Avon Pier, Oregon Inlet Fishing Center allowed to reopen

By on October 12, 2013

The fishing center has been deserted since the federal shutdown started Oct. 1. (Rob Morris)

The fishing center has been deserted since the federal shutdown started Oct. 1. (Rob Morris)

The National Park Service let both the Oregon Inlet Fishing Center and Avon Pier resume operating on Sunday, nearly two weeks after they were closed because of the partial federal government shutdown.

Both privately-operated businesses are located in Cape Hatteras National Seashore, and operate as concessionaires of the National Park Service.

The owners of Avon Pier defied the order and reopened last weekend, but were closed again on Monday and had not attempted to reopen.

Charter boats that run out of the marina on the north shore of Oregon Inlet scattered to docks on Roanoke Island after the shutdown so they could run fishing trips, while the fishing center office continued to book reservations for the captains.

Late in the week, however, shoaling at Oregon Inlet made passage impossible.

There was no indication about a change in status of the three local national parks, and
Park Service Outer Banks Group spokesperson Cyndy Holda said more information would be available Sunday.

The beaches and attractions in Cape Hatteras National Seashore, Wright Brothers National Memorial and Fort Raleigh National Historic Site have also been closed since the partial federal government shutdown started on Oct. 1.

The Lost Colony’s Halloween-themed fundraiser was delayed one night last weekend until producers of the outdoor drama chose to open “Psychopath” last Saturday, and held their formal grand opening on Friday.


Barnhill Building Group has been selected as the Construction Manager @ Risk by the College of the Albemarle and is seeking to pre-qualify construction trade contractors to submit bids for the furnishing labor, materials, equipment, and tools for the new College of The Albemarle – Allied Health Sciences Simulation Lab (COA Health Sciences) located in Elizabeth City, NC. Please note: Only subcontractors who have been prequalified by Barnhill will be able to submit a Bid.

The project consists of the new construction of a 38,000-sf, 2-story expansion to the existing Owens Health Sciences Center and will house classrooms, labs, and a simulation lab. The site is just over just over 4.5 acres and is located on an active campus. This new construction will be a steel structure with a brick and metal panel veneer, curtainwall, and storefront glazing with a PVC roof membrane.

Principal trade and specialty contractors are solicited for the following Bid Packages:

BP0100: General Trades

BP0105: Final Cleaning

BP0390: Turnkey Concrete

BP0400: Turnkey Masonry

BP0500: Structural Steel & Misc. Steel

BP0740: Roofing

BP0750: Metal Panels

BP0790: Caulking / Caulking

BP0800: Turnkey Doors/Frames/Hardware

BP0840: Glass & Glazing

BP0925: Drywall

BP0960: Resilient Flooring

BP0980: Acoustical Ceilings

BP0990: Painting & Wallcovering

BP1005: Toilet Specialties / Accessories / Division 10

BP1010: Signage

BP1098: Demountable Partitions

BP1230: Finish Carpentry and Casework

BP1250: Window Treatment

BP1400: Elevators

BP2100: Fire Protection

BP2200: Plumbing

BP2300: HVAC

BP2600: Turnkey Electrical

BP3100: Turnkey Sitework

BP3290: Landscaping

Packages may be added and/or deleted at the discretion of the Construction Manager. Historically underutilized business firms are encouraged to complete participation submittals.

HUB/MWBE OUTREACH MEETING: Barnhill Building Group will be conducting a HUB/MWBE Informational Session. You are encouraged to attend the following session to learn more about project participation opportunities available to you. These seminars will help to: Learn about project and scope; Inform and train Minority/HUB contractors in preparation for bidding this project; Assist in registration on the State of North Carolina Vendor link; Stimulate opportunities for Networking with other firms. Location and time TBD. Please visit our planroom at https://app.buildingconnected.com/public/54da832ce3edb5050017438b for more information.

Interested contractors should submit their completed prequalification submittals, by July 22, 2024, to Meredith Terrell at mterrell@barnhillcontracting.com or hardcopies can be mailed to Barnhill Contracting Company PO Box 31765 Raleigh, NC 27622 (4325 Pleasant Valley Road, NC 27612).


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