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A historic old town or wide open spaces? A shopping spree among historic buildings or a visit to a Civil War battlefield? Fine dining or a cozy coffeeshop?

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. Tri-Cities Resource & Relocation Guide


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 Tri-Cities 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 6

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manufactures discs and associated parts for use in commercial aircraft engines. The 180,000-squarefoot 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 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 pro-

vides minimum financial risk and maximum economic benefit. Another large corporation – the online retailer – has made a major investment in the region with two large distribution 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. 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.

An overview of the Tri-Cities Region: The region is marked by the Appomattox River and 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, and Fort Henry, which developed into the modern-day city of Petersburg. 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.

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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.

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 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. General 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. 8

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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, modernday Hopewell was born when E.I. du Pont de Nemours Co. built a dynamite factory on the site of Hopewell Farms.

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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.

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.


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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 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.

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UTILITIES Electricity

Dominion Virginia Power 1-866-366-4357

Prince George Electric Cooperative (804) 834-2424

Southside Electric Cooperative 1-800-552-2118


Chesterfield: (804) 748-1271 Colonial Heights: (804) 520-9288 Dinwiddie: (804) 861-0998 or (804) 861-1012 Hopewell: (804)458-1686 or (804)458-8131 Petersburg: (804) 733-2407 Prince George: (804) 722-8706


Columbia Gas of Virginia 1-800-543-8911

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

Waste Disposal Tri-Cities Regional Disposal and Recycling Center Container First Services 390 Industrial Drive (804) 748-8324

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 23840 (804) 469-4545

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Rohoic Residential Trash Collection Site 22578 Airpark Drive, Petersburg (804) 892-3897

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

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


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

Telecommunications Verizon


Comcast Hart Road Residential Trash Collection Site 19900 River Road, Sutherland

Dinwiddie Residential Trash Collection Site 10817 Wheelers Pond Road, Dinwiddie 23840 (804)469-4545


TRANSPORTATION Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles

From Petersburg, take Interstate 95 North to Exit 197A (Airport Drive). From Hopewell, take Interstate 295 west to Exit 31 (Airport Drive).

Vehicle Decals

Chesterfield County Airport

(804) 497-7100 120 Wagner Road, Petersburg

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.

Virginia Driver’s Licenses

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.


Richmond International Airport (804) 226-3000 or 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.

(804) 768-7700 Corporate jets and small general planes. From Petersburg, take Interstate 95 to Route 288.

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

Greater Richmond Transit Co.

(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



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 http://

Petersburg Area Transit

dition to the service in Richmond, Blackstone bus service offers an express route that travels from Blackstone, Virginia to Southside Virginia Training Center. For bus service schedules call (804) 7332413 or visit

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 ad-

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 ing 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

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.

Pet Licenses

Any dog older than four 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.

To vote in Virginia, you must be 18 and a U.S. citizen. To vote you must present a valid photo ID. Voter registration forms and absentee ballots can be obtained at your local registrar’s office or from the State Board of Elections Web site: http://www.sbe.state. You may also register to vote at the Department of Motor Vehicles when you update your driver’s license.

Smart Tags

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Average temperature (in Fahrenheit) : 58.65 Average high temperature: 70.2 Average low temperature: 47.1 Annual rain: 43.9 inches Annual snowfall: 3.2 inches

MEDICAL FACILITIES The Tri-Cities is an area known for abundant health-care services. Below are some of the major health-care centers in our area. In case of emergencies, call 911. Southside Regional Medical Center

Patient First

200 Medical Park Blvd., Petersburg (804) 765-5000 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.

1260 Temple Ave, Colonial Heights (804) 518-2597

John Randolph Medical Center

Petersburg Health Care Alliance 541 South Sycamore St, Petersburg (804) 957-9601

Hopewell-Prince George Community Health Care Center 4260 Crossing Blvd. Suite 2, Hopewell (804) 452-5800

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

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

Healthsouth Rehabilitation Hospital of Petersburg 95 Medical Park Blvd., Petersburg (804) 504-8100

Poplar Springs Hospital 350 Poplar Drive, Petersburg 1.866.524.2229 Therapeutic behavioral health treatment center for adolescents and adults. Tri-Cities Resource & Relocation Guide



Petersburg Access the online catalog at

Petersburg Public Library 201 W Washington Street (804) 733-2387 Mon. - Thurs. 9 a.m. - 9 p.m. Fri., Sat. 9 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.

Appomattox Regional Library System Serves residents in Prince George, Dinwiddie and Hopewell Access the online catalog at 209 E Cawson St, Hopewell, VA 23860 (804) 458-6329

Burrowsville Library 18701 James River Dr., Disputanta (804) 458-6329 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.

Dinwiddie Library 14103 Boydton Plank Road, Dinwiddie (804) 458-6329 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.

Disputanta Library 10010 County Drive, Disputanta (804) 458-6329 Mon. 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. and

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3 p.m. - 7 p.m. Tues.- Thurs. 3 p.m. - 7 p.m. Fri. 3 p.m. - 6 p.m.

McKenney Library 20707 First St., McKenney (804) 458-6329 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. Wed., Sat. And Sun. CLOSED

Prince George Library 6605 Courts Drive, Prince George (804) 458-6329 Mon. - Thurs. 10 a.m. - 7 p.m. Fri. 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. Sat. 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Sun. CLOSED

Rohoic Library 7301 Boydton Plank Road, Petersburg (804) 732-4119 Mon-Wed. 3 p.m.- 9 p.m. Thurs. 10 a.m. - 9 p.m. Fri. 3 p.m. - 6 p.m. Sat., Sun. CLOSED

Colonial Heights Library 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.

