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PRC Proposed 2021 Rates

U.S. Postal Service Announces New Prices for 2021

No Increase in Forever Stamp

The United States Postal Service filed notice with the Postal Regulatory Commission (PRC) today of price changes to take effect Jan. 24, 2021.

The proposed prices, approved by the Postal Service Board of Governors, would raise Mailing Services product prices approximately 1.8 percent for First-Class Mail and 1.5 percent for other categories. Although Mailing Services price increases are based on the consumer price index, competitive International Shipping Services prices are primarily adjusted according to market conditions. The governors believe these new rates will keep the Postal Service competitive while providing the agency with needed revenue.

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Retail Service Hours Reduction

Retail Service hours at the offices listed below will be adjusted, effective August 29, 2020.  Signage has been placed in all the offices as well as notification to all PO Box customers.

There will be no change to the daily PO Box mail availability time nor to the time customers will have access to their PO Box.

Nearby alternate retail location(s) can be found by going to: https://tools.usps.com/find-location.htm.

The Postal Service apologizes for any inconvenience.  We appreciate your business and look forward to providing you continued excellent customer service.

Seeds from China

Good afternoon

The Postal Service is receiving customer inquiries regarding unsolicited seed packets from China.  The United States Postal Inspection Service is aware of the mailings and are consulting with our federal, state and local partners.  If a customer receives one of these unsolicited seed mailings, please advise them to handle the seeds appropriately in accordance with local authorities.

The following information is from the North Carolina Department of Agriculture:

china seeds

Louis DeJoy Selected as 75th PMG

Board of Governors Announces Selection of Louis DeJoy to Serve as Nation’s 75th Postmaster General

 The Board of Governors of the United States Postal Service has announced its unanimous selection of Louis DeJoy to serve as the 75th Postmaster General of the United States and Chief Executive Officer of the world’s largest postal organization.

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USPS National and North Carolina News

News from USPS National and USPS North Carolina region.
10/16/2020 10:22
WASHINGTON, DC — The U.S. Postal Service today celebrated the majesty and visual mystique of the winter season by dedicating new Winter Scenes stamps. The virtual ceremony can be viewed on the Postal Service’s Facebook and Twitter pages. These Forever stamps are available at Post Office locations nationwide and at usps.com/winterscenesstamp.
Send warm wishes with Winter Scenes stamps
10/15/2020 12:26
WASHINGTON, DC — The U.S. Postal Service provided new service performance data today to the House Committee on Oversight and Reform and the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee for the week of Oct. 3 through Oct. 9, 2020.
The U.S. Postal Service Continues to Maintain Service Performance Amid Surge in Mail Volume
10/14/2020 10:46
The U.S. Postal Service will dedicate a Christmas stamp featuring a detail of “Our Lady of Guápulo,” an 18th-century oil painting.
New Christmas Stamp Features ‘Our Lady of Guápulo’
10/13/2020 12:49
WASHINGTON, DC — With the November election less than a month away, Postmaster Louis DeJoy today reiterated his great faith in the fundamental integrity of the employees of the United States Postal Service and expressed tremendous confidence in their commitment and readiness throughout the organization.
Postmaster General Champions USPS Employee Commitment to a Safe and Secure Election
10/13/2020 10:44
WASHINGTON, DC — The U.S. Postal Service continues to celebrate Kwanzaa, which honors the values and beliefs around African American heritage, by dedicating a new Kwanzaa stamp today.
New Kwanzaa Stamp Now Available
10/13/2020 08:50
CHARLOTTE, NC — The U.S. Postal Service continues to celebrate Kwanzaa, which honors the values and beliefs around African American heritage, by dedicating a new Kwanzaa stamp today.
New Kwanzaa Stamp Now Available
10/06/2020 09:01
CHARLOTTE, NC –The holiday season is nearly upon us and the U.S. Postal Service urges customers to plan ahead and ship early to their friends and loved ones stationed on military outposts in faraway lands and serving on the high seas.
Postal Service Ready to Deliver Holiday Cheer To Service Members Worldwide
10/06/2020 08:59
GREENSBORO, NC — Celebrate the joyous Jewish holiday of Hanukkah with a new stamp from the U.S. Postal Service. Also called the Festival of Lights, Hanukkah is a family-centered celebration that includes the ceremonial lighting of the hanukiah, the nine-branched menorah used during the holiday.
New Hanukkah Stamp Now Available
09/21/2020 13:31
CHARLOTTE, NC — The Postal Service is hiring seasonal employees, including casual mail handers and holiday clerk assistants, to work November through early January. Candidates will be required to work weekends and holidays.
Postal Service is hiring for the holidays
09/03/2020 16:02
MILTON, NC — The U.S. Postal Service will relocate the Milton Post Office to a yet-to-be-determined location as close as reasonably possible to the former site.
Postal Service plans relocation of Milton Post Office