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More than 3,700 small post offices across the United States will get a reprieve under a new cost-cutting initiative approved by the U.S. Postal Service.
The previous plan was to close the low-revenue post offices to save money.
Whitetop was the only post office on the closing list in Grayson County.
The new plan is not to close the post offices but to operate less hours.
Several area post offices will operate fewer hours under the new proposed postal service plan.
Whitetop, Mouth of Wilson and Troutdale would go from eight hours to four and Elk Creek hours would go from eight to six.
In Carroll County, Woodlawn and Fancy Gap would go from eight hours to six; Laurel Fork and Dugspur would go from eight to four hours; and Lambsburg would go from eight hours to two.
No other post offices in Galax and the Twin Counties are scheduled for reduced hours.
A total of 39 post offices in the Triad and Northwest North Carolina will have hours reduced.
In Alleghany County, Ennice and Roaring Gap, post offices are proposed to go to six hours while Glade Valley and Piney Creek will go to four.
Grassy Creek in Ashe County will go to four hours while only one post office will be affected in Surry County, Ararat will go to six hours.