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Halifax County 911 Center Director Heather Joyner issued a statement this morning on her decision to resign from her position Monday.

Her resignation is effective September 25.

The statement confirms her decision to resign was related to a vote by the county board of commissioners last week to scrap funding for a new 911 center which would also serve as a backup for Franklin and Warren counties.

“I am not aligned with the board of commissioners’ recent decision to stop development of the Halifax County E-911 Primary PSAP and Regional Backup Center,” she said in the statement. “This decision is one that has halted much needed growth, effective communications and partnerships for regional initiatives. 

“For over 21 years I have worked diligently to further the vision for our center. Without the support of the board, it is impossible for me to use my talents and loyalties to further the interests of our community and the communications center. This was not an easy decision and I am grieving what was possible. 

“I intend to put closure to all active projects, working with personnel to ensure awareness of operational components that will need attention prior to my departure. I regret that my journey with the center and the county ends here, but I am willing to help make a smooth transition.”