The U.S. Postal Service says the changing nature of mail service is forcing it to change how it operates post offices. That means closings, a lot of them, including possibly more than two dozen in South Carolina.
The agency says it wants to phase out more than 3,600 offices around the country, mostly small, rural branches. It released a list of offices this week that officials are looking at closing. That list included 28 locations in South Carolina. The Postal Service says none of the spots it mentioned are officially going to be closed, yet. It just plans to review their operations.
The agency says more people are conducting their business online and the need for a physical building has gone down. The list of offices in South Carolina includes locations at Shaw Air Force Base and locations in the Columbia (Edgewood) and Greenville (Pleasantburg) suburbs.
Nearly a third of the locations were in the I-95 Corridor. Most of the branches were in small towns of less than 400 people. You can find a complete list here.