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Marchers show support for Fayetteville post office

Posted August 28, 2009

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— About two dozen people marched outside Fayetteville's Haymount Post Office Friday morning to protest the location's possible closure.

The Haymount Station, at 106 Oakridge Ave., is among more than 700 branches nationwide that could close or consolidate as the U.S. Postal Service looks for cost savings.

"People are using the post office less and less,” United States Postal Service spokeswoman Enola Rice said. “We operate as a business.”

The branches on the list reflect locations that have few customers or are near another branch, she said.

 

The Haymount Station is a mile from Fayetteville's main post office.

Those gathered Friday morning chanted, "Post offices save communities!"

When the list was released, Haymount neighbors told WRAL News they value the local branch.

“It’s like a community post office,” said Denise Gainey, who has used the post office for many years. “It is smaller and more intimate. You can get service quicker here.”

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  • ghimmy51 Aug 28, 2009

    If the military were run as a business many thousands of Americans providing service and materials to them would be looking for a job. The jobs would be in China, El Salvador, Honduras, Pakistan and India. The US military understands patriotism, not just profit.

  • See Chart Aug 28, 2009

    Why is not the military run as a business look
    at how much we would save also Medicaid & Medicare!

  • ghimmy51 Aug 28, 2009

    The main post office is less than half a mile from there. The two in blue could use the walk. The mail carrier accepts mail too.

  • GWALLY Aug 28, 2009

    The post office, just like phone books, newspapers, and hand held maps are becoming irrelevant in todays world!!!

  • Sidekick Aug 28, 2009

    If they can get service there, then close the main office, where service is not good. I was in line at a post office with 2 people in front of me. One teller was working. The clock struck 5, she placed a sign on the counter 'This Position Closed' picked up her purse and left, with about 4 people waiting. No one came back out to the front for a few minutes and told us the post office is now closed.