Sept. 11: Celebrate the Banker Ponies & film premiere of The Secret of Corolla: The Gift from the Outer Banks

By on September 1, 2021

Museum of the Albemarle

Ever wanted an up-close encounter with a Banker Pony?  Join the Museum of the Albemarle on Saturday, September 11, 2021 from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. and visit with a Banker Pony from the Corolla Wild Horse Fund and participate in hands-on activities.

While visiting, meet children’s author Kelley Grinder Horton of Sebi the Colt:  A New Life.  A loving tribute to the short but fully lived life of a young boy and his mother, Sebastian Lopez, and Ravann Horton of the Outer Banks of North Carolina.  A mustang colt was named after Sebastian when he and his mother’s untimely deaths in May of 2020 preceded his birth by just a few days.  A fun short story interwoven with colorful illustrations tells the tale of a young colt and his raven mother living their next life together again.  Mother and son spend their days on the beaches of Corolla as a reincarnated Wild Spanish Mustang Colt, and a beautiful Black Raven.  Beautifully illustrated and well written narrative for any age to enjoy giving hope to those who are waiting to join a loved one on the other side.

At 11 a.m. the premiere of The Secret of Corolla:  The Gift from the Outer Banks produced by Jerry Thompson will occur in MOA’s Gaither auditorium.  Visitors will discover the story about the Wild Colonial Spanish Horses found on the Outer Banks of North Carolina and how they have made a home.  Producer Jerry Thompson of Big Dog Films and Meg Puckett, Herd Manager, of the Corolla Wild Horse Fund will be available to answer questions.





NOTICE TO CONTRACTORS:  BIDDER PRE-QUALIFICATION REQUEST:  Barnhill Contracting has been selected as the Construction Manager at Risk by Dare County and is seeking to pre-qualify construction trade and specialty contractors to submit bids for furnishing Labor, Material, Equipment, and Other for the new “Dare County – EMS 1 / Fire Station 14” (KDH) located in Kill Devil Hills, NC.  PROJECT DESCRIPTION: The scope of the project encompasses approximately 36,000 sqft of new construction and 18,000 sqft of demolition on a 3.5-acre site located at the 1630 N Croatan Highway, Kill Devil Hills, NC. The project includes masonry bearing walls supporting a Standing Seam Metal Roof over Light Gauge Trusses housing administrative, living and support spaces along with 6 apparatus bays. Principal trade and specialty contractors are solicited for the following Bid Packages: BP750 – Turnkey Siding. Additional Packages may be added and/or deleted at the discretion of the Construction Manager. Historically underutilized business participation is encouraged. Interested contractors should submit their completed prequalification submittals to Meredith Terrell by December 2, 2022, via email at or mail to PO Box 31765 Raleigh, NC 27622 (Office Location – 4325 Pleasant Valley Road, NC 27612). PREQUALIFICATION FORMS CAN BE OBTAINED from BuildingConnected through this Invite under the “File” tab or from BuildingConnected link on the Barnhill, Bidding Opportunities website at by selecting “Dare County – EMS 1 / Fire Station 14 – Prequalification”, or by contacting Meredith Terrell  (919-604-2367). Please submit completed prequalification forms A and B along with all required supporting documentation and with All Bid Packages you are Prequalified for Checked. Form B must be submitted for this project. Form A is good for 1-Year and if you have submitted one to Barnhill within the last year, it should still be valid. If you are unsure, please verify this with Meredith. Target Bid Date: January 2023


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