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IT’S OFFICIAL: FAIRFIELD BY MARRIOTT BREAKS GROUND AT EXIT 173 IN WELDON

Carolina Star Hotels broke ground today for a Fairfield by Marriott Inn & Suites at I-95 Exit 173 in Weldon. This will be the area’s first Marriott property. With its proximity to I-95 and the Roanoke River, Weldon is a prime location for this… Continue Reading “IT’S OFFICIAL: FAIRFIELD BY MARRIOTT BREAKS GROUND AT EXIT 173 IN WELDON”

ECONOMIC INDICATORS REMAIN POSITIVE FOR HALIFAX COUNTY

In spite of an evolving economic landscape, key indicators for Halifax County remain positive with unemployment at 6.1% in November 2022 compared to 6.2% in November 2021, a signal that recovery from pandemic-related effects on the local economy continues. October retail sales of $58,639,175… Continue Reading “ECONOMIC INDICATORS REMAIN POSITIVE FOR HALIFAX COUNTY”

INDUSTRIAL & COMMERCIAL CONSTRUCTION UNDERWAY

Construction is underway for several major industrial projects throughout Halifax County including the Binderholz manufacturing facility near Enfield and Roanoke Valley Lumber (RVL) in Weldon. Road improvements to accommodate increased truck and employee traffic by Roanoke Valley Lumber on Grace Drive and Power Place… Continue Reading “INDUSTRIAL & COMMERCIAL CONSTRUCTION UNDERWAY”

GROUNDBREAKING SCHEDULED FOR MARRIOTT HOTEL AT EXIT 173

A groundbreaking has been scheduled on January 26, 2023 at 11 a.m. for the Fairfield Marriott to be located at the intersection of Interstate 95 and Julian Allsbrook Highway in Weldon. According to Vish Pathak, Chief Executive Officer of Carolina Star Hotels, the 96-room… Continue Reading “GROUNDBREAKING SCHEDULED FOR MARRIOTT HOTEL AT EXIT 173”

NEW LEADERSHIP FOR HALIFAX HORIZONS

Scott Aman, President of New Dixie Oil Corporation, was recently elected as President of Halifax County Business Horizons, Inc.  He succeeds Dan Brown who served an extended term as President. “I am honored to serve as President of Halifax Horizons. We have a great… Continue Reading “NEW LEADERSHIP FOR HALIFAX HORIZONS”

RURAL TRANSFORMATION GRANT SUPPORTS WELDON REVITALIZATION

The Town of Weldon was a round one recipient of Rural Transformation Grant (RTG) funds from the NC Department of Commerce. RTG funding will provide funding for improvements at River Falls Park on the Roanoke River, implementation of a wayfinding program, and sidewalk improvements… Continue Reading “RURAL TRANSFORMATION GRANT SUPPORTS WELDON REVITALIZATION”

SEWER EXTENSION PLANNED FOR I-95 EXIT 154

A Preliminary Engineering Report (PER) is underway to determine the design basis, cost, and feasibility of extension of sanitary sewer from the Town of Enfield along NC Highway 481 to its intersection with with Interstate 95 at Exit 154. The area surrounding Exit 154… Continue Reading “SEWER EXTENSION PLANNED FOR I-95 EXIT 154”

PROPOSALS SOUGHT FOR HOUSING STUDY

Halifax County Business Horizons is requesting proposals from qualified individuals and consultants to conduct a housing market study and needs analysis, with a specific focus on addressing the perceived shortage of short and long-term rental housing for professionals.  The results of the analysis will provide… Continue Reading “PROPOSALS SOUGHT FOR HOUSING STUDY”

HALIFAX-NORTHAMPTON AIRPORT AUTHORITY COMPLETES STRATEGIC PLAN

The Halifax-Northampton Regional Airport (IXA) Authority recently completed a Strategic Plan to guide development of the Airport over the next five years. The plan was developed with assistance from key stakeholders, county and municipal officials, and staff and will serve as a blueprint for… Continue Reading “HALIFAX-NORTHAMPTON AIRPORT AUTHORITY COMPLETES STRATEGIC PLAN”

2023 TAX LAW CHANGES

Several changes in North Carolina’s tax laws became effective January 1, 2023.  The state’s individual income tax rate decreased from 4.99 to 4.75 percent. Future scheduled reductions under this same law will ultimately bring the rate to 3.99 percent in 2027 and continue the… Continue Reading “2023 TAX LAW CHANGES”

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