Dorothy S. Hilton of Elizabeth City, September 11

By on September 12, 2023

March 17, 1949 – September 11, 2023

Dorothy Sue Kilgore Hilton of Elizabeth City, NC peacefully passed away on September 11, 2023, in Elizabeth City, NC at the age of 74.

Born on March 17, 1949 to Harold Kilgore and Dorothy Copes Kilgore, Dorothy was a loving and devoted wife to Robert E. Hilton.  Dorothy’s unwavering love and support for Robert were a true testament to their enduring marriage. Together, they shared a bond built on trust, laughter, and a shared journey through life’s ups and downs.

A very caring person, she brought warmth and joy to her family and friends throughout her life. Her kind and gentle spirit touched the lives of all those who had the privilege of knowing her. Her biggest accomplishment in life was being a mother and raising her children.

Dorothy loved flowers and was very creative, enjoying painting, sewing, and cross-stitching,

While Dorothy’s life was not defined by her professional accomplishments or public recognition, she was the heart and soul of her family. Her presence brought comfort and stability to her loved ones, and her unwavering dedication to her husband was an inspiration to all.

Dorothy will forever be missed and cherished by her husband, Robert E. Hilton; her children, Laura Jean Bondi (Joe), Debi Tice (Marty), Joey Sutherland (Cindy), and Ben Sutherland (Lisa); her sisters, Brenda and Cathy; her brother, Harold; her grandchildren, Brylee, David, Logan, Trevor, Courtney, Megan, and Zion; and all those who had the privilege of knowing her. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by a sister, Peggy.

A graveside service will be held at Princess Anne Memorial Park Cemetery in Virginia Beach, VA  at a date to be announced.

Twiford Funeral Homes, 405 E. Church Street, Elizabeth City, NC 27909 is assisting the Hilton family.  Condolences and memories may be shared at


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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