Today

West Stanly Fire Department Annual Meeting

From 11am until 7 pm

Station One 212 South Central Ave. Locust, NC


 

 

 

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J. Bishop, Editor
2014

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Local News

July 25, 2014

Homes continue to come out of the ground in Locust, Abbey Place, Charleston Place, seem to be the busiest spots in town.

New street has been completed been Officer Jeff Shelton Drive and and School Road.  The new street will be ready for the new school season beginning next month.


Scam Alert!

 

Hello everyone, I took a report a few days ago of an attempted scam that was fortunately caught by the victim before any money was lost. I thought I'd pass the information along in case any of you are not familiar. I call it the "moving/shipping company scam" and it's been around for a long time especially on the Craig's List website.

 

The way it usually happens is when you are selling an item, you'll get a very interested party that only contacts you through e-mail. They'll offer to buy the item site unseen and send you a check for the amount you are selling it for. They'll then tell you that they will have to get the item shipped to them (reasons why being varied), and that they are going to send you a check that will include the cost of the item in addition to the fees charged by the moving or shipping company. They will also include the fees for the money wire service they request you use to send the money to the "shipping company", and they will give you the name and address of the person you are sending this "shipping company" money to. You then receive a check for that amount in the mail. The check will look very authentic and your bank will usually cash the check believing just like you that it is legitimate. You then will go to the money wire service they requested and send out the "shipping company" fees. Unfortunately after a varied amount of time, your bank will inform you that the check was bad (this is because the check was a very realistic looking fake to begin with) and you owe your bank the money you received for the check. You may have not spent any of the money for the item you were selling however the money you sent through wire service is gone, you've been scammed and you're now on the hook for the "shipping company" money you sent out.

 

The Craig's List website includes an entire section on scam activity to look out for. You can find the link below. Everyone stay vigilant and do your research when buying and selling items online.

 http://www.craigslist.org/about/scams

  
 


--
Officer Jeff Shew
Locust Police Department
186 Ray Kennedy Drive
PO Box 190
Locust, NC 28097
(704)888-4744
jbslpd@gmail.com

 

 


 


 

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.



 


 

At the West Stanly Senior Community Center in JULY 2014

The 11 am Walking Club will resume in the fall with the arrival of the cooler weather.

Date

Tuesday

Date

Wednesday

Date

Thursday

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Exercises (11am-11:30pm) with Gail Barbee

Bag Lunch Bunch (12pm-1pm) Bring your lunch.

Sharing Hands (12pm–2pm) Charity card stamping

Canasta (2pm-5pm)

 

2

Exercises (11am-11:30pm) with Gail Barbee

Bag Lunch Bunch (12pm-1pm) Bring your lunch.

Create Custom Jewelry (1pm-3 pm)

Crochet (1pm-2pm) Bring projects – help available.

Grid Line Drawing Part 1 (3pm-4pm) with S. Huckabee

3

Veterans Meet Veterans (10am-12pm)

Exercises (11am-11:30pm) with Gail Barbee

Bag Lunch Bunch (12pm-1pm) Bring your lunch.

Canasta (12pm-5pm)

 

 

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Exercises (11am-11:30pm) with Gail Barbee

Bag Lunch Bunch (12pm-1pm) Bring your lunch.

Canasta (2pm-5pm)

 

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Exercises (11am-11:30pm) with Gail Barbee

Bag Lunch Bunch (12pm-1pm) Bring your lunch.

Create Custom Jewelry (1pm-3pm)

Crochet (1pm-2pm) Bring projects – help available.

Grid Line Drawing Part 2 (3pm-4pm) with S. Huckabee

 

10

Veterans Meet Veterans (10am-12pm)

Exercises (11am-11:30pm) with Gail Barbee

Bag Lunch Bunch (12pm-1pm) Bring your lunch.

Canasta (12pm-5pm)

 

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Exercises (11am-11:30pm) with Gail Barbee

Bag Lunch Bunch (12pm-1pm) Bring your lunch.

