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Table of Contents Welcome & Area Overview Utilities Transportation Voter Information Licenses & Climate Medical Facilities Libraries Museums Area Map Post Offices Local Government State Government Education Colleges & Universities Retirement Civic Clubs & Veteran Organizations Fort Lee Websites Shopping Education & Employment Data

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WELCOME City sidewalks or wide open spaces? A shopping spree at the mall or a boat trip down the river? Fine dining or a cozy coffeeshop? This guide was created to give you the resources needed to help you relocate

Welcome to the Tri-Cities! No matter what you choose, you can have it all here in the Tri-Cities, a fast-growing region 25 minutes south of Virginia’s state capital. More and more people are discovering the Tri-Cities for its affordable housing, educational opportunities and strong sense of community in neighborhoods both urban and rural. A newly expanded U.S. Army post at Fort Lee and other major developments have created a major economic impact in the region. The Tri-Cities is named for Petersburg, Colonial Heights and Hopewell, three cities that sprung up along the nearby Appomattox and James rivers. The region also includes Prince George and Dinwiddie counties and portions of Chesterfield and Sussex counties. It’s an exciting time to be a part of this diverse community. A recent $1.2 billion expansion of the U.S. Army base at Fort Lee has turned the military post into an economic engine for the TriCities for the foreseeable future. Fort Lee’s overall economic impact to the region is $2.4 billion a year, or about a seventh of the region’s economy, according to a study released in 2012. Fort Lee accounts for a total annual impact of 28,000 jobs and $2.4 billion in economic output — approximately 13.62 percent of the total 2008 gross domestic product for the three-county and three-city region surrounding the military base, according to the study. Fort Lee employs more than 12,700 personnel, including military, Department of Defense civilians, private contractors and other civilians. Fort Lee is largely a training facility – about a third of the Army now trains there. Aerospace giant Rolls-Royce PLC has a large presence in the region center at the new Crosspointe factory complex in Prince George County. The first manufacturing facility opened in May 2011 and manufactures discs and associated parts for use in commercial aircraft engines. The 180,000-square-foot plant cost $170 million and employs about 150 workers. Also, Rolls-Royce has formed a partnership with universities at the Commonwealth Center for Advanced Manufacturing or CCAM – a roughly 60,000 square-foot, $12.9 million research facility. CCAM is a research-based collaboration between the University of Virginia, Virginia Tech, Virginia State University and manufacturing companies worldwide. Manufacturers join CCAM as members and guide research - leveraging both university faculty and CCAM 6

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scientists in two focus areas: surface engineering and manufacturing systems. The research facility has the potential to revolutionize manufacturing. Major global businesses will work there with students and faculty from three of the state’s leading institutions of higher learning to develop new industrial products and processes and bring them to the marketplace at top speed, all in a setting that provides minimum financial risk and maximum economic benefit.

An overview of the Tri-Cities Region:

The region is marked by the confluence of the Appomattox and James rivers. American Indians from the Appomattox and Powhatan tribes called this area home for centuries. Shortly after the settlement of Jamestown in 1607, colonists ventured down the Appomattox and James rivers to build new settlements along the banks. These included the Citie of Henricus in what is now Chesterfield County, Another large corporation – the online retailer Amazon.com – has and Fort Henry, which developed into the modern-day city of made a major investment in the region with two large distribution Petersburg. centers. The Amazon Fulfillment Center in Dinwiddie County has 1 million square feet of floor space and ships products ranging from electronics and sports equipment to small kitchen appliances and toys. The Amazon Fulfillment Center in Chester has 1.1 million square feet of floor space and ships packages that range from auto parts and consumer electronics to office supplies and books. Amazon.com has invested about $135 million in the two area facilities. The company, in announcing its arrival to the region, said it planned to employ a total of about 1,350 people. Meanwhile, a recent renaissance of sorts has been taking place in Petersburg where artists and restaurateurs have set up shop in the city’s historic storefronts. Redevelopment in Colonial Heights and Hopewell is creating new opportunities and interest in those cities. In the counties, local governments and citizens continue to work on development strategies that would help preserve rural living spaces.

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Major fur and Indian trade routes were established along local waterways, and it wasn’t long before the area became a center for tobacco farming and manufacturing, supplying Virginia’s cash crop to the entire globe.

Petersburg The city began as a frontier fort and trading post in 1645 called Fort Henry. The Battle of Petersburg on April 25, 1781, featured about 1,000 southside militia under Gen. Baron von Steuben resisting more than 2,500 British regulars. British Gen. Cornwallis gathered British troops for the Yorktown campaign in Petersburg. Petersburg was incorporated as a city in 1850. By then the city had become a thriving industrial and commercial center with tobacco warehouses, cotton and flour mills and iron foundries. The city’s railroad connections and its ability to provide supplies to the Confederate capital of Richmond made it a key target for Union armies under Gen. Ulysses S. Grant toward the end of the Civil War. For nearly 10 months in 1864 and 1865, Petersburg was under siege by the Union army and was defended by Gen. Robert E. Lee and the Army of Northern Virginia.

the Marquis de Lafayette, known as the Colonials, retreated north from Petersburg and set up artillery on the heights overlooking Petersburg and the Appomattox River. The area came to be known as Colonial Heights. The area also became involved in operations during the Civil War. Gen. Robert E. Lee made his headquarters at Violet Bank from June through September during the siege of Petersburg in 1864. The area was first incorporated in 1926 and became an independent city in 1948.

Hopewell The city of Hopewell grew from the outgrowth of old City Point, which was founded in 1613 by Sir Thomas Dale. In 1622, the town was wiped out by Indians. City Point was revived during the Civil War when Gen. Ulysses S. Grant made it a base of operations and supply center for the Union armies. City Point became one of the busiest seaports in the world during this time. In 1911, modern-day Hopewell was born when E.I. du Pont de Nemours Co. built a dynamite factory on the site of Hopewell Farms.

Prince George County The county was established in 1702 and was named in honor of Prince George of Denmark, who was the husband of England’s reigning monarch, Queen Anne. The county was one of the earliest settled regions of Virginia. It was first visited by the English in May of 1607, when Capt. Christopher Newport led a crew of 21 men in search of the best location for their permanent settlement. Prince George County is home of the oldest Episcopalian church still standing and still being used as a house of worship in America.

Battersea fundraising event to raise money for the historic Petersburg property.

Colonial Heights The earliest people to inhabit the area were members of the Algonquin Indian tribe, who apparently roamed along the Appomattox River. Several areas in present-day Colonial Heights still retain their Indian names. The area was settled by the English in 1620. The name Colonial Heights results from action during the American Revolutionary War. In 1781, the French troops under 8

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Visitors looking at one of the many Civil War re-enactments in the area.

Dinwiddie County Dinwiddie County was established on May 1, 1752 from Prince George County. The county is named for Robert Dinwiddie, lieutenant governor of Virginia from 1751-1758. The county was the site of several key battles during the Civil War during the Siege of Petersburg. The Battle of Lewis’ Farm, fought along Quaker Road, on March 29, 1865, was the first in a series of attempts by Gen. Ulysses S. Grant’s army to cut Gen. Robert E. Lee’s final supply line. On April 1, 1865, the Union army was able to cut the rail line after capturing Five Forks at the Battle of Five Forks. The following morning, Grant’s army was able to break through Confederate fortifications in the county. The assault broke Lee’s defensive line around Petersburg and compelled Lee to order the evacuation of Petersburg and Richmond that night.

in America at Bermuda Hundred, which also became the first incorporated town in America. In 1619, Falling Creek became the site of the first iron furnace in the New World.

Chesterfield County The county was founded on May 25, 1749. It was carved from Henrico County. The county was named from the Fourth Earl of Stanhope, England’s famed Lord Chesterfield. The James River borders the county on the northeast and the Appomattox River forms the county’s southern boundary. Chesterfield was first settled in 1611 at the Citie of Henricus, when residents of Jamestown moved upstream to a “convenient, strong, healthie and sweete seate” for a new town after conditions at Jamestown were too harsh. Chesterfield County was the site of the first cultivated tobacco

Re-enactors transport the fascine bundle they created during a living history demonstration. These tied-up bunches of sticks were used in military defenses in place of logs when lumber was low.

