Vandalism, theft at Wright Brothers Memorial

By on October 13, 2019

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The National Park Service is asking for the public’s help in connection with vandalism and theft at the Wright Brothers Monument in Kill Devil Hills.

The copper reproduction bust of Orville Wright, located at the foot of the monument, was stolen, and the heavy granite base that the bust was mounted to was toppled over and damaged either on the night of Oct. 12 or early in the morning on Oct. 13.

National Park Service Rangers and local law enforcement officials are investigating this crime. If you have information that could help solve this case, please contact the Dare County Community CrimeLine or the National Park Service’s Investigative Services Branch (ISB).

You can Call or text the ISB Tip Line at 888-653-0009. Or go online at and click “Submit a Tip”

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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  • Corolla Resident

    Sadly, in this day and age, I’m thinking we’re gonna need surveillance cameras at all of our venues. This entire island’s economy thrives on tourism and we need to protect the assets. I can only assume this was the work of one of the tourists we’d all like to see banished form the Beach forever. God help his soul if it was a local.

    Monday, Oct 14 @ 9:38 am
  • Stevejo

    I would not bet money on it being a tourist. If I’m wrong however, I will come back and admit it.

    Monday, Oct 14 @ 4:23 pm
  • MJ Stevens

    The police and judges need to be hard on these people. A slap on the wrist and probation won’t do it.

    Thursday, Oct 17 @ 3:26 pm