Established July 1998

The Internet Publication

For and About

Locust, North Carolina

Located in the Foot Hills of the Uwharrie Mts.

A Tree Top Publication
J. Bishop, Editor
2016

Mission and Purpose

This is a platform for anyone who wants to reach the public. Please E-Mail your information To: The Locust Patch Mail Box
 

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Local News

May 27, 2016

Grading  work has started on the new gym facility to be built in the West Main Plaza (Food Lion)  today.  It will located beside of the laundry mat.

Construction is well underway on the new location for the Locust ABC Store that will open on June 14th next the Food Lion on West Main Street in Locust.

Framing is about complete on the new denist office being built across from the CMS medical center on west main street in Locust.

Applications  have come in from all parts of the country for the Locust City Administrators position when Tim Fesperman retires in October.

 


How to Carve up Oakboro

Your tax dollars at work tearing up Western Stanly County the fastest growing area in Stanly County. The new plan leaves two elementary schools in Western Stanly County.  The November elections can't come fast enough. 


The Stanly County Board of Commissioners

Put up $550.000.00 to Keep

Oakboro Elementary School Open

The Stanly County Board of Commissioners offered the Stanly County Board of Education $550,000.00 to keep Oakboro Elementary School open. The ball is in the lap of the lame duck Board of Education. A new Board of Education will be elected in November. It's apparent that politics played a role in the action to close Oakboro Elementary School. Stanly County's growth is in the Western Part of Stanly County and Oakboro is a very important part of Western Stanly County. The Stanly County Board of Education is trying to prop up the southern part of Stanly County by forcing students from the western part of the county to be bussed to Aquadale Elementary School, South Stanly Middle School, and South Stanly High School to keep these schools open. The school boards action of closing Oakboro Elementary School will leave two elementary schools open in the fastest growing area of the county.

Why not put South Stanly Middle School and South Stanly High School in the current South Stanly High School location. As for Aquadale Elementary School close it and move the students to Norwood ,Oakboro and Albemarle. If the Board of Education didn't have a problem with closing Ridgecrest Elementary School in the Western Part of Stanly County, they shouldn't have a problem with closing Aquadale  Elementary School in the southern part of Stanly County.

The other concern in closing Oakboro Elementary School is that it needs a lot of repair work and is unsafe for the students, well move the students and staff to the closed Ridgecrst Elementary School which is a newer campus until repairs can be made to the Oakboro Campus.


Paving Schedule for Locust and Stanfield

Meadow Creek Church Road is being paved now.  NC 200 from 3 lane section east of Sunset Drive to Smith Street, we will skip section at NC 24/27 where pavement joints are. Total length will be 0.63 miles. Philadelphia Church Road from NC 200 to Dry Hill Road, section length 0.88 miles. NC 200 and Philadelphia Church Road will be getting paved sometime between 7/01/2016 and 6/30/2017.


Locust Planning and Zoning

April  2016

Stats

4 New House Permits Smith, True Homes, Droze, Abbatiello.

1 Multi- Family Permit Wynnefield

1 Commercial Misenheimer

2 Remodel Permits

Greenway Project

Veterans Memorial

 

Working with NCDOT on CTP Plan with Red Cross and Stanly County.  See Proposals  Click here.


Public Notice

West Stanly FD is requesting a tax increase of $0.0158 per $100.00 in property valuation. Our current tax rate is $0.0842 and this increase will bring the new rate to $0.10 per $100.00 in property valuation. This means a home or property valued at $100,000.00 would see and increase in fire tax of $15.80 per year. The proposed increase is to increase staffing to 5 personnel 24 hours a day which will allow us to staff our Station 2 and will greatly reduce our response times in the southern end of our district.


 

Services we currently provide:

All of these services are funded by the fire tax that each property owner in our fire district pays annually to the Stanly County Tax Collector. The proposed increase is to increase staffing to 5 personnel 24 hours a day which will allow us to staff our Station 2 and will greatly reduce our response times in the southern end of our district. Additional staff will also ensure that calls are answered as quickly and efficiently as possible and provide quicker responses for assistance to other agencies. With the staffing of an additional station there are utility cost increases as well as operational expenses that will occur with the response of additional equipment. Additional specialized equipment and the increase of supplies are also needs for the additional funding. Please help support us in providing the best level of services to our community, visitors, and neighbors of the West Stanly Fire District.