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UTILITIES Electricity

McKenney Residential Trash Collection Site 11206 Marguerita D. Ragsdale Drive, McKenney • (804) 892-5367

Dominion Virginia Power 1-866-366-4357 • www.dom.com

Old Hickory Residential Trash Collection Site 19522 McKenney Highway, Stony Creek

Prince George Electric Cooperative (804) 834-2424 • www.pgec.coop

Hart Road Residential Trash Collection Site 19900 River Road, Sutherland

Southside Electric Cooperative 1-800-552-2118 • www.sec.coop

Dinwiddie Residential Trash Collection Site 13542 Boydton Plank Road

Water Chesterfield: (804) 748-1271 Colonial Heights: (804) 520-9288 Dinwiddie: (804) 861-0998 or (804) 861-1012 Hopewell: 1-800-452-6863 Petersburg: (804) 733-2349 Prince George: (804) 722-8706

Gas Columbia Gas of Virginia 1-800-543-8911 • www.columbiagasva.com

Garbage and Trash Petersburg, Colonial Heights and Hopewell are served by the Central Virginia Waste Management Authority. Chesterfield: (804) 748-1297 Colonial Heights: (804) 425-0500 Dinwiddie: (804) 469-4545 Hopewell: (804) 425-0500 Petersburg: (804) 425-0500 Prince George: (804) 733-2795 www.cvwma.com

Waste Disposal Tri-Cities Regional Disposal and Recycling Center Container First Services 390 Industrial Drive (804) 733-8001

Colonial Heights Convenience Center 2701 Conduit Road, Colonial Heights, Virginia • (804) 479-7056

Dinwiddie County Dinwiddie County now offers manned trash dump sites throughout the county. They can be found at the following locations:

Dinwiddie County Transfer Transition 10817 Wheelers Pond Road, Dinwiddie • (804) 469-4545

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Recycling Residential curbside recycling is available in Chesterfield and Colonial Heights. Other localities offer sites for recycling drop-off. Recycling, like trash collection, is managed by the CVWMA. (804) 340-0900 • www.cvwma.com

Telecommunications Verizon 1-800-VERIZON • www.verizon.com

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TRANSPORTATION Your vehicle must be titled, registered and inspected within 30 days of your move to Virginia. A new title costs $10 and is purchased at the Department of Motor Vehicles. To register the vehicle, you must first obtain auto insurance and have it inspected. Under Virginia law, vehicles must be inspected annually to ensure they meet state safety requirements. Inspections cost up to $28 and can be performed at 4,200 locations throughout Virginia. Registration and tags are purchased and renewed annually at your local DMV branch.

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Some Virginia localities require drivers to display a county, city or town-issued decal on their vehicle windshield as proof of paid personal property taxes. Hopewell, Colonial Heights, Chesterfield, Prince George and Dinwiddie do not require the stickers. Petersburg does require them, however, and Colonial Heights has a permanent decal. For more information on vehicle decals, contact your local treasurer’s office.

The Petersburg Area Transit bus service operates Monday through Saturday at a new facility, Petersburg Station on West Washington Street. It covers the city of Petersburg and offers routes to Southpark Mall, The Crossings Shopping Center, Fort Lee and Virginia State University. Through a partnership with the Richmond city bus service, it’s also possible to ride the bus from Petersburg to downtown Richmond, and to John Tyler Community College in Chester. In addition to the service in Richmond, Blackstone bus service offers an express route that travels from Blackstone, Viriginia to Southside Virginia Training Center. For bus service schedules call (804) 733-2413 or visit www. petersburg-va.org

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Newcomers to Virginia must apply for a driver’s license within 60 days of moving here. New licenses cost $4 per year and are typically renewed every eight years from DMV. To be eligible for a Virginia driver’s license, you must be at least 16 years and three months of age.

(804) 358-4782 Greyhound/Trailways (804) 732-2905 Petersburg Station North and southbound service every day from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. (804) 732-2905 or http://www.greyhound.com

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(804) 861-0218 or www.ptbairport.com Single or multiple corporate jets and small aircraft for flight instruction. From Petersburg, take Interstate 85 south or U.S. Route 1 south.

Amtrak 3516 South St., Ettrick Trains leave eight times per day from this station. Tickets may be purchased from 10 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. 1-800-USA-RAIL or www.amtrak.com

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Airports Richmond International Airport (804) 226-3000 or www.flyrichmond.com Non-stop flights to 22 destinations on eight air carriers: Air Canada, AirTran Airways, American Airlines, Delta Airlines, JetBlue Airways, US Airways and United Airlines. From Petersburg, take Interstate 95 North to Exit 197A (Airport Drive). From Hopewell, take Interstate 295 west to Exit 31 (Airport Drive).

Chesterfield County Airport (804) 743-0771 Corporate jets and small general planes. From Petersburg, take Interstate 95 to Route 288.

Several cab companies serve the Tri-Cities. Rates are determined by local government. Below are the rates approved by Petersburg City Council: One-zone trip: $5.25 Two-zone trip: $5.75 Three-zone trip: $6.25 Four-zone trip: $6.75 Five-zone trip: $7.25 Rates outside corporate limits of Petersburg: Hopewell: $12.75 Ettrick: $5.75 Southpark Mall: $7 Fort Lee: $7.25 Central State Hospital: $7.25 $0.50 extra for each additional passenger.

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VOTER INFORMATION LICENSES & CLIMATE To vote in Virginia, you must be 18 and a U.S. citizen. Voter registration forms and absentee ballots can be obtained at your local registrar’s office or from the State Board of Elections Web site: www.sbe.state.va.us. You may also register to vote at the Department of Motor Vehicles when you update your driver’s license. Smart Tags For Tri-City residents who frequently travel to Richmond on the three toll roads, the Downtown Expressway or the Powhite or Pocahontas parkways, purchasing a Smart Tag might be a time saver. The pass is an automatic toll collection system that is compatible with toll roads in several other East Coast states. Call 1-877-SMARTAG or visit www.smart-tag.com.

Pet Licenses Any dog older than 4 months must be vaccinated against rabies and have a license. Some localities require annual licenses and licenses for cats. Contact your local treasurer’s office for more information.

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Marriage Licenses Marriage licenses cost up to $50 and are obtained from the clerk of the circuit court in your city or county. There is no blood test requirement.

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MEDICAL FACILITIES The Tri-Cities is an area known for abundant health-care services. The Southside Regional Medical Center opened in July 2008 and is located off South Crater Road in Petersburg. Below are some of the major health-care centers in our area. In case of emergencies, call 911. Southside Regional Medical Center 200 Medical Park Blvd., Petersburg (804) 765-5000 www.srmconline.com SRMC has about 300 licensed beds, 1,400 hospital employees, skilled nursing facility that includes 20 beds, a 24-hour emergency room and more than 340 licensed physicians representing 35+ specialities. The intensive care unit has expanded from 18 to 28 beds.

St. Francis Medical Center 13710 St. Francis Blvd., Midlothian Near the intersection of Route 288 and Powhite Parkway in Chesterfield County. (804) 594-7300 www.richmond.bonsecours.com Opened in September 2005, St. Francis offers 130 beds, 24-hour emergency services, women services, pediatric services, surgery and cancer care.

John Randolph Medical Center 411 W. Randolph Road, Hopewell (804) 541-1600 www.johnrandolphmed.com JRMC has 147 licensed beds and a 24-hour emergency room.

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LIBRARIES Petersburg Access the online catalog at www.ppls.org William R. McKenney Branch 137 S. Sycamore St. (804) 733-2387 Mon. - Thurs. 9 a.m. - 9 p.m. Fri., Sat. 9 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.

Dinwiddie Library

Chesterfield Library

14103 Boydton Plank Road, Dinwiddie (804) 469-9450 Mon., Tues., Thurs. 2 p.m. - 7 p.m. Wed. 10 a.m.- 7 p.m. Fri. 2 p.m. - 6 p.m. Sat. 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.

www.library.chesterfield.gov Ettrick-Matoaca Library 4501 River Road, Petersburg (804) 526-8087 Mon. - Wed. 10 a.m. - 9 p.m. Fri. 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Sat. 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Thurs.* & Sun. Closed *On Thursdays, the Central Library will be open from 1 p.m. - 9 p.m.

Disputanta Library

1865 S. Sycamore St. (804) 733-2393 Mon. - Fri. 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.

10010 County Drive, Disputanta (804) 991-2403 Mon. 10 a.m. - 1.p.m.and 3 p.m. - 7 p.m. Tues.- Thurs. 3 p.m. - 7 p.m. Fri. 3 p.m. - 6 p.m.

A.P. Hill Branch

McKenney Library

1237 Halifax St. (804) 733-2391 Mon., Tues., Thurs. 3 p.m. - 6 p.m. Wed. and Fri. 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.

20707 First St., McKenney (804) 478-4866 Mon., Thurs 3 p.m. - 7 p.m. Tues. 10 a.m. - 1 p.m., 3 p.m. - 7 p.m. Thurs. 3 p.m. - 7 p.m. Fri. 3 p.m. - 6 p.m. Closed Wed., Sat. And Sun.

Rodof Sholom Branch

Appomattox Regional Library System Serves residents in Prince George, Dinwiddie and Hopewell Access the online catalog at www.arls.org

Burrowsville Library 18701 James River Drive, Disputanta (757) 866.0659 Mon. 10 a.m. - 1 p.m and 4 p.m – 8 p.m. Tues. - Thurs. 4 p.m. - 8 p.m. Sun. 10 a.m – 1 p.m.