Sharing Hands (12pm-2pm) Charity Card stamping

Canasta (2pm-5pm)

Dream Catcher (3pm -) Come and see what it is!!!!!!

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Exercises (11am-11:30pm) with Gail Barbee

Bag Lunch Bunch (12pm-1pm) Bring your lunch.

Create Custom Jewelry (1pm-3pm)

Crochet (1pm-2pm) Bring projects - help available.

Summer Book Club (2pm-?) Book list at front desk.

Preventing CVD (3:30pm-4:30pm) with Debbie Bennett

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Veterans Meet Veterans (10am-12pm)

Exercises (11am-11:30pm) with Gail Barbee

Bag Lunch Bunch (12pm-1pm) Bring your lunch.

Canasta (12pm-5pm)

 

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Exercises (11am-11:30pm) with Gail Barbee

Bag Lunch Bunch (12pm-1pm) Bring your lunch.

Canasta (2pm-5pm)

Dream Catcher (3pm -) Come and see what it is!!!!!!

23

Exercises (11am-11:30pm) with Gail Barbee

Bag Lunch Bunch (12pm-1pm) Bring your lunch.

Create Custom Jewelry (1pm-3pm)

  

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Veterans Meet Veterans (10am–12pm)

Exercises (11am-11:30pm) with Gail Barbee

Bag Lunch Bunch (12pm-1pm) Bring your lunch.

Canasta (12pm-5pm)

What’s Happening to Our Bees! (2pm-3pm) with Bill Smith, a Stanly County Beekeeper

 

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Exercises (11am-11:30pm) with Gail Barbee

Bag Lunch Bunch (12pm-1pm) Bring your lunch.

Canasta (2pm-5pm)

 

30

Exercises (11am-11:30pm) with Gail Barbee

Crochet (1pm-2pm) Bring projects – help available.

 

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Veterans Meet Veterans (10am–12pm)

Exercises (11am-11:30pm) with Gail Barbee

Bag Lunch Bunch (12pm-1pm) Bring your lunch.

Canasta (12pm-5pm)

 

 

GAMETIME IS ANYTIME WE’RE OPEN

 

 


 

 

 

 



 

The City of Locust has a Twitter Account at https://twitter.com/LocustNC


LOCUST POLICE DEPARTMENT COMMUNITY NEWSLETTER

 

July 2014

Click here.


 


                       


 


 

 


 

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,

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 and see Capt. Charles Connell for your permit and sticker. 


 

New Golf Cart Sticker

 City of Locust Golf Cars (Cart) Ordinance click here.

 


 
 

Join us in welcoming the new members of the Green Pieces Family:

 

Alcoa Power Generating, Inc.

American Red Cross -Stanly County

Charlotte Soccer Academy

Criterion Healthcare

Crook Motor Co.

Electronics Recyclers International, Inc.

Fiberon

Fork Stables

Iron Work

JT Russell & Sons, Inc.

Main Street Music-Albemarle

Myers Park United Methodist Church

Stanly Regional Agricultural Fair   

Storm Technologies

 

Thank you and we look forward to working together!

 

Steve Megson

Green Pieces Recycling

www.charlottewasterecycling.com

Did you know?  Locust residents with recycling rollcarts average approximately 30-40lbs of recycling each collection per household  totaling 400lbs on annual basis!

info@greenpiecesrecycling.nc


 


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 (rogerhypes234@gmail.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

    JBP Report from Raleigh 
     

     

     

          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

          (919) 733-5908

     

          Legislative Assistant:

          Dina Long - BurrLA@ncleg.net

     

     

     

           Justin.Burr@ncleg.net


     

     

    NORTH CAROLINA SENATE

    Senator  Gene McLaurin

    25th District: Anson, Richmond, Rowan, Scotland, and Stanly

    1118 Legislative Building, Raleigh, NC 27601

    (919) 733-5953

    Gene.Mclaurin@ncleg.net

     

     

     

     

     

     

     


     

    LEGISLATIVE REPORT

     

     
    FJune 8, 2014
     
     

     

    Richard Hudson

    Member of Congress (NC-08)

     

