Carol Vance Aydlett Morse, May 18

By on May 18, 2023

Carol Vance Aydlett Morse passed peacefully, May 18, 2023, after a valiant battle with Cancer.  Carol was born on June 25, 1959; the paternal granddaughter of John N. and Allie Hampton Aydlett and the maternal granddaughter of Robert Cecil and Violet Duncan Swain, Sr. both longtime families of Currituck County.

Carol was raised on Narrow Shore Road in Aydlett by her father, Oswald Vance Aydlett, Sr. and her mother, Edna Inez Swain Aydlett and enjoyed a life of all that comes with growing up on the Currituck Sound.

Carol had many loves and many talents. She was an expert in the arts of net mending and crochet; she loved to sew. Her gardening skills were obvious in the many beautiful plants in and around her home. She loved music and dancing and had a beautiful soprano voice. Carol, and her two sisters, sang in many area churches when they were youngsters. We will forever miss answering the phone on our birthdays to hear Carol sing, “Happy Birthday to You” in a true Marylin Monroe style…a perfect imitation, every birthday! Carol was a great baker and her family was always eager to see her cinnamon rolls at holiday gatherings. She worked in the food service industry at Oceana in Virginia Beach, VA; the North Carolina school system’s cafeterias in Currituck; and also at a local hunting lodge at Piney Island.

Carol met and married the love of her life, Norman Morse, Jr., and together, with their pup Sir Duke, spent many happy days gardening, being out on the water, or just “piddling” as she was known to say. Carol was witty, gregarious, outspoken, and feisty. She was a tiny little gal with a big heart and fierce spirit; that spirit will be greatly missed.

Carol was preceded in death by her grandparents, her parents, and many beloved aunts and uncles. She was also preceded in death by her loving husband, Norman and her faithful walking companion, “Sir Duke.” Carol is survived by her brother Oswald Vance Aydlett, Jr. (Kathy); her sister, Marguerite Kay Aydlett Green (Kenneth); and her sister, Melissa Aydlett Venham (Robert). Also surviving are special cousins, Cathy Gay Lopez and Allie Grandy; along with her buddy and father-in-law, “Dad,” Norman Morse, Sr. She also has many beloved nieces and nephews and great-nieces and great-nephews.

The family wishes to express thanks to the staff and residents of Currituck House Assisted Living, for their care and attentiveness. Also, special thanks are extended to Gentiva Hospice Care for their medical ministry, particularly Amber and Mary. The family is honoring Carol’s preference for the simplicity of cremation. Plans for a private family memorial gathering are pending at this time. 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: 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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