Chesterfield Library Ettrick-Matoaca Librarycheck 4501 River Rd, Petersburg, 23803 (804) 318-8688 Mon. - Fri. 10 a.m. - 9 p.m. Sat. 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Sun. Closed

Enon Library 1801 Enon Church Road, Chester (804) 318-8911 Mon. - Thurs. 10 a.m. - 9 p.m. Fri, Sat 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Sun. CLOSED

Chester Library 11800 Centre St., Chester (804) 318-8977 Mon. - Thurs.. 10 a.m. - 9 p.m. Fri. and Sat. 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Sun. CLOSED


BATTLE OF THE CRATER RE-ENACTMENT 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 Generals 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 one-half month siege that caused the collapse of Richmond and General Lee’s army. 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. Each year, about 154,000 visitors come to Petersburg National Battlefield. While the history of the Civil War and the nine-month siege of Petersburg are the primary focus of the park, it also offers much more. From horseback riding and bicycle trails to 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 and occasional auto caravan tours. Also throughout the summer on Sundays the park offers Segway tours. 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 gunpowder 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. While running the war from City Point, General Tri-Cities Resource & Relocation Guide


Five Forks Battlefield 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 Major General Philip H. Sheridan attacked and defeated 10,000 Confederate troops led by Major General 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. Petersburg National Battlefield Visitor Center is open from 9 a.m. To 5 p.m. daily except Thanksgiving, December 25 and January 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

Centre Hill Museum

CENTRE HILL MUSEUM Grant received many notable political and military visitors, including President Abraham Lincoln and General William T. Sherman. The Appomattox Plantation house is staffed year-round and provides an audio-visual program, tours of the house and Grant’s cabin, and self-guided walks around the point.

Western Front Driving Tour This driving tour explores where the fighting took place for the Petersburg and Weldon Railroad and the Union Army’s attempts to sever the South Side rail line. Poplar Grove National Cemetery, the final resting place of over 6,000 Federal soldiers who fell in battles from Petersburg to Lynchburg, is a highlight of the tour.


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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 nineteenth-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. Open Tuesday to Saturday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Sunday 12 p.m to 4 p.m.; closed on Monday’s, 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 is free. Petersburg residents are allowed in free of charge.1 Centre Hill Ave.; (804) 733-2401. www.

BLANDFORD CHURCH 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 completely executed under the direction of the famous designer Louis Comfort Tiffany of New York. The 15 Tiffany stained-glass windows commemorates 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 4 p.m. Tuesday to Saturday, noon to 4 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 is free. 111 Rochelle Lane; (804) 733-2396 More than 30,000 Confederate soldiers are buried in Memorial Hill in Blandford Cemetery — a vast ma-

jority 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 AfricanAmerican 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 Tri-Cities Resource & Relocation Guide








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The City Point Early History Museum at St. Dennis Chapel

WESTON PLANTATION 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;

Violet Bank Museum 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 General 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. 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. 326 Royal Oak Ave., Colonial Heights, VA 23834; 804-520-9395. www.


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In 1887, Commander Dennis W. Mullan of the U.S. Navy arrived in City Point as the commander of a flotilla of seven ironclad 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 IA 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, Virginia. 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 Monday 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. 400 Weston Lane & 21st Ave., Hopewell, VA 23860; (804) 458-4682.

Weston Plantation House Museum at Weston Manor 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

BATTERSEA includes all three floors, grounds and gardens. 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, VA 2386 (804) 458-4682 or

Battersea This mansion on a bluff overlooking the Appomattox River was built in 1768 for Colonel 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 reenactment 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 features a spectacu-

lar 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, VA 23803. Tours by appointment only. (804) 732-9882.

Prince George County Regional Heritage Center Founded in 1702, Prince George County was the site of some of America’s earliest plantations on its James River shores. Set on Courthouse Square in the Prince George County Historic Courthouse District, the Heritage Center brings together centuries of artifacts and stories about one of the most historic counties in Virginia. The Center’s state-of-the-art exhibits tell the fascinating story of the County’s pre-history, Indian societies, English settlers, Czech-Slovak settlers, AfricanAmerican history, wars, religions, and education systems. A video sets the stage for your visit. 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, VA 23875; (804) 863-0212 or (804) 704-2859.

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Civil War saddle and General 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 26,000 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, VA 23801. Use Fort Lee’s Lee Gate entrance on Route 36 between Petersburg and Hopewell. (804) 734-4203.

The U.S. Army Women’s Museum

U.S. ARMY QUARTERMASTER MUSEUM 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, 8am to dusk. For more information,

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, General George Patton’s World War II jeep, General Ulysses S.Grant’s 24

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The U.S. Army Women’s Museum honors women’s contributions to the Army from the Revolutionary War to the present, telling their stories with artifacts, interactive exhibits, educational programs, videos, dioramas, historical displays and photographs throughout the galleries, and with film presentations in the theater. Among the many fascinating women you will learn about are “Molly Pitcher” who took up arms and fought in place of her fallen husband during the Revolutionary War, and Cathay Williams, who hid her true identity and changed her name to William Cathay in order to fight as a Buffalo Soldier. Enter a World War II barracks scene and join the ranks for a “GI” or Government Issue clothing inspection. Trace the history of 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, 2100 A Avenue, Fort Lee, VA 23801. (804)734-4327. www.awm.

