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04/17/14 - 6:59 am
The South Boston/Halifax County Visitor Center has received the “Visitor Center of the Year” award given annually by the Virginia Association of Convention and Visitors Bureaus (VACVB).
04/16/14 - 7:09 am
Leaf-burning spirals out of control; person responsible may be liable for damage after violating 4 p.m. ban
04/16/14 - 7:01 am
The ordinance defines a dilapidated building as any residential, rental or commercial structure that could contribute to the spread of disease or injury, creates a fire hazard, is liable to…
04/17/14 - 6:58 am
The first race of the night will get the green flag at 7 p.m.
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Halifax County’s request for $1.3 million clears Tobacco Commission hurdle
SoVaNow.com / December 14, 2012The Virginia Tobacco Commission has given tentative approval to a $1.3 million grant request by the Halifax County Industrial Development Authority, which is seeking addditional funds to rehabilitate the Green View Advanced Manufacturing Center, formerly the old Daystrom building in the Sinai community.
The leaf commission’s Southside Economic Development Committee met Thursday and recommended approval of the grant, sending the request to the full commission for a final vote. Rarely does the full commission overturn the committee’s recommendations.
The Halifax County Board of Supervisors agreed last week to put up $150,000 in matching funds to support the $1.3 million Tobacco Commission request.
The approval came on a 7-1 vote, with only ED5 Supervisor Barry Bank casting his vote in opposition.
ED4 Supervisor Doug Bowman, who supported the IDA request, called the Green View center “a pretty good investment, although no sure thing.”
The 429,000 square foot building is by far the largest property owned by the IDA; the next largest offers only 60,000 square feet of space. The IDA plans to renovate the building to serve as a possible business incubator or manufacturing site for prospective industries.
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