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J. Bishop, Editor
2014

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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.

For more 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.

http://www.ncdoj.gov/Home.aspx?lang=en-US

http://www.bbb.org/charlotte/

http://www.locustnc.com/policeresources.html

 


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

jbslpd@gmail.com


 

 

 



 



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!!!


 
The Hatley Family 
Christmas Concert at West Stanly Baptist Church
December 7th. at 6:00 pm
Soup and Sandwich Fellowship Will Follow the Concert...

Please Bring Enough Soup & Sandwiches to Share With Others...

 



 

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

 

November 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  for your permit and sticker. 


 

New 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.


 

 

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
     

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    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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    Includes (2) Charlotte Hornets Tickets

    (TO THE FIRST 35 MEMBERSHIPS)
     

    November 1st thru March 31, 2015
     

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    Cart Fee Required

    Contact:


    Jonathan Snyder
    Red Bridge Golf & Country Club
    www.jonathan@redbridge golfclub.com
    704-781-5231

    Read what Red Bridge customers have commented on Golf Now!

    Best of the best in the Charlotte NC area

     Posted by: u000006664432, On August 7, 2014, From: Charlotte

    This course is as good or better than Olde Sycamore and Ballantine. Being built more recently it drains better than the others when abundant rain falls on the area. It is among nature, no noise, no house just deer, flowers and birds. It is hilly, long and rather difficult especially the first time you play. It is extrem! ely well kept. It is outside the town of Charlotte BUT the roa! d (24/27 , Albermale) is never crowded so it does not take more than 1/2 hour to get there.

    Great course perfect conditioning

    Posted by: u00000418448, On August 2, 2014, From: Concord NC

    Have played there many times it seems like the condition is better every time I play



     

     

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    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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    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