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Emporia (ĕmpôrˈēə), city (2020 pop. 24,139), seat of Lyon co., E central Kans., in the Flint Hills between the Neosho and Cottonwood rivers; inc. 1857. It is a commercial and shipping (railroad and highway) center for a large cattle and farm area. It has grain elevators, stockyards, industries processing beef and soybeans, and plants that make printing equipment, engines, and baked goods. William Allen White made the small-town Emporia Gazette a nationally known newspaper. Emporia State Univ. is in the city.
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Emporia (Independent City), Virginia

201 S Main St
Emporia, VA 23847
Phone: (434) 634-3332
Fax: (434) 634-0003

In southeastern VA, southwest of Norfolk. Incorporated in 1887 from the merger of Hicksford and Belfield. Charter revoked in 1888; reincorporated in 1892; became a city in 1967. Serves as county seat for Greensville County. Name Origin: Named in 1887 to indicate that it was to be a center of trade

Area (sq mi):: 6.97 (land 6.89; water 0.07) Population per square mile: 810.90
Population 2005: 5,587 State rank: 130 Population change: 2000-20005 -1.40%; 1990-2000 6.80% Population 2000: 5,665 (White 41.30%; Black or African American 56.20%; Hispanic or Latino 1.50%; Asian 0.50%; Other 0.90%). Foreign born: 3.20%. Median age: 38.80
Income 2000: per capita $15,377; median household $30,333; Population below poverty level: 16.00% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $17,388-$18,312
Unemployment (2004): 7.40% Unemployment change (from 2000): 3.00% Median travel time to work: 19.60 minutes Working outside county of residence: 55.60%
Cities with population over 10,000: None
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Class A WYTT-FM 99.5 in Emporia, Va., just north of Roanoke Rapids
Emporia, VA, April 01, 2015 --(PR.com)-- On the 22nd of April Tranzon Fox will be auctioning the income-producing Reste Motel at 3190 Sussex Drive, just off exit 17 in Emporia, VA.
(South Hill Enterprise, Independent Messenger in Emporia, Va., Lake Gaston Gazette-Observer in Littleton, N.C., Warren Record in Warrenton, N.C., et al.), rising to become group sales and marketing director.
The 747-acre Skippers Quarry is located just south of Emporia, Va., and supplies the coastal plains of Virginia and North Carolina with granite aggregates ranging in size from sand to rip rap.
On the way, he visited West Wilkes High School in Millers Creek, NC, Bluestone High School in Skip with, VA, Greensville County High School in Emporia, VA, and Guilford Technical Community College in Jamestown, NC, to specifically discuss his proposals to keep hundreds of thousands of educators in the classroom and put hundreds of thousands of construction workers back to work rebuilding and modernizing aging public schools and community colleges.
After a day and a half there, he was sent on to Selma, Ala., and after two days there, he and dozens of other truckers were redirected all the way north to Emporia, Va. There he sat for an entire week with his Thermo King reefer engine chugging away to keep the load frozen.
The 26-year-old native of nearby Emporia, Va., spent several hours talking with the veterans at the Richmond VA medical center, signing autographs, and thanking them for their service to our nation.
11, 1999, article in the Independent-Messenger of Emporia, Va., about a wrongful- death case.
Meanwhile, Toll Brothers is increasing its components output with a just-purchased second plant in Emporia, Va.