Kayaker search suspended, informal one to continue

By on December 9, 2020

(NC Wildlife Resources)

Update from NC Wildlife Resources Commission. After observing the search and reading the family’s appeals for help, a local family has offered a $1,000 reward for anyone who finds Mr. Rush. Though the formal search for Alex has been called off local Wildlife Officers and Marine Patrol continue to be vigilant as they go about their daily patrols. To report finding Alex please call N.C. Wildlife at 800-662-7137. As always please wear your life jacket any time you leave shore.

The NC Wildlife Resources Commission is reporting that at 4:30 p.m. on Dec. 9, it suspended the search for Alexander Rush, the Kill Devils Hill kayaker missing since Saturday.  Today’s efforts conclude a three-day search that included numerous agencies and countless volunteers.  The equipment deployed during the search included fixed wing, rotary wing aircraft, drones, sonar and numerous boats.  The search encompassed the entirety of the Croatan Sound.

Today’s statement by the Wildlife Resources Commission states that an “informal” search will continue as the NC Wildlife Office and NC Marine Patrol go about their daily patrols. If volunteers continue to search, it is recommended that all persons wear a life jacket and contact NC Wildlife with any developments at 800-662-7137 or 252-558-6654

Kayaker identified, but still missing


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).



  • Susan

    Is there any update on this tragic story? I check every day to see if he’s been found.

    Tuesday, Dec 15 @ 8:30 am
  • Mark Jurkowitz | Outer Banks Voice

    Susan, we have not received any information since the formal search was called off.

    Tuesday, Dec 15 @ 8:23 pm