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Southport woman with disability says postal service won't move her mailbox

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Posted at 5:12 PM, Mar 10, 2019

SOUTHPORT — A woman with mobility issues in Southport is still trying to get her mailbox moved after the post office continues to deny her request.

Kathy Karban says trying to cross Madison Avenue, a four-lane road, to get her mail is “like trying to play frogger.”

“I can’t walk fast enough to get across the street," Karban said. “We have to drive to get the mail because obviously it’s a busy street.”

For the last two years, Karban has reached out and provided all of the proper documents to get her mailbox moved.

The U.S. Postal Service says they are familiar with the issue, but her mail carrier is considered mounted – meaning they don’t get out of their vehicles.

Karban said she is willing to pay for a mailbox and move it to the end of her driveway, but the postal service says they can move it to Brewer Drive, which is about a block away.

“I don't always have a car,” Karban said. “Unless the post office wants to buy me a car that I have at my disposal all the time, I don't have a problem with that.”

For now, Karban says she is reaching out to her elected representatives for help.