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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… Continue Reading “Halifax Horizons Receives $250,000 Legislative Appropriation”

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… Continue Reading “2021 ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT SNAPSHOT”

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… Continue Reading “ROVA SITE TRANSFORMATION”

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… Continue Reading “RESER’S NAMED TO FORBES 2022 BEST MID-SIZE EMPLOYERS LIST”

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… Continue Reading “SOUTHERN CORROSION FEATURED ON “DIRTY JOBS””

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… Continue Reading “ROANOKE VALLEY LUMBER UPDATE”

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… Continue Reading “Fairfield Marriott Coming To Weldon at Interstate 95”

WRAL Highlights Weldon Mills Distillery

The award-winning Weldon Mills Distillery was recently featured on WRAL’s Tarheel Traveler. Click on the link for the full feature. https://www.wral.com/award-winning-distillery-housed-in-old-corn-mill-run-by-army-veteran/19971802/

ROANOKE VALLEY LUMBER UPDATE

Just months after the announcement of a state-of-the-art lumber mill in Weldon, N.C., Roseburg Forest Products has purchased an additional 30,000 acres of timberland in Halifax County, N.C., and southeast Virginia. The well-managed loblolly pine plantations are in addition to the 158,000 acres of… Continue Reading “ROANOKE VALLEY LUMBER UPDATE”

WELDON MAYOR RECOGNIZED

Weldon Mayor Julia Meacham was recently recognized by the Board of Directors of Halifax County Business Horizons, Inc. for her over 12 years of service to the Board. Halifax Horizons President, Dan Brown, made the presentation and thanked Mayor Meacham for her “outstanding leadership… Continue Reading “WELDON MAYOR RECOGNIZED”

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