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Located in the Foot Hills of the Uwharrie Mts.
A Tree Top Publication
J. Bishop, Editor
July 31, 2015
The tickets went on sale for the St. Jude house being built in Red Bridge yesterday, the WBTV Telethon sold over 3100 opening day.
The Dollar Tree Store received it's CO yesterday and will open soon in the Walmart Red Bridge Shopping Plaza.
Funds have been approved for new sidewalks on North Central Ave. from Lions Club Drive to Locust Valley and for Lions Club Drive to and parts of the Locust City Park.
The planned opening for the new Dairy Queen at the corner of West Main St. and Meadow Creek Church Rd. has been moved back to August. Construction crews are remodeling the site.
Locust Police Department
FTC CONSUMER INFORMATION & DEPARTMENT UPDATE
Below is a link to the FTC website about how you can be put on do not call or
mail lists. I don't know if it will help with those annoying phone and email
scam attempts but the website does have a section covering those as well.
A couple of updates, the first of which covers those attempted scam phone calls and messages. I've noticed an increase in these types of scam attempts as we're routinely fielding several calls and visits at the office related to this type of activity. Thankfully so far, no one has fallen for them and they only want to make us aware. Simply put, if anyone calls you, emails you, or sends you mail and it requires any type of demanded payment, a request for personal information such as your social security number or bank info, I can almost 100% assure you that it is a scam. If you are unsure, look up contact information for the organization that the caller or sender claims to represent and find out from the actual organization or agency itself. If you are reading this email it means you have internet access. Many of these scams (IRS, Craig's List, lower interest rate, etc.) are covered on the internet simply by searching "IRS scams", "Craig's List scams" etc. You can also use websites such as the FTC website, Better Business Bureau, and the NC DOJ site. This will also be covered in this month's newsletter (when I have a chance to do it).
This month's newsletter will be out before the end of the month. It will not include crime statistics due to circumstances out of my control and will likely be without statistics for the next few months. Our reports and paperwork are still being kept accurately and very detailed, I just have no way to access the monthly reports for the time being. I assure you I will keep you alerted if there are any emerging crime trends of concern and I will catch up on statistics when they become available.
Everyone be careful in the super high temperatures we are experiencing and everyone stay safe.
Locust Police Department
186 Ray Kennedy Drive
PO Box 190
Locust, NC 28097
Locust Planning and Zoning
For information about the City of Locust fall sports and links to register online, please visit www.locustnc.com/sports
Direct link to City of Locust Sports online registration: www.locustnc.sportssignup.com . *All City of Locust sports registration is ONLINE!*
Baseball and Soccer registration ends next Friday, July 31st.
Volleyball 3-4th grade camp registration will remain open until the first day of camp, Monday August 3rd.
Volleyball 5th-8th grade league registration will remain open until Tuesday, September 8th.
Tennis registration is continuous, with lessons every Wednesday afternoon.
For information about football and cheerleading, please visit www.weststanlyyouthfootball.com. The City of Locust does not handle football/cheerleading registration.
For information about fall softball, please email Diane Furr at email@example.com for information. The City of Locust does not handle fall softball registration.
Event Coordinator, City of Locust
P.O. Box 190, Locust, NC 28097
Work Cell: 704-310-1296
The Six Cents Tax Scam Click here.
August 17th Carolina Auction Academy classes begin at the Crutchfield Campus of SCC
Our students have been doing an auction each semester and the proceeds go to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital - so glad to see the St. Jude house coming to Locust as well
Thanks for your help
Carolina Auction Academy
Health/Public Services Continuing Education-SCC
“Choose to have a great day”
Please like us on FB www.facebook.com/CarolinaAuctionAcademy
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.
See our Schedule Click Here.
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 at firstname.lastname@example.org “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.
DIALING ANY 800 NUMBER
Something to think about.
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
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 .
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.
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!