Ashley Harris Knieper of Kill Devil Hills, July 24

By on July 26, 2019

Ashley Harris Knieper, 27, of Kill Devil Hills, suddenly passed at her home July 24, 2019.  She was the daughter of Richard Jerome Harris and the late Kathy Nastelli. Ashley was born in Norfolk, VA.

A sweet, loving, gentle soul, Ashley wore may hats in life.  Ashley was a cheerleader while attending First Colonial High School and later became a cheer coach at FAME in Point Harbor.  There, she shared many victories with her students, whom she loved dearly.  Most recently, Ashley was employed as assistant manager at Duck Donuts where she referred to her coworkers as her second family.

After a two-year relationship, on June 6, 2018, Ashley married her soul mate and best friend, Jacob Knieper, whom she loved with all her heart.  Besides her husband, Ashley leaves behind her loving brother, Jeremy Harris of Florida, who always had her back; her sister Lacey Miller of New York; her father, Richard Jerome Harris of Kentucky; as well as a host of aunts, uncles, cousins and her ‘Little Bug,” Elli.

Ashley’s celebration of life will be held at 2 pm at Lighthouse Christian Fellowship, Saturday, August 3, 2019.  All family and friends are welcome to attend and share your stories and awesome memories! The officiant will be Pastor Chris Wilson.

In lieu of flowers, donations towards Ashley’s funeral expenses should be made payable directly to Gallop Funeral Services at 252-216-8030. Condolences to the family may be expressed via the online register at Gallop Funeral Services was entrusted with arrangements.

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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