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Local News

Sunday May 31, 2020

Charlotte is now the 15th largest city in the United States.

The Locust City Council held their May meeting voted to accept volunteer annexation on property located at  6760 Highway 24-27 located across from the Red Bridge Parkway entrance.  They also held off on approving 1 lot on Redah Acres for new home site until they can clarify a sewer line which is unclear on the plat.  There are 40+ plus homes approved for Phase 3 at the end of Church St.   Council approved much needed software for the Utility Department.  Certain activities will start up in mid May in the City Park as prescribed by Phase Two in lifting the band because of Coronavirus.  A Public Hearing will be held on 2020-21 Budget next month.

Locust has a new sign welcoming visitors coming in from Charlotte on West Street near Pinebluff Rd.  (See photo below).

The Oakboro Town Council  welcomed  Charlotte Pipe Foundry to Oakboro .

The steel is going up on the Local Room a new restaurant at the corner of South Central Ave. and Elm St.  See Drawings and photo below.

The Locust City Council accepted the voluntary annexation of 16040 Elm Street into the city for the Elm Street Project with 241 home sites.

Stanly County will be included in the regional mass transit plan for 2030.  See details below.

Morgan Meadows a new sub-division off Meadow Creek Church Rd.near Highway 200 North should start construction on 38 new homes.

Adams Homes is building a number of homes in  Red Bridge. 

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.


The Local Room Restaurant

Steel work has began on the new Local Room Restaurant located across from West Stanly Fire Station One on South Central Ave. in uptown Locust.

 




The city has erected a new sign welcoming folks coming from Charlotte on West Main Street.

 



Senior Center in Albemarle is open!

The Stanly County Senior Center  in Albemarle is open! Because of COVID-19 there are new restrictions in place and are necessary to ensure everyone’s safety and protection while in the building. With guidance from local health officials, the following guidelines are in place  until further notice: 
  • Masks are required the entire time you are in the building. Masks are available for those who do not have one.
  • Social distancing of 6 ft. must be observed at all times. No congregating in the building.
  • Hand sanitizer must be used upon entering and leaving the building.
  • Visitors will follow a one way marked route in and out of the building.
  • Activities and schedules will be changed/altered to ensure all social gathering requirements are being met.
  • Programs and activities involving serving food and eating will be not offered or allowed until further notice.
  • Certain scheduled activities  that meet social distancing requirements will begin in June. A calendar will be published. 
  • Avoid touching high-touch surfaces in the building such as door handles, handrails, handshaking with people, etc. 
  • Everyone is encouraged to wash their hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds as well as use hand sanitizer while in the building. 
The opening of the West Stanly Senior Center in Locust will be announced later once all appropriate procedures are in place to ensure everyone’s safety and health. 

These past several months have been an unprecedented time for all of us. Since each of you are important to us, we are doing our best to keep you safe and healthy when you are visitIng the Senior Centers. You continue to be our top priority. 

Thank you for your understanding and patience as we navigate these next few months together. You have been missed! 

Fondly,
Becky 

 





 




The Greater Charlotte Region is growing, and growing fast. Access to reliable, efficient and well-connected transportation options is one of the most important factors to ensure everyone can benefit. We need to find solutions to promote and harness economic growth, while helping our neighbors and visitors easily get where they want and need to go. This will require collaboration, insight, creativity and a bold vision.

On February 24, 2020, representatives from twelve counties across North and South Carolina met to launch this region’s first bi-state transit plan, to be called CONNECT Beyond: A Regional Mobility Initiative [watch the Facebook Live video]. The project will unfold over the next eighteen months under the direction of Centralina Council of Governments and the Metropolitan Transit Commission, CATS’ policy board. The project area includes twelve counties in a geographic area covering over 5,000 square miles, a population of roughly 2.5 million people and close to twenty separate transit agencies. Coordination of plans and investments are key to our continued economic competitiveness.

While the CONNECT Our Future regional growth initiative and other plans have set the stage and serve as a strong foundation for this work, the CONNECT Beyond Regional Mobility Initiative is not simply a continuation of an earlier plan; it’s fundamentally bigger and more ambitious. We’re talking about doing something that hasn’t been done before, crossing all the lines, breaking out of silos, organizations, departments and all the other dashed lines that split up our region. This is the start of something big.

This “mobility initiative” is about envisioning how individuals will move from place to place across arbitrary boundaries to get to work, school, medical appointments and other daily services by public transportation – or transit. Specifically, CONNECT Beyond will:

What will be required for this region to reach its aspirations for transit?

 


 

Site construction is well underway on the new phase of home construction in the Locust Town Center.  See partial site plan below.

New see more of the Locust Town Center Click here.


Site work should start shortly on the new project.

 


 

Locust Planning and Zoning

April 2020

7 New House Permits Adams, SDH, Hucks, Helms

1 Pool Permit

1 Remodel

2 Fence

Code Enforcement Public Nuisance,

160D Land Use Law


 


 

2020 Planning Meeting List, all meetings begin at 7:00pm

2nd Tuesday of every month

January 14, 2020

February 11, 2020

March 10, 2020

April 14, 2020

May 12, 2020

June 9, 2020

July 14, 2020

August 11, 2020

September 8, 2020

October 13, 2020

November 10, 2020

December 8, 2020

 








Locust Travel Times



 


 

 

Stanly County Senior Centers Activities Calendar Click here.


 

A short video on and about Locust


West Stanly Fire Department 


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 assess ability to Piedmont Natural Gas and Broad Band fiber from Highway 24-27 in Locust.



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.

                                                                                   


NC DOT 

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

www.locustnc.com


 

Visit our facebook and check out our twitter

 

 


 
 

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.