New video detail expansion of Dare Challenge residential substance abuse rehab facility

By on July 25, 2022


Dare County

Dare County has released a new video showcasing an expansion project that is slated to take place at Outer Banks Dare Challenge, a residential substance abuse rehabilitation facility located in Wanchese.

The $2 million expansion project—which was approved by the Dare County Board of Commissioners in January 2021—will include the construction of a nearly 10,000-square-foot multipurpose building featuring a full industrial kitchen, a dining room and a conference room, as well as office space and four additional classrooms.

Two new dormitories that will each house 16 individuals will also be constructed on the site, which will triple the number of individuals with substance abuse issues that Outer Banks Dare Challenge staff members can assist at the facility.

The project is funded by a $900,000 grant from the state of North Carolina, a $200,000 grant from Dare County, and a $400,000 private donation.

For more detailed information about Outer Banks Dare Challenge’s expansion—as well as updates about the project as construction progresses—please visit





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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