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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.


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 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”

ROVA Tower Demolition

Today, the stacks at the former Roanoke Valley Energy facility fell as a part of the site’s demolition, paving the way for future economic development opportunities for the Town of Weldon and Halifax County!

Distillery & Industrial Project Spur Weldon Turnaround

The riverfront Town of Weldon is getting a boost from two transformational projects: the Weldon Mills Distillery and Roseburg Forest Products. See the story on WRAL

RoseBurg Forest Products Selects Halifax County for New Manufacturing Facility

Weldon, NC – At a ceremony in Weldon on July 1, Governor Roy Cooper announced that Roseburg Forest Products, an innovative U.S. forest products manufacturer, will create 137 new jobs and invest $200 million in Halifax County. The company will develop a sustainable high-tech… Continue Reading “RoseBurg Forest Products Selects Halifax County for New Manufacturing Facility”

New Opportunity For Becker Village Mall

Becker Village Mall in Roanoke Rapids was recently purchased by Chapel Hill Developer, David Tsui. The owner plans to make improvements to the facility and offer the larger box spaces (approximately 200,000 square feet) for lease for manufacturing, warehousing and distribution operations.  With easy… Continue Reading “New Opportunity For Becker Village Mall”

Highway Improvements Will Spur Economic Growth

Over $35 million in highway improvements are underway in the Roanoke Rapids area that will extend Premier Boulevard to NC Highway 125, connecting Interstate 95 Exits 171 and 173. The project also includes the multi-laning of NC Highway 125 from US Highway 158 (Julian… Continue Reading “Highway Improvements Will Spur Economic Growth”

Austrian Company Acquires Lumber Production Facility

Austrian manufacturer, Binderholz Group, has purchased the former Klausner Lumber Two manufacturing facility located near Enfield in Halifax County, North Carolina. The facility, located in one of the best growing areas for Southern Yellow Pine, has a sawing capacity of over 1 million cubic… Continue Reading “Austrian Company Acquires Lumber Production Facility”

Sleepwear Manufacturing Facility is now a distillery

Another great example of adaptive reuse…A former sleepwear manufacturing facility constructed in the 1960’s has been transformed into a riverfront distillery in Weldon, NC by investors Bruce Tyler and Michael Hinderliter producing fine spirts, including bourbon, whiskey, vodka, gin and other flavored liquors. This… Continue Reading “Sleepwear Manufacturing Facility is now a distillery”

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