In Downtown Wilmington, a ceremony was held to celebrate an area native being selected to be on the US stamp. Robert Robinson Taylor was the first formally educated black architect in America, studying at MIT in the late 1800's.
The cost of mailing a letter is a month away from increasing by three cents. That means the rate will be 49 cents for a first-class stamp.
Beginning in January, all new postage stamps good for one ounce of first-class mail will be marked as "forever." The US Postal Service is doing away with issuing first-class stamps with denominations.
It is going to cost you more to use snail mail. Monday, the cost of a stamp goes up from 42 to 44 cents. Forever Stamps will still work, even if you bought them at the lower rate.