     

     
     
     
     
     
     
     
    Concord Office
    325 McGill Ave, NW
    Suite 500
    Concord, NC 28027
    Phone: (704) 786·1612
     
    Rockingham Office
    1015 Fayetteville Rd
    Rockingham, NC 28379
    Phone: (910) 997·2070
     
     
    Washington D.C. Office
    429 Cannon HOB
    Washington, DC 20515
    Phone: (202) 225·3715
     
     
     

     

     




     

     
    Locust Farmer's Market
    Corner of East Main St. and Vella Dr.
    Thursdays from 12 noon until 6 pm
     

    See the benefits that vegetables give to your body Click here. 

     


                 

     


    Merri's Dolls

    MERRI'S DOLLS  HAS GOOD ASSORTMENT LEE MIDDLE TON  COLLECTOR DOLLS
    CALL US  AT 704-888-3474  THESE ARE THE LATEST CREATIONS BY LEE MIDDLETONAND AND '
    READY FOR GIFTS TO CHILDREN  2 YEARS UP TO 12 YEARS.
     
    TELEPHONE  704- 604-1292    MMETZ9999@AO0L.COM

    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.


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    Play Red Bridge Golf & Country Club
     


     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     
     


     


     
     
    RED BRIDGE G.C.
    Most Challenging Best Conditioned Golf Course that You Will Ever Experience
     
     CALL 704-781-5231
    TO BOOK YOUR TEE TIME TODAY
    Locust, NC
     


     


     

     

     

     

     

     

     
    "Super Tuesday

    10-10-10

    $10 (Greens Fee required)
    $10 (cart required)
    $10 (6-pack beverage option, Optional)

    No Coupon required

     
    CALL 704-781-5231
    TO BOOK YOUR TEE TIME TODAY
    PRINT VOUCHER AND PRESENT AT REGISTRATION

     


     


    Play Wednesday This Week For

    $32
    Anytime

    Rate includes GF & Cart for 18-holes
    Present coupon at registration to receive discount
    Not vali! d with any other promotions
     

    Coupon expires 7-10-14
     



     


    Summer Special
    Thirsty Every Thursday

    $1.00 Dogs
    $1.99 Beers
    Golf Special After 10:00
    $33

    2-players
    $62
    3-players
    $90
    4-players

    $116

    Rate includes GF & Cart for 18-holes

    Present coupon at registration to receive discount
    Not valid with any other promotions
     
    Coupon expires 8-31-14
     

     


    Summer Special
    Thirsty Every Thursday

    $1.00 Dogs
    $1.99 Beers
    Golf Special After 10:00
    $35

    2-players
    $62
    3-players
    $90
    4-players

    $116

    Rate includes GF & Cart for 18-holes

    Present coupon at registration to receive discount
    Not valid with ! any other promotions
     
    Coupon expires 8-31-14
     



     




     

    Red Bridge Golf Club : 6801 Gatehouse Rd :  Locust, NC 28097 : Phone: 704-781-5231

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    d : C 28097 : Phone: 704-781-5231


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    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.


     

        


     

     


     


     



     





     

     

     


     

     



     


     
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    Thursdays at the Station
    Thursday, July 24th
    Featuring: The Singing Americans (Choral)
     
     
     
    Oakboro Cruise-In
     
    Friday, July 25th
     
     
     
     
    The Uwharrie Players Present “Oklahoma”
    July 25-26 and August 1-2:  7:30 pm
    July 27 and August 3: 3:00 pm
     
     
     
    The Fork Summer Fun Shoot
     
    Saturday, July 26th
     
     
     

    Uwharrie Vineyards Summer Music Concert Series

     
    Saturday, July 26th
    Featuring:  Hudson and Fitch (Country)
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
    Stanly County Farmers Market
    Wednesday & Saturday at Market Station

     
    Oakboro Farmers Market
    Saturdays at Oakboro Train Depot

     
    Locust Farmers Market
    Thursdays at Locust

     
    Stanly Commons Farmers Market
    Mondays at Stanly Commons
     
     
     
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