John P. Figura of Harbinger, June 21

By on July 5, 2019

John P. (Jack) Figura passed away June 21 in Virginia Beach, VA after a long battle with Agent Orange related illnesses. Jack was born in Pittsburgh, PA to the late John Frank and Mary Rose (Maderic) Figura.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by sisters Rosemary Symsek, Jean Pachel, Fidelis Catalde, Mary Jane Sanchez, and by an infant brother, John F. Figura.  Jack is survived by three children, Rachelle Figura (Steve Bay) of Kill Devil Hills, NC, Jennifer Kopp (Sean) of Brockway, PA, and John P. Figura II (Kira Arnt) of Coinjock, NC.  Jack loved nothing more than spending time with his grandchildren, Nicole (Robert) Walsh, Derrick (Grace) Polohonki, Alexandra Kopp (Brian Kane) and Erin Kopp. Jack’s faithful companions Sushi and Winter have been taken in and cared for by family friends.

Jack enlisted in the Marine Corp at the age of 17, and proudly served his country in Vietnam, where he earned the Presidential Unit Commendation, Navy Unit Commendation, Combat Action Medal, Vietnam Service Medal  (with 4 bronze stars), Vietnam Campaign Medal, National Defense Medal, and Good Conduct Medal.

He resided in Currituck County, NC for many years, where he worked in real estate. He was active in local youth soccer leagues, and he coached for many years. He was known for his generosity and for his love of sports, especially the Pittsburgh Steelers.

Jack chose to be cremated and a memorial will be held at The American Legion Post 288 in Coinjock, NC on Saturday July 13, 2019 at 9:30 AM.

Arrangements have been made in cooperation with Gallop Funeral Services. In lieu of flowers, it is asked that donations be made to Vietnam Veterans of America or the Wounded Warrior Project.

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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