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DEDICATION HELD FOR PREMIER BLVD EXTENSION & NC HIGHWAY 125

Friday, June 10, 2002 marked the successful completion and official opening of a project that is long-time in the making–the extension of Premier Boulevard and four-laning of NC Highway 125 in Roanoke Rapids. The Highway 125 improvements were touted by NCDOT to reduce congestion and improve highway access. The extension of Premier Boulevard was to…

Roanoke Valley Lumber Groundbreaking

Today we celebrated with Roseburg Forest Products the groundbreaking of their latest manufacturing facility – Roanoke Valley Lumber. Not only will this facility create significant jobs and investment in the Town of Weldon and Halifax County, but it has brought a group of great people from all over the country that are now living here and…

Halifax Horizons Receives $250,000 Legislative Appropriation

Halifax County Business Horizons, a nonprofit economic development organization supporting Halifax County, will receive $250,000 in state funding thanks to the work of Representative Michael H. Wray. At their meeting this week, Representative Wray presented the Board of Directors a $250,000 mock check to signify support for the organization’s work in serving as a catalyst…

2021 ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT SNAPSHOT

Though this past year has been challenging in many ways as result of the continuing impacts of the global pandemic, Halifax County was able to achieve great things. 2021 was a year of perseverance and growth, with record-breaking investments in Halifax County. A year of truly strategic partnerships that provided a competitive edge in our…

ROVA SITE TRANSFORMATION

The former Roanoke Valley Energy facility is a 114-acre former coal-fired power generation site in Weldon that was decommissioned in 2018. Halifax County Business Horizons, Inc. entered into a purchase agreement for the site and with funding from the NC Department of Commerce and Halifax County, completed demolition and clearance of the heavy industrial site….

RESER’S NAMED TO FORBES 2022 BEST MID-SIZE EMPLOYERS LIST

Reser’s Fine Foods has been named to Forbes’ 2022 ranking of America’s Best Mid-Size Companies, taking the #414 spot. In determining the rankings, Forbes surveyed 60,000 Americans working for businesses with at least 1,000 employees. The surveys asked participants to rate the likeliness of recommending their employer, working conditions, compensation, and development opportunities. Reser’s Fine…

SOUTHERN CORROSION FEATURED ON “DIRTY JOBS”

From the Roanoke Rapids Daily Herald by Richard Holm rholm@rrdailyherald.com January 24, 2022 Updated January 25, 2022 Local company Southern Corrosion Inc. was recently featured in the television series “Dirty Jobs.” The show, hosted by Mike Rowe, is famously known for documenting dangerous and dirty jobs around the nation that require people with nerves of…

ROANOKE VALLEY LUMBER UPDATE

Roseburg celebrates the holidays in Halifax As the winter holidays approach, Roseburg has been honored to participate in several seasonal celebrations in the Roanoke Rapids area. Our Roanoke Valley Lumber team has begun meeting with community stakeholders and provided support for a number of recent events, including: – Attending the Halifax Community College Veterans Gala–…

Fairfield Marriott Coming To Weldon at Interstate 95

Carolina Star Hotels, a newly-established hospitality management company focusing on development along the I-95 corridor, will construct a 96-key Fairfield Marriott at I-95 Exit 173 in Weldon. The new hotel project will encompass 2.045 acres and is expected to stimulate other business opportunities at the site. Click here for the full press release for the…

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