Jerry Phillip Simpson of Kill Devil Hills, September 8

By on September 10, 2019

CWO Jerry P. Simpson, USCG, Retired, 75, of Kill Devil Hills, NC died Sunday, September 8, 2019, surrounded by family. He was born in Norfolk, VA, raised in Manteo, NC, the third son of Jasper Deerwood Simpson and Sabrina Barnette Simpson.

A 1962 graduate of Manteo High School, Jerry joined the United States Coast Guard in 1963 retiring in 1983 after twenty years of service.

Following his military retirement, he began commercial fishing chartering his own boat, “Miss Willene”. Jerry was also a Ferry Captain for the NCDOT serving the Knotts Island and Hatteras ferries.

Jerry is survived by his loving wife of 55-years, Willene Partridge Simpson of Kill Devil Hills; daughter, Jerrileigh Simpson-Olds and husband Howard; son, Scott Simpson and wife Jenni; daughter, Wendy Simpson; son, Toby Simpson; brother, J.D. Simpson and wife Joyce of Great Bridge, VA; sister-in-law, Iris Silverthorne of Kitty Hawk, NC; grandchildren, Scotty, Sammi Jo, Toshiana, and Sol; and great-grandchildren, Terran, Brynley, Joselyn, Sam, and Gwendolyn; as well as many special nieces and nephews.

Along with his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Mary Holland Davis; and a brother, David Wade Simpson (Terri).

A memorial service with military honors will be held at 2:00 pm on Sunday, September 15, 2019, at Twiford Colony Chapel, Manteo, NC, with Rev. Jerald Craddock officiating. Friends and family are invited to gather at the Simpson residence, 1229 Colington Road, Kill Devil Hills, NC, following the service to celebrate and remember Jerry.

Twiford Funeral Home, Manteo is assisting the family with arrangements. Condolences and memories can be shared at


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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