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North Carolina town loses post office after Florence damage

December 21, 2018

POLLOCKSVILLE, N.C. (AP) — A small North Carolina town is losing its post office after it was damaged by Hurricane Florence, meaning residents with post office boxes will have to drive seven miles (11 km) to get their mail.

WITN in Greenville reports Pollocksville Mayor Jay Bender said the U.S. Postal Service announced Friday that all mail operations would be moved to Maysville.

The town’s post office was damaged by hurricane floodwaters and the postal service set up a temporary post office. But Bender said the temporary office was driven away Friday.

Bender said while carriers will still deliver mail to Pollocksville, those with post office boxes will now have to drive to Maysville. He called the decision “Scrooge-like,” adding that he couldn’t reach postal officials because they have left for the holidays.

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Information from: WITN-TV, http://www.witn.com/

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