Currituck Beach Lighthouse opens for 2021 Season

By on March 16, 2021

Photos courtesy of Currituck Beach Lighthouse.
Photos courtesy of Currituck Beach Lighthouse.
Photos courtesy of Currituck Beach Lighthouse.
previous arrow
next arrow

On Saturday, March 20, the Currituck Beach Lighthouse will open for the 2021 climbing season. The lighthouse will be open daily through December 1st, from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m.

Visitors may climb 220 stairs to the top for a breathtaking view of the Atlantic Ocean, Currituck Sound, and the Outer Banks while learning from docents and museum-quality exhibits about the still-active aid to navigation, the local and national significance of the tower, shipwrecks, the lives of lighthouse keepers, and the original first-order Fresnel lens.

The Currituck Beach Light Station is located in Historic Corolla Village next to the Historic Corolla Park, home to Whalehead and the Outer Banks Center for Wildlife Education. Public beach and sound access are both within walking distance of the tower.

On December 1, 1875 the beacon of the Currituck Beach Lighthouse filled the remaining ‚Äúdark space‚ÄĚ on the coast between the Cape Henry Lighthouse in Virginia and Bodie Island Lighthouse (which is an architectural twin). To distinguish the 162‚Äô tall lighthouse from others, its exterior was left unpainted which conveys a sense of the multitude of bricks used to build it.

The cost to climb the lighthouse is $10 for those aged 4 and older; children 0-3 may enter only if in a carrier. Masks are required while climbing the lighthouse, and anywhere on the grounds where social distancing of 6 ft. may not be maintained. Hand sanitizer will be available for all climbers, and the Currituck Beach Lighthouse staff continue to employ robust cleaning protocols and ensure a maximum capacity in the tower.

Those who wish to climb the tower frequently or who want to bring their summer house guests may want to enquire about a season‚Äôs pass ‚Äď good also at the Island Farm on Roanoke Island, which opens on April 6, 2021.

The Currituck Beach Lighthouse is owned and operated by Outer Banks Conservationists, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization founded in 1980 to protect natural, cultural, and historic resources along North Carolina’s Outer Banks through education and conservation of a sense of place. For more information, visit, email or call 252-473-4939.


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).


Sussex Development is soliciting bids to turnkey supply and install FF&E for the new Tulls Creek Elementary School, 125 Campus Drive, Moyock, NC27929. This project is a new ground-up 2-story, Pre-K thru 5th grade school, approximately 118,000 square feet. Bid documents may be obtained through Christopher West Interiors LLC. Request bid documents via email to Pre-Bid RFIs will be accepted via email until Wednesday, July 31, 2024 at 5:00PM EST. Pricing proposals are due Wednesday, August 14, 2024 by 5:00PM EST. All bids and inquires to be sent to Certified NC Hub, MBE, WBE, DBE, SBE are highly encouraged to participate. Sussex Development is an EOE and maintains a drug-free workplace.


Comments are closed.