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J. Bishop, Editor
November 24, 2014
A new auto parts store will open in December in Locust, it will be located in the western part of town.
STATE EMPLOYEES CREDIT UNION E-MAIL "PHISHING" SCAM ADVISORY
Earlier this month some reports began circulating online warning about e-mail scams being attempted on State Employee Credit Union members. These types of acts known as "phishing" scams are designed to trick recipients into providing personal and/or financial information through the use of a very realistic yet fraudulent e-mail correspondence. With the State Employee version of this scam, the e-mail will state that irregular activity has been noticed on your check/debit card account, and your account has been "locked" as a precaution. The e-mail then provides you with a link to go to and "verify your identity". If the recipient goes to this link and enters this account information, the perpetrator of the fraudulent e-mail will then have access to your account info.
Although this particular "phishing" scam is related to a State Employees Credit Union e-mail, this very popular type of fraud is attempted under the guise of numerous types of businesses. The fraudulent e-mails are designed to look very real and "official", and in the case of the State Employees scam even contains an actual State Employees Credit Union logo at the top of the e-mail.
The Locust Police Department advises the same precautions to be used with any e-mails you receive that warn you of "irregular" activity on an account and/or requests that you "verify your account information". NEVER click on any links in these e-mails or even call any phone number that is contained in the correspondence. Instead, look up the official phone number for the bank or other business on a trusted internet search engine or in a phone book before contacting anyone about alleged "irregular activity". Even better, visit the bank or business to speak to someone in person if it is practical to do so. Finally, if you are a victim of a "phishing" scam contact your local law enforcement agency immediately.
information about e-mail "phishing" scams, regular advisories, crime prevention
notices, and helpful information can be found at the North Carolina Department
of Justice, Better Business Bureau, or Locust Police Department websites.
Officer Jeff Shew
Locust Police Department
186 Ray Kennedy Drive
PO Box 190
Locust, NC 28097
LOCUST CHRISTMAS PARADE
The West Stanly Lions Club will sponsor the 2014 Locust Christmas Parade. The parade will be on Saturday, November 29th at 3:00 PM.
The Lions Club is currently seeking participants for the parade. Church or civic groups, bands, musical groups, beauty queens, businesses, antique cars, tractors horses, etc. There will also be some beautiful pre-decorated floats & some home designed floats. Line-up will take place at Carolina Presbyterian Church on Renee Ford Road. Please enter the church parking lot by way of Tucker Street off Highway 24/27.
The parade route will begin at the church on Renee Ford Road - to Highway 24/27
to Ray Kennedy Drive - to the end of Market Street.
For additional information or to register, please contact Lions Kay Howell-704-888-2239,
Wayne Sasser-980-581-0340, Scott Efird-980-581-1798 or Rhonda Benton 704-961-7237.
Santa & Mrs Claus will be on the Lions Club float and hope to see you there!!!
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
LOCUST POLICE DEPARTMENT COMMUNITY NEWSLETTER
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.
New 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 (email@example.com. “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
Dina Long - BurrLA@ncleg.net
See the benefits that vegetables give to your body Click here.
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
See Restaurant Row in the Locust Patch Enter here
Shop Local Click Here
Grant Hartsell Masonry LLC
Specializing in Brick, Block, Stone and a Good Job
Call 704-888-6730, 980-581-0237 or DC 150*5*5158http://www.mason4you.com
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
What's Playing Click here.
Did you know? Locust residents with recycling rollcarts average approximately 30-40lbs of recycling each collection per household totaling 400lbs on annual basis!