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Locust, North Carolina

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Local News

Thrusday, February 21, 2019

Hey all of you Steak and Sea Food lovers the Fresh House is no more, it's hoped that the new restaurant will open around late February under new ownership and a new name "Outfitters"  and serve Steaks and Sea Food.

Adams Homes has started construction on several homes in  Red Bridge.  They have options on 40+ lots for their first phase.

Look for formal announcements on several new projects coming this Spring.

Work continues on 19 luxury apartments in the Locust Town Center.

A red haze may be coming to North East Locust this spring as plans are coming together for another large sub-division in the flat woods area.

The new business park on South Beverly Drive has completed the second building with more to come.  Stanly County is building a water line and fire hydrants in the new business park.

Edge Sports has started back on their new site on Stanly Parkway.  Steel erection is complete on the site.  (See drawing below.)

More new sidewalks are coming to Locust, details to follow. Working on Market Street sidewalks.

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. 

A look at Locust 20 Years into the future Click here.

The Locust Planning and Zoning Board has approved the "Elm Street Project"  and sent it on to the Locust City Council for the March Agenda.

Locust Planning and Zoning

January 2019

10 New House Permits Hartsell, True, SDH, SCS, Adams.

3 Remodels Permits

1 New Sign Permit MacGrapics

1 Commercial up fit

Working with NCDOT ON Market St sidewalks.

Working with Developers on different sites.

80 New House permit were issued for 2018

Locust Police Department

2018 Final Stats

Click here.

Locust Police Department Clearance Statistics  2018 Click here.



Whispering Hills

Newest phase of Whispering Hills has started on Mission Church Rd in Locust.  There are plans for more phases in the future.


Edge Sports

Steel erection has started on the Edge Sports building located on Commercial Drive in the Meadow Creek Business Park located across from the Stanly Community College Crutchfield campus.

Up date: looks like late February for their opening


A short video on and about Locust

West Stanly Fire Department 

Winter Weather Emergency Kit

A high-powered flashlight, ice scraper, a mini Coleman lantern with an "emergency" blinker setting, plenty of extra batteries, some orange traffic cones, whistle, warm blanket, sturdy walking shoes, umbrella and a few clothing items, including gloves and a hat. Also include a candle in a coffee can and a windproof lighter. If you run out of gas, or are forced to sit in standstill traffic for a while, you'll want to be able to stay warm. 

First aid supplies including scissors, tweezers, Neosporin, iodine, wound cleaner, bandages of varying size and sterile pads. If you or your traveling companions are hurt and can't go anywhere for a while, you want to be able to administer some initial aid.

OTC medicines like cough/cold tablets, cough drops, eye drops and nasal spray. If you're on prescription drugs, it would be good to keep a supply on hand as well. If you have allergies, you want to keep an extra inhaler or EpiPen.

If you have a baby or elderly relative, you'd definitely want to stock the pertinent items necessary for weathering an overnight in unpleasant surroundings.

A few things to eat and drink, especially water. 

A cellphone charger and solar-powered charger. If your car wrecks, or the battery dies, you want to be able to stay in touch. 

Consider packing an ice and snow scraper/brush and a snow shovel. 


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 assessability to Piedmont Natural Gas and Broad Band fiber from Highway 24-27 in 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.



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.





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



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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.

                                                                                                  The proper way of disposing a worn American Flag Click here.





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