Three Dare County Employees Receive Service Pins

By on April 8, 2021

Three Dare County employees were recognized with a service pin presentation at the Dare County Board of Commissioners meeting held on Wednesday, April 7, 2021.

Two of the employees—Margaret Dennis and Charlotte Midgett-Winstead—were each presented a service pin commemorating 25 years of service to the county, and Laura Geyer was recognized with a pin commemorating 20 years of service.

Dennis serves as the senior real property appraiser for the Dare County Tax Department. She began her career with Dare County on April 8, 1996, and has served many different roles throughout the years. As the senior real property appraiser, her primary responsibility is administering the property tax exemption program for Dare County. This includes three local property tax relief programs for qualified homeowners: the Elderly or Disabled Exclusion, the Circuit Breaker Tax Deferment Program and the Disabled Veteran Exclusion. Her colleagues say that she works diligently to assist taxpayers in their understanding of and maneuvering through these sometimes complex and confusing programs.

Midgett-Winstead serves as the leisure programs supervisor for the Dare County Parks and Recreation Department’s Northern Beaches division. Her colleagues describe her as a “high-energy person with great enthusiasm and a strong, uplifting personality,” and they also praised her for her efforts to make difficult decisions regarding Parks and Recreation Department programming during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Geyer, who plans to retire on June 1, 2021, serves as the administrative specialist for the Environmental Health Unit of the Dare County Department of Health & Human Services. She plays a vital role in ensuring that the food and lodging staff completes 100 percent of the required inspections each year, and she has built professional relationships with many real estate agents, building contractors, septic contractors and homeowners throughout her 20-year career with Dare County.


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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