12/31/10 132 W, 1 I - + 16 - 7 Horne Street Postal Station Closing

Sign of the times and a tough economy. As today's News & Observer reports, the Horne Street post office located across the street from North Carolina State University is closing. Today is the last day for receiving mail at rented boxes. In a few more weeks, the one-person facility closes. Business has dropped sharply in recent years. (Not to mention the general failure of that section of the Hillsborough Street corridor to flourish lo these last couple of decades. Here's a neat Independent Weekly article about that.) Students, faculty, and folks living in the area will have to walk, ride, or drive to the Cameron Village post office on Oberlin Road. The Horne Street station has been operational for 60+ years.

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