Outer Banks Mom: The OBX Kid-Citizen of Hurricane Dorian

By on September 6, 2019

You don’t need to be searching for signs of togetherness and community around here this week. It’s clear that the Outer Banks is tightly knit and neighbors are often more like family than anything else. For starters, I’ve seen amazing folks in Hatteras pitching in on relief efforts, running themselves ragged just to help a friend. I’ve witnessed dozens of folks helping one another with meal prep, pre-Hurricane shopping and even rides out of town. In Kitty Hawk, neighbors were trimming trees and taking in outdoor furniture with the help of family and cars are being temporarily parked on dry land owned by out of towners. The SPCA is empty and all of those sweet animals have cozy foster homes, at least through the storms. It’s been a beautiful thing to witness. But, we’re not the only ones who are witnessing this village mentality. Our kids are watching too and I loved watching the smallest of the Outer Bankers share in the work before the storm because of the amazing examples that they have. It’s just about enough to make my heart burst and I’m so proud to raise our children here.

Last year, after Hurricane Florence, we witnessed how our own kids began pitching in on cleanup efforts without being told to help. Our 6 year old daughter banded together with some of her friends and hosted a lemonade stand to raise money for the folks south of us who had experienced so much flooding. Those tiny kids raised over $250 in a very short period of time.

So this year, ahead of storm cleanup, we’re asking you to nominate the local kids who you see pitching in and joining in the relief efforts. While we hope our storm damage is minimal, we know that this community will help raise money or supplies for any of the hard hit storm areas. We want to encourage these awesome local kids to keep up the good work! If you see a child pitching in to give back or your own child jumps to help out, nominate them in our Facebook comments below this post or on the Outer Banks Mom facebook page in the comments by telling us their name, age and sharing a snapshot of how they’re helping. They can be walking a foster dog from the SPCA or helping with clean-up or sharing a meal with someone in need. Any act, large or small earns them a nomination! We will randomly select one helpful kid on Thursday, September 12th as our Local Kid-Citizen of Hurricane Dorian! Our winner will receive $100 in local restaurant gift cards and a $25 Walmart gift card provided by the Outer Banks Voice and Outer Banks Mom!

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 (alex.palagyi@whiting-turner.com)

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 (alex.palagyi@whiting-turner.com) 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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