ABB Construction to Begin

The deed for the land on which the ABB expansion will take place was recorded at Halifax County’s Clerk Office on Friday March 30th and construction can begin on the new facility. IDA Chairman Larry McPeters said on Friday “after nine months we have finally gotten through all the paperwork.”

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Founders College Progressing Well

Founders College is progressing very nicely since their announcement back in November 2006 of plans to purchase Berry Hill Plantation. Numerous open houses have been held for interested students entering in September 2007. Founders College selected the Berry Hill site based on its close proximity to the Research Triangle Corridor in North Carolina.

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Enterprize Zone Amendment Approved

The Industrial Development Authority of Halifax County announced today notification has been received from the Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development that the application for amendment of the Halifax County/South Boston Enterprise Zone has been approved.

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Founders College Announces Plan to Purchase Berry Hill

Scholarships to be awarded to 25 area students

Founders College today announced that it intends to purchase a 660-acre resort in South Boston, Va., providing first-class, customer-ready classroom, conference and campus facilities when the innovative, residential liberal arts and business school welcomes its first students in the fall of 2007.

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Gloster Expands in Halifax County - Creating 20-25 Jobs

Gloster Furniture, Inc. announced today that it would undertake a major expansion of its existing operations in Halifax County. The company has reached a definitive agreement with O’Sullivan Industries, Inc. to acquire O’Sullivan’s 670,000 +/- square feet facility in the Halifax County Industrial Park.

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DMV Call Center Will Add 21 jobs

The Department of Motor Vehicles announced on Friday October 13th that it will reorganize its call center operations, the Customer Contact Center (CCC) which will create 21 jobs in Halifax County. Currently the call center is located in Richmond, VA and will be phased out by July 2007.

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ABB Expands-adding 127 jobs to Halifax!!!

GOVERNOR KAINE ANNOUNCES 127 NEW JOBS IN HALIFAX COUNTY
ABB’s Halifax County expansion one of two totaling $28.3 million in Virginia


RICHMOND - Governor Timothy M. Kaine today announced that ABB Inc., a provider of power and automation products, systems, solutions and services, will expand its plant in Halifax County. The expansion involves a $25.3 million investment and will create 127 new jobs.

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Halifax Selected For Fulbright Program

The Fulbright Program has accepted Halifax into its elite educational exchange program, Halifax County School Board members learned Monday at their monthly meeting.The organization has accepted Halifax because of its International Academy of Business and Culture as one of only four Virginia schools to participate in its international studies program, according to the Executive Director for Administration Paul Nichols.

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