Wednesdays through Saturdays until early fall
Bodie Island Lighthouse open for climbing

By on April 7, 2022

Bodie Island Lighthouse open for climbing; Cape Hatteras Lighthouse may open this summer.

Cape Hatteras National Seashore 

The Bodie Island Lighthouse will be open for climbing this year from Wednesday, April 27 through early fall. A limited climbing season at the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse may be possible this summer but potential dates have not been finalized.

Standing nearly 165 feet tall, the Bodie Island Lighthouse is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and is the third lighthouse to serve this area. The lighthouse, first lit on Oct. 1, 1872, still possesses its original first order Fresnel lens, and features a flashing pattern of 2.5 seconds on, 2.5 seconds off, 2.5 seconds on and 22.5 seconds off.

A special event to celebrate the Bodie Island Lighthouse’s 150th anniversary is being planned by Cape Hatteras National Seashore, Outer Banks Forever and the Outer Banks Lighthouse Society. Event details will be announced in the coming months.

Weekly Climbing

Beginning April 27, the Bodie Island Lighthouse will be open for climbing Wednesdays through Saturdays until early fall. A climbing season end date has not been determined.

Climbing tickets go on sale at 7 a.m. and may only be purchased on the same day of your intended climb. Tickets are only available for purchase at

Pro tip: Tickets sell out quickly, so create your account prior to the date you intend to purchase tickets to save time.

Learn more about climbing lighthouses at


Cape Hatteras Lighthouse

A break between phases of restoration project work at the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse may allow for a limited climbing season this summer. If a climbing season becomes possible, a separate public announcement will be made in the next couple of months.

Learn more about the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse restoration project at



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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