Sharon Owens Carroll of Nags Head, November 2

By on November 9, 2023

Our hearts are saddened to announce Sharon Owens Carroll went to be with the Lord on November 2, 2023. She was born October 18, 1960 and raised in Virginia Beach, VA. Sharon was predeceased by parents David and Evelyn Owens; paternal grandparents, David and Margaret Owens; maternal grandparents Zadoke and Anne Melson; and brothers, Brian Owens and Mark Owens.

Sharon graduated from First Colonial High School in 1979. After high school she entered the banking profession. She always loved her customers and never forgot a face or name.

Sharon moved to the Outer Banks over twenty years ago and loved the island life. Always a beach girl at heart; there was never a dull moment with her quick wit. She was always able to make anyone laugh. An avid gardener- Sharon especially enjoyed growing tomatoes every summer. Also, a very crafty woman, Sharon loved to paint, cook, and spend time with those closest to her.

Sharon was always there to lend a hand to anyone in need. She was an amazing mother, grandmother, cousin and friend to many. She was a genuine, special, one- of- a- kind soul who was proudly called ‚ÄúGumpy‚ÄĚ by her four grandchildren that she loved dearly.

Sharon is survived by two daughters, Brittney Smrdel, Jessica Balance; her four grandchildren Illiana, Bailey, Brody, and Jasmine; her dearest friends, Keith Daniel and Kerry Baxter; her brother, Todd Owens (Kim) and many other lifelong friends and extended family members.

Sharon’s Celebration of Life will be announced at a later date. In lieu of flowers please consider a donation to or to a worthy charity of your choice. Please express condolences to the family via the online register at Gallop Funeral Services was entrusted with arrangements.


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: RooÔ¨Āng

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).


Sussex Development is soliciting bids to turnkey supply and install FF&E for the new Tulls Creek Elementary School, 125 Campus Drive, Moyock, NC27929. This project is a new ground-up 2-story, Pre-K thru 5th grade school, approximately 118,000 square feet. Bid documents may be obtained through Christopher West Interiors LLC. Request bid documents via email to Pre-Bid RFIs will be accepted via email until Wednesday, July 31, 2024 at 5:00PM EST. Pricing proposals are due Wednesday, August 14, 2024 by 5:00PM EST. All bids and inquires to be sent to Certified NC Hub, MBE, WBE, DBE, SBE are highly encouraged to participate. Sussex Development is an EOE and maintains a drug-free workplace.


Comments are closed.