A celebration of flight and beer at the 7th annual OBX Brewtag

By on November 1, 2023

Large crowds gathered on Saturday, Oct. 28 for the 7th Annual OBX Brewtag

(Rogallo Foundation)

On Saturday, Oct. 28, The Rogallo Foundation hosted the 7th Annual OBX Brewtag, presented by the Outer Banks Visitors Bureau, TowneBank, and First National Bank at the Soundside Event Center in Nags Head, NC. A celebration of flight and beer, OBX Brewtag is modeled after the whimsical and entertaining Red Bull Flugtag, translated to “flying day” in German.

Contestants gathered from near and far and were tasked with designing large, aerodynamic gliders capable of holding and flying an empty 1/6th keg barrel the farthest distance. Additionally, the day brought beers and beverages from six local and surrounding breweries, live music from Outer Banks area artists, and impressive attendance from the local community and beyond.

Team Knight Glider came in first place with a record-breaking distance of 177’4”.

Larger crowds than ever before gathered to watch 10 flying teams compete for the winning title based on scoring criteria accounting for distance, time aloft, creativity of craft, and showmanship. After results were tallied, Team Knight Glider came in first place with a record-breaking distance of 177’4”, followed by local Colington Harbour team Wrong Brothers and Sista with a distance of 91’4”.  Richmond, Virginia, natives Team Flying High Again finished out the podium with third place and a distance of 83 feet.

Over $47,000 dollars were raised in benefit of the Rogallo Foundation, a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization that was created in 1992 to honor former NASA scientist and free flight pioneer Francis Rogallo and his wife Gertrude, who worked together to invent the flexible wing. The foundation’s mission is to preserve the Rogallo legacy and to stimulate and support research and education in aerodonetics, the science of gliding and soaring flight and low speed aerodynamics. Current efforts for the non-profit are focused on designing and constructing a Rogallo History Museum right here in the Outer Banks, as well as publishing a book about the Rogallos and their invention.

Plans for next year’s 8th annual OBX Brewtag are already in the works with a date scheduled for Oct. 26, 2024. Thanks to the support of our incredible sponsors, Brewtag is continually growing into a memorable and beloved Outer Banks community event!



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 https://app.buildingconnected.com/public/54da832ce3edb5050017438b for more information.

Interested contractors should submit their completed prequalification submittals, by July 22, 2024, to Meredith Terrell at mterrell@barnhillcontracting.com 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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