Dare County to Currituck NRPO’s: Observe Stay Home order

By on April 22, 2020

In the latest Dare County Bulletin, issued on April 22, the county addresses the travel issue raised by the discrepancy between the Currituck County date for non-resident property owners to enter (Apr. 23) and the Dare County date for non-resident property owners to enter (May 4).

The new bulletin states that, “Those accessing Currituck County must respect Dare County’s Stay Home, Stay Healthy Order that is in effect.  Travel in Dare County should be used only as necessary to reach the Currituck Outer Banks or for essential needs such as health care. Plan to travel directly to your destination once passing through the checkpoint at the bridge.”

That Dare County statement comes after some mixed messaging by Currituck County. After an earlier April 22 post stated that Currituck residents and NRPO’s would be not be confined to Corolla and seemed to suggest they could travel freely to other areas of the Outer Banks, Currituck County updated the post to say: While no property owners or full-time residents are confined to Corolla, please follow the Governor’s Stay at Home order while here and limit local travel to only what is necessary.”

Currituck County Public Information Officer Randall Edwards told the Voice that “we changed the wording to be more sensible, to be a little more safe.”


Barnhill Building Group has been selected as the Construction Manager @ Risk by the College of the Albemarle and is seeking to pre-qualify construction trade contractors to submit bids for the furnishing labor, materials, equipment, and tools for the new College of The Albemarle – Allied Health Sciences Simulation Lab (COA Health Sciences) located in Elizabeth City, NC. Please note: Only subcontractors who have been prequalified by Barnhill will be able to submit a Bid.

The project consists of the new construction of a 38,000-sf, 2-story expansion to the existing Owens Health Sciences Center and will house classrooms, labs, and a simulation lab. The site is just over just over 4.5 acres and is located on an active campus. This new construction will be a steel structure with a brick and metal panel veneer, curtainwall, and storefront glazing with a PVC roof membrane.

Principal trade and specialty contractors are solicited for the following Bid Packages:

BP0100: General Trades

BP0105: Final Cleaning

BP0390: Turnkey Concrete

BP0400: Turnkey Masonry

BP0500: Structural Steel & Misc. Steel

BP0740: Roofing

BP0750: Metal Panels

BP0790: Caulking / Caulking

BP0800: Turnkey Doors/Frames/Hardware

BP0840: Glass & Glazing

BP0925: Drywall

BP0960: Resilient Flooring

BP0980: Acoustical Ceilings

BP0990: Painting & Wallcovering

BP1005: Toilet Specialties / Accessories / Division 10

BP1010: Signage

BP1098: Demountable Partitions

BP1230: Finish Carpentry and Casework

BP1250: Window Treatment

BP1400: Elevators

BP2100: Fire Protection

BP2200: Plumbing

BP2300: HVAC

BP2600: Turnkey Electrical

BP3100: Turnkey Sitework

BP3290: Landscaping

Packages may be added and/or deleted at the discretion of the Construction Manager. Historically underutilized business firms are encouraged to complete participation submittals.

HUB/MWBE OUTREACH MEETING: Barnhill Building Group will be conducting a HUB/MWBE Informational Session. You are encouraged to attend the following session to learn more about project participation opportunities available to you. These seminars will help to: Learn about project and scope; Inform and train Minority/HUB contractors in preparation for bidding this project; Assist in registration on the State of North Carolina Vendor link; Stimulate opportunities for Networking with other firms. Location and time TBD. Please visit our planroom at https://app.buildingconnected.com/public/54da832ce3edb5050017438b for more information.

Interested contractors should submit their completed prequalification submittals, by July 22, 2024, to Meredith Terrell at mterrell@barnhillcontracting.com or hardcopies can be mailed to Barnhill Contracting Company PO Box 31765 Raleigh, NC 27622 (4325 Pleasant Valley Road, NC 27612).



  • James

    Yeah, good luck with that.

    Wednesday, Apr 22 @ 5:32 pm
  • Really?

    Hahaha! Good one, and what are you going to do if they don’t? The answer is nothing so what a pointless conversation.

    Wednesday, Apr 22 @ 8:49 pm
  • CheetahOBX

    “Politicians and diapers must be changed often, and for the same reason.”
    -Mark Twain

    Thursday, Apr 23 @ 1:18 am
  • daredweller

    Amen to that James…

    Thursday, Apr 23 @ 5:42 am
  • Kenneth Fucci

    Currrituck and Dare agreeing on something….what is happening?

    Thursday, Apr 23 @ 8:02 am
  • Dylan

    I went to the grocery store in Kitty Hawk at 7:00 am this morning. Several vehicles with out of state plates, packed with suitcases, in the parking lot.
    Store had NO chicken, NO beef, NO bread, NO paper products.
    Why are these NRPO’s permitted to be here under these conditions? Stupid is as stupid does.

    STAY HOME. STAY SAFE. And home is where you live indicated by your driver’s license.

    Thursday, Apr 23 @ 8:09 am
  • WBN

    It would be so much easier if the two counties would have agreed on the same date of re entry.
    Don’t count on them following the stay home orders.

    Thursday, Apr 23 @ 8:57 am
  • Russell Boughn

    Shaking my head to see how money is more important that residents health and well being just so the privileged can spent there money. Nc nor Dare county’s curve on the virus is still going up!
    Our stores are empty right now, locals are struggling for food and paper goods. Where is the wisdom in this? This isn’t like the after math of a hurricane. Lives are at stake, just for the vacationers. I agree with James, good luck with their restriction.
    I hope all those involved in this dissension can stand and life with clear a clear concision, when we are all infected, and the non resident leave.
    May you all choke on you greed

    Thursday, Apr 23 @ 9:06 am
  • Big Frank

    So Dare County Control Group tells Currituck residents to shelter in place while Dare County Commissioner boasts about travelling to Florida during public meeting on 4/20? You really can’t make this stuff up…..

    Thursday, Apr 23 @ 10:05 am
  • Really?

    Lol! Good one! And what’s Dare county going to do if they don’t? Oh that’s right, NOTHING!

    Thursday, Apr 23 @ 10:40 am
  • Mr. Black

    Won’t all the Currituck County NRPOs stop at Walmart and Home Depot?

    Thursday, Apr 23 @ 11:43 am
  • hightider

    And yet our governor has issued a stay at home order til May 8. I read today that a beach community Salisbury MA is not afraid of lawsuits and has issued a statement that they are not turning on water service for NRPOs since it is not “an essential service.” They have been quite clear that they value the health of their full time residents more than income from NRPOs. Everyone, NRPOs included, are at risk from COVID, so stay and home, whoever and wherever you are. Your vacation or rental income is not worth risking other people’s health. And fulltime residents will be the ones to vote these clowns in or out of office.

    Friday, Apr 24 @ 5:45 am
  • B Miller

    What do you think the Currittuck NRPOS are going to do? They can’t dine in a restaurant. They can’t go to a place of worship. They can’t go to concert or festival. Basically all they’ll be able to do is essential business and stay home.

    I just don’t understand all the fear that comes out of Dare county.

    Friday, Apr 24 @ 9:51 am
  • Steve

    Funny how people get confused about common sense actions, labeling them as fearful or stereotypical or discriminatory. Facts are facts and cannot be judgmental.

    Saturday, Apr 25 @ 7:41 am