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THIS SATURDAY, August 1st at 7:30 pm in the Backyard of Locust City Hall
Bring your lawn chairs, grab some dinner and a drink from our vendors, and get ready to watch a movie on the big screen.
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Check out this link for the trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HGLtBJupFFM&t=10s
*Designated seating areas spaced 6 ft apart will be available on a first-come, first-served basis. Attendees may also stay in their vehicles and park along the back edge of the yard space to watch the movie. Masks are required outside of seating areas/cars, especially at the restrooms and vendor trucks.
**This movie was rated PG in 1984 but is now considered PG-13. Be advised, the movie contains language, drinking/smoking, and sexual references.
City of Locust
Post Office Box 190 Locust, North Carolina 28097-0190 (704) 888-5260
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE JULY 21, 2020
Passing of Locust Police Chief Steven R Smith
It is with extreme sadness and a heavy heart that the City of Locust City Council announces the sudden passing of Chief of Police Steven Smith. Preliminary indications are that his death is due to natural causes.
Chief Smith began his career in law enforcement in 1997 as a reserve officer with the Locust Police Department. He became a full-time police officer for Locust PD in 1998, and then worked with the Monroe and Kannapolis Police Departments prior to returning to the Locust Police Department in 2007. Chief Smith honorably served the citizens of Locust as Chief of Police since his appointment on December 30, 2019.
During his tenure as Chief of Police, the Locust Police Department fostered partnerships with law enforcement agencies in Stanly, Union, and Cabarrus Counties that will forever be remembered as a testament to his leadership and discipline.
Chief Steven Smith was 45 years old and is survived by his wife, Melissa, his daughter Riley, and his son Hunter.
Please keep his family, the Locust Police Department and his many friends in your prayers for the difficult days ahead. He will be greatly missed.
RIP Chief Smith, EOW 7/21/2020
Contact person: Cesar Correa, City Administrator
Contact phone number: 704-888-5260 ext. 101
Restaurant Guidelines for re-opening under Phase 2
Gov. Cooper is expected to announce on Wednesday, May 20, 2020 that North Carolina will move into Phase 2 of re-opening starting Friday, May 22, 2020 at 5:00PM. Under Phase 2, restaurants are expected to re-open with limitations. The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services provided the following resources for restaurants to review prior to re-opening. For any questions, please contact the Stanly County Health Department at 704-982-9171.
Update #6: Gov. Cooper Signs Executive Order #135
Executive Order #135 extended the Stay at Home Order, and enters Phase 1 of re-opening North Carolina. Under the Executive Order, mass gatherings continue to be limited to 10 people. However, individuals are able to leave their home for more reasons and more businesses are allowed to re-open.
Update #5: CDC Checklist
The CDC website includes a household checklist with recommendations for family planning and preparation for COVID-19., including staying informed, preparing for possible sickness, and what to do if a member of your family is sick.
Update #4: Wearing Masks In Public
Update #3: Stay At Home Order extended through Friday May 8th
On Thursday, April 23, 2020 Gov. Cooper extended the state-wide Stay At Home Order (Executive Order #121) until May 8, 2020. City Hall and all other public facilities will remain closed to the public until 5/8/2020. Additional information will be posted on this page as soon as it becomes available. For more information about Gov. Cooper’s plan to re-open North Carolina please visit: Governor Extends Stay At Home Order Through May 8, Plans Three Phase Lifting of Restrictions Based on Virus Trends
Update #2: Sewer Disconnections suspended
As per Gov. Cooper’s Executive Order #124, residential account disconnections for nonpayment are suspended for 60 days. In addition, the City of Locust will not impose new penalties for late fee payments or collect on penalties that were imposed on residential accounts as of March 31, 2020. If necessary, residents may contact the City of Locust Billing Department to set up payment options.
On Friday, March 27, 2020 N.C. Governor Roy Cooper signed Executive Order #121 entitled: “Stay at Home Order and Strategic Directions for North Carolina In Response To Increased COVID-19 Cases”
In consultation with Cabarrus and Stanly County officials, and based upon guidance from the Center for Disease Control (CDC) and the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (NCDHHS), Mayor Steve Huber declared a State of Emergency within the jurisdiction of the City of Locust effective 5:00 PM on Monday, March 30, 2020.
The City of Locust’s top priority is and always will be the safety and security of the community. City officials are closely working with Cabarrus and Stanly County officials to monitor the situation. While there have been some changes to City services, all necessary arrangements are being made to ensure that all City essential services are provided during this evolving situation.
Effective Monday, March 30, 2020 at 5:00pm:
- City Hall and all other public facilities will be closed to the public.
- All residents and businesses are encouraged to conduct utility payments with the City utilizing its online feature at https://locustnc.mygovhub.com/#/ or by depositing payment in our City Hall utilities payment drop box.
- All residents can conduct other business with the City by calling the City offices at 704-888-5260 during normal business hours (Monday-Friday 8:30am to 5:00pm)
- Trash and Recycling collection has been deemed an essential service. Waste Management is allowed to continue regular collection schedule.
- All City Parks & Recreation programs are suspended until at least May 15, 2020.
- Please contact Emily Jones, Parks & Recreation Director for refunds.
- Social gatherings at the Officer Jeff Shelton Memorial Park, and the Locust Athletic Complex are limited to 10 people as per Governor Cooper’s Executive Order #121.
Please refer to Executive Order #121 to determine if you and/or your employee(s) are considered essential workers.
This debate has been going on for years, but it’s never been more critical than during this trying season.
To flush or NOT to flush…….. that is the question. Your toilets aren’t trash cans. Click here to learn how you can help protect our sanitary sewer system. It’s a shared fight
Click here or see below to view the press release, published March, 13, 2020, 12:00 PM.
Residents of Locust,
We would like to share with you the most recent information we have received from the Stanly County Department of Public Health regarding COVID-19.
Both of these are subject to change as we get more guidance from the county and state.
Here are links for trusted information sources: