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Roseburg Forest Products donated the first load of lumber produced at the Roanoke Valley Lumber mill in Weldon to the 4-H Rural Life Center in Halifax.  

This contribution was made to the center to support the many projects underway to enhance its facilities and serve the citizens of Halifax County, said Halifax County Economic Development Director Cathy Scott.

“We feel fortunate to have built our southern pine lumber mill in such a welcoming community and thrilled to partner with Halifax County to make this donation to the 4-H Rural Life Center,” said Sarah Smith, director of lumber, retail and strategic marketing for Roseburg Forest Products. “The center’s service to the community and its citizens aligns so well with our own commitment to making lives better from the ground up. We can’t wait to see the positive impact the Rural Life Center will have in the area.”

The Roanoke Valley Lumber facility recently received its Certificate of Occupancy and is currently in start-up production at its newly constructed facility in Weldon.

The 4-H Rural Life Center is a 345-plus acre complex that is centrally located to provide access to all citizens of Halifax County. 

“The goal of programming is to bring the citizens, youth and adults of Halifax County together to enhance, enlighten, and educate their everyday lives and preserve our rural heritage,” Scott said. 

Funding for the center is provided through a cooperative effort between Halifax County Commissioners, North Carolina State Extension, local businesses, and volunteers.

“This generous donation not only reflects Roseburg’s commitment to our community but also highlights the importance of public-private partnerships in fostering community development,” said Linda Brewer, vice chair of the Halifax County Board of Commissioners. “Today serves as a positive model for how companies can have a meaningful impact in their communities.”

The delivery of the lumber was facilitated by Walter Johnson of P&S Transport, who along with Halifax County Sheriff Tyree Davis, ensured the materials reached their destination safely and efficiently, Scott said.

The donated lumber was delivered to the Roanoke Valley Farmers Market located on Highway 158 where it will be kept until ready to be used by the Center for the many projects currently underway.