Nuts & Buds Celebrates Successful Grand Reopening in New Location

By on May 10, 2023

Nuts & Buds, a family-owned business, and the retail and online store for G. Ryan Howell Farms, celebrated a successful grand reopening at their new location on April 20, 2023. The ribbon-cutting ceremony and subsequent weekend-long festivities drew in a large crowd of excited customers, vendors, and supporters.

The event was a culmination of a journey that started when Nuts & Buds was displaced from its previous location. The new location, a beautiful and spacious storefront, was the result of the hard work and dedication of the Nuts & Buds Team, Sandy, Ryan, Will, David and Robert.

During the ribbon-cutting ceremony, owner Ryan Howell expressed his gratitude towards the community and customers for their support. “We couldn’t have done this without you all. Your support means everything to us.”

Ryan Howell is a licensed hemp grower and registered processor with the NC Hemp Commission. Their commitment to quality and customer service is evident in everything they do. They provide helpful information and knowledge about their products, making sure their customers are well-informed.

“We are proud to be part of this community and look forward to continuing to serve our customers and provide the highest quality hemp products,” said Howell.

The grand reopening celebration extended throughout the weekend, with live music, vendors, food, door prizes, and other exciting activities. Nuts & Buds received recognition for their outstanding contributions to the community, winning both the Corporate Community Award in 2022 and the President’s Award in 2021.

The event was a true success and a testament to the hard work and commitment of the Nuts & Buds team. Nuts & Buds looks forward to continuing to serve the community and providing high-quality hemp products.

For more information about Nuts & Buds and their products, please visit their website at  or call or stop by at their NEW location 6470 Caratoke Hwy, Grandy, NC 27939 phone: (252) 453-0766.

Pictured is the team that made it happen! Ryan Howell holding scissors, Sandy Baird, Ryland Howell, Faith Howell, Will Cade, Robert Curlings, David Curlings, and some of our awesome Chamber board and members.



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).


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