Kelly’s St. Patty’s Parade postponed till 2022

By on January 15, 2021

Mike Kelly’s iconic St. Patrick’s Day Parade has become another casualty of the raging COVID pandemic. This year’s parade has been rescheduled to March 2022.

In a Jan. 15 email to Lee Nettles, Outer Banks Visitors Bureau Executive Director, Kelly, the parade founder and well-known restaurateur, wrote that, “This past week we reviewed the impact we felt Covid-19 would have on our 2021 St. Patrick’s Celebration. Given the surge the virus has displayed our parade committee has decided to postpone the March 14, 2021 ‘Wearing of the Green.’ We have chosen March 20 as our 2022 date for the 31st annual ‘Kelly’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade.’”

“The St. Pat’s Parade has been the largest annual event in northeastern North Carolina hosting 8,000-10,000 participants & attendees on a regular basis,” the message continued. “The parade has featured regional entertainment, High School Bands, politicians, businesses, theme floats & an array of local talent & celebrities. The observance of the celebration the parade and the attached festivities has become the annual kickoff for the beginning of the upcoming ‘Tourist Season.’

While disappointed about delaying the event, we are looking forward to an improved health and well-being in not only northeastern North Carolina, but throughout our State, The United States and Worldwide.

We thank the Dare County Visitors Bureau for its continued support on multiple levels.”


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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  • Ken Fucci

    Darn shame

    Saturday, Jan 16 @ 11:41 am