Covit 19 struck the Locust Patch on December 27 and it has be a long recovery. we not there yet.



Low 29 degrees this morning. High today 39. 






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Thursday, January 7, 202

Starbucks is coming to Walmart!

The Locust City Council held their December meeting and swore in Mayor Steve Huber to another term, they also swore in J C Burris, Rusty Efird, Harry Fletcher, and Mike Haigler to another term on the Locust City Council.  The Council will meet next on January 14, 2021.

Construction for new streets have been started for phase three Redah Acres on Church Street where over 40 new homes will be built.  See plat below.

Stanly County will be included in the regional mass transit plan for 2030.  See details below.

Morgan Meadows a new sub-division off Meadow Creek Church Rd.near Highway 200 North should start construction on 38 new homes.  See plat below.

Adams Homes is building a number of homes in  Red Bridge. 

The Locust Town Center has updated their plans for the future Click here.

See new map for golf cart traffic in Locust, it's posted in a link near the bottom of this page.



Morgan Meadows

Redah Acres Phase III  Church Street


The Greater Charlotte Region is growing, and growing fast. Access to reliable, efficient and well-connected transportation options is one of the most important factors to ensure everyone can benefit. We need to find solutions to promote and harness economic growth, while helping our neighbors and visitors easily get where they want and need to go. This will require collaboration, insight, creativity and a bold vision.

On February 24, 2020, representatives from twelve counties across North and South Carolina met to launch this region’s first bi-state transit plan, to be called CONNECT Beyond: A Regional Mobility Initiative [watch the Facebook Live video]. The project will unfold over the next eighteen months under the direction of Centralina Council of Governments and the Metropolitan Transit Commission, CATS’ policy board. The project area includes twelve counties in a geographic area covering over 5,000 square miles, a population of roughly 2.5 million people and close to twenty separate transit agencies. Coordination of plans and investments are key to our continued economic competitiveness.

While the CONNECT Our Future regional growth initiative and other plans have set the stage and serve as a strong foundation for this work, the CONNECT Beyond Regional Mobility Initiative is not simply a continuation of an earlier plan; it’s fundamentally bigger and more ambitious. We’re talking about doing something that hasn’t been done before, crossing all the lines, breaking out of silos, organizations, departments and all the other dashed lines that split up our region. This is the start of something big.

This “mobility initiative” is about envisioning how individuals will move from place to place across arbitrary boundaries to get to work, school, medical appointments and other daily services by public transportation – or transit. Specifically, CONNECT Beyond will:

What will be required for this region to reach its aspirations for transit?



Site construction is well underway on the new phase of home construction in the Locust Town Center.  See partial site plan below.

New see more of the Locust Town Center Click here.

The Cross Roads formally known as the Elm Street Project will start after the first of the year.




Locust Planning and Zoning

November 2020

9 New House Permits Helms, SDH, Adams, Lassiter.

1 Storage

1 Accessory

3 Remodels

1 Sign

1 Commercial

90 New Housing permits as of mid December for the year.


2020 Planning Meeting List, all meetings begin at 7:00pm

2nd Tuesday of every month

January 14, 2020

February 11, 2020

March 10, 2020

April 14, 2020

May 12, 2020

June 9, 2020

July 14, 2020

August 11, 2020

September 8, 2020

October 13, 2020

November 10, 2020

December 8, 2020



Locust Travel Times





Stanly County Senior Centers Activities Calendar Click here.



A short video on and about Locust

West Stanly Fire Department 


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 assess ability 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

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.

28 Life Tips You Won't Believe

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




The Locust Government Center



Check out the web site 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 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.

Locust Golf Cart Street and Sidewalk Map for legal Travel Click here.

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






Red Bridge Golf Club holds a Thursday Night Shootout each week. The format is 9 holes of Captain's Choice with teams made up based on handicap. Sign up individually by calling the pro shop at 704-781-5231. Call in before 5:00 pm to register. Tee time is 5:30-5:45 pm. Cost is $18 for the golf which includes green fee, cart fee and one domestic beer.  There is also a $10 cash pool that goes to the winners. Total cost is $28

You may also book online at to get great deals online without any booking fees. (Online rates may or may not be lower than our email specials.)

See your home town merchants on page 2

Locust Patch page 2 CLICK here.