Preparedness Kit 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.