Chicamacomico Life-Saving Station needs volunteers to help celebrate 150 years of Life-Saving Service along the North Carolina coastline

By on November 2, 2023

Are you a local history buff? Are you a descendant of a US Lifesaving Service or early Coast Guard member? Are you new to the area and simply want to get involved in the community? Chicamacomico Life-Saving Station has something for you.

Chicamacomico is spearheading the 2024 celebration of 150 years of professional lifesaving on the Outer Banks and in North Carolina. We have already garnered participation and support from NPS and Black Pelican to highlight the 3 remaining stations.

We are seeking grassroots involvement to present the histories of the other stations, as well as to support a year- long series of events and presentations honoring this amazing legacy. This year-long celebration will culminate in a series of honorary events in October 2024.

LEARN MORE: Friday, November 24, 2023 from 2 – 5 pm

On Friday, November 24, 2023 Chicamacomico Life-Saving Station will host our annual Thanksgiving/ Christmas event and visit by Santa. That same day, Chicamacomico Board of Director members, staff and volunteers will be on site to answer questions and glean information from you, the general public to see in what capacity you can help us present this important history.

If you are unable to attend on that date and time, but wish to be involved, please reach out to Chicamacomico for an information packet to look over at your convenience. Call Chicamacomico at 252-987-1552 or email

This is a request for one year of involvement. If you wish to continue after that, great. We can assure you there is always plenty to do, but no obligation is attached to your willingness to support this event.

In 1874, the UNITED STATES LIFESAVING SERVICE erected stations at Jones Hill, Caffey’s Inlet, Kitty Hawk, Nags Head, Bodie Island, Chicamacomico, and Little Kinnakeet.

Of these original 7 stations, 3 remain;

  • Chicamacomico, a non-profit historical and living history site and museum.
  • Little Kinnakeet, an NPS holding,
  • and Kitty Hawk, now the Black Pelican Restaurant.

Call Chicamacomico at 252-987-1552 or email



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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