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Prince George Co. plans mailing address changes

Monday - 10/22/2012, 11:50am  ET

PRINCE GEORGE, Va. - Prince George County officials are addressing a community identity problem.

Some county residents have mailing addresses for Petersburg or Hopewell. County officials say that causes confusion.

President Barack Obama mistakenly referred to Petersburg when he visited the Rolls-Royce Crosspointe plant in the county in March.

Supervisor Alan Carmichael tells The Progress-Index ( http://bit.ly/RopYYi) that the incident shows a lot of communities are inaccurately identified.

County officials pushed the U.S. Postal Service to adopt two new mailing addresses, North Prince George and South Prince George. The Prince George County Board of Supervisors is expected to approve the switch this week. The new mailing addresses would go into effect on Feb. 15, 2013.

But residents can choose to continue using their existing mailing addresses.

Dinwiddie County is making a similar move.

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Information from: The Progress-Index, http://www.progress-index.com


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