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Halifax County received a $170,000 zero-interest loan to help pay for a new roll-off truck for the Solid Waste Division of the county’s Public Utilities Department. 

Halifax Electric Membership Corporation is playing a supporting role in the purchase of the new roll-off truck by facilitating a loan funded from the United States Department of Agriculture’sRural Economic Development Loan and Grant program.

Halifax County’s new 2022 Mack Granite 64FR Roll-Off will aid the department in delivering waste to the county’s landfill site.

“Halifax County is grateful to Halifax EMC in facilitating the USDA REDLG zero-interest loan for the purchase of this new roll-off truck,” said Dia Denton, interim county manager. “Halifax County strives in all of our departments to provide the highest quality service to our citizens at the lowest possible cost. Having the zero-interest loan for this new equipment is assisting us in doing just that.”

Halifax EMC Executive Vice President Charles Guerry said, “Facilitating zero-interest USDA REDLG loans allows us to support our communities far beyond our electric service. This is the co-op’s second zero-interest USDA REDLG loan to the county and we look forward to assisting with any future needs.”

In the past several years, Halifax EMC has secured more than $1.9 million in USDA funding within Halifax and Warren counties for fire trucks, patrol vehicles, a fire boat, as well as electric nursing home beds. 

As the funds are repaid, they are re-loaned to assist with future projects in communities served by Halifax EMC.

Halifax EMC is a local, member-owned, not-for-profit electric cooperative serving more than 10,000 electric members in Halifax, Warren, and parts of Nash and Martin counties. 

From left, are Finance Director Mary Duncan; Assistant County Manager Christina Wells; Public Utilities Director Greg Griffin; Solid waste operations and Maintenance Supervisor Ed Stanfield; Denton; Guerry; Betty Jo Shepheard of Senator Richard Burr’s eastern regional field office; and Halifax EMC board of directors Harry Williams, Morell Jones, and Stanley Brothers.