The cost of mailing a First Class letter will increase one cent on Jan. 27, to 46 cents.
Also, the price for mailing a First Class postcard will increase by one cent, to 33 cents.
All of the rate changes are posted online at http://about.usps.com/postal-bulletin/
The U.S. Postal Service reported a $15.9 billion loss last year. It has cut its career workforce by 168,000 or 24 percent since 2006.
On Monday the Postal Service said its Board of Governors has ordered management to accelerate the restructure of operations to further reduce costs.
The Charleston Civic Center announced it is now open for lunch from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Tuesdays in its newly remodeled first-floor lounge.
"Each month the Civic Center hopes to offer a themed cuisine prepared on Tuesdays by their in-house caterer, Distinctive Gourmet," the Civic Center said in a prepared statement.
The Tuesday lunch special in January: pulled pork or turkey barbeque sandwich, chips, slaw and a drink for $7. Healthy options such as wraps and salads also will be available.
There will be no charge for parking on Tuesdays for lunch patrons, said Anna Campbell, the Civic Center's sales director.