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J. Bishop, Editor
February 12, 2016
The Locust City Council held their February meeting last night, Boyd Huneycutt was appointed to fill Rusty Efirds seat on the Locust ABC Board. Mr. Efird resigned when he was elected to the Locust City Council. Other notes, the NC DOT presented their future plans (Fairy Tale) for Locust, council turned down a proposal for new Christmas Lights, and more apartments are coming the LTC. Soil compaction test are being conducted on the acreage behind CVS Drugs and Wendys on East Main Street.
The new speed limit through Locust is now 45 mph. When crossing West Main or East Main Street please cross at the stop lights. We know that 45 means 55 so your chances of getting across the street have gone down. A public service announcement from your friendly NC DOT.
New construction should start soon on a new doctors office across from the Cabarrus Medical Center located off West Main Street. A formal announcement should be made within weeks.
Permits were pulled for another new business on West Main Street this week. It will be a free standing building in the Colonial Plaza (Food Lion Shopping Center) No other info released at this time.
It is located at the front of the Locust Historical Society & Museum. Why not stop and take a book to read while spending time at the Officer Jeff Shelton Memorial Park. The Little Free Standing Library is for those times when going to the Library will not work. The Friends will maintain the stand with books but should you have books of your own, feel free to leave them. Our deepest appreciation to the Friends of the Stanly County Public Library for this donation to the City of Locust and the citizens of Western Stanly County."
Locust Police Department
January 2016 News Letter
Locust Planning and Zoning
Locust Youth Sports Information
For spring baseball and softball sign ups, visit: www.locustnc.siplay.com. Registration must be completed online before February 19th.
For spring soccer, you must register by March 7th
with Challenger Sports. The first practice is March 14th.
Mink kicker registration: https://challenger.mycustomevent.com/ShoppingCart.aspx?com=detailview&imp=f&iid=99766&&returncom=productlist
6-9 year old league: https://challenger.mycustomevent.com/ShoppingCart.aspx?com=detailview&imp=f&iid=99782&&returncom=productlist
Spring Tennis will begin in March on Wednesdays after school. From kindergarten through high school. Lessons are $10 each. Register at the practice with coach Chad Oxendine. Visit his site for more information and practice times: http://www.amptennis.com/pages/index.cfm?siteid=19201
Event Coordinator, City of Locust
Work Cell: 704-310-1296
Locust Library 2015 – 2016
Who: Children ages 2 to 5 years
Where: Locust Library
Time: 10:30 am on Mondays
Dates: October 19 & 26: All About Me
November 2, 9, 16, 23 & 30: Occupations
December 7 & 14: Transportation
January 4, 11, & 25: The Arts
February 1, 8, 15 & 22: Animals
March 7, 14, & 21: Nature
April 4, 11, 18 & 25: The Sea
May 2, 9, 16 & 23: Good Citizens
Sign up at the Locust Library or call 704-888-0103
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.
Tate and Emily
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.
The proper way of disposing a worn American Flag Click here.
Roger Hypes will be sharing some human interest stories of people, events, and places of our Locust community.
One of the definitions of community is the area itself; people with common interests living in a particular area. The Remember When… column should help us better understand the history, people and happenings of Locust, the place we call home.
Remember When…will help us all to take the time out of our busyness to reflect, reminisce, think back, recollect, go over in the memory and hopefully, be able to share a smile of a memory to make us better appreciate the present. Take a deep breath, lay in the grass and look up in the sky of the cloud shapes, or the stars at night.
I would ask that if you have an event, a crossroads, a person that has helped create the history of Locust, get in touch with Roger Hypes at firstname.lastname@example.org “Remember When…” will not be in every week update of Locust Patch, but when stories are available and to give the story the value it deserves. Be thinking as I feel this will be a good way for all of us to appreciate what we have, and where we live.
North Carolina House of Representatives
Rep. Justin P. Burr
1315 Legislative Building, Raleigh, NC 27601-1096
(919) 733-5908 – Justin.Burr@ncleg.net
Rep. Justin P. Burr
North Carolina House of Representatives
67th District - Stanly, Union, and Montgomery Counties
Legislative Office Building, Room 307A
300 N. Salisbury Street
Raleigh, NC 27603-5925
Contact: Rep. Justin Burr
Phone: (919) 733-5908
Raleigh: February 11, 2016
Rep. Justin Burr announced today that he will be accepting page applications for the 2016 short session which begins April 25, 2016. Pages are hosted for one week in Raleigh as they serve on the House floor, attend committee meetings, and learn how state government operates. “The House Pages who participated during the 2015 long session had a memorable week. They made new friends from around the state and got to participate in the legislative process,” Rep. Burr commented.