POST OFFICES MOVING TIPS Sentimental Valuables Secure your valuables and jewelry. Consider keeping them with you during your move. Household Items All beds, entertainment centers, dining sets, etc. should be broken down (if possible) to ensure a quick and easy move.


29 Franklin St. Mon. - Fri. 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Sat. 10 a.m. - noon

10001 County Drive, Disputanta Mon. - Fri. 8:30 a.m. - 12 p.m. Sat. - 1 p.m. - 5 p.m.

3131 S. Crater Road Mon. - Fri.9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Sat. 9:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.

17206 Halligan Park Road, Carson Mon. - Fri. 9:30 a.m. - 1 p.m., 2 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Sat. 9 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.



12300 Rock Hill Road, Chester Mon. - Fri. 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. Sat. 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. 10221 Krause Rd, Chesterfield Mon. - Fri. 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Sat 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Colonial Heights

1205 Boulevard Mon. - Fri. 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Sat. 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.


117 W. Poythress St. Mon. - Fri. 9:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. Sat. 10a.m. - 12 p.m.

Fort Lee

Beds and Bedding It may be helpful to place a clean set of bed linen in the dresser drawer that corresponds with that room.

Appliances Disconnect washer and dryer; Remove all food items from refrigerators and appliances; Disconnect refrigerator water line, Cut off and cap all gas lines. Organization Pack, organize and label all boxes and containers according to the assigned room. * These moving tips were provided by Quality Moving Services of Chesterfield.

5503 Hart Road, Sutherland Mon. - Fri. 8 a.m. - 12 p.m., 1 p.m. - 4:45 p.m. Sat. 9 a.m. - 11 a.m. 15300 Cox Road, Church Road Mon. - Fri. 7:45 a.m. - 11:45 a.m., 1p.m. - 4:45 p.m. Sat. 9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. 14416 Courthouse Road Mon. - Fri. 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. Sat. 9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. 16907 Boydton Plank Road, DeWitt Mon.-Fri. 9:30 a.m. - 12 p.m., 1-4:30 p.m. Sat. 9 a.m. -12 p.m.

1400 Mahone Ave. Mon. - Fri. 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Sat. 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.

9109 Baltimore Road, Ford Mon. - Fri. 12:45 p.m. - 4:45 p.m. Sat. 9 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.

Prince George

12445 Main St., Stony Creek Mon. - Fri. 8:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m, 1:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Sat. 9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

6605 Courthouse Road Mon. - Fri. 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. Sat. 9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Dresser Drawers Drawers can remain full during the move. All fragile and highvalue items should be removed and packaged separately. If movers assess that drawers need to be removed, they should remove and replace them at the completion of the move.

Electronics Proper packing and handling will ensure the safety of your equipment. Secure with packaging material or padding and label all boxes to help identify the packaged items.

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LOCAL GOVERNMENT City of Petersburg Founded: 1748 Population:32,538 Size: 23.1 sq. mi. Information: (804) 733-2300 Web site:

Real Estate Taxes $1.35 per $100 billed quarterly on the last days of Sept., Dec., March and June Personal Property Taxes $4.40/$100 due June 11 2014-2015 General Fund Budget $80.4 million

City Officials City Manager Tom L. Tyrell (804)733-2301 Police Chief William C. Rohde (804)863-2702 Fire Chief Thomas C.“T.C.” Hairston (804) 733-2328 Commonwealth’s Attorney Cassandra S. Conover (804) 861-8899 Sheriff Vanessa Reese Crawford (804)733-2369 Register Dawn Williams (804) 733-8071 City Council Treska Wilson-Smith, Ward 1 Darrin Hill, Councilman (Ward 2) Sam Parham, Ward 3 Charles H. Cuthbert, Ward 4 Mayor W. Howard Myers, Ward 5, Annette Smith-Lee, Ward 6 John A Hart, Ward 7 School Superintendent: Dr. Marcus J. Newsome (804) 862-7037 School Board Kenneth L. Pritchett, Ward 3, Chairman 26

Steven L. Pierce Sr.,Ward 1, Vice Chairman Atiba Muse, Ward 2 Patricia Hines, Ward 4 Lois Long, Ward 5 Bernard J. Lundy Jr., Ward 6 Adrian Dance, Ward 7

City of Colonial Heights

Founded: 1948 Population: 17,894 Size: 8.14sq. mi. Information: (804) 520-9266 Web site:

Real Estate Taxes $1.14 per $100 due May 15 and Nov. 15 Personal Property Taxes $3.50 per $100 due June 5 and Dec. 5 2012-2013 General Fund Budget $33.5 million

City Officials City Manager William E. Johnson (804) 520-9265

Colonial Heights City Council T. Gregory Kochuba, Mayor Kenneth B. Frenier, Councilman Michael A. Cherry, Councilman W. Joe Green, Jr., Councilman John T. Wood, Councilman Betsy G. Luck, Councilman John Piotrowski, Councilman School Superintendent Dr. Joseph O. Cox Jr. (804) 524-3400 School Board Sandra Coleman, Chairwoman Mike Yates, Chairman Chris Kollman, Vice-Chairman Angie Woody, Board Member Krishan Agrwal, Board Member

City of Hopewell

Founded: 1914 Population: 23,163 Size: 11 sq. mi. Information: (804) 541-2461 or (800) 863-8687

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Web site: Real Estate Taxes $1.13 per $100 due June 15 and Dec. 5

Personal Property Taxes $3.50 per $100 due Feb. 15 Proposed 2014-2015 General Fund Budget $45.2 million