Maude Langhorne Nelson Library Headquarters 209 E. Cawson St., Hopewell (804) 458-6329 Mon. - Thurs. 10 a.m. - 9 p.m. Fri., Sat. 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Carson Depot Library 16101 Halligan Park Road, Carson (434) 246-2900 Mon., Tues., Thurs. 3 - 7 p.m. Wed. 10 a.m. - noon, 3 p.m. - 7 p.m. Fri., Sat. 3 - 6 p.m.

Prince George Library

Enon Library 1801 Enon Church Road, Chester (804) 530-3403 Mon. - Wed. 10 a.m. - 9 p.m. Fri, Sat 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Thurs. CLOSED

Chester Library 11800 Centre St., Chester (804) 748-6314 Mon. - Wed. 10 a.m. - 9 p.m. Fri. and Sat. 10 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. Thurs. CLOSED

6605 Courts Drive, Prince George (804) 458-6329 Mon. - Thurs. 12 p.m. - 7 p.m. Wed. 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Fri.and Sat. 12 p.m. - 6 p.m.

Rohoic Library 7301 Boydton Plank Road, Petersburg (804) 732-4119 Mon-Wed. 3 p.m.- 8 p.m. Thurs. 12 p.m. - 8 p.m. Fri., Sat., Sun. Closed

Colonial Heights Library www.colonial-heights.com/ library.htm 1000 Yacht Basin Drive, Colonial Heights (804) 520-9384 Mon. - Wed. 10 a.m. - 7 p.m. Thurs.and Fri. 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. Sat. 10 a.m.- 4 p.m. Students and teachers at Patrick Copeland Elementary School in Hopewell.

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MUSEUMS After you’ve settled into your new home, you’ll want to take some time to explore the museums and attractions that make the Tri-Cities so significant to American history. Several are located around Downtown Petersburg or within a short drive. Petersburg National Battlefield Almost one quarter of the entire Civil War was fought around Petersburg as Gens. Lee and Grant wrestled for control of the railroads and supply lines to the Confederate capital in Richmond. Petersburg National Battlefield tells the story of the nine and onehalf month siege that caused the collapse of Richmond and Lee’s army.

The Eastern Front Visitor Center features exhibits and audio-visual programs that introduce the story of the siege and its impact on the course of the Civil War. A highlight of the Eastern Front is the scene of one of the war’s most spectacular events, the Battle of the Crater. In an effort to punch a hole in the Confederate’s defensive fortifications and capture Petersburg, a Union regiment from a coal mining region of Pennsylvania dug a tunnel 510 feet long under a part of Lee’s line. On July 30, 1864, they lit the fuse and 8,000 pounds of gun powder exploded as a prelude to a vicious battle.

General Grant’s Headquarters at City Point While laying siege to Petersburg, Grant established his headquarters at City Point, a small port town at the confluence of the James and Appomattox rivers. Overnight, the town and adjacent Appomattox Plantation became one of the busiest ports in the world as hundreds of ships delivered food, clothing and ammunition.

Confederate infantrymen change direction in formation at the 143rd anniversary of the Battle of the Crater at Petersburg National Battlefield.

The 2,700-acre park contains a 16-stop driving tour that takes visitors through all four units of the battlefield: Grant’s Headquarters at City Point (present day Hopewell); the Eastern Front, where the initial assaults and the battles of the Crater and Fort Stedman occurred; the Western Front, where intense fighting continued as Grant’s army encircled the city; and the Five Forks Battlefield, a battle in which the outcome would eventually lead to the Confederates’ retreat and Lee’s surrender at Appomattox Court House.

Visitors at General Grant’s Headquarters

While running the war from City Point, Grant received many notable political and military visitors, including President Abraham Lincoln and Gen. William T. Sherman. The Appomattox Plantation house is staffed year-round and provides an audioEach year, about 154,000 visitors come to Petersburg National visual program, tours of the house and Grant’s cabin, and selfBattlefield. While the history of the Civil War and the nine-month guided walks around the point. siege of Petersburg are the primary focus of the park, it also offers much more. From horseback riding and bicycle trails to Western Front Driving Tour the increasingly popular geocaching activities, the park can offer residents and visitors alike a place to relax and to learn. Some of the activities that the park offers all year are daily ranger-led walks This driving tour explores where the fighting took place for the and occasional auto caravan tours. Also throughout the summer Petersburg and Weldon Railroad and the Union Army’s attempts to sever the South Side rail line. Poplar Grove National Cemetery, on Sundays the park offers Segway tours. the final resting place of over 6,000 Federal soldiers who fell in battles from Petersburg to Lynchburg, is a highlight of the tour. 20

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Five Forks Battlefield

The Siege Museum

By the spring of 1865, the last remaining supply line into Petersburg was the South Side Railroad. On April 1, 22,000 Union troops under Maj. Gen. Philip H. Sheridan attacked and defeated 10,000 Confederate troops led by Maj. Gen. George E. Pickett at Five Forks, an important road junction that protected the railroad. The next day, Grant assaulted Petersburg, which along with Richmond was evacuated that night. Lee surrendered at Appomattox Court House just seven days later. A visitor contact station is staffed daily at Five Forks Battlefield. A short driving tour is available to explore the battlefield in more detail.

Learn what life was like for civilians who lived through the nineand-a-half-month Siege of Petersburg. Artifacts, photographs and a film illustrate the harsh conditions of this siege, the longest in North American history. The museum is housed in the Exchange Building, erected in 1839 as a commodities market and one of the few such surviving buildings in America. Open Monday to Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sundays 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.; closed Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day. Gift shop on site. Admission: $5 for adults, $4 for seniors 60 and over, active military, and children 7-12, children under 7 are free. 15 W. Bank St.; (804) 733-2404; www.petersburg-va.org/tourism/ siege.htm

Petersburg National Battlefield Vistor Center is open from 9 a.m. To 5 p.m. daily except Thanksgiving, Dec. 25 and Jan. 1. The park grounds are open daily from 8-sunset. Grant’s Headquarters at City Point, corner of Cedar Lane and Pecan Avenue. Admission for manor tour . Grounds free (804) 458-9504 Eastern Front Visitor Center, 732-3531 ext. 200. Admission to the battlefield is $5. Five Forks Battlefield Unit, 16302 White Oak Road, (804) 265-8244 www.nps.gov/pete/index.htm

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Centre Hill Mansion Built in 1823 by Robert Bolling IV, Centre Hill remained an opulent Petersburg residence until 1936. Often described as a symbol of the grandeur of 19th century Virginia aristocracy, the home’s interior features outstanding examples of Greek Revival, Federal and Colonial Revival architecture. During a guided tour, you will learn about the mansion’s history, including its role during the Civil War and visits by Presidents Abraham Lincoln and William Howard Taft. You will also see decorative arts, memorabilia and photographs from the mansion’s archives.

completely executed under the direction of the famous designer Louis Comfort Tiffany of New York. The 15 Tiffany stained-glass windows commemorate each of the Confederate states. A guided tour of the church reveals its history as an 18th century Anglican house of worship, its eventual abandonment and fall into disrepair, its use as a field hospital during the Siege of Petersburg, and its restoration by the Ladies Memorial Association as a shrine to the South’s “Lost Cause.” You will also learn the story behind each window’s design and experience the amazing artistry, harmony and proportion of Tiffany’s work. Open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday to Saturday, noon to 5 p.m. Sunday; 45-minute tours of the church and surrounding cemetery given throughout the day; closed Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day. Gift shop on site. Admission: $5 for adults, $4 for seniors 60 and over and children 12 and under. Children under 7 are free. 111 Rochelle Lane; (804) 733-2396; www.petersburg-va.org/tourism/blandford.htm

Open Monday to Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sunday 1 p.m to 5 p.m.; closed Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day. Gift shop on site. Admission: $5 for adults, $4 for seniors 60 and over, active military members and children between the ages of 7-12. Children under 7 are free. Petersburg residents are allowed in free of charge. 1 Centre Hill Court.; (804) 733-2401. www.petersburg-va.org/tourism/cntrhill.htm

Blandford Church & Cemetery Built in 1735 for Colonial parishioners, this church was restored in the early 1900s as a memorial to Confederate soldiers. It is one of the few churches whose decorative stained-glass windows were

More than 30,000 Confederate soldiers are buried in Memorial Hill in Blandford Cemetery — a vast majority are unknown. You will learn about the internment of the Confederate dead and see outstanding examples of 18th, 19th and 20th century gravestones, sculptures and decorative iron fences. Across the street is People’s Cemetery, a 19th century African-American burial ground from the days when cemeteries were segregated. Both cemeteries are owned by the city of Petersburg. Rochelle Lane and South Crater Road; (804) 733-2396

Pamplin Historical Park and the National Museum of the Civil War Soldier One of the most comprehensive ways to learn about the Civil War, the park’s 422-acre campus features four award-winning museums, four historic homes, costumed living history demonstrations, guided tours, and the Breakthrough Battlefield of April 2, 1865. Pamplin Historical Park has been rated by AAA Automotive Club as a Gem attraction. The Park is recognized as a National Historic Landmark and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Visit the Park’s four award-winning museums and: explore the everyday world of Civil War soldiers. Explore the lives of free and enslaved antebellum Southerners in the context of original historic homes and recreated 19th century environments. Overnight Civil War Adventure Camp available for adults and children. Enjoy lunch at the Hardtack & Coffee Cafe. Open Monday to Saturday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. with extended hours in the summer. General admission is $12 adults, $7 for children ages 6 to 12. Children 5 and under get in free. 6125 Boydton Plank Road, Petersburg; 804-861-2408 or toll free 1-877-PAMPLIN; www. pamplinpark.org

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Violet Bank Museum

Weston Plantation House Museum at Weston Manor

This unique Federal-style home was originally built in 1777 but was destroyed by fire in 1805. Rebuilt in 1810, it served as headquarters for Gen. Robert E. Lee during the Siege of Petersburg. Today the home is a superb example of Federal design and American interior decorative arts. The museum interprets the period from 1815 to 1873 and displays a wide array of Civil War era artifacts: guns, furniture, glass, ceramics, textiles, accoutrements, books, swords and others. It boasts some of the most sophisticated and beautiful Adam-style ceiling moldings in the country. It is on the National Register of Historic Places and is a Virginia Historic Landmark.

