Laura Anne Roberts, March 13

By on March 14, 2023

Laura Anne Roberts, 56, passed away peacefully Monday, March 13, 2023 in Norfolk, VA. She was preceded in death by her father, Alvin Norman Roberts, Sr.  Laura completed her primary and secondary education in the Currituck County public school system. She went on to earn her BA degree from the College of the Albemarle.

Over the past several years, Laura was a valued employee of Fresh Market in Nags Head. Popular and dependable, Laura loved her job. She also loved her co-workers and regular customers- treating them like her family. Above all, Laura loved God. She served Him faithfully as a long-time and active member of her Powells Point Christian Church family. Laura cheerfully volunteered in many church projects and programs over the years.

Surviving Laura Roberts is her loving mother, Gloria Bateman Roberts; her brother, Alvin N. Roberts, Jr. (Sandi); her nephew, Curtis N. Roberts (Ashley); her niece, Megan E. Roberts; her great-niece, Hunter E. Roberts; her great-nephew, Walker W. Roberts (all of Shawboro, NC); and a host of aunts, uncles, cousins, extended family members, and dear friends.

The family is honoring Laura’s preference for the simplicity of cremation. Laura’s final wish to bless others has been fulfilled through tissue donation. The memorial service will be held at Powells Point Christian Church Wednesday, March 15, 2023 at 11 am. The family gratefully suggests that donations in¬†Laura’s memory be made to Powells Point Christian Church.

Share comfort and condolences with the family at Gallop Funeral Services, Inc. was entrusted with arrangements.


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: RooÔ¨Āng

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 for more information.

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



  • Windy Pwery

    I’ve worked with Laura for almost nine years.. since The Fresh Market opened.
    She’s always had a smile on her face and would joke around to make everyone laugh and smile.
    She truly was a blessing to be around and will be missed terribly.
    My thoughts are with her family.

    Tuesday, Mar 14 @ 12:45 pm
  • Saddened

    Such a loss to our community. I didn’t know her name, but I looked for her whenever I visited Fresh Market. When they weren’t busy we would chat a bit. Even when they were busy, she always had a kind word. I would leave thinking what a wonderful person she is, the world needs more like her. I will miss her.

    Tuesday, Mar 14 @ 2:36 pm
  • Jim T

    What a charming, wonderful and always cheerful person. I always looked for her when visiting The Fresh Market. She was always eager to see the latest pictures of our grandchildren. She is truly missed. A bright light gone.

    Tuesday, Mar 14 @ 4:35 pm
  • Ann W.

    Laura was a lovely woman. Always enjoyed seeing her when I came to visit. Loved my grandsons. She was a pleasure to know. May she rest in peace.

    Wednesday, Mar 15 @ 4:31 pm
  • Melissa Morauer

    Laura will be missed greatly. I always looked for her at the Fresh Market. She always had a kind word for me and she had a great sense of humor. May she rest in peace.

    Thursday, Mar 16 @ 8:03 am
  • Lynne D

    Laura was a dear, kind woman who I always looked forward to seeing at Fresh Market. As a grieving sister, daughter and mother, I sometimes would have tears in my eyes during the first year’s visits when I encountered her. She and I would speak of the love and appreciate we had for our mothers and fathers, and how blessed we have been to have them. Laura’s positive outlook on life and faith in God were evident and encouraged me to remember my blessings in the midst of life’s inevitable trials. I will miss her and my heart hurts for her mother and the rest of her family dealing with this tremendous sudden loss. May God bless all of you.

    Friday, Mar 17 @ 11:35 am
  • Charlotte Walker

    Laura worked with me at Better Beginnings. She was very good with the children, always dependable and willing to help where needed.
    We ALL loved her. I had also known her from Fresh Market. It was good to reconnect with her there. She had a way of making her customers feel very special. You should be especially proud. She had a beautiful and loving soul and will be missed by many.

    Monday, Mar 20 @ 8:26 am