Scallywags drop opener, but fog has the last say

By on June 3, 2023

Summer collegiate wooden-bat baseball returned to the Outer Banks on June 1 in a game that was actually fogged out—the umpires calling it in the sixth inning after a high fly ball was lost in the heavy haze enveloping the field.

At that point, the Outer Banks Scallywags (the rebranded version of the Outer Banks Daredevils) were trailing the Edenton Steamers by a score of 10-1, the visiting Steamers effectively putting the contest away with a six-run outburst in the second inning. The game was played at Coy Tillett Sr. Memorial Field in Manteo, a facility that is a marked improvement over the Kill Devil Hills complex where the Daredevils played.

One positive note was that the lone Scallywags’ run came on a homer by Hayden Friese. But the most positive note was that the summer sport has returned to Dare County, complete with games and fan participation, a PA announcer speaking in pirate-ese, team honcho Mike Dooley dressed like one of Blackbeard’s boys and “Doc” Sawyer playing the tuba during a musical interlude. Going forward, it’s also unlikely that we’ll see the bizarre weather conditions that so affected the opening game.

The Scallywags next play on Saturday, June 3 at the Tarboro River Bandits. Their next home game is Monday, June 5 at 7 p.m. against that same Tarboro squad


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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