 

 


 

2016 Locust Events.

https://locustnc.com/park-news-events/


 

May 7, 7:00pm-until: Movie Night feat. Woodlawn, sponsored by Carolina Presbyterian Church and Carolina Christian School

May 14, 10:00am-1:00pm: Hands on Locust

May 21, 6:00-9:00pm: The Lilly Brothers*

June 18, 6:00-9:00pm: Blackwater Rhythm and Blues*

July 16, 6:00-9:00pm: Mason Lovette Band*

August 20, 6:00-9:00pm: Summerdaze*

September 10, 7:00pm-until: Movie Night feat. The Good Dinosaur, sponsored by Jason Martin, DDS, PA

September 17, 6:00-9:00pm: Right Turn Clyde, concert finale*

October 1st, 10:00am-1:00pm: Bark in the Park

October 31st, 6:00-8:00pm: Fall Festival at the Park (hosted by a group of area churches)

November 26th, 3:00pm: Locust Christmas Parade (hosted by West Stanly Lions Club)

December 17th, 8:30am, 10:00am, 11:30am: Breakfast with Santa

 

Emily Jones

Event Coordinator, City of Locust

Office: 704-888-5260

Work Cell: 704-310-1296

www.locustnc.com



 

Visit our facebook and check out our twitter!


 

* Summer Concert Series

 

 



Community Baptist Church

Will present Historian and re-enactor Nora Brooks of Union County who will bring Lottie Moon to life with a 6 p.m. presentation at Community Baptist Church this Sunday.



 

Charlotte Digges "Lottie" Moon (1840-1912) was a Southern Baptist missionary who spent nearly 40 years living and working in China. The first woman to be awarded a master’s degree from a Southern college, Moon successfully challenged her denomination to allow single women onto the mission field, where she devoted her life to helping others. Many Baptists associate her name with the Christmas missions offering held annually in her memory.



 

Community Baptist is located at 818 N. Central Ave. (N.C. 200 North) in Locust. Admission is free and coffee and cake will follow in the fellowship hall.

 


 

 

"Friends of the Stanly County Public Library has donated to the City of Locust,

A Little Free Standing Library

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

May 2016 News Letter

Click here.
 

 


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


 

Emily Jones

Event Coordinator, City of Locust

Office: 704-888-5260

Work Cell: 704-310-1296

www.locustnc.com

 

Visit our facebook and check out our twitter!


2016 Locust Events.

https://locustnc.com/park-news-events/

 

2016 Locust Events

May 14, 10:00am-1:00pm: Hands on Locust

May 21, 6:00-9:00pm: The Lilly Brothers*

June 18, 6:00-9:00pm: Blackwater Rhythm and Blues*

July 16, 6:00-9:00pm: Mason Lovette Band*

August 20, 6:00-9:00pm: Summerdaze*

September 10, 7:00pm-until: Movie Night

September 17, 6:00-9:00pm: Right Turn Clyde, concert finale*

October 1st, 10:00am-1:00pm: Bark in the Park

October 31st, 6:00-8:00pm: Fall Festival at the Park (hosted by a group of area churches)

November 26th, 3:00pm: Locust Christmas Parade (hosted by West Stanly Lions Club)

December 17th, 8:30am, 10:00am, 11:30am: Breakfast with Santa
 

Thank you!

Emily Jones

Event Coordinator, City of Locust

Office: 704-888-5260

Work Cell: 704-310-1296

www.locustnc.com

Visit our facebook and check out our twitter!

* Summer Concert Series


 


 

 

 


 
 

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.



West Stanly Senior Community Center in June 2016 Telephone 980-354-8056

 

Date

Monday

Date

Tuesday

Date

Wednesday

Date

Thursday

Date

Friday

30


 


 

CLOSED

MEMORIAL DAY

31

Bag Lunch Bunch 12-1(BYOL)


 


 

Canasta-Pinochle-Board

Games-Corn Hole Toss12-5

1

Lite Exercises 11-12


 

Bag Lunch Bunch 12-1 (BYOL)


 

Arts, Crafts & Jewelry 1-3


 

Board Games 3-5

2

Veterans Meet Veterans 10-12


 

Bag Lunch Bunch 12-1(BYOL)


 

Canasta-Pinochle-Board

Games-Corn Hole Toss12-5


 


 

3

Linus' Quilters 10-3 Bring your own machine.


