OBX Storm U11 Boys Quest to the USA Cup in Minnesota this July

By on May 11, 2023

The OBX Storm U11 Boys, following their win at the Adidas National Cup in Richmond this February, have qualified for the Target USA Cup in Minneapolis in July.

The Target USA Cup is the largest soccer tournament in North America and features teams from over 15 countries and 22 states. The OBX Storm team will be representing North Carolina on the pitch at this week-long Tournament. By comparison, participation in this tournament would be similar to playing in the Little League World Series. The Tournament has approximately 25,000 attendees per day and approximately 16,000 soccer players who will be partaking in the Tournament.

Fundraising efforts to support the boys on their quest to Minnesota are underway and they are inching closer to their goal but need additional donations to help close the fundraising gap on their way to the USA Cup. There are various Donation levels available for team Sponsors, and every little bit helps. Send an email to 11uTargetCup@gmail.com for Sponsorship information. Donations are also accepted on Spot Fund: http://spot.fund/8zxhnsc. Click here for a pdf of the OBX Storm U11 fundraiser to Target USA SPONSORS NEEDED form.

Funds are being raised to help with the cost of travel, lodging and transportation for the team. The overall funds that are sought is $40,000.00.

If you would like to help the boys reach their fundraising goal, you can either donate through Spot Fund or Sponsor the team by emailing 11uTargetCup@gmail.com for the Sponsorship Form. OBX Storm is a 501(c)3 nonprofit and documentation will be provided to sponsors for tax purposes. Act now to secure your spot on the banner for the Opening Ceremonies!

The Boys have been working and training hard to prepare for the week-long Tournament and are excited to represent the Outer Banks of North Carolina and hopefully bring back some bling to the beach. The Team thanks the community in advance for their support and encouragement.




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 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.



  • Johndoe

    $40,000 is allot to ask for a club soccer trip for a team that’s not even ranked in the top 30 in the state.

    Friday, May 12 @ 6:14 am
  • Chris

    (@the no name) This team is currently ranked 14th in the state and was ranked 4th in the state in 2022. They dropped in rankings do to playing up their entire spring season, in a U12 division. They weren’t given this, they earned it by winning a National tournament, The Adidas Cup.

    Saturday, May 13 @ 7:20 am