Royal Farms to open doors in Grandy on May 1

By on April 25, 2023

On the same week that the convenience store chain Wawa announced a May 12 groundbreaking in Kill Devil Hills, Royal Farms released more information about its May 1 opening in Grandy.

As is the case with Wawa, the local Royal Farms will be its company’s first store in North Carolina.  Royal Farms says it has plans for additional locations in the state. The chain, which opened its first store in Baltimore in 1959, currently has more than 260 locations throughout the Mid-Atlantic.

Here is the release.

Baltimore-based Convenience Store Chain Royal Farms, known for its “World-Famous Chicken,” is expanding into Grandy, NC and establishing its support of the community with a donation to The Lower Currituck Food Pantry.

The Lower Currituck Food Panty serves Currituck County residents who struggle to make ends meet and are in need of emergency food assistance. Royal Farms will donate a truckload of products ranging from beverages, protein bars, snacks, and toilet paper on April 26. The Royal Farms in Grandy has received a warm welcome from residents with a sold-out soft opening event. The doors are set to open to the public on May 1.

“The Lower Currituck Food Pantry says a big thank you to Royal Farms for their generous donation. It’s nice to know a good neighbor has moved in.” Said Bill Henkel, Executive Director of Lower Currituck Food Pantry.

“We are thrilled to expand into North Carolina and bring our dedication to supporting the communities we serve with us. At Royal Farms, we are passionate about finding ways to give back to the neighborhoods we do business in.” Said Frank Schilling, Director of Marketing.

Royal Farms encourages the Grandy, NC community to reach out with ways it can be supported. Supporting first responders, schools, community organizers, and local hospitals are a few ways Royal Farms shows its commitment to giving back. Donation and sponsorship requests can be made on the Royal Farms website:



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: Roofing

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.



  • Glenn

    Nicely done by the Royal Farms team. Wawa…we’ll be standing by to learn about your commitment to support the local community.

    Tuesday, Apr 25 @ 9:03 pm
  • Chris

    Thank the Lord we have a place that will be open 24 hours a day. Grandy is finally moving up the ladder

    Tuesday, Apr 25 @ 9:47 pm
  • alllll right

    oh boy! I can’t wait to tell everyone how great their sandwiches and bathrooms are. It’s better than wahwah’s. And wahwah has some cleeeean bathrooms, you could eat a sandwich on.

    If there ever was a reason to develop land, it’s over a good sandwich and a clean bathroom!

    Wednesday, Apr 26 @ 8:48 am
  • Currituck Buckeye

    Last week, I had a leaking tire and rolled into Citgo at 11:10pm on a weeknight. I knocked on the glass to confirm that they were (in fact) closed. The person working the counter looked up at me and nearly shouted, “CLOSED!” and looked back down. I asked if they knew of any other stores that were open or knew where to help with a leaking tire and got the same blank stare up and “CLOSED!” and back down.

    Now, I’m not saying that they have a responsibility to do ANYTHING after the close of business, but an acknowledgement or recommendation would have gone a long way. The human experience of being blatantly and rudely ignored while I was politely requesting assistance or at least some direction means that I’ll gladly pass Citgo (even if their open) and give my business to Royal Farms.

    Wednesday, Apr 26 @ 12:29 pm
  • Lulz

    As someone who primarily lives in an area where Royal Farms is prevalent I can’t wait to see your thoughts 6 months from now lol.

    Wednesday, Apr 26 @ 6:18 pm
  • Jimmy G

    Oh boy, Glenn is back and issuing challenges to businesses again. I can smell the self importance from 250 miles away!

    Wednesday, Apr 26 @ 6:19 pm
  • Chris

    As one from Bawlmer who now lives in the OBX, I can tell you, that is some tasty chicken. We will definitely go up for a meal.

    Thursday, Apr 27 @ 12:07 am
  • David Smith

    Their no ethanol gas price is much lower than others. Wonder how long it will stay so low? Time will tell.

    Friday, May 5 @ 11:43 am