Room in The Inn names Fiveash executive director 

By on September 13, 2023

Will head Dare County’s only shelter for homeless, displaced

(OBX Room in The Inn)

Shari Fiveash

OBX Room in The Inn (RITI), Dare County’s only shelter for homeless and displaced adults, today (Sept. 13) announced the arrival of Shari Fiveash, who will serve as Executive Director. Shari will lead the organization in all of its activities including assisting guests with case management services.

A highly experienced non-profit executive, Shari most recently served as President of the Fayetteville Chamber of Commerce. During her extensive career, she has earned a strong record of success in community building, economic development, association and non-profit management, and strategic planning. Shari has managed numerous philanthropic and grants programs, multi-million-dollar budgets, and spearheaded fund-raising campaigns and events.

In addition, she has provided consulting assistance to communities across the nation through her company, Fiveash Consulting.

Shari has served in leadership positions on the Boards of many nonprofit organizations, including: the Hartford Rescue Mission, the Kentucky Committee for the Guard and Reserve, and the World Equestrian Games. In her role as a Loaned Executive for the United Way, Shari raised over one million dollars. Her volunteer activities have included meal preparation in homeless shelters in Hartford, CT and Fayetteville, NC.

Gail Hutchison, President of OBX Room in The Inn, welcomed Shari, “We at OBX Room in The Inn are so fortunate to have found Shari during our nationwide search for an Executive Director. As a tremendously experienced and multi-talented non-profit executive, she has the skills and experience we need to take OBX Room in The Inn to the next level as we endeavor to serve the homeless and displaced in Dare County.

In response, Shari commented, “The unfortunate reality in Dare County is that there is a tremendous shortage of affordable housing, leaving many adults without a home. OBX Room in The Inn has offered me an exciting and welcome opportunity to give back and serve the community where I am blessed to live. The saying ‘to whom much is given, much is required’ has always been my mantra. My own needs are met, and now I want to focus my energy on helping my neighbors who are in need.”



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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