City Officials City Manager Mark A. Haley (804) 541-2243 City Attorney Stefan M. Calos (804)783-7215

County Officials

County Administrator W. Kevin Massengill (804) 469-4500 County Attorney Tyler C. Southall (804) 469-4503 Fire Chief Dennis Hale (804) 469-5388 Clerk of Court (Dinwiddie Circuit Court) John Barrett Chappell, Jr. (804) 469-4540

Commonwealth’s Attorney Rick Newman (804) 541-2255

Clerk of Court (General District Court) Lisa G. Coleman (804) 469-4533

Sheriff Luther Sodat (804) 541-2300

Commonwealth’s Attorney Ann Cabell Baskervill (804) 469-4536

Registrar Pamela L. Clark (804) 541-2232

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

City Council Christina J. Luman-Bailey, Ward 1 Arlene Holloway Ward 2 A.J.“Tony” Zevgolis Ward 3 Jasmine E. Gore, Ward 4 Janice Denton, Ward 5, Mayor Brenda S. Pelham, Ward 6 Jackie M. Shornak, Ward 7

Board of Supervisors Harrison A. Moody, District 1,Chair Dr. Mark E. Moore District 2, Vice Chair 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:27,904 Size: 507 sq.mi. Information:(804) 469-4513 Web site:

Real Estate Taxes $0.79 per $100 half due June 5 and half due on Dec. 5 Personal Property Taxes $4.90 per $100 due June 5 and Dec. 5 2012-2013 General Fund Budget $40.8million

Dinwiddie County School Board Teresa J. Stump, District 1 William R. Haney, District 2 Barbara T. Pittman, District 3 Mary M. Benjamin, District 4 Sherilyn H. Merritt, District 5

Prince George County Founded: 1702 Population:37,253 Size: 282 sq.mi. Information: (804) 722-8600 Web site: Real Estate Taxes $0.82 per $100 due June 5 and Dec.

Personal Property Taxes $4.25 per $100 due June 5 2014-2015 General Fund Budget $49.6million

County Officials

County Administrator Percy C. Ashcraft (804) 722-8600 County Attorney’s Office Steven L. Micas (804) 722-8685

Commonwealth’s Attorney: Susan O’Prandy (804) 733-2790 Board of Supervisors: Jerry J. Skalsky, District 1, Vice chairman Alan R. Carmichael, District 1 William A.“Bill” Robertson, Chairman Donald Hunter, District D2 TJ Webb, District 2 Supervisor

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

School Board Roger E. Franklin, Jr., District 1, Chairperson Lewis E. Stevenson, District 2, Vice-Chairperson Robert E.“Bobby” Cox, Jr., District 2 Kevin S. Foster, District 2 Reeve E. Ashcraft, District 2

School Superintendent: Renee Williams (804) 733-2700, ext. 120

Commissioner of Revenue: Darlene M. Rowsey (804) 722-8740

Sheriff H.E.“Bucky” Allin III (804) 733-2690

Clerk of Court: C. Bishop Knott, Jr. (804) 733-2640

Police Chief Keith Early

Chesterfield County

Founded: 1749 Population: 327,745 Size: 437 sq mi Information: (804) 748-1000 Web site:

Real Estate Tax $0.96 per $100 due June 5 Personal Property Tax $3.60 per $100 due June 5 2015 proposed General Fund Budget $55 million

County Officials Sheriff Karl S. Leonard (804) 717-6338

Board of Supervisors Dorothy A. Jaeckle, Bermuda District, Vice Chairman Christopher Winslow, Clover Hill District Steve Elswick, Matoaca District, Chairman Leslie Haley, Midlothian District James M.“Jim” Holland, Dale District

School Superintendent James F. Lane, Ed.D. (804) 748-1405 School Board John M. Erbach, Dale District, Carrie E. Coyner, Bermuda District, Vice-Chair Robert W. Thompson, Mataoca District Dianne H. Smith, Hill District, Chair Javaid E. Siddiqi, Midlothian District County Administrator Dr. Joseph P. Casey (804) 748-1211 Circuit Court Clerk Wendy S. Hughes (804) 748-1241 Commissioner of the Revenue Joseph A. Horbal (804) 748-1281 Commonwealth’s Attorney William W. Davenport (804) 748-1221 County Treasurer Richard A. Cordle (804) 520-9320

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FEDERAL & STATE GOVERNMENT (804) 698-1066 (804) 526-5135 E-mail: DelKCox@house.virginia. gov The 66th District includes part of Chesterfield County and all of Colonial Heights.

Riley E. Ingram, 62nd District (Republican) 3302 Oaklawn Blvd. Hopewell, Va. 23860 (804) 698-1062 (804) 458-9873 E-mail: DelRIngram@house. The 62nd District parts of Chesterfield, Henrico and Prince George counties and part of Hopewell.