Weston Plantation is a three -story 18th century Georgian mansion, in the style of Virginia’s Tidewater plantations. The home is filled with period antiques and reproductions. William and Christian Eppes Gilliam built their home, Weston Plantation , in 1789. The mansion, listed on the National Register of Historic Places, is notable for retaining much of its original interior. The distinctive moldings, wainscotings and chair rails are 85 percent original. The spiral stairway features concave paneling. A Jeffersonian style dumbwaiter is located in the dining room closet. The Gilliam family first arrived in Virginia in the 17th century as indentured servants. The story of Weston is of ordinary individuals who lived in this house through extraordinary times in American history. Visitors learn about the generations of families who resided at Weston, the Civil War adventures of little Emma Wood based on her own journal. The tour includes all three floors, grounds and gardens.

Admission is free, donations accepted. Open Tuesday to Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5: p.m. and Sunday from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. Closed Monday. 303 Virginia Ave., Colonial Heights ; (804) 520-9395. www.colonialheights.com

The City Point Early History Museum at St. Dennis Chapel In 1887, Cmdr. Dennis W. Mullan of the U.S. Navy arrived in City Point as the commander of a flotilla of seven iron-clad warships. Mullan and many of his men were Roman Catholics, so it was decided to construct a place of worship for them. The restored chapel was opened to the public in 1995. Today it is operated as a museum by the Historic Hopewell Foundation. View more than 10,000 years of old City Point history in this post-Civil War chapel. Exhibits showcase prehistoric, Colonial, Civil War and 20th century artifacts A new exhibition is open at the City Point Early History Museum. Seeking Freedom Where the Rivers Meet: The Contrabands, Colored Troops and City Point will focus on the story of African Americans who lived and worked in City Point. The exhibit is scheduled to run May 2011 to May 2012. The exhibition is part of the City of Hopewell’s participation in the Virginia Sesquicentennial of the Civil War commemorative events. Museum hours are Thursday to Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and Sunday from 1 p.m. to 4:30. Admission is free. Gift shop on site. 609 Brown Ave., Hopewell; (804) 458-4682 www.historichopewell. org 24 Tri-Cities Resource & Relocation Guide

Open daily from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday to Saturday, 1 to 4:30 p.m. Sundays. Admission $8 per person. Children 12 and under free. For active military or groups of 10 or more, admission is $6 per person. Tours can be arranged at anytime by appointment. The gift shop at the Weston Plantation, All Manor of Things, is also open from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday to Saturday, 1 to 4:30 p.m. on Sundays. 400 Weston Lane, Hopewell (804) 458-4682 or www.historichopewell.org.

Battersea This mansion on a bluff overlooking the Appomattox River was built in 1768 for Col. John Banister, Petersburg’s first mayor. Banister was a Revolutionary War officer and signer of the Articles of Confederation, America’s first attempt at a Constitution. On April 25, 1781, British and American soldiers clashed in the Battle of Petersburg at Battersea on the western edge of the city. Battersea was occupied by Maj. Gen. William Phillips and his British troops after winning the battle. Each year on the third weekend in April, Battersea is the setting of a commemorative

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re-enactment of the Battle of Petersburg fought on April 25, 1781. For more details, call (804) 733-2400. Battersea is a rare example of American-Palladian architecture — a style that emulated stately villas found in the north of Italy — and a spectacular Chinese Chippendale staircase. The stuccoed brick house has been on the National Register of Historic Places since 1968 and is the midst of ongoing renovations. 1289 Upper Appomattox Lane, Petersburg. Tours by appointment only. (804) 732-9882. www.Batterseafound.org

26,000 artifacts make it the fourth largest Army museum in the country. Admission is free. Gift shop on site. Open Monday to Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and weekends 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Closed major holidays and on Mondays. Building 5218, A Avenue & 22nd Street, Fort Lee. Use Fort Lee’s Lee Gate entrance on Route 36 between Petersburg and Hopewell. (804) 734-4203. www.qmmuseum.lee.army.mil

The U.S. Army Women’s Museum Prince George County Regional Heritage Center

The U.S. Army Women’s Museum honors women’s contributions to the Army from the Revolutionary War to the present, telling their Founded in 1702, Prince George County was the site of some stories with artifacts, interactive exhibits, educational programs, of America’s earliest plantations on its James River shores. Set videos, dioramas, historical displays and photographs throughout on Courthouse Square in the Prince George County Historic the galleries, and with film presentations in the theater. Courthouse District, the Heritage Center brings together centuries Among the many fascinating women you will learn about are of artifacts and stories about one of the most historic counties in “Molly Pitcher” who took up arms and fought in place of her fallen Virginia. husband during the Revolutionary War, and Cathay Williams, who The center’s state-of-the-art exhibits tell the fascinating story of hid her true identity and changed her name to William Cathay in the county’s pre-history, Indian societies, English settlers, Czechorder to fight as a Buffalo Soldier. Slovak settlers, African-American history, wars, religions, and Enter a World War II barracks scene and join the ranks for a “GI” education systems. A video sets the stage for your visit. or Government Issue clothing inspection. Trace the history of Free admission. Gift shop on site. Group tours and school groups by reservation. Open Monday to Friday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. 6404 Courthouse Drive, Prince George (804) 863-0212 or (804) 704-2859. www.princegeorgevahistoricalsociety.org

Poplar Grove National Cemetery 8005 Vaughan Road, Petersburg (804) 732-3531. More than 6,000 Union soldiers are buried here. It is operated by the National Park Service. Open daily, 8 a.m. to dusk. For more information visit www.nps.gov/pete.com

The U.S. Army Quartermaster Museum Logistics, the art and science of moving tons of food, fuel, clothing and ammunitions to troops thousands of miles from home, has been the genius of the U.S. Army throughout its history. And this fascinating story is told only at Fort Lee’s U.S. Army Quartermaster Museum. Since its birth during the Revolutionary War in 1775, the U.S. Army Quartermaster Corps has fed, clothed and equipped the U.S. Army. The museum’s 11 exhibit galleries tell the stories of how quartermasters have provided logistical support from Valley Forge and Little Big Horn to Vietnam and the present day. Some of the museum’s significant artifacts include the nation’s first 50 star flag, Gen. George Patton’s World War II jeep, Gen. Ulysses S.Grant’s Civil War saddle and Gen. Dwight Eisenhower’s World War II field quarters. Others include uniforms, flags, weapons, horse equipment; food preparation, mortuary affairs, water, petroleum and air delivery equipment. The museum’s 26

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the Women’s Army Auxiliary Corps and the Women’s Army Corps during World War II and the women who started the journey. Women continue to play a vital role in today’s Army, having reached the top of the Army’s officer and enlisted ranks. They have commanded soldiers and fought on the front line in the Global War on Terrorism. American women have served on division staffs, led convoys, laid miles of fuel pipeline across the desert and patrolled the streets of foreign countries. Admission is free. Gift shop on site. Open Tuesday to Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and weekends 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Closed Monday and federal holidays. Admission free. Visitors must use the Lee Avenue Gate on Route 36. Building 5219, A Avenue, Fort Lee (804) 734-4327. www.awm.lee.army.mil.

