N.E.S.T. says to watch out for sea turtles

By on April 18, 2024

Beaches in Corolla 4WD Area Get Added Protection

(N.E.S.T. – Network for Endangered Sea Turtles photo)

N.E.S.T. (Network for Endangered Sea Turtles)

N.E.S.T. volunteers recently installed signs along the Corolla 4WD beaches in Currituck County. The 4WD beaches serve many purposes including as the main area roadway, for wildlife habitat and for beachgoers to enjoy the beach. It’s important that all of these uses are protected. The signs encourage drivers to watch for sea turtles and the volunteers who help protect them. Since both are often on the beach at night, it’s especially important for drivers to be on the lookout then. Thanks to the great team of N.E.S.T. volunteers who worked to make this happen!

To learn more about N.E.S.T. visit their website and follow them on Facebook.


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).



  • Betty Lou

    I’ll walk where I please, when you start paying my taxes, then you can block my path!

    Thursday, Apr 18 @ 7:51 pm
  • Mark Jurkowitz | Outer Banks Voice

    Take that!

    Thursday, Apr 18 @ 8:26 pm
  • surf123

    I was all about this until I saw one the release “parties”. Instead of just releasing the turtles into the sea they held them up and walked around letting each onlooker get a closeup of the each turtle before letting them re-enter the sea. With all the concern about harassing wildlife and do not know how this is allowed.

    Friday, Apr 19 @ 11:46 am