Cooper Order allows mixed drinks to go

By on December 21, 2020

(Governor Roy Cooper)


On Dec. 21, Governor Roy Cooper signed an Executive Order authorizing the North Carolina ABC Commission to permit the delivery or carry-out of mixed beverages as an alternative to on-site consumption. This Order is effective Dec. 21 at 5:00 pm through Jan. 31.

‚ÄúThis order will help people avoid settings that can contribute to increased viral spread while giving restaurants and bars a financial boost that they need right now,‚ÄĚ said Governor Cooper. ‚ÄúWith cases and hospitalizations high around the country, let‚Äôs all do our part to slow the spread of COVID-19 while supporting local, small businesses safely.‚ÄĚ

Under this Order, establishments holding certain permits from the ABC Commission, including restaurants, hotels, private clubs, private bars, and some distilleries, are allowed to sell mixed beverages to-go or for delivery. These businesses, delivery service providers that contract with these businesses, and purchasers of mixed beverages to-go must follow the restrictions in the Order and any additional restrictions and guidance established by the ABC Commission.

The Modified Stay at Home Order remains in effect and the sale of alcohol for on-site consumption must still cease at 9 pm. Businesses subject to the Order may continue to sell mixed beverages for off-site consumption until their business closes and in accordance with other applicable laws and regulations.

The Council of State concurred with this Order.


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: RooÔ¨Āng

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 for more information.

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



  • Bobby

    How did the citizens of the GREAT state of North Carolina elect an idiot for Governor?

    Monday, Dec 21 @ 5:31 pm
  • anne

    So now we are endangering the people by letting them drink while driving and a big possibility of injury or death to others or themselves!!!! How are the police going to be able to tell what they are drinking while they are driving? The most ridiculous thing I have heard,

    Monday, Dec 21 @ 7:22 pm
  • Wombatnc

    Love it!
    Now I’m thinking how I’m not going to spill my martini from Ocean Blvd. on the way home

    Tuesday, Dec 22 @ 8:06 am
  • Manteo

    I thought there were open container law’s in this State?

    Tuesday, Dec 22 @ 9:46 am
  • surf123

    First off I am not for restricting anyone from doing anything they want to even if it is killing them. That said alcohol will experience the all out attack that was made against tobacco in the 90’s. The ads are just like smoking ones: athletic, good looking, strong men, sexy women, sports, etc. The result is different and not as wide spread unless you discount the societal costs of alcohol. Again I do not care who does what, but at some point people will recognize the damage it does under the guise of being healthy. The lawyers will clean up when it happens.

    Tuesday, Dec 22 @ 6:40 pm