Officers and citizens gathered together for a solemn ceremony to celebrate and honor fallen heroes at the Officer Jeff Shelton Memorial park in Locust Tuesday, May 15. The ceremony was held during National Police Week, May 13-19–a week to honor all police who serve their country. Superior Court Judge Kevin Bridges, a native of Stanly County, addressed the crowd with sincere words of thanks to all of the officers that attended and to the family members of Assistant Chief Ray Kennedy of the Locust Police Department killed March 3, 1991, Officer Damon Smith of the Oakboro Police Department killed April 15, 1996, and Officer Jeff Shelton of the Charlotte Mecklenburg Police Department killed April 1, 2007. Continue reading
The City of Locust will host a Summer Concert Series and Cruise-In. The Cruise-In starts at 5 pm in the Locust Town Center. The band “Right Turn Clyde” will perform starting at 6 pm. The Concert Series and Cruise-In is a great time to get outside and enjoy music and unique cars. For more information, contact Locust Town Hall at 704-888-5260 or visit www.locustnc.com.
The Locust Post Office will now have new hours in order to save money. It will be open Monday through Friday, 9 am until 12 pm and then 1-4:45 pm and Saturdays, 9:30 am until 12 pm. The cutback in hours stems from recent post office closings across the United States
Green Pieces Recycling visited Fun-N-Learning Daycare in Locust recently to teach the children about what it means to recycle trash and take care of the earth. Fun-N-Learning uses Green Pieces services at the center and felt it would be a good way to show the children why they collect daily items to recycle. Green Pieces showed his recycling truck, how to crush and break down recyclables, and where it goes once it leaves businesses, homes, and community. His mascot “Binny” the Recycling Bin came out to enjoy the festivities as well. The children spent the week talking about recycling in honor of Earth Day.
The mayor of Locust and business leaders joined Dynamic Comfort Solutions in celebrating its grand opening in a ribbon cutting ceremony in Locust last Friday. Dynamic Comfort Solutions is an HVAC provider and has a wide variety of services to offer from mold assessment to duct cleaning and air cleaning and treatment solutions. It also offers 10 percent off the final bill for military, fire, police, and rescue personal. Offices are located on Ray Kennedy Drive in the Locust Town Center.
The Third Annual Spring Alive Locust Festival will be Saturday, May 5. The event is sponsored by Piedmont Natural Gas and will run from 9:30 am through 6 pm. There will be inflatables, games and activities, food, arts, and crafts. There will also be live music by Jim Quick and Coastline, Carson Hill, and the Chris Marks Band.
From Locust Administrator James Inman:
It is with great sadness that I inform you of the death of former Mayor and present Council Member Wilson Barbee. Council Member Barbee has and will continue to be a driving force within this community and we all feel his loss deeply. I ask that you pray for his family and ask that God will provide comfort to them during this time. No arrangements have been made at this time.
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