Charles James “Chad” Dunn

By on March 19, 2024

December 21, 1987 – March 4, 2024

This obituary for Chad Dunn was released on March 19. Dunn was lost in the boating accident earlier this month that also took the life Charlie (Griff) Griffin.

Charles James Dunn (Chad) passed away in a boating accident on March 4, 2024. He was born on December 21, 1987, and lived his entire life in Wanchese, NC. Chad is survived by his two precious children, Bayla Waves Dunn and Charles Shoal Dunn, his parents Charlie and Carol, his brother Carson and wife Mary-Vaughan, along with his beloved Joni and Ian, Eli, and Dylan, as well as his faithful companions Reba, Stormy, and Bailey. Chad was blessed with an extended family of many aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends.

Chad was a passionate outdoorsman who always enjoyed the view out his office window, whether it be from a boat or duck blind! Chad said he doesn’t have a job, “I do what I love every day!”

A joint celebration of lives for Chad Dunn and Charlie Griffin will be held on Sunday, April 28, 2024, from 1 pm – 5 pm at the Pavilion at Pirate’s Cove Marina in Manteo, NC. If you have pictures and stories, please bring them with you to share with the families.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests your support in establishing a jetty project for Oregon Inlet.

Twiford Funeral Homes, Outer Banks is assisting the family with arrangements. Condolences and memories may be shared at


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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  • William Holliday

    Charlie and Carol,

    Mo and I are so sorry to hear of your loss. I remember many baseball games with Zachary on the mound and Chad behind the plate. Good days! You and your family are in our prayers.

    Pastor William Holliday

    Thursday, Mar 21 @ 2:10 pm