The American and North Carolina flags were lowered to half-staff in honor of Locust resident and former N.C. House Rep. Bobby Harold Barbee Sr. Barbee passed away Tuesday, February 26, at the age of 85. He served for nearly two decades as House representative. He also owned Barbee Insurance and Associates in Locust since 1962.
“Bobby Harold Barbee was an icon who exemplified faith, family, friends, and community. He will truly be missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with the Barbee family now and for the days to come,” said Locust City Administrator Tim Fesperman.