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LOCAL GOVERNMENT School Superintendent: Dr. Joseph Melvin (804) 732-0510

Chris Kollman William C. Reade Cindy Shortlidge

School Board Kenneth L. Pritchett, Ward 3, Chairman Steven L. Pierce Sr., Ward 1, Vice Chairman Fred B. Wilson, Ward 2 Mary Jane Hendricks, Ward 4 Dr. Kenneth Lewis, Ward 5 Bernard J. Lundy Jr., Ward 6 Dr. Elsie R. Jarmon, Ward 7

City of Hopewell

Personal Property Taxes $4.40/$100 due June 11

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Real Estate Taxes $.99 per $100 due June 15 and Dec. 5

2012-2013 General Fund Budget The recommended budget is $95.4 million

Founded: 1948 Population: 17,894

City of Petersburg Founded: 1748 Population: 33,740 Size: 23.1 sq. mi. Information: (804) 733-2300 Web site: www.petersburg-va.org Real Estate Taxes $1.35 per $100 billed quarterly on the last days of Sept., Dec., March and June

Size: 8.14sq. mi.

City Officials City Manager William E. Johnson III (804) 733-2301 Police Chief John I. Dixon III (804) 863-2702 Fire Chief Thomas C. “T.C.” Hairston (804) 733-2328

Founded: 1914 Population: 23,342 Size: 11 sq. mi. Information: (804) 541-2461 or (800) 863-8687 Web site: http://www.hopewellva.gov

Personal Property Taxes $3.05 per $100 due Feb. 15

Information: (804) 520-9266 Web site: http://www.colonial-heights.com

2012-2013 General Fund Budget $41 million

Real Estate Taxes $1.14 per $100 due May 15 and Nov. 15

City Officials

Personal Property Taxes $3.50 per $100 due June 5 and Dec. 5

City Manager Ed Daley (804) 541-2243

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City Officials Commonwealth’s Attorney Cassandra S. Burns (804) 861-8899 Sheriff Vanessa Crawford (804) 733-2369 Registrar Dawn Williams (804) 733-2380

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School Superintendent: John A. Fahey School Board Dr. William C. Henry , chairman Christopher Reber , vice chairman Larry Joyner Shirl Jefferson Dr. Deborah E. Marks

Board of Supervisors Harrison A. Moody, District 1,chairman Dr. Mark E. Moore District 2, vice chairman William Chavis, District 3 Daniel Lee, District 4 Brenda K. Ebron, District 5 School Superintendent W. David Clerk (804) 469-4190

Dinwiddie County Founded: 1752 Population: 28,001 Size: 507 square miles Information: (804) 469-4513 Website: www.dinwiddieva.us Real Estate Taxes $0.72 per $100 due June 5 and Dec. 5 Personal Property Taxes $4.90 per $100 due June 5 and Dec. 5 2012-2013 General Fund Budget $40.9 million

County Officials County Administrator W. Kevin Massengill (804) 469-4500 County Attorney Tylor Southall (804) 469-4500 Fire Chief Dennis Hale (804) 469-5394 Clerk of Court (Dinwiddie Circuit Court) John Barrett Chappell, Jr. (804) 469-4540 Clerk of Court (General District Court) Sandra Snead (804) 469-4533

Dinwiddie County School Board Kelley B. Frakes, District1 William R. Haney, District 2 Barbara T. Pittman, District 3 Greg K. McCammon, District 4 Sherilyn H. Merritt, District 5

Prince George County Founded: 1702 Population: 37,000 Size: 282 square miles Information: (804) 722-8600 Website: www.princegeorgeva.org Real Estate Taxes $0.80 per $100 due June 5 and Dec. 5 Personal Property Taxes $4.25 per $100 due June 5 2012-2013 General Fund Budget $44.8 million

County Officials County Administrator Percy C. Ashcraft (804) 722-8600 County Attorney’s Office Steven L. Micas (804) 722-8685 Police Chief Edward Frankenstein (804) 733-2773

Commonwealth’s Attorney Lisa K. Caruso (804) 469-4536

Fire & EMS James “Brad” Owens, director of Fire, EMS and Emergency Management (804) 722-8614

Sheriff D.T “Duck” Adams (804) 469-4550

School Superintendent Dr. Bobby R. Browder (804) 733-2700, ext. 120

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Sheriff H.E. “Bucky” Allin III (804) 733-2690 Commonwealth’s Attorney Jay “C” Paul (804) 733-2790 Board of Supervisors Jerry J. Skalsky, District 1, vice chairman Alan R. Carmichael, District 1 William A. “Bill” Robertson, District 2 William F Gandel, District 2 Henry D. Parker Jr., District 2, chairman School Board Roger E. Franklin Jr., District 1, chairman Lewis E. Stevenson, District 2, vicechairman Robert E. “Bobby” Cox Jr., District 1 Kevin S. Foster, District 2 Jerry F. Warren, District 2 Commissioner of Revenue Darlene M. Rowsey (804) 722-8740 Clerk of Court C. Bishop Knott Jr. (804) 733-2640

Chesterfield County Founded: 1749 Population: 316,000 Size: 426 square miles Information: (804) 748-1000 Web site: www.chesterfield.gov/ Real Estate Tax $0.95 per $100 due June 5 and Dec. 5 Personal Property Tax $3.60 per $100 due June 5 2012-2013 General Fund Budget $53.5 million

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Board of Supervisors Dorothy A. Jaeckle, Bermuda District Art Warren, Clover Hill District, Steve Elswick, Matoaca District Daniel A. Geker, Midlothian District James M. “Jim” Holland, Dale District, chairman School Superintendent Marcus J. Newsome, Ed.D. (804) 748-1405

School Board David Wyman, Dale District, Chair Carrie E. Coyner, Bermuda District Thomas J. Doland, Mataoca District Dianne H. Smith, Hill District P. M. “Patty” Carpenter, Midlothian District County Administrator James J. L. Stegmaier (804) 748-1211

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U.S. House of Representatives 4th Congressional District Rep. J. Randy Forbes (Republican) 2438 Rayburn House Office Building Washington, D.C. 20515 (202) 225-6365 Chesterfield Office 9401 Courthouse Road, Suite 201 Chesterfield, VA 23832 (804) 318-1363

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EDUCATION For most newcomers to our area, education is a primary consideration whether it be for their children or themselves. Educational opportunities are prevalent here at all levels and continue to expand. Construction is complete on a new Dinwiddie High School, and the nursing school at John Tyler Community College recently moved into a state-of-theart facility at CJW Medical Center in Chesterfield. Students at Virginia State University in Ettrick, a four-year public institution, are benefiting from a new engineering building on campus.

Public Schools Each county and city in the Tri-City area has its own school system and curriculum. Public schools typically start the Tuesday after Labor Day. Each public elementary school has kindergarten through fifth grade, middle schools have sixth through eighth grade, and high schools have ninth through 12th grade. Below is basic information on public schools in the Tri-Cities, including Prince George, Dinwiddie and the southern portion of Chesterfield county. Documents needed to enroll your child in a Virginia public school are: 1) Original birth certificate 2) Street Address 3) School Entrance Health Form 4) Immunizations 5) Social Security Number 6) Expulsion statement

Blandford Academy 816 E. Bank St., Petersburg (804) 862-7196 Principal: Pamela M. Branch

North Elementary School 3201 Dale Ave., Colonial Heights (804) 524-3430 Principal: Travis Ridley

J. E. B. Stuart Elementary School 100 Pleasants Lane, Petersburg (804) 861-1975 Principal: Kori Reddick

Tussing Elementary School 5501 Conduit Road, Colonial Heights (804) 524-3440 Principal: David K. Staples

Peabody Middle School 725 Wesley St., Petersburg (804) 861-9100 Principal: Dr. Yardley Farquharson Petersburg High School 3101 Johnson Road, Petersburg (804) 861-4884 Principal: Alicia Fields Robert E. Lee Elementary School 51 Gibbons Ave., Petersburg (804) 861-0155 Principal: Barbara Patterson Vernon Johns Junior High School 3101 Homestead Drive, Petersburg (804) 861-1249 Principal: Dr. Ronnie Watson Walnut Hill Elementary School 300 West South Blvd., Petersburg (804) 861-0299 Principal: Zelda Lynch Westview Early Childhood Education Center 1100 Patterson St., Petersburg (804) 861-1274 Supervisor: Tonya Brown-Fletcher

Colonial Heights Middle School 500 Conduit Road, Colonial Heights (804) 524-3420 Principal: William Hortz Colonial Heights High School 3600 Conduit Road, Colonial Heights (804) 524-3405 Principal: Kristin Janssen

City of Hopewell Superintendent: Dr. R. Francis Moore Ph: (804) 541-6400 www.hopewell.k12.va.us Dupont Elementary School 300 S. 18th Ave., Hopewell (804) 541-6406 Principal: Carla Fizer Harry E. James Elementary School 1807 Arlington Road, Hopewell (804) 541-6408 Principal: Sandra B. Morton Patrick Copeland Elementary School 400 Westhill Drive, Hopewell (804) 541-6410 Principal: Susan S. Jones

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Woodlawn Pre-School Learning Center 1100 Dinwiddie Ave., Hopewell (804) 541-6414 Principal: Belinda S. Piercy