U.S. Senate

Sen. Mark Warner (Democrat) 459A Russell Senate Office Building Washington, DC 20510 202-224-2023 Sen. Tim Kaine (Democrat) 388 Russell Senate Office Building Washington,D.C.20510 202-224-4024

U.S. House of Representatives 4th Congressional District Rep. Donald McEachin (Democrat) 1201 Longworth House Office Building Washington, DC 20515 (202) 225-8351 Richmond Office 400 N 8th Street, Suite 430 Richmond, VA 23219 (804) 644-4845


Virginia Government Gov. Terry McAuliffe (Democrat) Patrick Henry Building, 3rd Floor 1111 East Broad Street, Richmond, VA 23219 804-786-2211 9 Lt. Gov. Ralph Northam (Democrat) 102 Governor St. Richmond, Va 23219 (804) 786-2078 Attorney General Mark R. Herring (Democrat) 900 E. Main St. Richmond, Va. 23219 (804) 786-2071 E-mail:

House of Delegates M. Kirkland “Kirk� Cox, 66th District (Republican) 131 Old Brickhouse Lane Colonial Heights, Va. 23834

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Lashrecse D. Aird, 63rd District (Democrat) The 63rd District includes part of Chesterfield County and all of Dinwiddie County and Petersburg. Roslyn C. Tyler, 75th District (Democrat) 25359 Blue Star Highway Jarratt, VA 23867 (434)336-1710 (804) 698-1075 Email:DelRTyler@house.virginia. gov The 75th District includes parts of the counties of Dinwiddie, Isle of Wright, Surry, Sussex, Southampton, Lunenburg and all of Brunswick County along with Emporia and part of Franklin.

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. 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 in [the Tri-cities] 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 7) Enrollment of Homeless Students

City of Petersburg

A. P. Hill Elementary School 1450 Tally Ave., Petersburg, VA 23803 (804) 861-3765 Principal: Kori Reddick

City of Colonial Heights

J. E. B. Stuart Elementary School 100 Pleasants Lane, Petersburg, VA 23803 (804) 861-1975 Principal: Sinclair Harris

(804) 524-3400

Peabody Middle School 725 Wesley St., Petersburg, VA 23803 (804) 861-9100 Principal: Jafar Baraka Petersburg High School 3101 Johnson Rd., Petersburg, VA 23805 (804) 861-4884 Principal: Alicia Fields Robert E. Lee Elementary School 51 Gibbons Ave., Petersburg, VA 23803 (804) 861-0155 Principal: Tonya Brown-Fletcher Vernon Johns Junior High School 3101 Homestead Dr., Petersburg, VA 23805 (804) 861-1249 Principal: Shannon Washington Walnut Hill Elementary School 300 West South Boulevard, Petersburg, VA 23805 (804) 861-0299 Principal: Belinda Urquhart

Superintendent: Dr. Joseph O. Cox Jr.

Lakeview Elementary School 401 Taswell Ave., Colonial Heights (804) 524-3435 Principal: Patrick Neuman North Elementary School 3201 Dale Ave., Colonial Heights (804) 524-3430 Principal: Travis Ridley Tussing Elementary School 5501 Conduit Road, Colonial Heights (804) 524-3440 Principal: David K. Staples 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: Melody D. Hackney

Ph: (804) 541-6400

Dupont Elementary School 300 S. 18th Ave., Hopewell (804) 541-6406 Principal: Carla Fizer Harry E. James Elementary School 1807 Arlington , Hopewell (804) 541-6408 Principal: Judy Barnes Patrick Copeland Elementary School 400 Westhill Drive, Hopewell (804) 541-6410 Principal: Bryon Davis Woodlawn Pre-School Learning Center 1100 Dinwiddie Ave., Hopewell (804) 541-6414 Principal: Joyce P. Jones Carter G. Woodson Middle School 1000 Winston Churchill Drive, Hopewell (804) 541-6404 Principal: Shannon Royster Hopewell High School 400 S. Mesa Drive, Hopewell (804) 541-6402 Principal: Thomas M. Pond

Westview Early Childhood Education Center 1100 Patterson Street, Petersburg, VA 23803 (804) 861-1274 Supervisor: Barbara Patterson

Superintendent: Marcus J. Newsome

(804) 862-7037

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Prince George County Superintendent: Renee Williams

Ph: (804) 733-2700

David A. Harrison Elementary School 12900 E. Quaker Road, Disputanta (804) 991-2242 Principal: Christopher Scruggs L.L. Beazley Elementary School 6700 Courthouse Road, Prince George (804) 733-2745 Principal: Robin Germanos North Elementary School 11106 Old Stage Road, Prince George (804) 458-8922 Principal: Donna Branch-Harris South Elementary School 13400 Prince George Drive, Disputanta (804) 733-2755 Principal: Robin Pruett William A. Walton Elementary School 4101 Courthouse Road, Prince George (804) 733-2750 Principal: Sharon L. Kushma J.E.J. Moore Middle School 11455 Prince George Drive, Disputanta (804) 733-2740 Principal: Stephanie Bishop N.B. Clements Junior High School 7800 Laurel Spring Road, Prince George (804) 733-2730 Principal: Chris Romig

Dinwiddie Elementary 13811 Boydton Plank Road Dinwiddie, Virginia 23841 (804) 469-4580 Principal: Davis Roberts Midway Elementary 5511 Midway Road Church Road, Virginia 23833 (804) 265-4205 Principal: Penny Brooks Sunnyside Elementary 10203 Melvin B. Alsbrooks Ave. McKenney, Virginia 23872 (804) 478-2313 Principal: Mrs. Wanda Snodgrass Sutherland Elementary 6000 R. B. Pamplin Drive Sutherland, Virginia 23885 (804) 732-4168 Principal: Michelle Powell Southside Elementary 10305 Boydton Plank road Dinwiddie, Virginia 23834 (804) 469-4480 Principal: Tamara Oliver Dinwiddie Junior High School 11608 Courthouse Road Dinwiddie, Virginia 23841 (804) 469-5430 Principal: Jason Chandler Dinwiddie High School 11501 Boisseau Road Dinwiddie, Virginia 23841 (804) 469-4280 Principal: Ms. Randall Johnson

Chesterfield County

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

Superintendent: James F. Lane, Ed.D.

