George Henry Alexander of Manteo, January 7

By on January 11, 2020

George Henry Alexander, 66, of Manteo, NC died Tuesday, January 7, 2020, at Chesapeake Regional Medical Center.

Born in Plymouth, NC on September 22, 1953, he was the son of the late Wanda Jean Jones and Elwood Preston “Shorty” Alexander.

Better known as “Walking George”, he is survived by three siblings, Charles Alexander (Virginia) of Plymouth, NC, Troy Alexander (Sandy) and Glenn Alexander (Judy) all of Virginia; nieces, Janie Sundeen, Marzella Brice, Kristi Desmarais, and Brittney Alexander; and great-nieces and nephews, Angie, Amelia and Charles Sundeen, Matthew Brice, Jr., Andrew Desmarais, Brantley, Mason and Emma Sheldon.

A funeral will be held at 11:00 am on Friday, January 17, 2020, at Twiford Colony Chapel, Manteo with Rev. Greg Clark officiating. The family will receive friends and relatives one hour prior. Private burial will take place at Roanoke Island Memorial Gardens.

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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