Eligibility requirements and availability for the House Page Program may be found at the following link: http://www.ncleg.net/house/HousePageSite/Apply.aspx
Positions fill up fast, so interested applicants should complete an online application at http://www.ncleg.net/house/housepagesite/ and mail to Rep. Burr’s legislative office at 307-A Legislative Office Building, 300 N. Salisbury Street, Raleigh, NC 27603
For more information about the House Page program, call House Page Coordinator at 919-733-5701.
Rep. Burr represents the 67th District which is Stanly County and a portion of Montgomery County.
Dina Long - BurrLA@ncleg.net
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LEE MIDDLETON DOLLS AVAILABLE
Lane Ross Designs
He designs screen prints on regular screen doors. He does fire fighter designs, does branches of the military, vintage signs ie Merita Bread, Texaco, Shell, Sundrop etc. He also does different beach themes ie crab, sail boats, beach umbrella/chairs and many more designs. If interested, please contact Lane Ross at 704 467 7880 or by email, JLROSS90@hotmail.com. Prices are approx $110 for a design.
Play Red Bridge Golf & Country Club
Red Bridge Golf Club : 6801 Gatehouse Rd : Locust, NC 28097 : Phone: 704-781-5231
d :C 28097 : Phone: 704-781-5231
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The West Stanly Business Association is a group of local
business owners who meet on the first and third Wednesday, of every month at 12
noon until 1:00 pm at Stanly Community College in the Honeycutt Room. Lunch is
$5.00 per person, annual dues are $35.00 per company. Our main focus is to
discuss the issues in the community related to local business: marketing ideas
and strategies, small business issues, community development issues and the
like. Most meetings involve a guest speaker to discuss pertinent issues. We
welcome all business owners in and around Locust, Oakboro, Red Cross and
Stanfield. Business owners in Midland are also welcome to join us as we share
services even though we are in different counties. This is an open forum for the
exchange of ideas related to local business. So come on down and join in. We
just might be what you have been waiting for!
For more information, please feel free to contact Mike Harwood at the Bank of Stanly
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DIALING ANY 800 NUMBER
Something to think about.
The gas company serving this area brought their call
center back to Phoenix from India last year after numerous customer
complaints. What a difference now when you call them...and it created
300 jobs. I know this works because they were so bad that when India
answered I wouldn't even deal with them. I'd simply ask to be
transferred to a supervisor in the U.S. and they would comply.
Now that I know it is the LAW - I will do it
Any time you call an 800 number (for a credit card, banking, Verizon,
health and other insurance, computer help desk, etc) and you find that
you're talking to a foreign customer service representative (perhaps
in India , Philippines , etc), please consider doing the following:
After you connect and you
realize that the customer
service representative is not from the USA (you can always ask if you
are not sure about the accent), please, very politely (this is not
about trashing other cultures) say, "I'd like to speak to a customer
service representative in the United States of America .."The rep
might suggest talking to his/her manager, but, again, politely say,
"Thank you, but I'd like to speak to a customer service representative
in the USA .
BE IMMEDIATELY CONNECTED TO A REP IN THE USA .
That's the rule and the LAW.
It takes less than one minute to have your
call re-directed to the USA .
Tonight when I got redirected to a USA rep, I asked again to make sure
- and yes, she was from Fort Lauderdale .
Imagine what would happen if every US citizen
insisted on talking to
only US phone reps from this day on.
Imagine how that would ultimately impact the number of
US jobs that would need to be created ASAP.
If I tell
10 people to consider this and you tell 10
people to consider doing this - see what I mean...it becomes an
exercise in viral marketing 101.
The goal here is to restore jobs back here at home -
not to be abrupt or rude to a foreign phone rep.
You may even get correct answers, good advice, and solutions to your
problem - in real English.
Did you know? Locust residents with recycling rollcarts average approximately 30-40lbs of recycling each collection per household totaling 400lbs on annual basis!