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Last tobacco maker in Petersburg ends local operations

Tweet The city’s last remaining tobacco manufacturing company has closed its headquarters here, moving to the Richmond area and marking an end to Petersburg’s role in an industry that once employed more than two-thirds of the city’s workers. Star Scientific Inc. recently moved its corporate headquarters and sales office from South Market Street to a new location in the Glen Allen area. Fewer than 30 employees were affected, and ... Jump to full article >>