Dare County to hold Rodanthe beach erosion meeting

By on December 22, 2022

The collapse of oceanfront homes in Rodanthe has sparked greater fears about beach erosion. (File photo: National Park Service)

Dare County has announced it will host a discussion in Rodanthe concerning beach erosion on Jan. 18. Several beachfront homes in that community have collapsed in the past year and at a well-attended community meeting in Rodanthe last March, National Park Service officials indicated that about a dozen more homes were in danger of a similar collapse.

Here is the announcement.

Dare County will host a public meeting to provide information and facilitate a discussion with residents and property owners in the village of Rodanthe regarding their concerns with the issue of erosion that has affected the Hatteras Island community.

The meeting will be held at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, January 18, 2023, at the Rodanthe-Waves-Salvo Community Building, which is located at 23646 N.C. Highway 12 in Rodanthe, just south of Myrna Peters Road.

Dare County Board of Commissioners Chairman Bob Woodard will open the meeting, followed by a presentation from Dare County Manager/Attorney Bobby Outten that will include an overview of the logistics and funding models that have made previous beach nourishment projects possible in Dare County. The presentation will also discuss the challenges that are faced when it comes to funding and prioritizing newly established beach nourishment projects.

Following the presentation, there will be an opportunity for both in-person and virtual attendees to ask questions or express their concerns. To participate virtually, attendees must register in advance using this link:

Click here to register to attend virtually.

For those who are interested in viewing the meeting without participating in the discussion, a livestream option will be available on Dare County’s YouTube channel. In addition, if you have comments or questions that you would like to have addressed during the meeting, please submit them via email to DareCountyPR@DareNC.com no later than Monday, January 16, 2023.

For those who are unable to attend or tune in on Wednesday, January 18, 2023, the video will also be available for viewing on Dare County’s YouTube channel following the meeting.



Barnhill Contracting Company will receive sealed proposals for Manns Harbor – EMS/Fire Facility (EMS-8), Kitty Hawk – EMS/Fire Facility (EMS-9), Manteo – Youth Center on January 09, 2024. Times to be given on via addendum #01. See the following SCOPE OF WORK: BP 100 – General Trades, BP 105 – Final Cleaning, BP 205 – Demolition, BP 390 – Turnkey Concrete, BP 400 – Turnkey Masonry, BP 500 – Turnkey Structural Steel & Misc. Steel, BP 505 – Light Gauge Metal Trusses, BP 740 – Roofing, BP750 – Siding, BP 790 – Caulking/Sealants, BP 800 – Turnkey Doors/Frames/Hardware/Toilet Specialties/Accessories/Division 10, BP 840 – Curtainwall/Storefront/Glass/Glazing, BP 925 – Drywall/Framing, BP 960 – Resilient Flooring/Carpet/Base/Epoxy, BP 980 – Acoustical Ceilings, BP 990 – Painting and Wall Coverings, BP 1230 – Finish Carpentry and Casework, BP 1250 – Window Treatments, BP 2100 – Fire Protection, BP 2200 – Plumbing, BP 2300 – HVAC, BP 2600 – Electrical, BP 3100 – Earthwork/Turnkey Site, BP 3213- Site Concrete, BP 3290 – Landscaping. Scopes of work may be added and/or deleted at the discretion of the Construction Manager.

Bid Location and Time: Bid opening will be held in the Barnhill Contracting Rocky Mount Training & GPS Technology Room: 800 Tiffany Bvld, Rocky Mount, NC 27804. Time is as follows: January 09, 2024 at 10:00am and 2:00pm. Times per packages to be given on via addendum #01.

Barnhill Contracting Company will receive, open, and read publicly all bids received in person in the Training & GPS Technology Room at the main office and listed with the virtual viewing at the link to be posted on Barnhill’s Plan Room.

Bids will not be accepted from bidders that are not pre-qualified. No facsimile or email submissions are permitted. Sealed bids are to be hand delivered to the bid opening location noted above or mailed Sealed Bids can be delivered before 9:00am the day of the bid to the Barnhill Contracting Company Office at 800 Tiffany Blvd., Suite 200 Rocky Mount, NC 27804. Attention “Clint Hardison.”

The pre-bid meeting will be held in Person & Zoom Meeting on December 06, 2023 at 10:00 am at the Barnhill Contracting’s Rocky Mount Main Conference Room: 800 Tiffany Bvld, Rocky Mount, NC 27804.

The pre-bid meeting link can be located on Barnhill’s online Building Division Plan Room ( https://app.buildingconnected.com/public/54da832ce3edb5050017438b) and below. A preferred brand alternates meeting will be held via the same link at the end of the Prebid meeting.

Bid Documents can be viewed or downloaded through Barnhill’s online Building Division Plan Room (https://app.buildingconnected.com/public/54da832ce3edb5050017438b) after 12/04/2023.

All Bidders are strongly encouraged to include opportunities for HUB participation wherever possible in their respective Bid submission.  HUB participation is a part of this contract and must comply with all requirements set forth in the Bid Documents.

The Construction Manager and Owner reserve the right to add pre-qualified bidders. The Construction Manager and Owner reserve the right to reject any and all bids. Should you require additional direction, please call Barnhill Contracting Company, (Clint Hardison – 252-802-0740).

Clint Hardison is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: Dare EMS – Phase 2 Pre-Bid Conference

Time: Dec 6, 2023 10:00 AM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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  • Bill

    Maybe it’s time to stop fighting a losing battle trying to maintain stability on a Migrating Barrier Island. Maybe it’s time to stop throwing money into the ocean. Maybe it’s time to retreat.

    Thursday, Dec 22 @ 7:10 pm
  • Greg

    In Kitty Hawk we went through this from 1976 (and even farther back) to 2003. The Ash Wednesday Storm on March 7th 1962 did tremendous damage from Virginia Beach to Oregon Inlet. Many homes are no longer along Kitty Hawk Beach here. Isabel was the last big house smasher. Some disappeared and some were saved. There is no more oceanfront building from Kitty Hawk pier to Avalon Pier. Existing homes can be remodeled within limits. Since beach nourishment in 2017 there have been no ocean overwash events.

    Thursday, Dec 22 @ 8:21 pm
  • Steven

    Overwash is vital for the survival of Hatteras Island!
    Dune lines are the worst thing we can do, proven to be a direct cause of erosion during storms, also prevents the elevation gains that Overwash brings.

    Island is being strangled by dune lines.

    Friday, Dec 23 @ 4:45 am
  • democracy

    In the not-so-distant future, what’s known as the Outer Banks will be gone. And that’s a fact.

    Friday, Dec 23 @ 6:38 pm
  • olin hardy

    No way to stop this beach erosion, mother nature is so powerful

    Saturday, Dec 24 @ 9:35 am
  • Steve

    It’s only erosion due to mans manipulation of the island. Without that it would not erode, a barrier island migrates, stop that migration and it’s all erosion.

    Wednesday, Dec 28 @ 11:22 am