Dinwiddie County

C.E. Curtis Elementary 3600 W. Hundred Road, Chester, VA 23831 (804) 768-6175 Principal: Susan Pereira

Superintendent: Dr. W. David Clark

(804) 469-4190


(804) 748-1405

Ecoff Elementary 5200 Ecoff Avenue, Chester, VA 23831 (804) 768-6185 Principal: Dr. Joshua Cole

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Enon Elementary 2001 E. Hundred Road, Chester, VA 23836 (804) 530-5720 Principal: Jennifer Hinson Ettrick Elementary 20910 Chesterfield Avenue, Ettrick, VA 23803 (804) 520-6005 Principal: Randi Smith Harrowgate Elementary 15501 Harrowgate Road, Chester, VA 23831 (804) 520-6015 Principal: Christina Serola Marguerite Christian Elementary 14801 Woods Edge Road, Colonial Heights, VA 23834 (804) 530-5733 Principal: Jennifer Lenz Elizabeth Scott Elementary 813 Beginners Trail Loop, Chester, VA 23836 (804) 541-4660 Principal: Julie Buntich

Matoaca Elementary 6627 River Rd. Matoaca, VA 23803 (804) 590-3100 Principal: Mary Thrift Carver Middle 3800 Cougar Trail, Chester, VA 23831 (804) 524-3620 Principal: John Murray Matoaca Middle East 6001 Hickory Road, Matoaca, VA 23803 (804) 590-3110 Principal: Gayle HInes Matoaca Middle West 20300 Halloway Avenue, Matoaca, VA 23803 (804) 590-3130 Principal: Gayle Hines Chesterfield Community High 12400 Branders Bridge Road, Chester, VA 23831 (804) 768-6156 Principal: Jamie Accashian

Matoaca High 17700 Longhouse Lane, Chesterfield, VA 23838 (804) 590-3108 Principal: Belinda Merriman

Saint Joseph School 123 Franklin St., Petersburg (804) 732-3931 PreK-8

Thomas Dale High 3626 W. Hundred Road, Chester, VA 23831 (804) 768-6245 Principal: Pamela Lumsden

West End Christian School 1600 Atlantic St., Hopewell (804) 458-6142 Preschool-12

Standards of Learning Tests Virginia implemented the Standards of Learning educational goals in 1995 as part of a public education reform package. SOL tests in English, mathematics, science and history are administered to students near the end of the school year. The content of the tests changes from year to year. Scores determine whether a school is accredited by the state. High school students must pass their SOLs to graduate. For more on SOLs and to view scores for individual schools, visit the Virginia Department of Education Web site at http://www.

Woodlawn Christian School 6764 Billy Williams Memorial Drive, Prince George (804) 732-3245 Pre K - 8

Private Schools Evangel Christian School 16801 Harrowgate Road, Chester (804) 526-5941 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 K-8 Restoration Christian & Military Academy 210 S. Market St., Petersburg (804) 862-2661 K-12

Specialty Schools Appomattox Regional Governor’s School for the Arts & Technology

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 Ph: (804) 796-4000 Two-year public institution that is part of the statewide community college system. Offers associate degrees and 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 Chesterfield. Enrollment: 10,797 Areas of study include arts and sciences, information technology, nursing, police science and vocational studies such as welding, funeral services and building construction.

Richard Bland College

11301 Johnson Road, Petersburg (Dinwiddie and Prince George counties) Ph: (804) 862-6100 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.

512 W. Washington St., Petersburg (804) 722-0200 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.

Higher Education Virginia State University

1 Hayden Drive, Petersburg Ph: (804) 524-5000 Four-year public institution and Historically Black College founded in 1882. Most students live in dormitories or in off-campus apartments located in the village of Ettrick. Enrollment: 5,301 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 last summer after Dr. Eddie N. Moore stepped down on July 1, 2010. Miller, holds a bachelor’s, a master’s and a Ph.D Tri-Cities Resource & Relocation Guide


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. Crater Chapter Meets at noon second Tuesday of the month at the Fort Lee Officer’s Club on Fort Lee. Closed July, August. Huguenot-Chesterfield Chapter Meets at noon first Thursday of the month at St. Matthews Episcopical, 11300 W. Huguenot rd., Midlothian. Closed July, August.

American Legion Post # 2 820 Winfield Rd., Petersburg (804) 732-1425 Post #120 5115 County Drive, Disputanta (804) 733-0094 Post #146 217 E. City Point Road, Hopewell (804) 541-3735 Post #284 505 Springdale Ave., Colonial Heights (804) 526-4167

Kiwanis Clubs Colonial Heights Meets 12:30 p.m. Wednesday at Dante’s Pizzeria, 2900 Cedar Lane, Colonial Heights Hopewell Meets at 6 p.m. first Tuesday of the month and on third Tuesday of the month at 7:30 a.m., both at Lisa’s Cafe, 236 East Broadway.