A. P. Hill Elementary School 1450 Tally Ave., Petersburg (804) 861-3765 Principal: Tonya Shelton

Lakeview Elementary School 401 Taswell Ave., Colonial Heights (804) 524-3435 Principal: Valerie Wiggins

Carter G. Woodson Middle School 1000 Winston Churchill Drive, Hopewell (804) 541-6404 Principal: Shannon Royster

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Hopewell High School 400 S. Mesa Drive, Hopewell (804) 541-6402 Principal: Dr. Rodney L. Berry

William A. Walton Elementary School 4101 Courthouse Road, Prince George (804) 733-2750 Principal: Mattie Thweatt

Prince George County Superintendent: Dr. Bobby R. Browder Ph: (804) 733-2700 www.pgs.k12.va.us

J.E.J. Moore Middle School 11455 Prince George Drive, Disputanta (804) 733-2740 Principal: Willie Elliott

David A. Harrison Elementary School 12900 E. Quaker Road, Disputanta (804) 991-2242 Principal: Sharon O’Neill

N.B. Clements Junior High School 7800 Laurel Spring Road, Prince George (804) 733-2730 Principal: Peter Fisher

L.L. Beazley Elementary School 6700 Courthouse Road, Prince George (804) 733-2745 Principal: James E. Scruggs

Prince George High School 7801 Laurel Spring Road, Prince George (804) 733-2720 Principal: Tracey Smallwood

North Elementary School 11106 Old Stage Road, Prince George (804) 458-8922 Principal: Donna Branch-Harris

Dinwiddie County Superintendent: Dr. W. David Clark (804) 469-4190 www.dinwiddie.k12.va.us

South Elementary School 13400 Prince George Drive, Disputanta (804) 733-2755 Principal: Robin Pruett

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Dinwiddie Junior High School 11608 Courthouse Road Dinwiddie (804) 469-5430 Principal: Mr. Alfred Cappellanti

Matoaca Elementary 6627 River Road Matoaca (804) 590-3100 Principal: Debbie Wessel

Dinwiddie High School 11501 Boisseau Road Dinwiddie (804) 469-4280 Principal: Ms. Randall Johnson

Carver Middle 3800 Cougar Trail, Chester (804) 524-3620 Principal: Donald Ashburn

Chesterfield County Superintendent: Dr. Marcus J. Newsome (804) 748-1405 www.chesterfield.k12.va.us C.E. Curtis Elementary 3600 W. Hundred Road, Chester (804) 768-6175 Principal: Susan Pereira Ecoff Elementary 5200 Ecoff Ave., Chester (804) 768-6185 Principal: Dr. Joshua Cole Enon Elementary 2001 E. Hundred Road, Chester (804) 530-5720 Principal: Michael Crusco Ettrick Elementary 20910 Chesterfield Ave., Ettrick (804) 520-6005 Principal: Teressa Clary Harrowgate Elementary 15501 Harrowgate Road, Chester (804) 520-6015 Principal: Fred Scott Marguerite Christian Elementary 14801 Woods Edge Road, Colonial Heights, (804) 530-5733 Principal: Jennifer Lenz Elizabeth Scott Elementary 813 Beginners Trail Loop, Chester (804) 541-4660 Principal: Joan Temple

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Matoaca Middle East 6001 Hickory Road, Matoaca (804) 590-3110 Principal: Wayne Carter Matoaca Middle West 20300 Halloway Ave., Matoaca (804) 590-3130 Principal: Wayne Carter Chesterfield Community High 12400 Branders Bridge Road, Chester (804) 768-6156 Principal: Jamie Accashian Matoaca High 17700 Longhouse Lane, Chesterfield (804) 590-3108 Principal: Steve Cunningham Thomas Dale High 3626 W. Hundred Road, Chester (804) 768-6245 Principal: Pamela Lumsden

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Private Schools Evangel Christian School 16801 Harrowgate Road, Chester (804) 526-5941 www.evangelchristian.com PreK-12 Gill Grove Baptist School 10726 River Road, Chesterfield (804) 590-1535 K-12 R.A. Lewis Christian School 300 Poplar Drive, Petersburg (804) 732-4733 www.robertalewis22. adventistschoolconnect.org K-8 Restoration Christian & Military Academy 210 S. Market St., Petersburg (804) 862-2661 www.houserest.org K-12 Saint Joseph School 123 Franklin St., Petersburg (804) 732-3931 www.saintjosephschool.com PreK-8 West End Christian School 1600 Atlantic St., Hopewell (804) 458-6142 www.wecs-hopewell.com Preschool-12

Specialty Schools Appomattox Regional Governor’s School for the Arts & Technology 512 W. Washington St., Petersburg (804) 722-0200 www.args.k12.va.us The only full-time governor’s school in the state devoted to the arts and technology. About 350 high school students from 14 districts throughout Central and Southern Virginia attend. Diverse courses of study include acting, computer programming and dance.

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continuing education opportunities. A second campus is located in Midlothian in the western part of Chesterfield County. The nursing school is housed at CJW Medical Center in northern 1 Hayden Drive, Petersburg Chesterfield. (804) 524-5000 www.vsu.edu Four-year public institution and Historically Black College founded Enrollment: 10,797 Areas of study include arts and sciences, information technology, in 1882. Most students live in dormitories or in off-campus nursing, police science and vocational studies such as welding, apartments located in the village of Ettrick. funeral services and building construction. Enrollment: 5,301

Higher Education Virginia State University

Virginia State University offers undergraduate and graduate degrees, and a doctoral degree in education. Schools include Engineering, Science and Technology, Business, Agriculture and Liberal Arts and Education. Dr. Keith T. Miller became the 13th president of Virginia State University after Dr. Eddie N. Moore stepped down on July 1, 2010. Miller holds a bachelor’s, a master’s and a Ph.D degree from the University of Arizona, and was the president of Lock Haven University of Pennsylvania before coming to VSU.

John Tyler Community College 13101 Jefferson Davis Highway, Chester (804) 796-4000 • www.jtcc.edu Two-year public institution that is part of the statewide community college system. Offers associate degrees and

Richard Bland College 11301 Johnson Road, Petersburg (Dinwiddie and Prince George counties) (804) 862-6100 www.rbc.edu The Commonwealth’s only public junior college that prepares students to transfer to four-year colleges and universities. Governed by the Board of Visitors of The College of William and Mary in Williamsburg. RBC graduates are guaranteed admission to a number of Virginia higher learning institutions. On-campus dormitories have just been completed. Enrollment: 1,628 Areas of study include arts and sciences, business, foreign language and many more.

RETIREMENT Senior citizens make up a significant portion of the Tri-Cities population. According to the most recent U.S. Census data, there were 29,341 residents over the age of 60 living in the Crater District in 2000. If you are a senior, you have a wealth of resources and activities to keep you active here in the Tri-Cities. The Crater District Area Agency on Aging is a first place to visit for such information. The CDAAA serves about 1,900 seniors each year by connecting them with services for transportation, prescription drugs and legal aid. The agency also operates a foster grandparent program that enables seniors to volunteer with youth. Crater District Area Agency on Aging 23 Seyler Road, Petersburg (804) 732-7020 www.cdaaa.org Colonial Heights Senior Center 157 Roanoke Ave., Colonial Heights adjacent to the Community Center (804) 520-9220 The senior center offers many programs for Colonial Heights residents ages 55 and older including art classes, aerobics, day trips and line dancing. The center is open from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. The Colonial Heights Senior Citizen Club meets here at 1:15 p.m. Thursdays. The center also operates Dial-A-Ride, a van service for seniors who need to get to appointments in Colonial Heights or Petersburg. Services are available Mon. - Fri. 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. Rides must be scheduled one day in advance. Call (804) 520-9219.

Hopewell Community Center 100 W. City Point Road • (804) 541-2353 The Hopewell Community Center has many senior programs that do not require a center membership card. Water aerobics, walking the gymnasium, canasta, pinochle, billiards and bridge are a few. The cost per activity for non-members is typically $1 or $2. Call for a schedule. 38

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Retirement Communities & Assisted Living The Crossings at Ironbridge 6701 Ironbridge Parkway, Chester (804) 748-7000 www.bonsecours.com/ Brighter Living Assisted Living 5301 Plaza Drive, Hopewell (804) 458-5830 www.brighter-living.com Dinwiddie Health and Rehabilitation Center 46 Diamond St., Petersburg (804) 518-0780 Dunlop House 235 Dunlop Farms Blvd. Colonial Heights (804) 520-0050 www.dunlophouse.com Greenfield Reflections of Petersburg 550 Flank Road, Petersburg (804) 861-4358 www.greenfieldseniorliving.com

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Short term leases

Free bike & DVD rental

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CIVIC CLUBS & VETERAN ORGANIZATIONS AARP Colonial Heights Chapter Meets at noon second Friday of the month at Colonial Heights Community Building, 157 Roanoke Ave., Colonial Heights. Closed July, August.

