Dare County seeks volunteers to share stories about suicide for upcoming documentary

By on July 8, 2022

A coalition of local organizations is seeking volunteers to tell their stories for a documentary-style video focusing on the impacts of suicide in Dare County to be aired at a special town hall event in September.

The coalition includes the Breaking Through Task Force, The Saving Lives Task Force, Be Resilient OBX and the Dare County Department of Health & Human Services.

September is National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month and according to Breaking Through Task Force Co-Chair Kelly Nettnin, suicide is the eighth leading cause of death in Dare County and the county’s suicide rate is 44% higher than overall North Carolina rate.

“We are looking for brave individuals who are willing to share their stories and experiences,” Nettnin stated in a release issued July 7. “This could be a loved one who died by suicide or someone who has had suicidal attempts or ideations.” Participants do not have to be on camera, and their story can be shared anonymously and/or through social media postings.

“Our team looked into opportunities for guest speakers for this town hall event and ultimately decided the most important objective is recognizing what is going on in our community,” stated Roxana Ballinger, Saving Lives Task Force Co-Chair. “A documentary seemed like the best way to help people understand how lives are impacted by suicide in Dare County.”

The documentary will also be available on YouTube, social media, local TV, and websites.

Individuals who are interested in participating and sharing their story, can fill out this Google Form: Dare County Suicide Stories. Those wishing to participate in the documentary, should be sure to include contact information. You may participate anonymously by sharing your story without listing your name or contact information on the form.

If you have any questions about this project, please contact Kelly Nettnin at 252.475.5036 or kelly.nettnin@darenc.com.



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 https://app.buildingconnected.com/public/54da832ce3edb5050017438b for more information.

Interested contractors should submit their completed prequalification submittals, by July 22, 2024, to Meredith Terrell at mterrell@barnhillcontracting.com 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 interiors@cwiusa.com. 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 interiors@cwiusa.com. Certified NC Hub, MBE, WBE, DBE, SBE are highly encouraged to participate. Sussex Development is an EOE and maintains a drug-free workplace.


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