Lions Clubs Colonial Heights Meets 6:30pm on the second and fourth Thursdays at Colonial Italian Restaurant, 1 Dunlop Village Shopping Center, Colonial Heights (No second meeting in November and December) Hopewell Meets 6 p.m. on the second and fourth Wednesdays at Lions Clubhouse, 2610 West City Point Road, Hopewell, Va. Petersburg Meets at 6:30 p.m. First and Third Thursday at Roma’s Restaurant, Hwy 460 East., Petersburg

Jaycees Colonial Heights President: Barbara Scott (804) 814-4014 Hopewell

Benevolent Order of the Elks Lodge # 237 21008 Rutledge Ave, Petersburg Va. (804)524-9433 (Lodge) (804)732-5604 (Office) (804)721-7951 (Emergency) Moose Lodges Lodge #1783, Chapter #131 170 Moose Ave., Colonial Heights (804) 526-1537 Lodge #1472, Chapter #1180 4701 Western St., Hopewell (804) 458-1755 Lodge #1993, Chapter #1296 7212 Boydton Plank Road, Petersburg (804) 732-8563

Petersburg Meets at 12:00 p.m. on Tuesdays at Old Towne Catering Co., 9 Old St., Petersburg 32

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

Rotary Clubs Petersburg Breakfast - Meets at 7:30 a.m. Wednesdays at the Petersburg Family YMCA 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 Rd., Hopewell (804) 568-2248

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

Historical Interests & Preservation Historic Petersburg Foundation 7 East Old Street, Petersburg. VA (804) 732-2096 Downtown Petersburg Inc. P.O. Box 2440, Petersburg Colonial Heights Historical Society (804) 526-9616

Hopewell Preservation (804) 458-6551 Historic Hopewell Foundation Inc. (804) 458-4682 Prince George Historical Society (804) 863-0212 Southside Virginia Czech/ Slovak Heritage Society www. Old Brick House Foundation 131 Waterfront Dr., Colonial Heights, VA (804) 520-9476 or (804) 526-2695 Friends of the Lower Appomattox River (804) 861-1666 Veterans of Foreign Wars 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

RETIREMENT Senior citizens make up a significant portion of the TriCities 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 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. On the first three Thursdays of the month at Golden Corral Restaurant. The center also operates DialA-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.

Retirement Communities & Assisted Living The Crossing at Ironbridge 6701 Ironbridge Parkway, Chester (804) 748-7000 Brighter Living Assisted Living 5301 Plaza Drive, Hopewell (804) 458-5830 Dinwiddie Health and Rehabilitation Center 46 Diamond St., Petersburg (804) 518-0780 Dunlop House 235 Dunlop Farms Boulevard, Colonial Heights (804) 520-0050 Greenfield Reflections of Petersburg 550 Flank Road, Petersburg (804) 861-4358 http://www.greenfieldseniorliving. com Tri-Cities Resource & Relocation Guide


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School from Fort 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, Va. 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, currently under renovation, offers live theater shows and musicals.

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. 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 Ordnance Center and School from Aberdeen Proving Grounds in Maryland; the Transportation 34

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Access Visitors coming to Fort Lee, without certain types of federal government-issued identification cards, will be subject to a background check before being allowed to enter the installation. To get your background check and access pass to post you can go to the Visitors Control Center, in the Dukes Welcome Center, adjacent to the Lee gate, between 5 a.m. to 8 p.m. on weekdays, and 6 a.m. to 11 p.m. weekends and holidays, or the Sisisky Gate Visitors Control Center, 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. weekdays. The process at the Visitors Control Center should take approximately 10 minutes per person.

Helpful Fort Lee Phone Numbers Morale Welfare and Recreation: (804) 734-7195 The Lee Club: (804) 734-7541 The Lee Playhouse: (804) 734-6629 The 392nd Army Band: (804) 734-4323 Quartermaster Museum: (804) 734-4203 Retirement Services Office: (804) 734-6973 Women’s Museum: (804) 734-4327

SHOPPING Southpark Mall

With four anchor stores and more than 80 specialty shops, Southpark Mall is the shop-ping 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 sur-rounding 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.

Chesterfield Towne Center

Located southwest of Richmond in northern Chesterfield County, Chesterfield Towne Center is home to four anchor stores and over 100 retailers and specialty shops. The area sur-rounding the Towne

Center is home to other major retailers and restaurants. Located on Midlothian Turnpike (Route 60) at Huguenot Road (Route 147) in Chesterfield County. 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.

Old Towne Petersburg

Home to dozens of Civil War-era buildings, Petersburg is one of America’s most historic places. At its heart is charming Old Towne Petersburg, an area that is steeped in history, culture and the arts. Boutiques, antiques, salons, specialty shops, arts venues and restaurants make for a truly unique shopping experience. Located in the heart of downtown Petersburg. From I-95 take Exit #50 or #52 and follow the signs. Old Towne Merchants Group, PO Box 2440, Petersburg, VA 23805. www.

In addition to traditional malls or a historic downtown area, the region offers a variety of shopping centers to please just about every taste.

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 • Colonial Square Shopping Center in Colonial Heights • Southgate Square Shopping Center in Colonial Heights • Dimmock Square Shopping Center in Colonial Heights • Dimmock Centre in Colonial Heights • Cavalier Square in Hopewell • Walnut Hill Plaza Shopping Center in Petersburg • Walnut Centre Shopping Center in Petersburg • Grays Shopping Center in Petersburg • Breckenridge Shopping Center in Chester • Bermuda Square in Chester

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EDUCATION & EMPLOYMENT DATA Percent of population 25 years or older High school Some grad/GED college 24.0% 22.1% Chesterfield 36.7% 24.4% Colonial Heights 40.4% 19.3% Dinwiddie 39.8% 22.5% Hopewell 33.5% 22.6% Petersburg 34.7% 25.0% Prince George 25.0% 20.0% Virginia

