Samuel William Pledger of Manteo, December 5

By on December 7, 2019

Samuel William Pledger, age 76, of Manteo, NC went to his Heavenly Home on Thursday, December 5, 2019.

Born on December 2, 1943 in Portsmouth VA, he was the son of Floyd Richard Pledger and Edna Ruth Gaskins Pledger.

He is survived by his wife Rita Lewark-Pledger of the home.  Also left to cherish his memory are his daughters; Sabrina Crane (David), Sherry Meador (Rusty), Julia Meadows (Matt) and son Greg Basham,  grandchildren;  Mitch Meador, Mariah Meador, Chevy Basham, Samantha Crane, Elijah Meadows and Benjamin Meadows, brothers; Richard Pledger, Fredrick Pledger, his sister Virginia Ligon, and many nieces and nephews.  He was predeceased by his brothers Brian Pledger and Kenneth Pledger.

Sammy enjoyed a long career in law enforcement including the U.S. Coast Guard, U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Border Patrol, Manteo Police Department, Dare County EMS helicopter pilot, and he held several positions at the Dare County Sheriff’s Office including the Civil and Court Division, Criminal Investigative Division and the Detention Center Commander.

A celebration of life will be held at Twiford Colony Chapel, 500 Budleigh St, Manteo on Wednesday, December 11, 2019  at 12:00 pm.  The family will receive friends at the home on 638 Skyco Rd, Manteo following the service.

Twiford Funeral Home, Outer Banks is assisting the family with arrangements. Condolences and memorials may 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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