Dare County Library upcoming closure and interruption in online services

By on February 13, 2023

The Dare County Library has announced that all three branches—the Kill Devil Hills Library, Manteo Library and Hatteras Library—as well as the entire East Albemarle Regional Library system, will upgrade their servers and software from Saturday, February 18, 2023 through Tuesday, February 21, 2023. This upgrade may impact users’ ability to access certain online services and other databases, such as the online catalog, Cloud Library and the NC Kids Digital Library, while the servers are offline.

In addition, please note that libraries located in Dare, Camden, Currituck and Pasquotank counties will be closed Monday, February 20, 2023 in order to allow all library staff members to attend training on the upgraded software.

“Although this upgrade involves numerous behind-the-scenes changes, we are sure our users will find our new online catalog much more visually appealing and easier to navigate,” said East Albemarle Regional Library System Director Jonathan Wark. “Searching for books and materials, browsing, and getting recommendations will be easier than ever. With this major software upgrade we will have more features, including the ability to notify you by email before your library card expires and, soon, the ability for automatic renewals of most library materials.”

While the upgrade is taking place, Dare County Library users may experience disruptions in one or more of the following services:

  • Online library catalog and account access at www.EARLibrary.org
  • Ability to place holds or renew checked out books online
  • Access to Cloud Library eBooks and eAudioBooks

The libraries will all reopen for their regularly scheduled hours on Tuesday, February 21, 2023. 

“A great deal of planning has gone into making sure disruptions to service are kept to a minimum and that patrons will find the enhanced website to be well worth the inconvenience,” said Wark.

For more information, please contact your local library location at the following numbers.

For additional information visit www.darenc.gov/libraries


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: Roong

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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