First Flight’s Katherine Schuster triumphs at Pinehurst

By on July 4, 2019

Just a few weeks after she captured the North Carolina Junior Girls’ Golf Championship, First Flight High School’s Katherine Schuster has taken the title at Girls’ North & South Junior Championship in Pinehurst, N.C., which concluded on July 3.

The 16-year-old from Kill Devil Hills shot a one over par 217 for the three days of the event, beating Honolulu’s Karissa Kilby by two strokes. She fired a 74 in the last round of the tournament.

Schuster’s trophy case is getting crowded. She boasts a very impressive resume that also includes winning the prestigious 2018 National Drive, Chip and Putt Competition at the storied Augusta National Golf Course in Georgia and capturing two high school state individual championships in 2017 and 2018.

In achieving her remarkable success on the fairways and greens, Schuster has had to overcome physical challenges. She has endured several surgeries to correct problems that have resulted from a genetic disorder called Multiple Hereditary Exostoses. Those surgeries included removing non-cancerous bony tumors from both legs and correcting a difference in the length of her two legs.

In an interview done several years ago, Schuster said she was inspired to take up golf after watching the 2014 Drive, Chip & Putt competition on television, the same tournament she won four years later.

“I want to try that…for real,” she remembers thinking. “Then when I hit the ball square for the very first time, something just clicked and a light switch turned on.” The rest is history.

Dare County Animal Shelter

Sealed bids for completion of the Dare County Animal Shelter will be received on February 11, 2020, in the Dare County Administration Building, 954 Marshall C. Collins Drive, Manteo, NC, for 01-Fencing, 03- Concrete, 04-Masonry, 05-Metals/ Steel, 06-Casework, 07-Roofing, 07-Caulking, 08-Glass and Glazing, 08-Doors, Frames and Hardware, 08-Overhead Doors, 09-Drywall, 09-Flooring, 09-Painting, 10- Specialties, 12-Furnishings, 21-Fire Protection, 23-Mechanical & Plumbing, 26-Electrical, 31-Sitework and 32-Landscaping.

This project will be bid and awarded in accordance with North Carolina law. Sealed proposals from Contractors will be received until 1:00 p.m. All bidders must submit for prequalification by 2:00pm on 2/3/2020. Bids submitted by non-prequalified bidders will not be considered. All bids will be opened and read aloud starting at 2:00 p.m. of the bid day. Bids must be delivered in person and on the supplied Bid Form and include a bid deposit worth 5% of the total bid value. Electronic and faxed bids will NOT be accepted or reviewed. All times are local prevailing times.

Information requests concerning the project shall be submitted in writing to: Alex Palagyi of The Whiting-Turner Contracting Company via email (

Bidding material, prequalification material, and complete plans and specifications may be obtained from the Whiting-Turner Building Connected site and will be available until the bid due date. All subcontractors are responsible for emailing Alex Palagyi ( for access to the Building Connected site.

The Whiting-Turner Contracting Company and Dare County reserve the right to reject any and all bids, waive informalities and irregularities in bidding, and to accept bids which are considered to be in the best interest of the County. The Whiting Turner Contracting Company and Dare County also reserve the right to require any bidder to submit information needed to determine if said bidder is responsible within the meaning of N.C. Gen. Stat. 143-129.

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