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Mall sale falls through

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A developer who had plans to buy Becker Village Mall has backed out of the proposal, Halifax County commissioners were told at their meeting today.

Halifax County Economic Development Director Cathy Scott did not discuss specifics with the board, only informing the panel the sale is not going through.

She said after the meeting she did not have specifics on why the developer balked.

It is known that conditions at the mall were one of the reasons NCWorks decided to use the Neighborhood Resource Center on Jackson Street until a new home is completed.

Use of the resource center by NCWorks was one of the reasons the building could not be used as an early voting precinct for last month’s primary.

NCWorks approached the city in December about its current location at Becker Village Mall, City Manager Joseph Scherer said when discussing the early voting dilemma. Both he and the county board of elections confirmed then NCWorks was having major working conditions and health issues with their office in the mall.

The mall was sold in 2014 with the hopes the new owner could revive the once thriving shopping center.


In other matters today the following recognitions were made:

Herman Silver was recognized for his retirement as a captain from the Halifax County Jail on May 31.

Silver’s career spanned 30 years. As a gesture of appreciation, he had a plaque made for Jail Administrator Jay Burch.


Jeff McCauley, CFO of the Greenville Utilities Commission and a representative of the Government Finance Officers Association presented the county finance office with its 18th consecutive Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting.

The certificate is the highest form of recognition in governmental accounting and financial reporting.


Ken Wilson of the Halifax Resolves Chapter of Sons of the American Revolution presented Corey Dixon, an investigator with the sheriff’s office, with with its Law Enforcement Commendation Medal. “His dedicated service has allowed him to be a part of major drug and criminal cases that were prosecuted in state and federal court. Corey’s efforts made a great impact towards successfully solving a quadruple homicide that has been cleared with the arrests of four individuals.”

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