Support the 40th Anniversary NC Lions Club Visually Impaired Persons Fishing Tournament  

By on August 24, 2023

The North Carolina Lions are inviting Outer Banks businesses and individuals to support the 40th Annual North Carolina Lions Visually Impaired Persons Fishing Tournament, October 16-18, 2023, through sponsorships in the 2023 Souvenir Program.

The full-color program will be printed and distributed at the tournament in October, which sees more than 800 participants, their guests as well as volunteers. A digital version of the program will also be distributed through the statewide network of more than 10,000 members, clubs and businesses. Ad sponsorships range from $75-$1500. 


The largest service project of its kind in the world, the North Carolina Lions VIP Fishing Tournament is sponsored each fall on the Outer Banks by the First Flight, Nags Head, Manteo, Wanchese, Columbia, Lower Currituck Lions clubs. More than 500 participants, known as the VIPs – visually impaired persons, grab a pole to drop a line in the water each fall for the past 39 years. The tournament is also the largest gathering of blind and visually impaired people in North Carolina. For more information, visit:

For more information, call Executive Director Gwen White at 252-202-2329 or 252-441-4966. Email: Gwen White at WHITEINK1@EARTHLINK.NETDownload the Ad Sponsorship Form


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).


See what people are saying:

  • Grandyguy

    This tournament is a great cause for some great folks.
    These VIP’s really get a lot of enjoyment from the fishing & the gathering itself.

    nice write up Linda

    Saturday, Aug 26 @ 11:50 am