The owner of the building says he doesn't want to renew the lease - is there really a higher paying tenant out there? Faced with the news, the Postal Service took a hard look at the dollars and sense of keeping such a small Post Office. Closing it seemed like the best option - but not for those 136 families and the local phone company who would have to travel 25+ miles to Millboro to pick up packages or mail certified letters.
Death of a zip code and community? Perhaps. But, being anonymous has certain advantages. Believe me.
More about going postal at the Roanoke Times.