Shopping Rush And Shipping Mission

Thousands of shoppers crowded area stores Sunday, looking for last-minute gifts.

The manager of Best Buy in Greenville said except for a few large purchases, most of the sales were small stocking stuffers and gift cards.

The season of shipping was still in full throttle this weekend. The post office in Greenville was open until noon Saturday. Greenville postmaster Becky Vester says like thousands of dedicated postal workers across the country, a team of her workers will spend Christmas Eve and Christmas Day making sure packages are delivered.

The U.S. Postal Service added about 10,000 seasonal workers nationwide to handle the extra workload this holiday season.