For and About
A Tree Top Publication
J. Bishop, Editor
April 17, 2014
Locust issued three new housing permits, two remodel permits, two new sign permits and the NC DOT is constructing the new sidewalk on North Central Ave. from East Main St. to Lions Club Drive.
New development is about to start in Locust. Look for new announcements in coming weeks.
IRS SCAM ALERT
Multiple news outlets are
reporting a new IRS scam that has targeted an estimated 20,000
tax-payers resulting in losses in excess of one million dollars.
The scam is perpetrated by
telephone and email by scammers posing as IRS agents. A phone call
is received with these phony agents giving a fake name and badge
number and claiming that you owe tax money. They demand payment by
a pre-paid debit card or through a money wire transfer, and they
threaten you with arrest or other penalties if you do not comply.
To add more realism to the threat, these scammers will sometimes
have the last four digits of your social security number and will
follow the phone call with an e-mail that appears equally
authentic. Although initially the scam was targeting primarily
immigrants, it has extended out to include all demographics of
The IRS is cautioning all
tax-payers of any phone calls or e-mails related to owed taxes. They
also stated that usually in regard to owed taxes, you will receive
correspondence in the mail prior to any phone calls. I recommend using
the "second opinion" method. If you receive a phone call or e-mail
supposedly from the IRS regarding owed taxes, visit the official IRS
web-site or contact them by telephone to verify the correspondence was
authentic prior to making any payments. Below is a link to the
official website and a contact phone number:
The IRS website also has a section
related to reporting any fraud or scam activity and the latest
information. Link is below:
If you believe you have been a
victim of an attempted or completed IRS scam, please contact the IRS
first. They will direct you on how to proceed. For more information on the
IRS scam, search the keywords IRS scam. A link to one of the articles is
Everyone take care.
Locust Police Department 2013 Year in Review
Locust United Methodist Church will be having a Bake Sale held at the Food Lion in Locust on April 19th at 9:00am. Come by and get your bake goods for your Easter Holiday!!! A Free special gift for any full size cake bought!
Carolina Christian School
4th Annual May Madness 5k Race 2014 Sponsor Form
Sponsor name: _________________________________________________________
Sponsor address: _________________________________________________________
Sponsor phone number: __________________________________________________
Name and title of authorizing sponsor contact:
Name of Carolina Christian School PSF rep:
______ $50.00 Business name to be placed on Sponsor sign on the course
(18 x 32 sign)
______ $100.00 Business logo on back of race t-shirts
(need grayscale logo e-mailed to firstname.lastname@example.org)
______ $125.00 Business name to be placed on Sponsor sign on the course AND
Business logo on back of race t-shirts
______$25.00 Personal sponsorship to be placed on sign on the course
(12x18 sign). Examples would be: “Way to Go John,” “Proud of You Steve,” “Keep it Up Sue” or “Hang in There Mary.”
To be put on sign: ________________________________________
Thank you for supporting Carolina Christian School!
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 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
Crook Motor Co.
Electronics Recyclers International, Inc.
JT Russell & Sons, Inc.
Main Street Music-Albemarle
Myers Park United Methodist Church
Stanly Regional Agricultural Fair
Thank you and we look forward to working together!
Green Pieces Recycling
Did you know? Locust residents with recycling rollcarts average approximately 30-40lbs of recycling each collection per household totaling 400lbs on annual basis!
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 (email@example.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
Press Release 2014
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Rep. Justin Burr
Phone: (919) 733-5908
Raleigh: March 17, 2014
Rep. Justin Burr announced today that he will be accepting page applications for the 2014 short session which begins May 14, 2014. 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 2013 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.
Basic requirements for pages are:
Have permission from a parent or guardian.
Be between the ages of 15 and 18 (or currently be in the ninth grade).
Be in good academic standing at their schools and have prior approval of the principal if serving during the school year.
Positions fill up fast, so interested applicants should complete an online application at http://www.ncleg.net/house/pages/home.html and call Rep. Burr's legislative office at 919-733-5908 to let him know you are interested and wish to be sponsored. Applications will be accepted on a first come, first serve basis.
For more information about the House Page program, call Mike Sutton, House Page Coordinator at 919-733-5701.
Rep. Burr represents the 67th District which is Stanly and Montgomery Counties.
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
* You must present a paid golf voucher at time of play. Rate not available at golf course.
Call the Pro Shop at 704-781-5231 to Book Today!
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.
1000 North 1st Street Suite11 | Albemarle, NC 28001 US