Restaurant, 1 Dunlop Village Shopping Center, Colonial Heights (No second meeting in November and December) Hopewell Meets at 7 p.m. on the second and fourth Wednesdays at Lions Clubhouse, 2610 W. City Point Road, Hopewell

Crater Chapter Meets at noon second Tuesday of the month at the Fort Lee Officer’s Club on Fort Petersburg Lee. Closed July, August. Meets at 6:30 p.m. second and fourth Huguenot-Chesterfield Chapter Tuesdays at Roma’s Resturant, U.S. Route Meets at noon first Thursday of the month 460, Petersburg at St. Matthews Episcopical, 11300 W. Jaycees Huguenot Road, Midlothian. Closed July, Colonial Heights August. President: Barbara Scott American Legion (804) 814-4014 Post # 2 Hopewell 820 Winfield Road, Petersburg www.hopewelljaycees.com (804) 732-1425 Post #120 5115 County Drive, Disputanta (804) 733-0094 Post #146 217 E. City Point Road, Hopewell (804) 541-3735

Rotary Clubs Petersburg Breakfast - Meets at 7:30 a.m. Wednesdays at the Ramada Plaza Hotel. Lunch - Meets at 12:30 p.m. Thursdays at the Petersburg Country Club. (804) 732-2532 Colonial Heights Meets on Thursdays at 7 a.m. at the Hilton Garden Inn, Colonial Heights (434) 246-2402 Hopewell Meets at noon Tuesdays in the post home of the American Legion Post #146, 217 E. City Point Road, Hopewell (804) 568-2248

Prince George and Dinwiddie Ruritan Clubs Toll free 877-787-8727

Benevolent Order of the Elks

Historical Interests & Preservation

Lodge # 237 21008 Rutledge Ave., Petersburg (804)524-9433 (Lodge) (804)732-5604 (Office) (804)721-7951 (Emergency)

Historic Petersburg Foundation 420 Grove Ave., Petersburg (804) 732-2096 www.historicpetersburg.org

Moose Lodges

Downtown Petersburg Inc. P.O. Box 2440, Petersburg

Lodge #1783, Chapter #131 170 Moose Ave., Colonial Heights (804) 526-1537

Colonial Heights Historical Society (804) 526-9616 www.colonial-heights.com/ historicalsociety.htm

Colonial Heights Meets noon Wednesday at Dante’s Pizzeria, 2900 Cedar Lane, Colonial Heights

Lodge #1472, Chapter #1180 4701 Western St., Hopewell (804) 458-1755

Hopewell Preservation (804) 458-6551

Hopewell

Lodge #1993, Chapter #1296 7212 Boydton Plank Road, Petersburg (804) 732-8563

Post #284 505 Springdale Ave., Colonial Heights (804) 526-4167

Kiwanis Clubs

Meets at 7:30 a.m. first and third Tuesdays at Lisa’s Cafe, 236 E Broadway Ave., Hopewell Petersburg Meets at 12:00 p.m. on Tuesdays at Old Towne Catering Co., 9 Old St., Petersburg

Lions Clubs Colonial Heights Meets at 6:30p.m. on the second and fourth Thursdays at Colonial Italian 40

Optimist Clubs Colonial Heights 916 Meridian Ave., Colonial Heights (804) 526-0689 Hopewell 1400 Lynchburg St., Hopewell (804) 541-3547

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Historic Hopewell Foundation Inc. (804) 458-4682 www.historichopewell.org Prince George Historical Society (804) 863-0212 www.princegeorgevahistoricalsociety.org Southside Virginia Czech/Slovak Heritage Society www. virginiaczechslovak.org

Old Brick House Foundation 131 Waterfront Drive, Colonial Heights (804) 520-9476 or (804) 526-2695 Friends of the Lower Appomattox River (804) 861-1666 www.folar-va.org

At PGEC you are not a customer, you are a member-owner. That is the Cooperative difference!

Veterans of Foreign Wars www.vfw.org Post 622, McNair-Trueheart Post 1925 Johnson Road, Petersburg (804) 861-1330 Post 637, Jacob J. Pearson Post 1400 Lynchburg St., Hopewell (804) 452-4244 Post 2239, Robert E. Lee Post P.O. Box 67, Colonial Heights (804) 748-4896 Post 10387 Albert Lee Mills Post 206 Winston Churchill Drive, Hopewell (804) 458-2803

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Book Now for the holidays Full service Banquet Facilities for your next private party or special event

Waterfront Dining in a Relaxed Atmosphere (804)541-2600 • 700 Jordan Point Road, Hopewell, Va 23860 www.docksideonthejames.com Hours: Sunday-Thursday 11:30AM-10PM Friday & Saturday 11:30AM - 11PM

518 S. Sycamore St. Petersburg, VA 23803

River’s R iveerr s B Ben Bend en Children’s Center Gymnasium • Indoor Playground State S Licensed • Nationally Accredited Video V Monitoring in Every Classroom Ages 8 Weeks to 12 Yrs. PPreschool Program • Junior Kindergarten Program Before/After School Program

YOUTH CENTER 112201 Kingston Ave., Chester • 530-5600 PRE-SCHOOL CENTER 120 W. Hundred Rd. • 530-1256 www.childcareinchesterfield.com

Phone: 804-733-5888 Fax: 804-733-9170

“A different kind of pharmacy”

Mon-Fri: 9AM to 6PM Sat: 9AM to 1PM Sun: Closed

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Meeting the pharmacy needs of the citizens of Petersburg for over 40 years Senior specials EVERY Wednesday www.kirkpatrickspharmacy.com

Therapeutic Massage Center & Boutique Where you can be pampered, relax, shop & enjoy a cup of tea in our soothing, tranquil setting. Massage • Couples • Facials • Body Treatments GIFT CERTIFICATES 27 Bollingbrook Street, 2nd Floor • Petersburg, VA 23803

(804) 722-1720 • www.tmc-and-boutique.com Hours: M-F 10:00-6:00, Sat 10:00-5:00 Diane Emory, L.P.N., C.M.T. - Licensed Esthetician (Nationally Certified in Therapeutic Massage & Body Work)

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FORT LEE www.lee.army.mil w.le ee.army.mil Fort Lee, located in the heart of the Tri-Cities off state Route 36, recently finished a transformation that has change the Army post forever. The Pentagon’s Base Realignment and Closure Act of 2005 brought the news that Fort Lee will more than double in size by 2011, gaining at least 6,500 military personnel and well over 1,000 civilians. Overall, the Fort Lee population - including military, civilian and families - has nearly doubled from about 26,000 people to 40,000.

Eustis in Newport News; the Air Force Training Center and the Air Force Culinary Training Center from Lackland Air Force Base in Texas and the Defense Contract Management Agency based in Alexandria. Although, most construction is done, there are still some projects being built that are not related to BRAC. For example, a $120 million military hotel is not expected to be completed until about June 2012. The 1,000 room, 530,000-square-foot Army lodging facility is one of the biggest construction projects ever in the Tri-Cities. The project – one of the largest hotels in Virginia – is expected to open sometime in early 2013. Several attractions and annual events welcome visitors on post during specified times, including the U.S. Army Quartermaster Museum, the U.S. Army Women’s Museum and the Fort Lee Thrift Shop and Homemaker’s Boutique. The “Fourth at the Fort” Fourth of July celebration is a public event, as are portions of the yearly Culinary Arts Competition on post. The Lee Playhouse offers live theater shows and musicals.

Access Civilians visiting Fort Lee must provide a valid driver’s license at the gate. The Best Warrior Competition at Fort Lee.

From 2006 to 2011, Fort Lee was awash in construction. There have been 39 major construction projects for a total of 56 buildings and all the projects were completed ahead of time and under budget, according to Army officials. All told, about $1.2 billion was spent on BRAC projects. One of the biggest challenges in the growth of the post though was the Ordnance Campus. The site started out essentially as virgin woodland, Gully said. But within two years it had 50 miles worth of site infrastructure on the site. Now it’s home to one of the largest Army Dining Facilities in the United States and five barracks that each house 624 soldiers. Simply put, Fort Lee has become the logistics center of the Army. For many years, Fort Lee has been home to the quartermaster center and school. Soldiers who came to post for Advanced Individual Training learned Military Occupational Skills ranging from warehouse management to petroleum and water supply to rigging — maintaining and packing parachutes. But now Fort Lee has become the headquarters to the logistics branch. All logisticians will be trained on post. Nearly a third of all U.S. Army soldiers will be trained at Fort Lee. Two of the major tenets at Fort Lee will be Army Logistics University and the Army Ordnance Center and School . Several military operations have moved to Fort Lee from other posts, including the Ordinance Center and School from Aberdeen Proving Grounds in Maryland; the Transportation School from Fort 42

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Helpful Fort Lee Phone Numbers Morale Welfare and Recreation: (804) 734-7195 The Lee Club: (804) 734-7547 The Lee Playhouse: (804) 734-6629 The 392nd Army Band: (804) 734-4323 Quartermaster Museum: (804) 734-4203 Retirement Services Office: (804) 734-6980 Women’s Museum: (804) 734-4327

