Coast Guard searching for two boaters in Pamlico Sound

By on January 8, 2020


U.S. Coast Guard Station Hatteras Inlet is currently searching for two crew members of a commercial fishing vessel that sank in the Pamlico Sound last night, Jan. 7. Meanwhile, two other crew members of the 43-foot Papa’s Girl of Engelhard have been rescued, according to U.S. Coast Guard District 5 Public Affairs Officer Lieutenant Amanda Faulkner.

One of the victims was found on a life raft and the other one in the water. Both victims were treated for hypothermia, with CPR being administered on one of the victims who was transported to Sentara Albemarle Medical Center in Elizabeth City.

Lieutenant Faulkner said the U.S. Coast Guard received the distress call from the Papa’s Girl around 7 p.m. on Jan 7.

U.S. Coast Guard Station Elizabeth City performed its first flight search this morning for the two boaters as Station Hatteras Inlet, with the help of the North Carolina Wildlife Research Commission and a Good Samaritan vessel, continued the search for the missing crew members.


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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