And now, the winners of 2016’s Best of the Beach polling

By on November 4, 2016



Annual Event: OBX Seafood Festival
Family Attraction: NC Aquarium
Family Entertainment: OBX Bowling
Fishing Charter: Rock Solid Fishing
Fitness Center/Group: Momentum Fitness
Golf Course: The Pointe Golf CLub
Karaoke Place: Jolly Rogers
Marina: Oregon Inlet Fishing Center
Outdoor Adventure: First Flight Adventure Park
Pier: Outer Banks Fishing Pier
Weekend Getaway: Ocracoke

Food & Drink

Bakery: Always Heaven Bakery
Bagel: Barrier Island Bagel
Bar & Grill: Mulligan’s Raw Bar & Grille
BBQ: Pigman’s BBQ
Beer & Wine Shop: TRIO
Breakfast: The Jolly Roger & Henry’s (FIRST TIE EVER)
Brunch: Basnight’s Lone Cedar
Burger: Art’s Place
Cheesesteak: It’s All Gravy
Chocolate Shop: Big Buck’s Homemade Ice Cream
Coffee: Front Porch Cafe
Deck Dinning: Mulligans Raw Bar & Grille
Donut: Duck Donuts
European Café: Hungry Pirate
Frozen Yogurt: Surfin’ Spoon
Gluten Free Restaurant: South Beach Grille
Happy Hour: Hurricane Mo’s
Ice Cream Shop: Big Buck’s Homemade Ice Cream
Local Hangout: Fish Heads Bar and Grill
Lunch: South Beach Grille
Martini Bar: Ocean Boulevard
Mexican Restaurant: Plaza Azteca
New Restaurant: Two Roads Tavern
Oyster Bar: Sandbars Raw Bar & Grill
Pet Friendly Resturaunt: South Beach Grille
Pizza: Slice Pizzeria
Seafood Market: Surf’s Up Seafood
Seafood Restaurant: Basnight’s Lone Cedar
Sushi Restaurant: Sanya Sushi Bistro
Wait staff & Service: Ocracoke Bar & Grill
Waterfront Dinning: Sugar Creek
Winery: OBX Winery


Antique Store: Class & Trash
Appliance Store: Manteo Furniture & Appliance
Beach Equipment Rental: Just For The Beach
Thrift/Consignment Shop: OBX Hotline
Furniture Store: Outer Banks Furniture
Grocery Store: Harris Teeter
Gun Shop: The Gun Shack
Jewelry Store: Diamonds & Dunes
Mattress Store: Mattress Express
Pet Store: The Holistic Pet Shop
Popcorn Shop: Outer Banks Popcorn Shoppe
Sports Store: Kitty Hawk Kites
Surf Shop: The Secret Spot
Tackle Shop: TW’s Bait & Tackle
Tattoo Shop: Vertigo
Toy Store: Pirate’s & Pixies
Vape Shop: Outer Vapes


Auto Service/Repair Shop: Coastal Fast Lube
Automotive Dealer: OBX Chevrolet Buick
Bank: TowneBank
Catering: Basnight’s Lone Cedar
Chiropractor: Clearview Chiropractic – Dr. Casey Titus
Computer Sales and Service: CMIT
Construction Company: Finch & Company
Dental Office: Atlantic Dentistry
Diesel Repair Shop: Full Compression Diesel
Digital Marketing Company: Mitro Digital Marketing
Elevator Company: Outer Banks Elevator
Hair Salon: Hairoics Spa & Salon
Health & Wellness Center: Island Acupunture
Heating & Air Company: Anderson Heating & Cooling
Home Repair/Maintenance Company: Carolina Cottage Care
Landscaping: Kitty Hawk Garden Center
Long Term Rental Company: Cove Realty
Marine Shop: Yacht Doc
Pest Control: Mosquito Solutions
Photographer: Studio Nassetta Photography & Design
Pool & Spa Service: Gulfstream Pools & Spa
Propane Company: AmeriGas Propane
Real Estate Company: Carolina Designs
Spa: Hairoics Spa & Salon
Towing Company: Midway Automotive & Towing
Tree Service: Albemarle Landscapes
Vacation Rental & Property Management: Carolina Designs
Veterinarian: Outer Banks Veterinary Hospital – Dr. Jay Taylor


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 for more information.

Interested contractors should submit their completed prequalification submittals, by July 22, 2024, to Meredith Terrell at 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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