Bluefield Daily Telegraph, Bluefield, WV

Local News

February 23, 2013

Community post office opens in Kegley

KEGLEY — A national trend in the U.S. Postal Service arrived Friday in Mercer County when a community post office opened at a local convenience store.

Jay’s Grocery in Kegley hosted the grand opening of the new post office after getting the necessary equipment — including a mail box — installed. It will be called the Kegley Village Post Office, said Marie Burrell, who co-owns the grocery with husband J.R. Burrell. Getting the post office ready has been going on for more than a week.

“They’re just bringing us stuff and we’ve been getting it installed, but today is our grand opening for the Village Post Office,” Marie Burrell said as she tied balloons.

The Burrells decided to open a community post office after hearing that the nearby Kegley Post Office may reduce its hours. Offering mail service would be another way to give customers more conveniences.

“We’re excited today. It helps us and it’s going to help the community. They’ll be able to get stamps here, and the If it Fits, It Ships boxes,” Marie Burrell said. “We do have mail pick up. They put the box in yesterday, the receptacle.”

Customers will not be able to pick up mail, but they will be able to mail letters and packages. They will also be able to buy stamps, she said.

The nearby Kegley Post Office will remain open, said Supervisor Mark Hamm of the Princeton Post Office. Customers can still pick up their mail there and get services community post offices do not offer such as purchasing money orders.

“It’s something nationwide,” Hamm said of the community post office concept. As some post offices reduce hours, post offices opened in stores will offer postal customers more services.

Hamm stated that he did not know if more community offices were scheduled to open in Mercer County, but the trend will continue.

“I’m not sure about Mercer County, but there will be more in West Virginia and Virginia, too, nationwide,” he said.

Text Only
Local News
  • Practice scenario nearly identical to real-life tunnel fire

    July 27, 2014

  • Crash... Two transported from Route 460 wreck

    Two people were transported to a Mercer County hospital following a two-vehicle wreck Sunday afternoon on U.S. Route 460 at the intersection with Willowbrook Road.

    July 27, 2014 1 Photo


    July 27, 2014

  • Active warrants in Tazewell County July 27 Active warrants in Tazewell County July 27

    The Tazewell County Sheriff’s Office is currently seeking the following individuals. Anyone with information concerning the whereabouts of these individuals can call the sheriff’s office at 276-988-1167 or the Tazewell County 911 Center at  276-988-0902.

    July 27, 2014 1 Photo

  • DSC_4822.jpg All tunnel lanes open

    Traffic on Interstate 77 was still backed up about 14 miles in Bland County, Va., Saturday evening, but the Virginia Department of Transportation reported at about 6 p.m. that both northbound lanes of I-77 through East River Mountain were open to traffic.

    July 27, 2014 1 Photo 2 Slideshows

  • First on scene... Firefighters’ story: Working together put the fire out

    Lights in the southern end of the tunnel illuminate an odd design beside the catwalk near the left lane of the northbound tube of the East River Mountain Tunnel that transports I-77 from Virginia into West Virginia. Two firefighters who made the initial assault through the total darkness of the soot and smoke-filled tunnel left those marks as they slid their arms along the catwalk wall on their journey back to the light.

    July 27, 2014 2 Photos

  • Magnificent collection... A collection worth a billion words

    From the time that Carl Boyd arrived on the Bluefield State College campus in 1953, Boyd, a Bluefield, Va., native, graduate of Tazewell County High School and proud 1957 BSC graduate, was collecting photos, information and artifacts of significance to BSC’s history.

    July 27, 2014 1 Photo

  • Fans flock to Saints training camp for smiles, autographs

    Lois and Jeff Price have something else to brag about.

    July 27, 2014

  • Habitat for Humanity needs volunteers

    When Peter, Paul and Mary sang the popular Pete Seeger song, “If I had a hammer,” John White of the Tazewell County Habitat for Humanity program would know how to put that hammer to good use to help the organization in its efforts to bring affordable housing to local families.

    July 27, 2014

  • Bluefield farmers market Bountiful harvest: Farmers’ Market offers fun-filled day

    With the sun smiling down on local gardeners, the popular Bluefield, Va., Farmers’ Market was swinging into the season with produce galore, plenty of activities and the well-played bluegrass and old time songs of Crawdad Creek filling the market venue to overflowing.

    July 27, 2014 1 Photo

National and World
Newspaper Deivery Routes Available
Sister Newspapers' News
Local News Videos