Sawin kicks off campaign for District 1 NC House seat

By on April 22, 2024

NC Democratic Chair Anderson Clayton (left) with House candidate Susan Sawin. (Credit: Courtesy of Susan Sawin campaign)

In an April 19 release, Democrat Susan Sawin announces her official campaign opening in her campaign for the District 1 NC House seat that represents part of Dare County. She will challenge incumbent Republican Representative Ed Goodwin.

Here is the announcement.

Susan Sawin, Chair of the Dare County Democratic Party and owner of Island Bookstores, announces her candidacy for the North Carolina House of Representatives District 1 seat with a campaign kickoff event scheduled for April 25, 2024, from 5:30 to 7:00 pm at Waveriders Coffee, Deli and Market.

With a deep-rooted commitment to serving her community, Sawin’s decision to run stems from her profound concerns about recent legislative trends in Raleigh. She voices her dismay at legislation that diverts funding from public schools, encroaches upon women’s reproductive rights, and favors special interest groups over the welfare of citizens.

“I am both disgusted and alarmed at the legislation coming out of Raleigh in the last year,” Sawin stated. “It’s time for change. Our district deserves a representative who will fight for accessible education, reproductive healthcare rights, and equitable resource allocation.”

Sawin emphasizes the pressing need for legislative initiatives that address the socio-economic challenges faced by residents of northeastern North Carolina. House District 1 encompasses the northern half of Dare County, as well as Currituck, Perquimans, Chowan, Washington, and Tyrrell counties. Sawin points to dwindling economic opportunities, outmigration, and declining access to essential services like education and healthcare as critical issues requiring immediate attention.

“It’s clear that our communities are facing significant hardships,” Sawin remarked. “As your state representative, I am committed to championing policies that prioritize the well-being and prosperity of all constituents in our diverse district.”

Sawin, a native of the Outer Banks, brings a wealth of experience to her candidacy. Prior to her entrepreneurial pursuits as a bookstore owner, Sawin served as a school librarian at First Flight High School. She also worked as an attorney in Raleigh before returning to her roots on the Outer Banks.

“I am deeply rooted in this community, and I understand the challenges that our district faces firsthand,” Sawin affirmed. “With your support, I am confident that we can enact positive change and build a brighter future for northeastern North Carolina.”

 For more information about Susan Sawin’s campaign and upcoming events, please visit



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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    Monday, Apr 22 @ 7:07 pm
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    Tuesday, Apr 23 @ 10:09 am
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    Thursday, Apr 25 @ 11:18 am
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    Thursday, Apr 25 @ 11:57 am