 

Lite Exercises 11-12


 

Bag Lunch Bunch 12-1(BYOL)


 

Board Games

NETFLIX MOVIE 3pm

6

Lite Exercises 11-12


 

Bag Lunch Bunch 12-1(BYOL)


 

Canasta-Pinochle-Board

Games-Corn Hole Toss12-5

7

Bag Lunch Bunch 12-1(BYOL)


 


 

Canasta-Pinochle-Board

Games-Corn Hole Toss12-5


 


 

8

Lite Exercises 11-12


 

Bag Lunch Bunch 12-1 (BYOL)


 

Arts, Crafts & Jewelry 1-3


 

Board Games 3-5


 


 

9

Veterans Meet Veterans 10-12


 

Bag Lunch Bunch 12-1(BYOL)


 

Canasta-Pinochle-Board

Games-Corn Hole Toss12-5

 

10

Lite Exercises 11-12


 

Bag Lunch Bunch 12-1(BYOL)


 


 

Board Games

NETFLIX MOVIE 3pm

13

ABOVE MONDAY SCHEDULE


 


 

14

ABOVE TUESDAY SCHEDULE


 


 

15

ABOVE WEDNESDAY SCHEDULE

16

ABOVE THURSDAY SCHEDULE

17

Lite Exercises 11-12

Bag Lunch Bunch 12-1(BYOL)


 

Humana Rep. Bob Panek 11-1

Bingo - games


 

NETFLIX MOVIE 3pm


 

20

ABOVE MONDAY SCHEDULE

21

ABOVE TUESDAY SCHEDULE

PLUS:

Lunch Bunch travels to Logan's Roadhouse Concord for 12-noon luncheon. Sign-up sheet posted RSVP by June 17th.

22

ABOVE WEDNESDAY SCHEDULE


 

23

ABOVE THURSDAY SCHEDULE

24

Lite Exercises 11-12

Bag Lunch Bunch 12-1(BYOL)


 

Board Games12-5


 

NETFLIX MOVIE 3pm


 

27

ABOVE MONDAY SCHEDULE

28

Bag Lunch Bunch 12-1(BYOL)


 


 

Canasta-Pinochle-Board Games-Corn Hole Toss12-5


 

29

ABOVE WEDNESDAY SCHEDULE

30

ABOVE THURSDAY SCHEDULE


 


 


 

WEST STANLY COMMUNITY CENTER FOUNDATION

(SENIOR CENTER)

PO BOX 164

LOCUST, NC 28097

July 2016 – June 2017 Friends of the West Stanly Community Center Foundation

MEMBERSHIP

This Friends membership entitles all members to free seasonal dinners, discounted special program fees & the WSSC Friends Calendar/Newsletter by e-mail. More importantly, your membership supports the Senior Center in Locust - Western Stanly county.

REQUIRED INFORMATION


 

NAME:_______________________________________________

MAIL ADDRESS: _______________________________________

_____________________________________________________

EMAIL: _______________________________________________

Home Phone:___________________

Mobile Phone:___________________

TYPE OF MEMBERSHIP (Circle)

Individual = $25.00

Family = $35.00

Donor = $50.00

Patron = $100.00

Benefactor = $500.00

Angel = $1000.00

Make Check Payable To: West Stanly Community Center Foundation. Memo line note Friends Membership

Membership donations exceeding the individual or family fees are tax deductible. Donation receipts are available on request.

CENTER OPERATIONS

West Stanly Senior Center is operated by West Stanly Community Center Foundation.

Our Center was created to serve the needs of our community, with a particular focus on our senior population. We provide a safe environment for social activities including games, crafts, lectures, and exercise programs. See our calendar for scheduled activities. Stop by and enjoy a cup of coffee and share your interests with our volunteers. We will be continually adding to our calendar to meet the interests of our citizens.

Volunteers: We will always be in need of volunteers. When you think about it, you might be surprised at all you have learned over the years and what skills you are able to share with others. In order to be open 5 days a week, we also need persons with receptionist skills to answer the telephone, meet & greet, put on a pot of coffee. To volunteer at the center in any capacity stop by and speak with one of the volunteers during our hours of operation or call 980-354-8056.


 


 


 

THIS SPACE FOR RENT ON A MONTHLY BASIS


 

ADVERTISE SPECIAL OCCASIONS FOR BUSINESSES, FRIENDS,


 

FUNDRAISERS, OUTINGS, TRIPS


 

APPROXIMATE SIZES


 

$30 4 X 4” OR $15 2 X 4”


 

Donations to:

West Stanly Community Center Foundation


 

Call Bill Smith >>>>>>>>>>>>>>

West Stanly Senior Center

213 Town Center Drive

Locust, NC 28097

Phone: 980-354-8056

Facebook: www.facebook.com/wsseniorcenter

Friends of the Center

June 2016

Learn something new every week. It will help keep you young!

Attend Demonstrations!

