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Carrier delivers her final route

NEW CASTLE – A post carrier of 43 years retired from New Castle on June 30. Carolyn Reynolds has worked for the New Castle post office for the past 43 years. She has been through it all on her route while seeing wildlife like bears or having rough weather conditions.

“I will miss my people very bad. I enjoyed every one of them! I will also miss my coworkers,” said Reynolds.

After 40 years of service with the U.S. Postal Service Carolyn Reynolds, right, bids farewell to Thelma "Ducky" Schultz and Don Chidester at the Commons. Reynolds retired June 30. Photo by Gwen Johnson
After 40 years of service with the U.S. Postal Service Carolyn Reynolds, right, bids farewell to Thelma "Ducky" Schultz and Don Chidester at the Commons. Reynolds retired June 30. Photo by Gwen Johnson

Town resident Gwen Johnson said of the longtime mail carrier: “She is a very special person who always goes the extra mile to help people in any way she can be it through the postal service or in her personal life. To lose her as a carrier will be like losing a best friend.”

Reynolds wanted to thank Virginia Department of Transportation employees, who kept the roads cleaned, and Timmy Surface who let her know over the years what the weather conditions were like on Potts Mountain.

Reynolds has four daughters, Barbara, Ruth, Hoppy, and Susie. She plans to visit in Florida with one of them after retirement but she has no plans thereafter.

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