Vusic Heals: The Power of Music to Uplift and Heal

By on November 16, 2023

In an endeavor to harness the remarkable healing potential of music and bring joy to those in need, Vusic Heals, a charitable organization, is thrilled to announce its official launch. The charity’s inaugural event, the “Polar Plunge – Freeze with Frasco Edition,” is set to take place on January 1st, 2024, marking the beginning of a mission to use the universal language of music to uplift spirits and foster healing.

At Vusic Heals, we understand the extraordinary power of music to inspire hope and forge connections. Our mission is simple yet profound: to provide access to live music experiences that rekindle happiness, offering tickets to concerts and creating exclusive musical moments that serve as a source of comfort and unity. This mission is the beating heart of our organization, founded with the belief that everyone should have the opportunity to experience the transformative power of music.

The “New Year’s Polar Plunge – Freeze with Frasco Edition” event promises to be a highlight of the new year, featuring Andy Frasco, the charismatic and talented master of ceremonies, and artists from the New Year’s on the Banks Festival held at the same location that weekend.. The Polar Plunge is free to the public, bringing the community together to start 2024 off with a fun jump into the Atlantic Ocean. We also offer opportunities for sponsorship partnerships, allowing like-minded organizations and individuals to contribute to our mission and make a lasting impact on the lives of those in need. A donation of $40 and up will receive a commemorative towel at the event.

Vusic Heals invites you to be a part of this remarkable journey, using the art of music to heal, uplift, and inspire. Join us on January 1st, 2024, for the “Polar Plunge – Freeze with Frasco Edition” and together, let’s harmonize the notes of compassion and generosity to make the world a brighter place.

For more information, sponsorship inquiries, and event details, please visit Follow Vusic Heals on social media:, @VusicHeals


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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