Barbara Jean Crawford of Kill Devil Hills, January 8

By on January 10, 2020

Barbara Jean Crawford born in Braxton County, West Virginia in 1953, died at home in 2020.  She is survived by her loving husband, JD Crawford of Colington Harbour, daughter Jennifer Crawford, son-in-law Frank Tuccillo and baby granddaughter Josephine Tuccillo, all of Brooklyn, NY.

Barbara was a loving and dedicated wife, mother and grandmother. She was an avid gardener who cultivated wonderful vegetables which she certainly never ate.  She had a soft spot for Caribbean islands and “as seen on TV” kitchen gadgets she gave as gifts at Christmas time. She studied at the French Culinary Institute and made the best sweet potato biscuits ever (there was a vote on this).  She had a lifelong passion for sweets, Diet Coke and the Weather Channel.  She smoked Winstons, cheated at cards and always told it like it was.  But beneath it all was kindness, love, generosity and wisdom for her family and anyone who needed it.

All who knew her thought she was a great gal, and all who knew her will miss her.

An open house to celebrate Barbara’s life will be held at 703 South Virginia Dare Trail in Kill Devil Hills on Friday, January 17 between the hours of 3 and 6 PM.  In lieu of flowers, donations in Barbara’s name to benefit special needs education in Dare Country would be appreciated.  Contributions can be made to the Pauline Wright Endowment for Dare County through the Outer Banks Community Foundation, at 13 Skyline Road, Southern Shores, NC 27949, or can be made online at

Twiford Funeral Homes, Outer Banks 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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