Joanne May Sawyer of Manteo, September 9

By on September 10, 2019

Joanne May Sawyer was born to Harry and Laura Casto as Joanne May Casto at Jackson Memorial Hospital in Miami, Florida on November 25, 1941 and passed on to God Monday, September 9, 2019. She graduated from North Miami High School in 1959. Joanne moved to the Outer Banks in the early 60’s where she married Mr. Bayne Midgett. She was later to remarried Mr. Lockwood Sawyer.

Joanne was a hearty soul who made her livelihood on the shoals of the North Carolina Outer Banks fishing, shrimping and crabbing. She was well known for her smile and quick wit. Joanne had a strong faith in God and followed her faith through many churches in the area. In later years, Joanne was an active volunteer providing help throughout the community.

Joanne is survived by her sisters Laura and Barbara, brothers Gerald (Jerry) and David Kern, and her cat, Jackson. She was preceded in death by her husband, Lockwood Sawyer, parents, her stepfather, Francis (Red) Kern, brother, James Kern, and close friend Joe Pledger.

The family wishes to extend special thanks to Lisa Meekins, her neighbors and her many friends who looked in on her over the past years. We know she valued her friendship with each and every one of you as she spoke of you often.

Arrangements for services honoring Joanne will be announced shortly. Joanne loved her animals much more than flowers. Please make a donation in her name to the local Humane Society. Condolences to the family may be expressed via the online register at Gallop Funeral Services, Inc. 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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