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Located twenty-three miles from Richmond Petersburg was the site of nine months of warfare during the American Civil War. Originally settled by English colonists and with the establishment of First Baptist church in 1774 the city became home to one of the oldest black congregations in the country. Today the city has its own historic district and an Arts League and Performing Arts Center. Boehringer Ingelheim, a top twenty pharmaceutical company, operates out of Petersburg.

Population: 33740
Local Newspapers: Petersburg Progress Index
Local Sports Teams:
Local Colleges: Virginia State University Richard Bland College

Zip Codes associated with petersburg, virginia: 23801 23803 23805
Towns/Cities near petersburg, virginia : Colonial Heights Fort Lee Hopewell Chester Ettrick Matoaca

Petersburg News
Petersburg considering changing schools named for Confederate generals

Petersburg City Public Schools is holding a series of meetings to discuss changing the names of three schools in the district which are currently named for Confederate generals. The schools which are considering name changes are A.P. Hill Elementary, Robert E. Lee Elementary and J.E.B. Stuart Elementary.

Petersburg man with drugs in car leads police on interstate chase

A Petersburg man had drugs in the car when he ran from local authorities Thursday evening, according to Virginia State Police Shawon Q. Beasley, 25, was driving a Lexus sedan on I-95 at Exit 67 when Chesterfield Police gave pursuit. Police have not yet said why they were in pursuit.

Former Hopewell Mayor Curtis Harris - a civil rights leader who...

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30 years later, Wall Street remembers 'Wall Street'

Thirty years after the release of the now-classic movie "Wall Street," Wall Street itself is totally different. Or it hasn't changed at all, depending on who you ask.

Petersburg police seek robbery suspect

PETERSBURG, Va., Petersburg police asking for the public's help finding a robbery suspect. According to authorities, Sean Wallace, also known as Sean Johnson lured the victim to a room in the Flagship Inn on South Crater Road via Facebook.

Robbery suspect used Facebook to lure victim to Petersburg motel, police say

Authorities are asking for the public's help to locate a suspect wanted for robbing a man at a Petersburg motel Sunday morning. Lt. Emanuel Chambliss with the Petersburg Bureau of Police said Melissa Chatham and Sean Wallace, who is also known as Sean Johnson, used Facebook to lure a man to a room at the Flagship Inn in the 800 block of S. Crater Road at 8 a.m. "Once in the room Wallace robbed the victim," Chambliss said.

2 arrested after Petersburg man killed during car fight on Powhite Parkway

A Petersburg man was killed during an apparent fight between several men that occurred early Monday morning on the Powhite Parkway in Richmond. Police tell 8News they were called to a fight in progress in the 6300 block of Powhite Parkway, just before Chippenham Parkway, at around 2:15 a.m. Officers arrived and found 35-year-old Luis G. Gomez-Flores of Petersburg lying unconscious outside of a vehicle that was parked adjacent to the toll booth.

Fight inside car traveling on Powhite Parkway ends in man's death, 2 arrested

Two men have been arrested after police say a fight inside a vehicle traveling on Powhite Parkway ended with one man dead. Officers received a call for a fight in progress in the 6300 block of Powhite Parkway just before Chippenham Parkway.

Police ID victim; 2 people charged in Monday homicide near toll booth on Powhite Parkway

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Petersburg 7-year-old says classmate threatened to rape him

A heartbreaking account from a 7-year-old Petersburg boy who is frightened to return to school after he claims a classmate threatened to sexually assault him. "I don't really think you had to go through this when you were little," the 1st grade student said.

Missing 33-year-old woman last seen nearly 2 weeks ago

Police are asking for the public's help to find a 33-year-old woman who disappeared nearly two weeks ago in Petersburg. Lt. Emanuel Chambliss with Petersburg Bureau of Police said Paulette Samantha Hill was last seen on Monday, Nov. 20 at 1 p.m. Hill is described as a black female with a medium complexion, 5 feet 6 inches tall and weighing 200 pounds.

Construction nightmare in Petersburg back on track for completion

A neighborhood drainage project in Petersburg was supposed to be completed within a few months. Two years later - it's still not ready.

City names interim chief

Willie R. Williams will take charge of the city's police force Dec. 12. His bi-weekly salary is set at $5,408.42. Besides being chief in Wilson for six years, Williams was in charge of police at N.C. Central University and Petersburg, Va.

Substitute for a Corpse

Photographer Thomas C. Roche and his assistant raced into Fort Mahone on April 3, 1865, the day after the Rebel stronghold in the Petersburg line fell to a Union assault. Roche knew his business.

100 percent of the proceeds from te concert will go to the shelter.

In two weeks, the doors of The Olde Towne Civic Center in Petersburg will be open for a night of music for a fundraiser to save the Salvation Army Homeless Men's Shelter on Commerce Street. The shelter has been open since 1997, but the Salvation Army says the costs are too high to exclusively run the shelter, so officials plan to close the doors on Dec. 31. Mobley is a blues musician from Chester, but considers Petersburg home because he frequently plays there as a part of the Triple B Blues Band with his childhood friend Scott Billings.

Blunt Thoughts on Netiv Ha'AvotToday,

Originally from Petersburg, Virginia, Ben Packer moved to Israel in 1999, where he served in the IDF's Givati Brigade in the Gaza Strip. Ben served as a Rabbi on campus at Univ.

Run Out on a Rail

The chip conveyors in this shop that manufactures railroad car components were falling apart due to jams they couldn't handle from the bushy stringers of steel chips coming off two turning centers. What could they do? They found the answer in a unique dual-belt stacked conveyor arrangement that reduces or even eliminates jamming problems.

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