Corolla Wild Horse Fund introduces Betsy

By on April 6, 2021

(Corolla Wildhorse Fund)

Here’s a nice way to start the day — welcoming Betsy. Here are the details from the Corolla Wild Horse Fund.

“This filly is the third foal of 2021. Her mom is a mare we call M&M and her dad is Rocky. The whole family is doing great – including Betsy’s 3-year-old half-sister and the other 2 mares in the harem. M&M is an experienced mom, but as far as we know this is Rocky’s first foal. Good job Rocky! Betsy is big, feisty, and flashy just like her dad.

Betsy was born not far from where her namesake, Betsy Dowdy, and her Banker mare Bess swam across the Currituck Sound on their journey to warn American troops of British movement in the area during the Revolutionary War.

Thank you to Barbara Haverty Pardue for welcoming me onto her property to see Betsy in person today, and for sharing her family’s long and storied history on the beach. The name Betsy was next on the list for fillies, and the fact that this foal was born in such a special place is much more than just a coincidence.

May you grow up wild and free sweet Betsy, just like your ancestors!”

To learn more about the Corolla Wild Horses or to support their mission 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).


See what people are saying:

  • hightider

    I grew up hearing that story and remember when the only thing we ever called the wild horses were Banker ponies. There have always been strong, independent women in NE NC – Betsy Dowdy, Penelope Barker, Harriet Jacobs, and many more. Good luck to the new filly and thanks for reminding people today of the midnight ride of Betsey Dowdy. BTW, she would have had to cross the Pasquotank River as well as the sound.

    Tuesday, Apr 6 @ 6:44 pm