Associate’s degree 7.8% 6.5% 7.6% 7.1% 5.2% 8.5% 7.1%

Bachelor’s degree 23.3% 12.5% 8.9% 7.1% 9.5% 12.5% 20.7%

Post-grad degree 13.3% 7.0% 4.9% 3.8% 5.3% 6.0% 15.0%

Population 25 years or older High school grad/GED 51,173 Chesterfield 7,894 Colonial Heights 8,744 Dinwiddie 4,417 Hopewell 5,899 Petersburg 7,368 Prince George 1,399,157 Virginia

Associate’s degree 16,756 1,478 2,137 778 1,047 1,141 426,955

Bachelor’s degree 49,762 1,735 3,155 1,505 1,047 2,095 1,209,217

Post-grad degree 28,431 948 1,517 848 569 1,177 892,827

Some college 47,189 3,765 6,308 2,941 3,338 4,971 1,127,401

Source: U.S. Census Bureau, 2010-2014 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates

Total Employment by Industry, Crater Regional Workforce Development Area Health Care and Social Assistance Retail Trade Manufacturing Accommodation and Food Services Educational Services Public Administration Transportation and Warehousing Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services Construction Wholesale Trade Other Services (except Public Administration) 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, Quarrying, and Oil and Gas Extraction Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services

Actual 2012

Projected 2022

10,470 8,137 6,638 5,909 5,286 4,267 3,396 2,449 2,180 2,070 1,923 1,303 967 674 530 254 *

13,135 8,891 6,545 5,977 6,060 4,302 3,745 2,891 2,745 2,207 2,226 1,165 1,043 736 609 231 *

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Source: Virginia Employment Commission, Industry and Occupational Projections, 2012-2022 * Figures not disclosed to preserve competitive privacy


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Largest Employers Chesterfield

Colonial Heights



Chesterfield County School Board

Walmart KYDC Inc.

2 KYDC Inc.

Colonial Heights School Board



County of Chesterfield

City of Colonial Heights

Central State Hospital


U.S. Department of Defense


Dinwiddie County School Board


HCA Virginia Health System

Randstad US LP

Integrity Staffing Solutions



Colonial Heights Operation

Chaparral Steel


E.I. DuPont De Nemours Co.

Martin’s Food Market

Dinwiddie Board of Supervisors



Logistics Co. Inc., The

Hiram W. Davis Medical Center


Anteon Corp.

J.C. Penney Corp.

Tindall Concrete Products

Cleveland Cement Contract Inc.

Richard Bland College


Prince George

1 Honeywell International Inc.

Southside Regional Medical Center

U.S. Department of Defense

2 Hopewell City School Board

City of Petersburg School Board

County of Prince George

3 HCA Virginia Health System

City of Petersburg

U.S. Department of Justice

4 City of Hopewell

Amsted Rail Co. Inc.

Perdue Products

5 E.I. DuPont De Nemours Co.

Horizon Mental Health Management Inc.

John Jones Services LLC

6 Alliance Group Rock Tenn


Delhaize America Distribution Center

7 Aqualon Co.

Good Neighbor Homes Inc.

Standard Motor Products

8 Metz Division

District 19 Mental Health and Retardation Services Riverside Regional Jail

9 Hopewell Operations LLC

Beverly Home Care

U.S. Department of Army and Air Force

10 Insulation Specialties

Quality Plus Services

U.S. Army Non-Appropriated Funds Division

10 Hill Phoenix


Source: Virginia Employment Commission, Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages, 1st quarter 2016

Unemployment rate (%) Chesterfield Colonial Dinwiddie Hopewell Petersburg Prince Region Heights George 3.2% 2005 4.1% 4.1% 5.8% 7.4% 3.9% 3.7% 2.8% 2006 3.2% 3.2% 4.7% 6.3% 3.4% 3.2% 2.6% 2007 3.2% 3.4% 4.7% 6.3% 3.2% 3.1% 3.7% 2008 4.4% 4.5% 6.0% 7.3% 4.3% 4.1% 6.6% 2009 7.9% 8.0% 10.4% 13.3% 6.9% 7.4% 7.3% 2010 8.3% 8.8% 11.6% 14.0% 8.0% 8.1% 6.8% 2011 7.5% 8.0% 11.3% 12.9% 7.8% 7.5% 6.1% 2012 6.9% 7.6% 10.0% 11.9% 7.4% 6.8% 5.6% 2013 6.5% 7.3% 9.7% 11.6% 7.0% 6.4% 5.1% 2014 5.8% 6.4% 9.0% 10.7% 6.3% 5.8% 4.3% 2015 4.7% 5.3% 7.5% 9.0% 5.3% 4.8% 3.8% 2016* 4.3% 4.7% 6.3% 7.6% 4.7% 4.2%



ex. Chesterfield

5.1% 4.2% 4.2% 5.3% 9.4% 10.2% 9.5% 8.8% 8.5% 7.7% 6.4% 5.5%

3.6% 3.1% 3.0% 3.9% 6.7% 7.2% 6.6% 6.0% 5.7% 5.2% 4.4% 4.0%

* Annual average except 2016, which shows the average for the 12 months ended Sept. 30 Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

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WEBSITES Prince George County Dinwiddie County Chesterfield County



Commonwealth of Virginia City of Petersburg


City of Colonial Heights City of Hopewell

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Virginia Employment Commission Virginia Gateway Region The Progress-Index

Virginia State University

Fort Lee

John Tyler Community College

Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles

Richard Bland College

Crater District Area Agency on Aging

Virginia Department of Education

Crater Planning District Commission

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