Annual Hatteras Island Oyster Roast postponed until 2022

By on December 23, 2020

North Carolina Coastal Federation

The Hatteras Island Oyster Roast planned for February 2021 has been postponed until 2022. The North Carolina Coastal Federation announced that the 2021 Hatteras Island Oyster Roast will not proceed, but the non-profit has plans to move forward with the event in 2022. This would have been the eighth roast for the Federation, with the first taking place in 2014. Over 500 people attended the 2020 roast, a favorite event for both locals and visitors from afar.

“With the event growing every year, we had to consider the current health and safety concerns for both residents to Hatteras Island and those traveling from out of town. However, we’re excited to begin plans for 2022 with hopes that we’ll be able to reconvene safely,” said Sara Hallas, education coordinator for the federation.

The annual event serves as a major fundraiser for the federation, supporting its work to protect and restore water quality and coastal habitat in North Carolina. Oysters are a big part of that work. A single oyster is capable of filtering a bathtub full of water per day. The event is a perfect fit to bring people together to celebrate the federation’s successes with the community, all while enjoying wonderful food and company.

Despite the cancelation of the event, there are still ways to support the federation’s oyster work from your home. You can become a member of the federation, or support the federation’s Adopt an Oyster campaign. Adopt a single oyster, a dozen oysters, a peck, or a bushel to restore the coast. With each adoption, you will receive updates on the progress on your adopted oyster and gifts depending on your adoption level.

If you’re still in the mood to dine on oysters, you can explore the recently launched North Carolina Oyster Trail, a partnered effort between the federation, North Carolina SeaGrant, and the N.C. Shellfish Growers Association. Purchase oysters from your local shellfish growers for your own roast, visit a restaurant serving oysters, or choose from a variety of other oyster experiences.

For more information, contact Sara Hallas at 252-473-1607. To Adopt an Oyster, visit For information on the North Carolina Oyster Trail, visit


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 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).


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