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Greyhound adds new stop in Albemarle

People may be travelling less in the days of the COVID-19 pandemic, but one mode of transportation has a new stop in Albemarle.

Greyhound Bus Lines, having been absent from the city for a number of years, recently added a new bus stop at Vac & Dash on 154 S. First St.

The new route will stop in Albemarle at 9:15 a.m. heading East to Raleigh with stops in Southern Pines and Sanford before getting to Raleigh at 11:45 a.m. The bus will return back to Albemarle at 2:15 p.m. daily.

Riders will also be able to travel to Asheville and back on the new route.

Cost of a ticket to Raleigh is as low as $33 round trip and $38 to Asheville.

Tickets are available online at greyhound.com and at some point in the future will be sold by Vac & Dash.

“I’m very excited to help bring a Greyhound stop to Albemarle. I’m pretty familiar with Greyhound as a much needed form of transportation for so many people,” Peter Asciutto, owner of Vac & Dash, said.

“Greyhound provides not only local service within the state, but offers connections to 2,400 destinations across North America,” Greyhound Agency Manager Wesley Pennington said.

About Charles Curcio

Charles Curcio was the sports editor of the Stanly News & Press from 1999-2001 and has currently served in the same capacity since 2008. He was awarded the NCHSAA Tim Stevens Media Representative of the Year and named CNHI Sports Editor of the Year in 2014. He has also been honored twice by the North Carolina Press Association.

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