Highlight Your Small Business

Put your card here for $15 donation to: West Stanly Community Center Foundation

Call Bill Smith ~~ 704~773~0555

 


 

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,

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.

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 at rhypes@carolina.rr.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.



 



 




 

 


 


 

 



 



 



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    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

     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.

          Legislative Assistant:

          Dina Long - BurrLA@ncleg.net

     

     

     

           Justin.Burr@ncleg.net


     

     

     

    NORTH CAROLINA SENATE

     

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

    1118 Legislative Building, Raleigh, NC 27601

     

     

     

     

     

     

     


     

    LEGISLATIVE REPORT

     

     
    FJune 8, 2014
     

    Congressman Richard Hudson Addresses EPA Dogma

    As a Member of the House Committee on Energy and Commerce, my top priorities are getting folks back to work, keeping energy affordable, advancing an all-of-the-above energy strategy and reining in the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). I continue to hear from countless of our neighbors who are concerned with the EPA's overreach and what it means for their jobs, their paychecks and their electricity bills.

     

    Affordable and reliable electricity is a necessity. It heats and cools our homes, it powers our hospitals so patients can receive life-saving care, it keeps the lights on in our schools so students can learn, and it fuels our businesses to creates jobs and help our economy move forward. Unfortunately, the EPA is threatening to cut the power by restricting access and raising energy costs with its proposed regulations on power plants. That’s why I’m working to protect our community from this harmful EPA regulation and many more like it that could have detrimental economic consequences.

     

    Under the EPA’s proposed 111(d) rule for existing power plants, also known by the administration as the “Clean Power Plan,” the EPA interprets a rarely used provision of the Clean Air Act to allow the agency to plaster more red tape and set mandatory carbon dioxide (CO2) goals for each state’s energy producers that go well beyond reasonable standards for clean air. By proposing this rule, the EPA seeks to fundamentally change how electricity is generated, distributed and consumed across the country. Our state would be required to submit a complex plan in 2016 and must then begin to meet short-term goals in 2020 and a final goal in 2030. If our plan doesn’t satisfy the EPA’s impossible requirements, the EPA would impose a federal plan, which has not yet been established by the administration.

     

    In North Carolina, we’ve already reduced carbon dioxide emissions significantly. This burdensome rule will only serve to increase electricity rates by nearly 14% without having a significant impact on global emissions. This is unacceptable. We can keep the environment clean while protecting jobs and ensuring energy is affordable, but we have to be reasonable about it.

     

    The EPA is not only threatening the American dream, but our very livelihood. Businesses and manufacturers of all sizes in our district require reliable power to not only keep the lights on but to keep their operations thriving. The EPA’s pending power plant rule will cause electricity prices to skyrocket for families and businesses alike, forcing businesses to trim elsewhere and leaving hardworking folks with less take home pay and fewer jobs.

     

    In February, EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy asserted that regulations by the EPA have never cost one job. That is absolutely absurd and demonstrates a myopia that is stunning. Outside of the national debt, the EPA in general and its proposed “Clean Power Plan” specifically represent the greatest threat to the economic prosperity of this nation.

     

    Instead of making it more difficult for hardworking Americans to succeed – whether it’s getting a job, owning a home, or paying bills – we need solutions that will provide economic prosperity and more opportunities.

     

    That’s why the House passed the Ratepayer Protection Act to empower states to protect families and businesses from rate increases, reduced reliability and other harmful effects of the EPA’s “Clean Power Plan.” The bill requires judicial review of the final rule before requiring states to comply. In addition, it ensures that no state will be forced to implement a state or federal plan if its governor finds a significant adverse effect on electricity rates or reliability.

     

    Our tepid economic recovery continues to sputter along and folks are struggling to get back on their feet, the last thing we need is more regulations that would have no measurable effect on clean air, but would drive up the cost of energy. With the Obama administration’s proposed rule for power plants and many other EPA regulations, Washington wants to rip the rug right from under us. The Ratepayer Protection Act is just one round of our fight to stop the EPA’s job-killing regulations and provide economic stability.

     

     

    Until next week,

    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 '
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    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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    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


    See Restaurant Row  in the Locust Patch  Enter here

    Shop Local Click Here

     


     


     

     

     

    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.


     

        


     

     



     







     

     

     


     


     



     

     


     


     


     

    DIALING ANY 800 NUMBER

    Something to think about.
    800-ASK-4-USA


     

     


    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 for sure

    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 .

     

    YOU WILL
    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.

    Remember
    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!

    info@greenpiecesrecycling.nc