Dare County Center Receives $21,000 Donation for Gifts for Children in Need

By on December 15, 2020

Terry Gray, lead organizer for the Dare County Motorsports Charity Group, presented Sandy Pace, director of the Dare County Center in Manteo, with a $21,000 charitable donation.

Terry Gray, lead organizer for the Dare County Motorsports Charity Group (DCMCG), presented Sandy Pace, director of the Dare County Center in Manteo, with a $21,000 charitable donation at the Dare County Board of Commissioners meeting held on Dec. 7, 2020.

The funds were raised during DCMCG’s two-day Dare County Motorcycle – Jeep Toy Run, which took place Sept. 25-26 at Vertigo Tattoo in Manns Harbor. The money will be used to provide toys for more than 380 Dare County children in need this holiday season as part of the annual Dare County Center Toy Drive—an increase from previous years, which is likely due to the financial burdens placed on many local families by the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Dare County Center has hosted the event—which was formerly known as the Roanoke Island Freedman’s Colony Toy Drive—since the center opened in 2009.

All Dare County children ages 0-16 are eligible and must register for the event between Nov. 1 and Nov. 30 of each year.

Due to COVID-19, toy distribution for the 2020 Dare County Center Toy Drive will take place outside the center as a drive-thru pickup. Registered children are required to attend in order to receive their toys.

The Dare County Motorcycle Toy Run is a private foundation dedicated to ensuring that Dare County children in need have the opportunity to enjoy the holiday season each year. The group’s inaugural toy ride took place in 2016 and was held with the hope that hundreds of bikers would join together for a ride designed to help raise funds that are then distributed to select organizations throughout Dare County in order to purchase toys for local children.


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).


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