SHOPPING Southpark Mall With four anchor stores and more than 80 specialty shops, Southpark Mall is the shopping destination for the Tri-Cities area of Petersburg, Colonial Heights and Hopewell. It is also home to Regal Cinemas Stadium 16, a new state-of-the-art movie theater. The surrounding area is home to major retailers and restaurants. Located at I-95 Exit #54 at Temple Avenue (Route 144) in Colonial Heights. Open Monday to Saturday 10 a.m. To 9 p.m. and Sunday noon to 6 p.m. Department store hours may vary. 230 Southpark Circle, Colonial Heights, VA 23834; 804-526-3900. www. southparkmall.com

Open Monday to Saturday 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Sunday noon to 6 p.m. (restaurant and department store hours may vary). 11500 Midlothian Turnpike, Richmond, VA 23235; 804-794-4660. www.chesterfieldcenter.com

Among some of the other shopping centers are:

• The Crossings Shopping Center in Hopewell • South Crater Square in Petersburg • Lee Plaza Shopping Center in Hopewell Old Towne Petersburg • Colonial Square Shopping Center Home to dozens of Civil War-era buildings, in Colonial Heights Petersburg is one of America’s most historic • Southgate Square Shopping Center places. At its heart is charming Old Towne in Colonial Heights Petersburg, an area that is steeped in history, • Dimmock Square Shopping Center in culture and the arts. Boutiques, antiques, Colonial Heights salons, specialty shops, arts venues and res• Dimmock Centre in Colonial Heights taurants make for a truly unique shopping ex- • Cavalier Square in Hopewell perience. Located in the heart of downtown • Walnut Hill Plaza Shopping Center Petersburg. From I-95 take Exit #50 or #52 Chesterfield Towne Center in Petersburg and follow the signs. Old Towne Merchants Located southwest of Richmond in northern • Walnut Centre Shopping Center Group, PO Box 2440, Petersburg, VA 23805. Chesterfield County, Chesterfield Towne in Petersburg Center is home to four anchor stores and over www.oldtownepetersburg.com • Grays Shopping Center in Petersburg 100 retailers and specialty shops. The area • Breckenridge Shopping Center in Chester In addition to traditional malls or a historic surrounding the Towne Center is home to • Bermuda Square in Chester other major retailers and restaurants. Located downtown area, the region offers a variety on Midlothian Turnpike (Route 60) at Hugue- of shopping centers to please just about not Road (Route 147) in Chesterfield County. every taste.

WEBSITES Government Commonwealth of Virginia www.virginia.gov City of Petersburg www.petersburg-va.org City of Colonial Heights www.colonial-heights.com City of Hopewell www.hopewellva.gov

Virginia Department of Education www.pen.k12.va.us H & R Block

Peebles

Virginia Employment Commission www.vec.virginia.gov

Jackson-Hewitt Tax Service

Sherwin-Williams

K&L Barbeque

Save-A-lot

Virginia Gateway Region www.gatewayregion.com

Mason Defensive Driving School

Shoe Show

Economy

Prince George County www.princegeorgeva.org

The Progress-Index

Aaron’s

Monets Hair Salon

www.progress-index.com

Approved Cash Advance

Oyama’s Karate Studio

Dinwiddie County www.dinwiddieva.us

Fort Lee

Boost Mobile

www.lee.army.mil

C & A Clothing Store

Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles www.dmv.state.va.us

Cigarette City

Crater District Area Agency on Aging

Dragon Palace Restaurant

Chesterfield County www.chesterfield.gov

Education Virginia State University www.vsu.edu John Tyler Community College www.jtcc.edu Richard Bland College www.rbc.edu

Roses

Tyler’s Consignment Wash Inn Laundromat

Citi Trends Dollar Tree

327 Cavalier Square, Hopewell

www.cdaaa.org

Firestone

Crater Planning District Commission

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EDUCATION & EMPLOYMENT Percent of population 25 years or older Chesterfield Colonial Heights Dinwiddie Hopewell Petersburg Prince George Virginia

High school grad/GED 24.7% 37.8% 37.6% 40.5% 35.4% 35.9% 26.3

Some college 22.1% 24.3% 19.6% 21.4% 18.1% 24.5% 19.4%

Associate’s degree 6.9% 6.3% 6.2% 4.8% 4.2% 6.9% 6.6%

Bachelor’s degree 23.9% 12.6% 10.4% 6.4% 11.0% 11.8% 19.8%

Post-grad degree 10.2% 6.3% 2.8% 4.2% 5.7% 5.4% 11.2%

Chesterfield Colonial Heights Dinwiddie Hopewell Petersburg Prince George Virginia

High school grad/GED 46,895 4,543 6,608 5,982 7,672 8,110 1,339,669

Some college 42,0952 2,920 3,447 3,164 3,915 5,526 987,934

Associate’s degree 13,170 753 1,084 715 915 1,565 337,026

Bachelor’s degree 45,461 1,520 1,834 941 2,376 2,667 1,010,306

Post-grad degree 19,312 761 497 623 1,230 1,230 572,016

Source: U.S. Census Bureau, 2005-2009 American Community Survey

Total Employment by Industry, Virginia’s Gateway Region Health Care and Social Assistance Retail Trade Manufacturing Educational Services Accommodation and Food Services Transportation and Warehousing Construction Administrative and Waste Services Wholesale Trade Other Services, Ex. Public Admin Utilities Finance and Insurance Real Estate and Rental and Leasing Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation Information Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting Management of Companies and Enterprises Mining Professional and Technical Services Public Administration

Estimated 2008 9,334 8,731 8,001 5,503 5,563 4,402 2,785 2,058 2,242 1,934 1,329 1,119 588 533 344 * * * * *

Source: Virginia Employment Commission, Industry and Occupational Projections, 2002-2018 * Figures not disclosed to preserve competitive privacy

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Projected 2018 12,084 9,230 7,413 6,593 6,181 4,733 3,332 2,441 2,409 2,128 1,263 1,171 661 657 329 * * * * *

Largest Employers Chesterfield

Colonial Heights

Prince George

1

Chesterfield Co. School Board

Wal Mart Stores Inc.

Department of Defense

2

County of Chesterfield

Colonial Heights School Board

County of Prince George

3

HCA Virginia Health System

City of Colonial Heights

Food Lion

4

U.S Department of Defense

Sabra Dipping Co.

Department of Justice

5

E.I DuPont De Nemours Co.

VDOT

U.S. Army Nonappropriated Funds Div.

6

Wal Mart Stores inc.

Colonial Heights Operation

Standard Motor Products

7

U.P.S.

J.C. Penny Corporation Inc.

Riverside Regional Jail

8

Virginia State University

Red Lobster & The Olive Garden

Perdue Products

9

Hill Phoenix

Care Advantage

Department of Army and Air Force

Martin’s Food Market

Ace Hardware Corp.

10 Bon Secours Richmond Health

Dinwiddie

Hopewell

Petersburg

1 Southside Va. Training Center

Hopewell City School Board

Southside Regional Medical Center

2 Wal Mart Stores Inc.

Honeywell

City of Petersburg School Board

3 Central State Hospital

HCA Virginia Health System

City of Petersburg

4 Dinwiddie Co. School Board

City of Hopewell

Amsted Rail Co.

5 Chaparral

E.I DuPont De Nemour Co.

Boehringer Ingelheim

6 Va. Center for Behavioral Rehab. Alliance Group Rock Tenn

Horizon Mental Health Mgmt.

7 County of Dinwiddie

Goldschmidt Chemical Corp.

Wal Mart Stores Inc.

8 Hiram W. Davis Medical Center

Aqualon Co.

District 19 Mental Health and Retardation Services

9 Tindall Concrete Products

Quality Specialties

Beverly Home Care

10 Iluka Resources

Hopewell Operations LLC

Rehabilitation Hospital Inc.

Source: Virginia Employment Commission, Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages, 1st quarter 2012

Unemployment rate (%) Chesterfield Colonial Dinwiddie Hopewell Petersburg Prince George Heights 3.6 2004 3.3 4.0 3.8 5.5 7.6 3.8 2005 3.1 4.1 4.1 5.6 7.3 3.3 2006 2.7 3.1 3.1 4.6 6.1 3.2 2007 2.6 3.2 3.4 4.6 6.2 4.3 2008 3.7 4.5 4.6 6.1 7.5 7.1 2009 6.8 8.0 8.1 10.7 13.7 7.6 2010 7.0 8.3 7.7 10.8 12.9 7.4 2011 6.3 8 7 11.6 13.4 6.5 2012* 5.6 6.9 6.5 8.6 11.3

TriTri-Cities Cities ex. Chesterfield 3.7 5.0 3.6 5.0 3.1 4.1 3.0 4.2 4.2 5.4 7.5 9.6 7.7 9.5 7.0 8.9 7.6 8

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