Marchers show support for Fayetteville post office
Posted August 28, 2009 11:29 a.m. EDT
Updated August 28, 2009 11:51 a.m. EDT
Fayetteville, N.C. — 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.”