Alert mail carrier credited with saving elderly man’s life in North Carolina
HENDERSONVILLE, N.C. — A North Carolina mail carrier is credited with possibly saving a man’s life after he noticed something out of the ordinary. According to WLOS, Joshua Smith noticed a Hendersonville man’s mail went untouched for a day, which wasn’t normal for the resident who typically picked up his mail daily. https://t.co/bbPk7BIKGW — WSOCTV (@wsoctv) October 24, 2022“For some people, that’s normal,” Smith told WLOS. “As a mail carrier, I feel like our relationship is strong in the community,” Smith said. After mail carrier Joshua Smith notice the mail at one Hendersonville home hadn't been collected, he called authorities & asked for a wellness check.wftv.com
TRACK DELAYS: Here’s how to find out if mail is being delivered on time where you live
Postal Service records show delivery delays have persisted across the country as millions of Americans began voting by mail, raising the possibility of ballots being rejected because they arrive too late. [BALLOT TRACKER: Voting by mail? Here’s how to track your ballot | VOTER GUIDE: Everything you need to know ahead of the presidential election]This interactive embed shows how much better or worse postal districts did at delivering First-Class Mail on time using the most recent data from the week of October 3. Try viewing this in a modern browser like Chrome, Safari, Firefox or Internet Explorer 9 or later. Click here or visit ClickOrlando.com/results2020 to learn more about what you can expect to see on your ballot.
U.S. Postal Service unveils its Holiday Delights stamp
Postal Service unveiled this year’s crop of holiday stamps Thursday. This is the Holiday Delight stamp. The stamp art was inspired by folk art and features four items that represent Christmas, a Christmas tree, an ornament, a stuffed stocking and a prancing reindeer. The Holiday Delights stamps are available nationwide. The forever stamp costs 55 cents per stamp and $11 for a book of 20.
On this 50th anniversary for the USPS, mail a letter to a friend
Fifty years ago, the former Post Office Department changed over and became the United States Postal Service. Postal Service, as we know it now, has only been around since 1970? Energized by the Civil Rights Movement, postal workers in New York went on strike, and the movement eventually swelled across the country. Previously, letters were taken to a Post Office, where employees would note the postage due (or paid) in the upper right corner. Postal Service stands financially, perhaps we do have to consider, what if the mail goes away someday?
Meghan Markle makes her first public appearance since royal rift
Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, is already back at work and appears to be doing business as usual, albeit in Canada. The former actress, a womens-empowerment advocate, popped into Vancouvers Downtown Womens Center on Tuesday and was photographed smiling along with the staff. It was her first public appearance since she and husband Prince Harry announced last week that they would be stepping back from their roles as senior royals. The Duchess of Sussex, Meghan Markle, visited us today to discuss issues affecting women in the community, read a post on the centers Facebook page. AdvertisementThe Los Angeles-bred Meghan Markle has been back in Canada for a few days with the couples young son, Archie.latimes.com