Bettye Lou Murphy of Elizabeth City, November 14

By on November 15, 2022

Bettye Lou Wood Murphy, age 88, of Elizabeth City, NC went to be with her heavenly father on November 14th, 2022. Born in Pasquotank County, NC on January 27th, 1934 to the late Guy Morgan Wood and Lou Williams Wood, she was the widow of Edward H. Murphy who preceded her in death after fifty-seven years of marriage. Mrs. Murphy was a life-time member of Corinth Baptist Church where she taught the Golden Circle Sunday school class. She attended mission trips to Thailand, West Virginia, and New York and never missed the opportunity to share God’s love with those she met.

Mrs. Murphy is survived by her sons, Edward W. Murphy and wife Brenda of Camden, NC, and W. Guy Murphy and special girls Candace and Nicole of Elizabeth City, NC; two granddaughters, Leslie M. Jennings and husband Kirk, and Jenna D. Hudgins and husband Jesse, all of Camden, NC; four great-grandchildren, Logan and fiancé Owen, Koen, Jordan, Alden; and special friends she considered daughters, Janet Horton, Susan Brown, Terry Jordan and Leigh Austin.

A funeral service will be held at 11:00am on Friday, November 18th, 2022 at Corinth Baptist Church with Rev. Greg Carr officiating. Burial will be in West Lawn Memorial Park Cemetery. The family will receive friends at Twiford’s Memorial Chapel on Thursday evening from 7:00-8:00pm, also following the service at the church on Friday, and at all other times at her residence. Memorial donations may be made to Corinth Baptist Church, 1035 U.S. 17 South, Elizabeth City, NC 27909 or to Camp Cale, 377 Camp Cale Road, Hertford, NC 27944 (or online at

Twiford Funeral Homes, 405 East Church Street, Elizabeth City, NC 27909 is serving the Murphy family. Condolences and memories may be shared at

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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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