NAMI OBX to host inaugural NAMIwalk OBX Saturday, May 18 at Aviation Park

By on May 13, 2024


May is National Mental Health Awareness Month and NAMI OBX, an affiliate of the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) announces it inaugural walk NAMIwalk OBX to be held on Saturday,May 18th in Kill Devil Hills, beginning at Aviation Park.

This awareness walk will follow a safe route and allow residents to walk and talk with NAMI OBX volunteers and fellow community members about mental illness in the Outer Banks and the free support programs and educational services NAMI OBX offers to support already established efforts. Programs are offered for adults and adolescents living with mental health issues in our communities from Corolla to Ocracoke. There is no cost to walk, but donations are welcome. The walk will be 3 miles. Registration begins at 8am and the walk at 9 am, following a short presentation.  Several local area nonprofits will also be on hand with information on their services.

NAMI, established in 1979, is the nation’s largest grassroots nonprofit mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness. With chapters in 49 states it has over 600 affiliates. NAMI OBX operates under the North Carolina State Chapter. For more information, please contact NAMI OBX Co-chair Kathy Cooper 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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